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Wednesday, May 22, 2013


This card came together in about 20 minutes. For me that's a record, because I can spend hours choosing papers and moving little bits and pieces around!
I've used a stamp from Stampendous, I heat embossed it with blue embossing powder and left it uncolored. The papers are from Maja Design. The large sailboat metal charm is from Storyteller, and I used twine and buttons from my stash. I haven't added a sentiment - I'd like to keep my options open for this card.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Crafty Sentiments - Buttons
2) Here Come the Boys - Must have Buttons
3) Tuesday Throwdown - #148 Sail Away (Nautical)
4) Artistic Inspirations - Cards for Men
5) Card Mania - Spots and/or Stripes
6) Incy Wincy Designs - Metal Mania
7) Kaboodle Doodles - Stripes and/or Circles
8) That Craft Place - Makes for Men (2nd entry)
9)  Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Yvonne Garner said...

Love this! Sometimes the cards we put together fast become favorites! Just gorgeous!

chrissy xx said...

GORgeous! FABulous, FABulous colours Pia..LOve your design too.

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is fabulous Pia. I love the image and the papers coordinate prefectly. The sail boat charm looks wonderful tied with the red and white twine.
Sue xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Pia… the embossed image looks really fab and those papers and embellies are wonderful… love the sailboat charm and twine! :-)
Big hugs
Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Superb masculine card Pia, love the image and papers and just love the charm, what a beauty it is..


aussie aNNie said...

Fast and furious, but the card is it. the stamp, boat scene, buttons, twine and especially the little charm....a gorgeous card.xx

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful card the image is simply striking. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

M said...

Great classic combination of theme and colour and it all came together perfectly. Lovely. Marina

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

hello Pia .Awesome creation .Love the design , the image and the awesome charm too .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Fran said...

Fab card, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xxx

Jackie said...

Love the layout & colors here....the red just pops off the black & white! Very nice design Hun & TFS!!!

Lau W said...

Oh wow wow ! Just love this card Pia ! The charm is superb ! and love the theme of the sea !

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love the nautical theme. Your papers and embossed image look fabulous with the little splashes of red.

Asha said...

This is fab, Pia! Love that dinky little charm. You've a wonderfully sophisticated card. And the colours are perfect!
xxx Asha

Carol said...

I love this card Pia it's so nautical and the colours you have chosen exactly right!! The design comes together beautifully and that it came together for you so quickly is fantastic.!! Thanks you so much for all your kind comments on my blog, I do so appreciate them. This has been a tough year so far in many ways and my time has been so limited, but will try and be a better blogger in future.
Hugs Carol xxx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Pia! What perfect colors and I love that fabulous charm!
Tammy x

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

20 minutes? Seriously? It would easily have taken me an hour or two just to figure out the layout, choose my paers and and cut my pieces which is apparently what you do too most of the time. You must have been inspired for everything to come together so quickly. Nice job. Love the nautical theme.


KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie. Doesn't look a quick card at all.

Have a great weekend.

Meihsia Liu said...

Beautiful card, Pia. Love the great stamped image and beautiful colors. ^_^

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

fabulous nautical card, the whole look is perfect and the charm tied with twine icing on the cake. janex

Marjorie said...

This is really beautiful Pia, your design and papers are gorgeous:)

Ime said...

great card!!! love the metal accent you used! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles this week

Kezzy said...

Wow fantastic card, I really love the colours you have used and it certainly give the sea feel, awesome. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog. Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

The Gov. said...

Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

Sarah said...

Your card is just awesome! love that perfect sailboat charm, too! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Paddington fan said...

Stunning nautical card, love the image, the papers and that charm!! The buttons are the perfect finishing touch too!
Thanks for sharing your card with us over at Here Come the Boys and don't forget to enter our birthday candy, love Jacky x

Jackie said...

Darling card, I love the red and blues, it works so well together! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card LOVE the Charm its awesome! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Incy Wincy Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Stunning creation, love the layout and such beautiful simplicity of it. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

Joey said...

This is fantastic, great striking design, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, Joey x

Pat K said...

Super masculine card Pia with a fabulous design. hugs, x

scrappymo! said...

Love this nautical card. Love the colours and DP you chose...and the way you heat embossed the stamp.
Another wonderful masculine card!!!

Lisa S. said...

I love the way you kept reinforcing the nautical theme on this card. Makes me want to go sailing. :) Love it!

KalySto said...

Lovely card! Such an interesting design! Thank you for joining us in Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, Your stamped image looks like it is embroidered, wonderful look. The twine is perfect and love the red bring out the buttons and your matted papers and speaking of papers love your choice and your charm is wonderful.
Hugs, Patricia