Monday, June 23, 2014

Wavy Circle Anchor...The Card Concept: Nautical Theme

Monday morning came coming all too quickly, but I'm fine because this is the last 'official' week before "schooool's out for summer"!!  Students are still writing exams, and will be until Thursday; I still have a plethora of things to get done, but come Friday...woo hoooo!!  Then again, I am helping with the start up of summer school next week, so I should temper my happy dancing a little bit. Hmmm....maybe not, because the summer school gig is rather more free-flowing than my regular gig. Back to thunderously happy dancing..

We did go for a bike ride yesterday; the hills were 'okay'; I remembered how to ride (though I confess to walking some gravel parts).  Fun had!! I'm ready to go again...maybe Tuesday...

Anyway, before the challenge closes, I'm here to play with The Card Concept: Nautical Theme


The 'older brother' of the card I'm entering made its first appearance here, on the Inkspirational Challenges site, where blue with cream or white is the theme (please join us...I know you have that colour combination in your stashes, my friends).  I'm not sure why I didn't enter it when I initially posted; I suspect I was so caught up in making sure my 'other' card was done, that it just skipped my memory.  Oh well...


Here's the 'little' brother (it's 'sitting' somewhat askew for its photo, but opens 'straight'), sporting a clean and layered look.  Of course, when I ordered the anchor set (still a few dies yet to use...yayyy), it didn't dawn on me to order the accompanying sentiment set.  Guess I'll just have to shop again *grin*  I'm giving this one to a colleague, who's wrestling with some decisions. Inside, a simple "be strong' message.  Can I just say I'm tickled pink with the wavy circle die and the companion series of circles.  The stitching adds that little extra; makes me smile to use them.



NOTE: Incredibly honoured and delighted that Tracy selected my card as her Card Concept favourite. THANK YOU!!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!


17 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, these nautical cards are terrific! I'm especially attracted to the circle card....so cute!

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  2. Really like these! That anchor die is fabulous...my hubby was in the Navy. I think I *need* that!

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  3. Wow, this is such a cool card, Carol ... the wavy circle shape is so much fun! Tough that you've got to shop again for the sentiments ... oh well, just have to grin and bear it!! Anita :)

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  4. Superb Carol, how do you do this... making a perfect combination of colors and dies :) love the anchors and the chain :)

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  5. Wowzer, Carol! These are just wonderful! Enjoy your summer--making it to Oregon?

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  6. Adore that round card!! You are rocking that anchor :) yeah for being back in the saddle with the biking too :)

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  7. Ok, this could not be cooler!! That anchor die rocks!!! And the wavy circle - GET OUT!!! It pairs perfectly with the anchor for an extra nautical look! So sweet and thoughtful for you to support your friend like this - yup, you are the best!!!

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  8. Both cards are fabulous, and your choice of "be strong" for the sentiment is ideal! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week :)

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  9. Wauw, gorgeous nautical cards! That anchor rocks - where is the die from??

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  10. Carol both fantastic nautical cards, the texture is awesome I am in love with that shaped card--wowsers it's is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept! :)

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  11. So younger brother is just as striking & handsome as older brother! LOVE the wavy circle and of course, swooning over the stitching! Great traditional nautical colors! I know that I've said it before - the Silhouette doesn't come close to cutting nice clean edges as dies cut! Thanks for sharing with us at CCC :)

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  12. Whoa! Nice cards Carol. The first one is really nice but the second one is (IN NAVY TERMS) Outstanding. Makes me want to weigh anchor and ship out. NAH. To old for that craziness. LOL. Great creations.

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  13. Fantastic! I loved the blue card before and this one is just as wonderful! Love that you went with a round shaped base. The faux stitching really adds without distracting. You rocked that anchor die! :-)

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  14. Carol...both of these are fabulous. I love the nautical look and you totally nailed it with both of these. Your second card with that scalloped edge is so over the top amazing and you must share what you used too...please.

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  15. Oooooh I'm so exited to see your nautical cards!! I love love nautical stuff!! You have done amazing and such cute things here! Now I am going to have to go buy all of the stuff you used here! haha! These are just fabulous Carol! Love love!!

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  16. Whoa!! I love the shaped card!! You really rocked it with the other nautical card, but you knocked it out of the park with the shaped card!!! Oh love love love it!!!

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  17. Carol I love both whyyyyy cause you made really great manly card..I wish I have that anchor die too but as you know I have no die cut machine...great color combo and the composition too the first card I love it much because the bling on the anchor and the second card I agree with Dana LOOOVE the shape card you made..you rock Carol I adora all your card..hugs, Monika

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