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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Pirate of Penzance - Saturday 12th May

Morning Blogger friends,

If you follow my blog, you'll know it's not been a good week, so when Tom came home from work Tuesday and asked me to make a 40th Birthday card for a colleague's 40th - that they could pass around and sign - by Thursday(last Thursday),  I wasn't amused. I was caring for a very poorly hen and already had a pile of commissions. But he does sell my cards at work and gets me lots of commissions, so who am I to complain?

As it happened, Wednesday was the day we found Buffy had passed away during the night in the basket we had brought her into inside, so I actually didn't feel like making the cards I had planned to make anyway. The theme for the requested card was a Pirate/Cornish theme. So still wiping away the tears from losing our hen, I searched the digi stamp sites I use for a suitable image and this is what I found...

I got this image from an Australian site, with some super art work and to be honest the request for this card was fortunate in the end because if I'm feeling low or stressed then time spent with my Promarkers just takes my mind off all the things that are upsetting me, well nothing was going to take my mind of losing Buffy, but it helped. This is a big card and a big image, so it took a while to colour and I put another in the insert as well!

Having coloured her, I cut her out using Grand Labels 23 and printed the greeting, cutting it out with Labels 24. Both the die cuts' edges were shaded with Vintage Photo distress ink. I also typed the 'Ooh Argh' and coloured the card with Vintage Photo before tearing the edges. I then cut a buckle from Ribbon Buckles with gold mirror card. The skull and crossbones backing paper is from a download from - Little Monkeys Pirate Paper Pack, I got this some time ago and have found it very useful.

This is the inside of the card...just thought it added a bit of humour and wanted to do more colouring!

Thanks for stopping by,
Carole X


  1. Fabulous card Carole well done its simply gorgeous inside and out Rodger will love it Hugs Elaine

  2. This is gorgeous Carole and I love the fancy buckle in gold on the side.
    Hugs Linda x