Friday, January 20, 2012

Ahoy Matey!



 Cold, cold cold... apparently we are now paying for the wonderful unwinter-like weather we've been having for the last 2 months because what a blast of old-man winter we've had for the last couple of days!  All the more reason to stay inside and make some cards!  
It's been awhile since I've posted but I have been busy and do have some wildly exciting news to share with you.  Denise from Whimsy Stamps asked if I would be interested in joining her magazine staff designer team as one of the two new positions which would  feature digi stamps for Whimsy Stamps Inspirational Magazine.  Would I?  Really?.... you bet I would!  So that is what I've been doing with my time... digging in and getting some projects ready for my debut (hahahha... it's like being a movie star!)
Okay, time to get to the card - this one something I'd done awhile ago for our grandson's 3rd birthday but hadn't got to posting it.  He likes pirates so of course he should have a pirate card to go along with his loot and birthday treasures.  I merged Mo Manning's Pirate Stuff (the palm trees) and her Captain Hugh into Make it Crafty's Treasure Map.    For the front of the card, I used only the scroll portion of the map and pulled in the scene and little pirate.  The complete treasure map was for the inside of the card and it was perfect because there was plenty of room on the bottom of the scroll to write his birthday wishes.  The lettering was done with two colours of sparkly paper using a set of alphabet dies I have had forever.  The image was coloured with Copics, the lock embellishment is Tim Holtz, the paper was from the pile I hoard and the sentiment computer generated.
Challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion - use polka dots (mine is the paper)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Sparkling &/or Glitter (the lettering)
Scrap Creations - use die cuts (lettering & number)
Partytime Tuesdays - Happy Birthday projects or cards
Stamp n Doodle - Birthdays
Crafty Cardmakers - no floral embellishments

19 comments:

Renee said...

Congratulations you hottie you! I would like an autographed card please!! No, really I would haha!

This card is the cutest pirate card I've ever seen!! You are awesome!

jimlynn said...

Big time CONGRATS are in order here! Marilyn, that's just fabulous and I do image you feel like a star - and rightly so! So excited for you!!!

Love this cute card! Great idea with the little map and know he loved it. Really like that lock on here too! GREAT!!!

Again, congrats.....oh, when you said it was cold up there the other day, I didn't realize HOW cold you were talking about - now I do!!! My goodness......I know I'd just have to move to Florida after weather like y'all are having!!! LOL!

Lynn

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Congrats on your wonderful news, Marilyn! What a wonderful card, your scene is perfect. I love how you did the sky! Brr, my fingers are almost too cold to type, time to either turn up the heat or put on a scarf!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Marilyn...love the pirate map too...and huge congratulations...so well deserved, you will be fabulous..

Luv CHRISSYxx

NickelNook said...

Oh, Marilyn! I'm so excited for you! I seriously had goose-bumps when I read your exciting news, and it wasn't from our cold weather! lol You'll do a great job!
Your card is wonderful! Such great colouring!...Nancy :o)

Amy said...

Adorable card! Thanks for playing at CTO this week! :)Amy

Meggymay said...

A wonderful card, its a super pirate image. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.
Yvonne

Adrian said...

You did a great job! Thanks for playing @ CTO!!

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Love Jan
xx

fionalawlor said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our No Floral Embellies challenge.
Fiona x

Wendy said...

Great fun card, just love the image,thank you for joining us at Stamp n Doodles Challenge
Wendy

Jac said...

Super adorable card, this is just so cute. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Dawn Mercedes said...

gorgeous coloring!! Thank you for joining the Party Planners this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

Vickie said...

Awesome card!!! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

Paige said...

Marilyn your card is fabulous and fun! Thank you for joining in at PTT this week!

Shannon White said...

Yay! You! 8-) A Very Big Congrats to you Miss Marilyn! 8-) That's SO Exciting! I am so Happy for you and it's So Well deserved! Can't wait to see your Debut! 8-_

And Your Card is Just Fabulous! Love your Amazing coloring as always! just know your DGS Loved this! 8-)

Big Hugs
Shannon

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a fun card, I love your distressing with your wonderfully colored image! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our polka dot challenge :)

Franz♥ said...

So amazing Marilyn, love it so much!

Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean this fortnight, hope to see your lovely works again!

Hugs, Franz.

Kelly said...

Love your pirate theme!!! Sooooo cute! Hugs, Kelly xxx