Thursday 20 June 2024

Safe Harbour

Challenge #266 has just gone live at Time Out Challenges and this fortnight it's an Inspiration Photo Challenge!

This challenge is perfect if like me, you're missing your Vitamin Sea!  Here's a closeup!

This challenge is generously being sponsored by Lawn Fawn and they are offering our Top Pick as chosen by the design team a $25 voucher to their store.  

Our top pick will also be invited to guest design with us at a future date so I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule and come play cards with us! 

Speaking of Top Picks, we are delighted to welcome Joyce Mehrberg (our Top Pick of Challenge 262) as our guest this fortnight!  Many of you will already know and probably follow Joyce's blog Cards By The Sea - definitely worth a visit and leave her some comment love while you're there!

And you'll find plenty more inspiration from Joyce and the rest of the team over on the Challenge Blog!

I love anything to do with the sea and so does my hubby and my father-in-law was a naval commander so I have accumulated quite a few nautical stamp and die sets over the years - some still NBUS!  But this photo reminded me so much of a card I made ages ago that I've CASEd myself on this one except that I've swapped the sentiment for a New Baby (a friend of mine is expecting her first grandson) and I also cut everything for this card from white card stock (apart from the base panel) and used distress inks (Shabby Shutters, Squeezed Lemonade and Blue Lagoon) and alcohol markers to add colour rather than using coloured card stock.  The sentiment is from WMS Ocean Bound and fits perfectly on this Spellbinders Wonky Frame which I think resembles a ship's square sail fluttering in the wind, 

I'd like to enter these fab challenges
Allsorts Week 785 - Masculine;
Make My Monday Challenge #228 - Outdoor Summer Fun;
Word Power Challenge #6 - Make the sentiment the focus of your card.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!



  1. Wooow.. what a wonderful card - love it!


  2. This is such a fun, serene and peaceful scene with the lighthouse, clouds and little boat in the water. Very creative and cute!

  3. This is lovely, Kate, perfect for the challenge. I love how your sun is peeking out from behind the cloud.

  4. I love this lighthouse card so much - it's a wonderful card to share with us at MMM that summer is def around the corner!

  5. Love the original card and this one, Kate! A beautifully crafted scene!

  6. Fabulous card Kate, I love the clean and fresh scene you’ve created.

    Liz xx

  7. This is such a lovely scene! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

  8. Fabulously fun scene for summer!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Word Power!
    Diane WP Co-Owner
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  9. Your lighthouse scene card is so pretty, well done!!

  10. Oops i just commented and forgot to put my name…Maria Patrick from Maria’s Merry Makings.

  11. Kate what a wonderful card, I love it!

  12. You've created a very beautiful maritim scene. I like it!!

  13. This just makes me want to sail away, Kate. Those look like tiny pieces but you created a wonderful scene with them.

  14. Your card is wonderful, Kate. I a quite partial to lighthouses, and I love the scene you created. Also love that you CASE'd yourself!

  15. Wonderful creation. Thanks for entering you card at Make My Monday challenge
    Das een hele mooie creatie. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Make My Monday challenge
    Creatieve Groetjes Claudia

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  16. What a wonderful happy scene you've created Kate! I wish I was there right now! A clever creation! :)

  17. Aww, this is so cute, Kate. I really love the beautiful dies you have used to create this lovely sea side scene. Love this card so much. Hugsxx


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