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February 16, 2011

To the Lighthouse

Happy Wednesday!

I have a masculine card to show you today!  Though it would certainly work well as a sympathy card too!

Long ago, maybe 2008 or 2009 I won a pile of rubber from Artful Inkables, love their stuff, but somehow it was all pushed to the side and I just recently found it again when I resolved to use my stash this year!

Keeping that in mind, this stamp was a perfect fit for both the Creative Belli challenge which always encourages us to use up our stash  AND our Design DIVA Blog Hop's theme "Oldies but Goodies" using stamps at least 6 months old!  Isn't this a wonderful 'find'?!


Stamps: Artful Inkables
Paper: SU! cs, textured white
Ink: Stazon -midnight blue
Other: cotton duck fabric, twine, button
pinking shears

We hop every month on the third Wednesday!

This week at the Creative Belli challenge we are using felt or fabric on our creations!  This could be a felt flower, trim or maybe a little pieced dress for your image!  No felt? then use whatever fabric you can find...I tore apart a linen dishtowel a while back and am still using pieces from it on my creations!   I am quite lacking in the felt department so I used some cotton duck fabric which, of course, reminded me of the beach!

Pop on over to the Belli blog and oooh & ahhh over all the wonderful DT creations, then play along with us, you might just be the next Belle of the Belli!   Creative Belli Challenge blog!

So, if you are hopping with the DIVAS today and arrived here from the lovely Lisa Lara's blog, you're right on track.  If you need to start from the beginning, hop over to the brilliant Brenda's blog!

Your NEXT STOP is the fabulously talented Mary G!

I hope this post has encouraged you to dig into your stash-y treasures and find something wonderful!  Have fun!
Blessings!

some challenges...
*Creative Belli - use fabric/felt  (link ^ up there!)
Claudia & Co- About a boy
Card Cupids - Red, white and blue
Creative Inspiration Wed - CAS
Tanda Teaser - great outdoors
Tellen's Place - stripes
Desert Island Crafters: Pick 3...
(mine: red/button/book "To the Lighthouse" byVirginia Woolf)





Here's the Hop Order!
1. Brenda Turner             http://stamp-it-up.blogspot.com/
2. Linda Payne                http://paynehollercards.blogspot.com/
3. Peggy Marsh               http://thewiredangel.blogspot.com/
4. Sue Morris                   http://suessentiments.com/wordpress/  
5. Sue Walsh                   http://a-consuming-passion.blogspot.com/
6. Barbara Wibel              http://madeforkeeps.blogspot.com/
7. Cindy Grigiski               http://www.stampwithmecindyg.com/ 
8. Cindy Pec                     http://cindysantics.blogspot.com/
9. Gina Lindsay                http://ginasmakingsandmusings.blogspot.com/
10. Heather Dennis          http://joemamainks.blogspot.com/     
11. Linda Anderson          http://stamperstouch.blogspot.com/
12. Lisa Lara                    http://www.lisaslifelines.blogspot.com/
13. Maria Matter               http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/   
14. Mary Griffiths              http://mystampinhide-away.blogspot.com/
15. Melissa Cash              http://www.inkclinations.blogspot.com/
16. Shelly Schmidt            http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/
17. Catherine Edgar          http://inkitupstampitout.blogspot.com/    
18. Angie Williams             http://www.angiesstampingspace.blogspot.com/
19. Carolyn Bounds           http://utsukushiikami.blogspot.com/
20. Karen Murray               http://www.papercraftmemories.com/
21. Julie Buhler                   http://paperpleasing.typepad.com/
22.. Chris Dickinson            http://www.chrissyd723.blogspot.com/
23.. Deb Felts                        http://withastampandasong.blogspot.com/
24.. Jessica Fick                    http://iembellish.blogspot.com/
25.. Sharri Seffens                 http://istamp4u.blogspot.com/
26..  Vicki Patranc                  http://bountifulblessings2u.blogspot.com/
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56 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Hi Maria!! I adore your card!! Love the clean CAS style of this and the added patch of striped red pattern at the bottom!! So serene!! Hope you have a wonderful day my friend!!HUGS and blessing to YOU!!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Very handsome card Maria. Love the clean crispness of your design and choice of colors.

Melissa Cash said...

Maria, your card is beautiful! I love the beach and this makes me want to drive 3 hours and walk on one!

Auntie Em said...

I love this image and the way you backed it with the navy and ticking. So clean and fresh!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Cheryl said...

oh hun love this its gorgoues love the way you have incorparted the navy paper behind it,the image brilliant hugs cheryl xxxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- I always enjoy beach/lighthouse scenes! I love the button accent and the use of fabric perfect with your theme.

Elena said...

Gorgeous card, Maria! And what a wonderful idea on using the fabric; it fits perfect to the theme of the card! I also like how you chose the textured paper!

Barb said...

Maria, what can I say?? This card just grabs my heart! I am a lighthouse fanatic and this stamp is so simple yet what an impact! Especially with your CAS composition and treatment. So inspiring! Hugs!

Karen from PA said...

I LOVE this card! It's so simple and...perfect!

Angie Williams said...

This is really a wonderful male card! Great job!

Runnergirl Creations said...

Beautiful card! I like the clean look. Thanks for sharing! :) Blessings!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card, love lighthouses.

Carmen O. said...

OMGosh what a clever and creative card. I love the clean and simple lines of this card. Well done.

Chrissy D said...

LOVE the fabric on this - FANTASTIC card!!! SO SWEET! TFS!

Donna said...

Oh Maria, I love love love this card! The image is beautiful, the whole design is perfect and your fabric works wonderfully with the image. Hugs Donna x

jdmommy said...

What a gorgeous card!! The RED ticking fabric is perfect with this outlined lighthouse scene, Maria!! WOW!

Danni said...

Awesome masculine card!!

Shelly said...

Great card, Maria! Those are such beautiful stamps. I like the way you used the fabric.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Maria!!This so pretty!!I love the colors and that image.Your details are amazing!!
Hugs,
Chris

joy said...

I love every element on your card - the image is beautiful, the red stripe with the cut border and the tine! Wonderful card!

Crystal said...

Maria wow this is one fantastic creation what a great design sweetie!

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A super card. Love the CAS style with this fab image. Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place this week and do hope you can join us next week

jkreucher said...

OH! so glad you found this image again... it is always fun to make a card with no coloring... it is very striking... love it!
Judy

Mary G. said...

Maria, LOVE this card!!! The navy, white and red and just so perfect for a nautical-themed card! Funny how we both used lighthouses!! Great stamping minds think alike! :D

Beth said...

Maria what a fabulous image on this card I love the pencil drawn look of this image also awesome choice of fabric to go with the image.
Hugs
Beth

Sue W said...

Hi Maria,
Your card is fabulous !!Love the use of red/white ticking....(note to self ...use up some of your sewing stash). Super image perfect for those hard to make Male cards.

Deb said...

Love love LOVE this nautical design! This would be the perfect card for a Floridian! ;)

Kirei na Kami said...

What a beautiful creation!!! I love the clean, crisp feel of it and every design element is perfect!!! Simply gorgeous!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Sharri said...

Maria, beautiful card! I love the red, navy and white color combo and the fabric behind the image!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi maria!! what a FUN card! I LOVE the simple elegance. SO cooL!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Well Marvelous Maria, as Lisa called you, what a stunning card!! A linen dish towel!!!!!!! You are beyond clever!!! Love it.

Linda

Cindy said...

Maria, this is a wonderful C&S card!
I love the colors and that string & button addition!!

Marlene said...

You've done a BEAUTIFUL job on this card. Wow! I love it! Not only could it be used as a masculine card - but for so many occasions. It really is gorgeous.

Sharon said...

Oh WOW!!!! I looooove this stamp!! So beautiful!!! I have a dear sweet friend that loves lighthouses. I've known this young man since he was 15 and he has always said he was going to own one, one of these days. He would so love this!! :)

Joynana said...

Wondeful image and really cute card. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place. NOw tell me how to get that image.

Jessica said...

What a fabulous card, Maria! Great job!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a classy design, Maria...I love the nautical theme with the colors and awesome lighthouse image!!!!

The Wired Angel said...

Hi Maria! I hope you are doing well.

This is a beautiful card, Maria... I think it would also make a great friendship or sympathy card too.

Hugs, Peggy :)

Lisa Lara said...

Oh this is a treasure Maria. I love it. The outline image left uncolored is brilliant paired with that dp. Just love it.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Maria. What a lovely refreshing card. Very striking image and I love the striped paper with the button to finish. Thank you for joining us at tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra xx

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Fabulous card, Maria. Love the duck fabric with the lighthouse image - excellent!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

I simply adore your card, I love the way you have cut your material and the red, white and blue..
Hugs
Tamara

Vicki said...

Beautiful work with this card, Maria! What a great stamp! Lovin' this hop and seeing all this awesome DIVA talent! Blessings to you!

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Maria! How've you been? This card is so smooth and crisp. I love the lighthouse and beach scene with the colors and the striped paper - right out of an art book! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Stripes" challenge. :~)

sue law said...

Great nautical card, love the fabric and the colours you have used! I can almost smell the sea!

thanks for joining in with the Tanda Teaser!
Sue
x

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely card hun! Thanks for joining in this week with our Plain & Simple theme over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday’s Challenge Blog! xxx

jo said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at DICC!

Jane said...

A lovely male card thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

Ching-a-ling said...

I love the clean simplicity of your card design. I can almost smell the sea breeze.

Brenda said...

Maria what a peaceful, beautiful card!!

Mona Evy said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Claudia & Co this week!!
Sheri-C&Co DT

maryr917 said...

this fabric is the perfect touch for this beach scene maria-makes me want to be there-we are in the middle of a little snow right now!!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, I love what you did for the Belli Blog Challenge. Your use of fabric is beautiful.

~*Joni said...

Oh what a cool design Maria! I love the way the edge mimics the fence line, wonderful job keeping the image simple and uncolored! Thank you so much for joining in on our little boy challenge at Claudia and Company this week. :)
~*Joni C&Co. DT

Berenice R. said...

So nice card! Thank you for playing The Desert Islands Crafts Challenge :)