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Lets Play Pirates

I wanted to join in with the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge but this time the theme is nautical. I was really struggling, I had very little inspiration. But came across this little gem of a digital stamp by Di's Digital Stamps while looking for something I could use on my studio door sign. 

The image is on grass and has a tiny ladybird in the bottom left corner but with a ocean around the boat and some carefully positioned die cutting I think I have hidden these.

I tried to give the card base a tropical sunset feel.

There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Cardmaking Supplies

Ahoy There Matey Digital Stamp by Di's Digital Stamps
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Distress Ink in Fired Brick, Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Dried Marigold
Emobossig Ink
Wow Embossing Powder in Ebony
Sentiment from Let's Hear It For the Gorls by Made to Surprise
Circle Nesting Die
Stictched Rectangle Nesting die
Pre cut A5 Card Base

Cardmaking Tutorial

To begin Icut a piece of card with the stitched rectangle nesting die. 
 Using the Fired Brick, Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Dried Marigold distress Ink tI formed a Ombre effect which I hoped to give me a sunset feel.
The circle was then die cut from this

The sentiment on your special day was heat embossed

The image was coloured and glued behind the sunset set

This was then glued onto the card base

I am entering this into the following challenges

Thanks for reading

Happy Crafting
Claire xx


  1. thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge with your beautiful tropically coloured background and boat scene

  2. love this card, super cute image and great colours on the background

  3. Just adorable, love the little characters and colors.

    Hugs Diane

  4. super sweet card, love the colours....they glow. :) Karen

  5. What a lovely fun card you have made and a fab tutorial. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member). PS Keep safe and well

  6. Fabulous and cute card Claire, your colour with the DO are gorgeous.... Have a lovely weekend ... 🎊

  7. What a wonderful interpretation of the theme Claire, and gorgeous card!
    Stay safe

  8. This is just so sweet I adore Di's digis there so cute, love the beautiful colours you used, hugs Pops x

  9. A super card Claire, such a sweet image and great background.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  10. Very cute card! I love colors! Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge this week.
    Nathalie DT

  11. Amazing post, dear! I love to read your blog so much.
    Have to nice day!

  12. Very clever designing and the image looks perfect in the sea
    Carol x

  13. Oh, this is so adorable!! This image is perfect for a nautical theme, and I sure didn't notice the grass and ladybug; great job hiding them!! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  14. Love those sunset colours and it is a creative use of the image, making it look as if they are sailing away together. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

  15. Simply your sweet card, those critters are so cute. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  16. What a cute image and wonderful layout! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Alphabet Challenge "I" is for Island Fun!
    Rachelle - DT : )

  17. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges and good luck in the draw. Hugs rachel xx


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