Sunday, September 4, 2016


The latest NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) challenge over at Darnell's blog is almost over but I really wanted to play because I am so grateful that she is regularly nudging us towards using the things we buy. My NBUS box is bursting at the seams and given the time I could have made hundreds of cards... Alas, time to create is still very scarce right now but I sat down yesterday and made a card. I really wanted to use this MFT sailboat die (that I have had for way too long) while real sailboats are still on the lake.

Stamps: None!
Dies: My Favorite Things (sailboat), Memory Box (waves), SSS (stitched rectangle), cloud unknown

I cut out the different parts of the sailboat from various PP, the waves from a recent play with spritz bottles and adhered everything to a stitched rectangle that I thought was a very light blue but looks grey on the photo.

Speaking of photo, I am suddenly unable to download photos from my camera to my computer. I have no idea why. Plus I also can't do a backup on my external hard drive. I just hope my laptop doesn't break down before get a new one... So this blog post almost didn't happen! But I took a photo of the card with my phone and managed to get it on the post (not hard but I had never done it before). Phew!

Challenges (click on the links for more information and lots of inspiration):


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #30 - "Anything Goes"

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Virginia's View Challenge #23 - "Spray, Mist, Splatter"

Uniko Challenge #35 - "Inspired by a Song Title"
(In my case it's "Sail Away" by David Gray - one of my favorite songs, check it out if you don't know it!)

Thanks for stopping by despite my infrequent postings of late! Your visits and comments still make my day so please don't give up on me!

Be well,


papierelle said...

Die Karte ist Klasse, ich bin ganz begeistert!! Toll die Verwendung der unterschiedlichen Materialien und Designs.
LG Gundi

Caryn said...

This is fabulous, love your design.
Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx

Isabelle Siry said...

Very beautiful card Susanne ! Watching this fabulous blue sea I want to go back on holidays ! Thanks for sharing. Izzy Scrap

Virginia Lu said...

LOVE the seawater with the sprays! Totally fun and creative, Susanne! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “Spray, Mist & Splatter” Challenge! FABULOUS!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Schoen - besonders die Wellen! Ja ja, ich hab auch kaum mehr Zeit....irgendwann muss sich das wieder aendern!

Greta said...

Absolutely fabulous card made with all die cuts, Susanne! Wonderful choice of papers for the sails!

Happy Dance said...

So glad you found time to create!! This card is fabulous, and I love all the spritzed and patterned papers you've used. What a wonderful sailboat! And those waves are incredible. This is a winner on multiple levels. Love this. Bev

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a bummer about the download problems and monitor colors, Susanne. I'm glad you kept trying because this card needed to be seen by all of us! It's so original and cool with those particular PPs and the really really awesome waves!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell

Karen D. said...

sweet card how you paper pieced it all together, makes for a great look.

Lindsey said...

Very refreshing change to see see paper and die cuts not stamping. It made me think of Rod Stewart's sailing song! X

Anita in France said...

Such a delicious card, Susanne ... sweet PPs on that lovely sailboat ... and those spritzed waves ... fantastic ... I can almost feel the sea spray! Great to see you found time to create (sometimes one's just got to!) ... bummer about the photo and computer issues ... definitely not needed when time is tight! Empathising with you, my friend, on the time v creating issue ... hope things settle down for you soon! Hugs, Anita :)

My Paper Cat said...

Great card, Love the depth that you have managed to create. Thanks for playing along at Uniko Studio

Beverley said...

Beautiful and so creative. Love the mix of papers you have used and the dimension of the waves you have created. FAB song choice too. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge & my apologies for commenting SO late. Hugs Bev x

cm said...

A quick parachute in to say HELLO! Hope you're doing okay and that you'll have some crafting time soon; I miss your creativity but I know how hectic days can be when work enters the scene! Thinking of you and sending mega amounts of hugs and love your way!

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