OSAAT #237 Anything Goes With Appreciation

Good morning my friends and welcome visitors!

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend!  I have been gardening.  I love putting all my baby plants in the ground and watching them grow.

Wow!  My craft room is getting a little dusty!

Luckily for me, I have my design teams to keep me motivated.  Today, I get to show you what I made for one of my favorite design teams One Stitch At A Time.  The challenge is #237 - Anything Goes with Appreciation.

The name of this digital stamp is Sea Captain by Floppy Latte.  I just love his rugged good looks.  He could be used for a birthday card, Father's day card or even wall art.

Here is a close up of the old man of the sea.

As you can tell, I really enjoyed coloring him with my copic markers.  I chalked around the edges with my powder puff feather gray chalk.

The stamped sentiment says "A light, a compass, a beacon true -My life is richly blessed by you."  This sentiment always makes me think of my "Sea Captain" my husband who keeps me on course and reminds me of what is important in my life.  I hope he knows how much I appreciate him.

The paper that I used is Graphic 45 "By the Sea" and Authentique "Down by the Sea" the Embellishments are also from Authentique.  The stamp is from Stampin' Up.  I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut out the step card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - #146 Father's Day
Sister Act Card Challenge - #106-Always Anything Goes
Wags n' Whiskers Stamps - Lots of Layers
Chalk N Stock - Anything Goes, must use chalk 
DL. Art - May Linky Challenge
A Gem of A Challenge - More Than One Fold
Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Linky Party
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge - Challenge #151 Add A Sentiment
Jo's Scrap Shack - Fun Day Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge 10 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you will take a moment  to stop by One Stitch At A Time to see what the rest of the Stitchy Angels have made and then come and play along with us!



  1. So beautiful, Chriss, love the colours and the fabulous design! Gorgous colouring!

  2. What a neat image to go along with that background paper. I love nautical theme cards!

  3. Mega awesome Chriss, not only a beautifully coloured image but a great layout too and perfect sentiment and papers. I am sure hubby know just how much he means to you :) :) :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxxxx

  4. This is not only a great stamp (that's colored to perfection!) but also a wonderful, wonderful card! The patterned papers are perfect for this guy and also love the design! Outstanding!!!! Your husband will love this!

  5. Your card is amazing and Sea Captain is awesome!! Chriss your coloring is fabulous:)
    Wow..you lucky duck~you are planting flowers already?! We don't dare til at least early June. Some years I am dying to and then we end up with temps dipping in the 20's and their done:( So, I just wait now but seriously can't wait! I am sure your flowers look amazing!
    Have a great Sunday!
    Sherrie K

  6. Beautiful manly card! Your colouring is beautiful and the papers are perfect for this image! I like the step style and all the details you added! Great sentiment too!

  7. This fits perfectly up your ally... love that Sea Captain I hope you have him on your desk.......

  8. This is awesome, Chriss!! I love the image!! The papers are perfect!! Nautically fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Fantastic card!! You color beautiful! Awesome job my friend!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  10. Really awesome card. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

  11. Great sailor image and wonderful Nautical papers.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MAY Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  12. Great card! Super job coloring the captain! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  13. Oops forgot to mention thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!

  14. Beautiful masculine card! Great colouring! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act card challenge!
    Kamila DT

  15. Great card, you can tell you had a lot of fun making it! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!! Good Luck!

  16. Chriss this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Loving the masculine center step design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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