Friday, September 5, 2014

Vintage Birthday

Hi friends.  My little dog, Princess, had another encounter with a critter the other day.  On her first trip out in the morning she found a possum.  Princess has hated possums since one lived literally under the bathtub in our house for close to a year.  She kept telling us something was under the tub.  Our house is built up off the ground, so we thought she was just smelling an animal under the house.  However, we later discovered that there was indeed a possum living in the space under our tub.  So now anytime Princess gets a chance, she nails a possum.  She had never bothered the possums before the possum lived under our tub.  She's such a gentle little dog, other than the possums.  She has cornered bunnies inside the fence and never hurt them, but she hates those possums. lol

I tried a new coloring technique on this card and was happy with the way it turned out.  I was trying to give it a vintage look.  The compass is a digital image from Handmade by Paula.  I printed it out four times, colored it, fussy cut the different pieces I wanted and layered it so that it is four layers. The anchor is a digital image from The Graphics Fairy.  The map is from Artefacts.  The sentiment is an old, wood mounted stamp by PSX.  Everything is layered on a Kraft card.

You can see the layers of the compass better in this picture.


Word Art Wednesday - #148 Anything Goes

A Creative Romance - A Touch of Kraft - The card is Kraft.

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - #73 Vintage

Craft for the Craic - Something with Circles on it - The compass circles fussy cut and layered.

Crafts 4 Eternity - #192 Digital

Crafty Catz - #245 One for the boys

Daring Cardmakers - September Colour Combo Dare

Frosted Designs - Include Stamping

Simply Create Too - #69 Show Us Something New - I used a new coloring technique

Sister Act - #73 Anything Goes

Sweet Pea Stampers - Use Lots of Layers - The compass is four layers, plus the other layered papers on the card.


  • A fun and relaxing day with my daughter.
  • New stamps in the mail from my sister.
  • A family picnic. Great food and even better company.
Have a fabulous day!!!

Inky hugs!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your doggy is beautiful (and spot on ... I don't like possums either! LOL!!) ... loving your card! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

Susan Carol said...

Princess looks adorable! Love your card and that layered compass. Love the way you list your blessings. So important to remember to note them and be grateful.

Ira Huberts said...

Loved reading about your dog and the possums Shelly ;-) And your card is oh so beautiful, you have combined everything so wonderfully here, love the colours, too! Have a great weekend, hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Cornelia W said...

This is gorgeous - LOVE your coloring technique - it sure worked great! I also like the dimention to gave the compass! Thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create Too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

paper fun said...

Stunning card. Fantastic masculine card.

Thanks for getting digi with us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


Karen Letchworth said...

This is ADORABLE, my friend. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week. Please join us again real soon.
Word Art Wednesday

Granmargaret said...

Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers

Jac said...

Fabulous vintage masculine card, love the paper, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Helene Siermans said...

Great male card! Love the 3-d compass and the map underneath looks great!

Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!

Exclusively by Mel said...

Wonderful card, great design! and I love your colouring technique, thanks so much for joining us at A Creative Romance, Mel. xx

Tammy said...

WOW this beautiful Shelly!! I LOVE that layered compass, your beautiful colors and that fabulous map! Thanks for the link! Beautiful pic of your dog too!
Hugs, Tammy

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Really Love this card and colours you have used. Caroline x

Dawn said...

Your dog is super cute and such a gorgeous card.

Channa said...

Great card! and spot on the fussy cutting. thank you for joining us at Frosted designs

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!

Cindy said...

Wow I love this! It is very masculine. Thank you for joining CC&CC. Hugs, Cindy.

8upscrapin said...

Fabulous creation , love the vintage feel,thx for joining us at Chocolate Coffee and Cards - DT Crystal

Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
Cindy from

Katya- Ангел ф кедах said...

So pretty

Thanks for joining us over at Craft for the Craic.
Hugs DT Katya

Sheila said...

Great card - love all the details and layering. I have a hard time making a masculine card - you did good!