Friday, October 26, 2012

My latest card - Playing in Paradise Challenge # 90

It’s the PERFECT snuggle up inside and CRAFT day, so wet and cool outside.  Its calling for the same all week, I should get lots done! 

Shhhhhh, don’t tell, this card is for my Mr’s birthday which is coming up soon.  When I saw the nautical theme for Playing in Paradise  I just couldn’t resist!

Playing in Paradise Challenge # 90

PPC 90 - 1_Barb Derksen

ALL of this card is made from my scrap bin excepting the ribbon which I treated myself to when I visited Paper Nation recently.  So glad I found a use for it.  The stamp is from ditto. 

PPC-90---2_Barb-Derksen Blogger Labels: card,Paradise,Challenge

The sweet little sailboat is a ‘scrap’ of sorts too.  I am always playing with a lot of hybrid crafts so I ask all my friends and even the ladies at the local thrift store to save single earrings, broken necklaces etc and they’re glad to do it.  You never know when something is going to wind up being that ‘perfect’ touch to a project.  Remember, anything can be recolored using sharpies or nail polish! 

Perhaps you’ll be inspired to join in this week’s PPC challenge too!  If so, I hope to hit some blogs with comment ♥ so ‘spect me by if you do. 


  1. Fabulous card Barb. I love the clean lines and the DP and colours you used are perfect for the theme. What a wonderful little treasure you found with your sailboat embellishment.

  2. Absolutely beautiful card -- I love how you interpreted the challenge! Lovely masculine card!

  3. Such a perfect card for a man... brilliant take on the sketch.

    Monica xxx

  4. What an awesome take on the challenge! So simple but striking with the touches of cold! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

  5. Beautiful card. Love the charming little boat.
    Thanks for Playing in Paradise with us this week.

  6. I love that little charm - this would be a nautical card even without that but it adds a sweet, perfect touch!

  7. Barb, you made a beautiful card for you Mr. He is really going to enjoy it. Thanks for sharing your creativity. xxx- Debbie

  8. Barb, I love clean, tailored cards, this one is beautiful, those moody muted colors are perfect and that sailboat charm is great, hugs

  9. Good morning Barb:)
    Remember me?LOL Finally got back to your blog to see all those wonderful creative things you have done.:) I LOVE your card!! I am sure it will be MUCH appreciated!!The little sail boat is the PERFECT touch to highlight the theme.:)


  10. Barb, that sailboat is a genius little touch! And you are most definitely right - you never know what those little broken bits might turn into :) So glad you could play with us this week - and I promise I won't tell the Mr. about his card :)

  11. Beleted Happy Birthday to your Mr. Love the card barb and I bet he did to ...have a great week...and spoil that man rotten...


  12. Hi Barb! What an awesome card! It's so hard to make cards for men sometimes, but you did such a beautiful job here. LOVE the colors!

    I just want to come by and say thank your for your incredibly sweet comment you left about my craft room featured on Craftaholics Anonymous last Friday. It was so exciting being featured on a big blog like that, and getting to hear from people like you! I'm frugal too, and I always love trying to figure out how to get what we need for little or nothing, by thinking creatively! Thank you...and stop by to say hi if you get the chance!

    Amy E.


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