Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Counting Seagulls

 There is a pretty new monthly challenge blog called River of Creativity and while other challenges are closing they are struggling for support and entries so hope you canfind the time to join in this month-the challenge is Wildlife but if you are making Christmas cards images of Penguins and Reindeers would fit too.

My card has been evolving over a few weeks---okay months.I made the B.paper months ago using a selection of inks and stamps.

I stamped the image from Crafty Individuals twice and fussy cut one of the seagulls out of P.paper to add to the sign.I also stamped the wooden sign post onto wood affect paper and paper pieced.

The stamped sentiment and shell were gifted to me in a card swap a couple of years ago.

I love this image and bought it after seeing it used by Sandra so hope it fits the challenge.

challenges---

river of creativity-wildlife

krafty chicks-ATG

creatalicious-ATG

QKR Stampede-ATG----------TOP FIVE

polka doodles-ATG

crafty catz-ATG

allsorts-I love---this stamp and stamping

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

cupcake inspiration-ATG

TTCRD-ATG

crafty sentiments-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG

the paper shelter-layer it up

Pennys challenge-ATG

word art Wednesday-ATG

we love2create-ATG 

stamping sensations-animals/birds/bugs------------TOP 3

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

cute as a button-ATG with wings

mix it up-ATG/paper piecing

love to craft-ATG

critter crazy-ATG

lets craft and create-Things with wings

crafty animals-ATG

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x






59 comments:

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Carol love your card, I have to make a birthday card for Sarah’s friends b/day so will try and do wildlife and enter the challenge. Alison x

meg said...

A stunning make Carol,your backgrounds are always so detailed and showcase your focal image beautifully,the seagull stamp is gorgeous

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Carol

gr karin

Janette said...

Your a good egg Carol supporting where you can, your card is really gorgeous, anything remotely seaside wins my vote.xxx

Nicola Gold said...

Wonderful sea-themed card. Thank-you for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our Layer It Up challenge and good luck with your entry.
DT Nicola (Amethyst Lily Designs )

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Aww, thank you so much for the shout out Carol. Your card is fabulous and you know how much I love this seagull stamp. Your background is superb and the sea shell works perfectly with it, such a lovely card. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi carol just loving your little card ... love those cheeky little seagulls ... I wonder who they are thinking about bombing there ... hope you are both keeping well and safe ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Jean said...

Fab nautical card Carol xx love the seagulls

Zoechaos said...

I'm sure across the Humber you have as much fun with Sea Gulls as we do, you have certainly represented them on this card brilliantly. Thank you as well for the plug we really so appreciate your support for us at River of Creativity. x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Carol, Oh,how I love seagulls, great background papers and papers piecing, fabulous fun card..
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Luv CHRISSYxx

Tracy Welham said...

Love this. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautifully stamped and inky card design Carol, I love the dimension on the gull too, thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
Lorraine

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card as always!!!

Dee's Craft Room said...

It is so kind of your to promote this challenge blog, I know from experience how thankless this can be so I hope they get lots of entries as a result of your shout out.

I love your card, the seagulls are unusual and make a lovely masculine card - something we all need in our repertoire. Your backing paper is gorgeous, you are so talented.

Dionne xx

Stampsnob. said...

Love this washed look Great card .................Lis

Freubelmina said...

What a beautiful card you made with the handsome seagulls Carol xx

brenda said...

Really appreciate the shout out Carol and your card is absolutely perfect not to mention beautifully created, thanks so much for sharing with us at River of Creativity and Stamping Sensations.

B x

Ilonka said...

Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at the Cute as a button challenge blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

dutchess said...

Great card and super stamped images…Love the seagulls and the backing paper you made …I have had a card evolving for a couple of weeks on my desk so I know what you mean!….take care xxxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Wow! Carol, this is amazing work.
Faith x

Doris Klein said...

Wow... this is just awesome! I love the image and colours!

Thanks for playing along with our Critter Crazy Challenges and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
Doris
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Lynne said...

A fabulous design Carol, love the seagulls x

Linby said...

It's a great card and the background paper you've made complements it so well.Thanks for joining in with my challenge at Allsorts this week.
Lynn x

ahlers5 said...

I absolutely love this! What a beautiful card. Great job on the background paper.

Lori Podolsky said...

Love the way your beautiful card turned out, Carol. So glad you joined in the fun on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again.
Hugs, Lori (DT)

NickScrapShack said...

Such a wonderful card! I love your mixed media background and those birds are such a beautiful image. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck with your entry and hope to see you back with us soon again! Nick

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, you have created a fabulous backing paper and your fussy cutting and paper piecing is fabulous.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Carol I am loving this creation the papers look great and I just love those Seagulls we have loads here in Gloucester but when I hear them I always think of the seaside, a fabulous make thank you for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week
hugs
lorraine x

Leslie Miller said...

What a great card, Carol! You do beautiful backgrounds and I'm always up for a critter card, especially when it involves birds. This turned out amazing!

*Vicki* said...

Hey Carol! Your card is very pretty and your background is always very intriguing with your patterns and colors! I've not heard of this challenge before, so I'll have to stop by and check it out! Thanks for the link and for always the inspiration friend!! HUGS

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card and love everything about this one...xx

Anet's Crafting said...

Just beautiful Carol, love all the pretty texture. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

creationsnz said...

Seagulls are such great birds and I like how you have got these ones Standing on the sign post. Great background too, no matter how long it took - keep it up. CarolG

Shabneez said...

Fabulous creation Carol - I can relate to cards taking time to make sometimes. Shabneez x

craftytrog said...

A stunning card Carol! I love it!

Ilonka said...

Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at The Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful creation, love the background papers you created and the birds are just perfect. Thanks for joining TTCRD and Stamping Sensations challenges. Anesha

Tammy L said...

Gorgeous! I love the mixed media layers and the great visual interest. Thanks for joining us at Critter Crazy and hope to see you again soon. Tammy DT

meg said...

Thanks Carol have added my post to the River of Creativity blog

Mervi said...

Fabulous card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

sue t. said...

Peaceful card. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

HilaryJane said...

It is always nice to use something up that has been around for a while. Great image and I love the double background effect xx

gwen70 said...

Fabulous card, I have this stamp and not used it yet xx

Carol L said...

This is such a serene card and I absolutely love that background piece you created for it! Beautiful card!

Chriss America Real said...

This card is so gorgeous! Love it!

Hugs,
Chriss

rachel said...

Love this Carol - super make with the seagull stamp! Hugs rachel x

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Carol, love the grungy background paper, works so well with the CI image and I love how you've added the extra seagull.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations. Avril x

Jana Forrest said...

Such a beautiful card Carol. Nicely done! Thanks for playing along over at penny's Challenge. Best of luck, DT~Jana

pinky said...

It's a gorgeous image and instantly relaxes me as I love anything to do with the sea or beaches. Just brilliant Carol.

EmmaT said...

Fantastic card and image, lots of lovely details. Thank you for the shoutout of the blog, not heard of it so will def try and support them when i can. Emmax

Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty. I love the background paper you used and the way you used that stamp is fabulous. Gorgeous design! Thank you for playing with us this week at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!!!

Nora
CIC
DT Member

Quillish said...

What a great card and well like one of the commenter said.. looks like the seagulls are planning to bomb someone :D Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, hugs ~ Ishani.

pinky said...

Back with my dt hat on Carol. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month!
Pinky

Lee said...

love this,reminds me of where I live.Great card.x

Art Angel said...

Loving your seagulls, i used to live on the seafront so they bring back good memories haha. Great card thank you for sharing with us all at the River of Creativity Challenge blog

Christi Conley said...

Thank you for the kind words about our challenge Carol :) We appreciate your support and your seagulls are perfect!! Crafty Hugs, Christi, River of Creativity DT

https://shinebrightandcreate@blogspot.com/ said...

Love this card. Great stamp and love the background, as always. Michelle x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

LOU said...

Gorgeous card Carol. Love those seagulls!
Thanks so much for joining us for our Love to Craft Challenge for October 2021.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
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