Saturday, June 11, 2016

Ships Ahoy Blog Hop with Connie: Rockin' pirate ship!

Welcome to the 
Ships Ahoy Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us as we set sail for a hop full of nautical fun!

You should have sailed in from Kim's Blog. If not the Captain, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.

We have a WONDERFUL sponsor this month!!


One lucky winner will win their choice of 3 files from their shop! 
Be sure to check out their shop online HERE
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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on Wednesday 6/22/16 at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Raise those anchors and batten down the hatches as we embark on this great adventure! All aboard!

I took a few of pics of my ship shaped card!  The first one is free standing but my ship likes rock so I took another to make sure it wasn't blurry.

I simply cut a 5" circle and folded in half to create the card base.  I inserted a skewer that I chopped down to the size I wanted between the "wood" panel and the card base. I used my CM circle cutter to cut a tan circle 1/4" smaller and cut that in half.

I ran the panel through a wood grain embossing folder. inked it up with chalking ink then free handed the "planks".

The "sail" is a piece of wall paper sample with a skull and cross bones stamped and embossed on a piece of paper.  I inked up all edges to distress.  Then I added the wheel.

Hampton Art Skull and crossbones stamp
Brilliance Graphite black and wow clear embossing powder
SU Hello Sailor stamp
AC Brown Sugar and Recollections clear bark embossing powder
Crafter's Companion woodgrain embossing folder
CM brown pen
copper brad
wallpaper sample from a bloggie friend
wood skewer
Quick Quotes chalking inks:  Milk Chocolate and Mahogany
Bazzill black card stock
misc card stock

 Up next is Christi

Here's our line up in case you get lost.


  1. Oh my gosh, what an adorable rocker card! Fabulous work on free handing those planks. I love this sweet little card!
    - Eva Scraps

  2. Wow!! Love the embossing, especially the freehanding on the planks, looks awesome!!

  3. Great ideas on embossing - I adore your boat-shaped card. From one Buckeye to another - super job!!

  4. Now that is a ship I wouldn't want to be on TFS MFPSS Lis DT

  5. What a wonderful shaped ship card!

  6. This is AWESOME! IT totally rocks the ship shape! Love it!

  7. Wow, this is great! How clever of you to use wallpaper!

  8. I love your pirate ship!! Very clever!! TFS

  9. This is super awesome! I love the ships texture! You nailed it! Thanks for sharing your great project!

  10. this is an awesoem shaped card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  11. Love your pirate ship shaped card! Awesome job free handing those planks!

  12. Great pirate ship card, I love the shape.


  13. Cool card, my son would love it :-))
    TFS and for hopping along. Have a great hop.

  14. What a FABulous pirate ship!Great 'planks' too. Thank you so much for joining us at QKR Stampede.

  15. I've ever seen a card shaped like a pirate ship. Pretty cool.


  16. What a cute card! I love that it is made with the shape of a pirate ship. Thank you, for joining us for the QKR Stampede challenge.

  17. Alicia, this is simply the best!!! thank you so much for sharing!

  18. That is BRILLIANT!!!! Love it! It sure does "rock" my boat!

  19. LOL, so much fun! Thanks for sharing with us at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity! The WINNERS post is now up!