Thursday 19 June 2014

Project 163: I do like to be beside the seaside

One of the great things about having a craft buddy is the endless in-jokes you can revisit through the medium of crafts. So you get to laugh about things not just through retelling a story, but you can create new extensions of the joke.

This card above is an expression of so many jokes I have with Claire and - if I do say so myself - it totally rocks!

Claire introduced me to Bugaboo stamps so when I saw her I do like to be beside the seaside theme for MAWTT this week I had to use Poppi Penguin as the feature. He's just too cool for school here with his surfboard and sunnies. I die cut a circle from a circle die set she gave me and then cut out Poppi with my Fiskar finger blade - another tool Claire insisted I get which I love/hate her for.

The background paper is from Pink Petticoat and it's covered in seagulls. Why does a seagull paper exist? I know - crafters have to have everything - even seagull paper. This particular piece is actually a scrap from a playdate so I wanted to use it for her challenge.

Then we get to the little greeting: I decided Poppi speaks Spanish! (from the Fiskars thank you set I got for Christmas)

Finally along the bottom are a bunch of crabs, punched with a Martha Stewart punch. Crabs are one of the longest running jokes that I have with Claire and I use them any time I get a chance. Here I used yellow card and Hippie Chick glitter paper.

All in all - this is a fitting tribute to my dear craft buddy.

Happy MAWTT-ing everyone!


  1. Great fun image & card Jessie
    Carole xXx

  2. Love it hun, those crabs are perfect!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. Ah this is brilliant, what a great card, Im not too keen on Seagulls cause where I live they are horrible and swoop down on ya!!! Love the Penguin though its ace, Love Hazelxx

  4. Your card is great but I'm with the boss Hazel on seagulls - yuk, I'm frightened of them. I hate to think what the joke is about crabs! lol Hazel L. x

  5. Ha ha Craft Buddy you rock! I LOL when I saw this card..its a total amalgamation of all our in jokes..I knew you would use I stayed clear. Love your card beautifully coloured and Gracias is perfect of course Poppi is Spanish! Cx

  6. Oh this is fab Jessie! what a wonderful image… really made me smile… I love the papers and the crabs!! brilliant design!
    Hugs Sue B xx

  7. Awww this is sooo cute Jessie! I love that Bugaboo image and your fabulous crab punch, great layout too!
    Hugs, Tammy

  8. Such a fun card, love Bugaboo, your penguin and great card design. As you say, who'd have thought there was seagull paper to be had - or a crab punch for that matter! Jx


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