Monday, June 5, 2023

Best Mateys!

Happy First Monday of June! 

I'm starting off the week with a great summer time image from Jan's Digital Stamp Shop as we open the June Challenge Blog. 

Newly Released, I've used Jan's "Pirate Life" for my inspirational card for today. 

I thought her sentiment 'Best Mateys', would be perfect for two little girls. (Although the one on the right could easily be a little boy!)

I sized the image to just under 5" tall and after printing, colored it with my Copic markers. 

I used Tattered Lace, Hemstitch Squares for the die cut decorative edges.  I found the pink striped paper that I thought would go well with the design, but only had one piece (6" square).  I could have done the clouds a different way but really wanted to stay within that pattern.  So I simply die cut the clouds out of the center of the 6" square and was still able to use the square for the card matting.  I  also used a gold metallic pen to fill the treasure chest. 

The card base was 6 1/2" x 5 1/2".  After securing the mat, I added the completed image in the center and then the pink striped clouds.

Finally I added the pink organza ribbon with an anchor charm for the final touch. 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog. I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to 'Follow' my blog and to visit my site - "Not Just Scraps' on Facebook - where you can purchase my cards. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Love to Craft ~ Challenge 74   

QKR Stampede ~ Challenge 456  

Four Seasons ~ Summer  

Avenue 613 ~ June Challenge  

Crafty Calendar ~ June Challenge  

Creations in Pink ~ Challenge 58

Pam's Pearls



 Left Girl: Hair: YR23, YR24, E37, Shirt: Y15, Y18, Shorts: G03, G07, Right Girl: Hair: E31, E23, E25, Shirt: G14, Overalls: R83, R85; Hats: R81, R84, BV23, BV25, Logs: E70, E71, E74, Gold: Y26, Y28, Metallic Gel Pen, Chest: YR23, YR24, YR27, E37, Bird: YR27, Y11, YG25, Flag: RV66, RV63, RV55, Flag pole: E34, Water: BG01, BG000, B41



  1. This is such a sweet scene and reminds me of childhood memories. Thanks for creating this wonderful project for the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.
    Donna xx

  2. Cute
    Love the water
    Karlé xoxo

  3. A lovely image and beautifully designed card- definitely has a summer-time feel so a perfect entry for our challenge at Crafty Calendar, thanks for joining in this month.

  4. What a lovely card Pam - a sweet image and as you say, one of those children could be either a boy or girl. Love your finished card

  5. Great card. Love tattered lace dies

  6. What a fun image on your sweet card, Pam. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at The Four Seasons and please join us again soon.
    Karen L, DT

  7. A really fun summer scene and cute card!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Four Seasons challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner