28 August 2015

Always there

Hi there!

A lazy Friday here in Abu Dhabi. Hubby and I went to the gym early morning, then out for some shopping ( ♥ end of summer sales ♥)  and lunch at a lovely Turkish restaurant. It's just too hot an humid to be outside... so inside it will be...either in a shopping centre or in the house. I really think it is the hottest day of the Summer so far with the real feel temperature reaching 56 degrees C! (132 F)

Ok ... so on to a card I  made yesterday...


nautical card - stripes- life buoy


nautical card - stripes- life buoy

And the inside...

nautical card - stripes- life buoy

My card was inspired by 2 challenges:

Freshly made sketches ~ sketch

Time out challenges  ~ inspiration picture


                                    


The stripes were masked with washi tape and sponged with faded jeans distress ink. The cross panel was embossed with a embossing folder called Asian wave by Couture creations and also sponged with faded jeans distress ink.

The life buoy and sentiment were cut with my Silhouette and the rest of the sentiment (inside and out) created digitally. I wrapped the buoy with a piece of white twine for added interest :)

I saved a digital sentiment for you to use:


always there free sentiment





That's it for now ...have a great day... and weekend!
Thanks for visiting me :)




26 comments:

!neke said...

Beautiful card Hannelie !
Love those nautic colors !
Ineke x

Bobby said...

What a great way to combine the two challenges, Hannelie. I love it!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the nautical design and great sentiment! I've been complaining about our heat wave all week and will stop now ;) I'm not even sure I could breath in 56C weather.

Marzena Mazzy Murphy said...

I Love your card! Gorgeous!

Bellule said...

Superbe carte qui pourra t'apporter la fraîcheur qu'il te manque ... bon courage pour supporter cette chaleur !

Bises.♥

Geri said...

WOW, incredible temps! I was complaining about 35C thinking that was crazy hot! Can't image 56C!!!

Fabulous card, fabulous sentiment (thanks again!). The perfectly inked stripes and 'waves' are so nautical!

Rose said...

Love the layers & texture. Beautiful!

Shelly said...

Ooooh, LOVE this!!
Gorgeous!

TaeEun said...

Gorgeous card! It looks cool, and I think you need definitely something cool at 56 degrees C!

Laurie Unger said...

Fun nautical card - love how clean and crisp it is!

Happy Dance said...

Love how you've combined these two challenges! And you've nailed them both as well!! Love the twine wrapped life saver. Just fantastic. We've got rain here, and a low pressure center for the next few days. And cool temps, but they will rise into the 80s by Sunday. Got some 'happy mail' last week before the kids came, and wanted to tell you how that made my day! Thanks dear, sweet friend. You're the best!! Bev

Cheryl W. said...

Ahoy, Hannelie! Love your nautical card. The sentiment is really special, too. I need to give a card like that to my DH. He truly is always there when I need him. Bless his heart!

Dana & Glen said...

Fabulous card and perfect interpretation of the challenges!

132 degrees! Oh, this Minnesota girl would melt away...

Lynn said...

Always happy to see you at Time Out Hannalie! Love how you were inspired.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

So fresh and sweet, Hannelie! Love sentiments!!!
I wont alive those temperatures... Stay safe!

Suze said...

Lovely nautical card Hannelie. Thanks for sharing the sentiment.
I'm complaining at around 30 - can't even imagine how hot anything in the 50's is!

Amy O said...

Oh, my! I thought August in Texas is hot -- not compared to where you are though. There must be some super-duper air conditioning systems in Abu Dhabi. Your card's cool colors and the fun punch of red are perfect for a hot day. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, Hannelie ... lovely layering and texture ... and fabulous detailing ... the 'rope' on the life bouy is a brilliant touch! Hope you're having a 'cool' birthday! Hugs, Anita :)

Shona Chambers said...

Firstly, Happy, happy birthday!! Hope you've had a wonderful day with your husband and friends and haven't melted in the heat!! This is so perfect for the TO challenge and just love the way you made the lifesaver and the waves. Genius!! So very clever and we are always happy to see you at TIME OUT!!

Nancy said...

Sensational card...love the life preserver!!!

sandie said...

Happy Belated birthday and what a fabulous crisp and clean card, so good to see you shared it with us at TO xx

Jen Timko said...

I don't even think I can comprehend that temperature! Wow! Your card is a wow, too. Love the nautical elements! Glad to see you this week at FMS!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful take on the inspiration photo and sketch, Hannelie! I love the shade of blue you chose for the waves and stripes, and how you wrapped the lifesaver with white cord! Thank you once again for the lovely sentiment...you are so generous!
Stay cool!!!

Jen W. said...

132F?? That's insane! I must stop whining about the temperature here…
Your card is gorgeous with so many fabulous details - the embossed waves, the twine and the gems. Love!

Lisa Kind said...

OMGosh 132 F? I could not handle that! Stay inside for sure! I'm such a fan of your work Hannelie! This is just another beauty! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

Petra Swart said...

56 grade, vrou, geen mens kan dit mos hou in sulke hitte nie!!! Ek sou ook by die uitverkopings uitgehang het waar daar hopelik lugverkoeling is!!!! Jy't al my simpatie in sulke verskriklike toestande, jong - g'n wonder daar's net woestyn nie!!!
Jou kaartjie is eenvoudig lieflik - mal oor hoe jy die blou en rooi gebruik het, en die toutjie is so slim en oulik!!! Baie, baie mooi!!!!
Groete