Good evening and A BIG WELCOME to my newest followers! Happy to see you joining my little corner of blogland. I hope you will enjoy what you see when you visit. Today has been the laziest of days. Got up late, finished reading a wonderful book (The House at Riverton by Kate Morton). If you liked Downton Abbey, this book is rather in that vein...about the British upper crust in the early 1900's, and a very good read it was. I highly recommend it if you like that sort of thing. Got sleepy while reading, took a long afternoon nap. Talk about LAZ-EE! Now, on to my card, and sorry to be so long in posting. No excuses...just laziness I must confess. The stamp was of course, colored with copics, and I airbrushed the sky. I don't have the stamp name to hand, but if you have questions, I can get the info. I put a bit of glaze on the water; however in order to mat the image so that the card was not so huge, I had to trim off a large part of the water area, as I wanted the lighthouse & boat to show. I used some navy cardstock with a Spellbinder deckled rectangle to cut the first mat, then just trimmed some lighter green paper for the 2nd mat. The wavy borders are a Memory Box diecut, and I'm not really sure I like these on this card (love dies, just not certain they were right for this card.) But ...the card is made, so I'll go with it. The compass is a small stamp, which I did with Momento Grey Flannel, on a white snippet; clear heat embossing, then I used D.Ink Chipped Sapphire to sponge around it. Didn't quite like that particular shade with the other blues & greens, so I sponged back over with Stormy Sky. Put a small button in the center, with a bit of twine through the button holes. As I have said here before, I am a trial & error card maker. Even with my boo-boos, I learn 'something'. I am so inspired at looking at other bloggers' creations, and one of the things I'm trying hard to improve upon, is my layout design. I have a way to go!!! Happy Monday and thanks for visiting. See you soon.


  1. I like the House at Riverton too! The card is lovely - I like the waves in the background behind the lighthouse picture.

  2. If this is the card you referred to on my blog, you did a great job on the colors you used! Your coloring with markers is excellent on this one as well as the others I looked at that you've posted.

    Linda from Lindas-nothinfancy

  3. Hi Mary

    Love how you have put the waves behind your lighthouse .. .. great finished look.

    Fabulous colouring of your image and the sky looks brilliant.

    Love it!

    Love Jules xx

  4. Hi Mary. I love your light house card. I found you on Outlawz now I am a follower on your wonderful blog. Please come check my blog out at and follow me.


  5. Hi Mary, I also found you on Outlawz, please come and visit my Blog. I am going to look for the book you have just read, and I love Light houses, and your card is great. xxx

  6. Hi Pumpy...the book is really well-written and if you like this genre, you'll love it I think. I hated to finish it. Let me know what you think if you read it! Ms Morton has another one, set in Australia & England, called The Forgotten Garden...also good. I liked Riverton best though.