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Monday, February 27, 2012

Pirate Captain Jack Sparrow Birthday Card

Created this Pirate Birthday card using several
things. Used artwork created by my daughter of
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
core'dinations Tim Holtz Distress cardstock.
paper for a distressed look.
Used lots of Tim Holtz
Distress Ink. Used K Andrew Pirate Tales & Fish
Scales stamps for the birthday sentiment on front
of card. Used Life's a Party Cricut cartridge for the

image on the inside of the card.

You can see sketches done by my daughter on my
blog sidebar of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow,
a fav film of mine.

I won the K Andrew Pirate Tales & Fish Scales stamps
and this is my first time using them.

This is my 2nd time to use the Life's a Party Cricut
cartridge. There are several wonderful images on this

Photographed the card outside on the fort swing set
that hubby built when daughter was younger. I like
to climb the ramp and photograph birds.

Inside of card:

My daughter found this image on the Internet
and emailed it to me yesterday.

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge unlim entries 5th entry 2/25 - 3/2

Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes

2. Birthday Sundaes 2/26 - 3/3

Challenge #45 - Get Messy Birthday Card

3. Craft Your Passion lim 3 entries 2nd entry 2/27 - 3/4
Challenge 99 ~ Paper Piecing

4. Crazy Challenge lim 2 entries 2nd entry 2/27 -

CCH# 108 - Anything Goes

5. Do You Stack Up max 3 entries 1st entry 2/23 - 2/29


6. Exploring Cricut No Business Like Show Business 2/27- 3/4
a fav film is with Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean

New Challenge starts today!!

Today we have a brand new challenge and this one is called "NO Business Like Show Business" You are to create a card, layout or craft project that can be a movie night, concert, recital, plays or based on a movie or song.

7. Getting Cricky 2/26 - 3/10

Simply Sunday Challenge - Argh, Matey!!

8. Getting Cricky proj can be new or old 4/2-9

Guest Design Challenge

9. Hot Shot Craft 2/10 - 3/2

Challenge #4 - One for the boys

10. Jellypark 2/24 - 3/7
a fav film is with Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean

The Oscars Challenge

11. Pennys Challenge Anything Goes unlim entries 19th entry 2/15 - 2/28

Challenge #73

12. Simon Says Stamp and Show unlim entries 2nd entry 2/27 - 3/4
my Idea-Ology was to use my fav Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
character and show off my daughter's artwork with a Distressed Look

Simon Says Stamp and Show ... An Idea-Ology Bonanza!

This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Your Idea-Ology!

13. Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Sat 2/25 - 3/2

Life's a Party Cricut cartridge 3": phrase A PIRATE's LIFE for Me

5 1/4" x 8 1/4" Base white cardstock
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" core'dinations Tim Holtz Fired Brick cardstock - red
the Paper Studio Skull & Crossbones

mini round gold - on inside of card
the Paper Studio Spare Parts Pirate flag - on front of card

Memento Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink walnut stain

K Andrew Designs Pirate Tales & Fish Scales - won this stamp set
& 1st time using it


  1. This is so awesome, Melissa!! I love how you incorporated your daughter's beautiful artwork into the card!! The torn edges are so fabulous and add the perfect touch!! I thought of you with this challenge...I'm so glad you linked up at Getting Cricky!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Getting Cricky DT

  2. That's an awesome looking card. Love the portrait of Jack Sparrow... TFS


  3. This is fantastic!!! Love it! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  4. This card is just up your alley. Great job distressing and tearing. Thanks for sharing it with us at Getting Cricky.

    Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

  5. What a great card! Your daughter's art work is just fabulous!

  6. WOW!
    Your daughter is so talented. Wonderful work. Love that you turned her work into a card, very clever. Thanks for joining us this week at Jellypark friends.
    Hugs, Heide JP-DT

  7. Great job Melissa! Thanks for entering this card in Exploring Cricut challenge this week!

  8. Great card- what an awesome way to display your daughters artwork! Thanks for playing at Birthday Sundaes this week too :)Amy

  9. You have a very talented daughter!!!!!
    Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our " one for the boys " challenge

    Hugs Sarah x

    p.s. We have the new Tim Holtz Distress Marker pens on Pre-order!!!

  10. Very cool card!! I love that you used K Andrew stamps!! Thanks for joining us for the Simply Sunday Challenge!!
    Getting Cricky Jr. DTM

  11. This is so cool. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  12. Love how you have turned your daughter's art into a card! So much talent in your family!! Thanks for playing at Jellypark Friends for our movie/academy awards challenge.

  13. Quite the talented family you are! My daughter would LOVE this awesome Capt Jack card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  14. Super card. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  15. Great card! Ty for sharing with us @ Getting Cricky!

    Getting Cricky JrDt

  16. Fabulous card & your daughter is a great artist :)
    Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!

  17. Wow. Your daughter is an amazing artist! Takes right after her momma! This card is very cool. I love it. I am a big Captain Jack Sparrow fan :) Thanks for joining in the fun at Getting Cricky!

    Heather Getting Cricky Jr. DT member

  18. Oh my gosh, this is awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at Jellypark Friends! :)

  19. Amazing idea! Love The pirates of the caribbean! Jack Sparrow is the best! Very original card.. well done!

    Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week!


  20. Fantastic card showcasing your daughter's amazing artwork.Looks great on the inside too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  21. Wow how Beautiful love the layout and perfect pic of Captain Jack Great job. thanks for sharing your Awesome work.
    Anita GCDT Sister

  22. Your card is a great guy card and your daughter's art is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.


  23. Love your card! Your daughter's artwork is amazing! Thanks for playing with us in the 2 Sisters Challenge this week!
    Leslie, DT

  24. I love everything about this card! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

  25. what a WONDERFUL card!! and using your daughters art work is just WONDERFUL!!

    Thanks BUNCHES for playing along with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

  26. This is awesome! Great job using your daughters fantastic artwork! We are actually watching Capt Jack right now! Thanks for joining the fun at Birthday Sundaes this week!

  27. Very cute card!!! You are very talented with your designs you've entered in Simon Says Stamp and Show. Thanks for playing along. <3 Candy

  28. Yo Ho Ho, Matey!! Well, blow me down!! Your card is a treasure worthy of a pile of doubloons!! Ya certainly won't be feedin' the fish when ya have creativity like this!!

    Thanks for sharing your pirate talent with the landlubbers and buccaneers alike!! :)

    Getting Cricky Design Team Member,
    Amy :) at

  29. Super Cute! Sorry for the lateness of the post, but life seems to get in the way of all the fun stuff lately! Thanks for joining us at Getting Cricky for the Simply Sunday Challenge.
    Miranda :)

  30. Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

  31. Thanks so much for entering your really fabulous creation in our "Oscars" Challenge at the Jellypark Challenge Blog. Good luck and we hope to see you in the next challenge too!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Jellypark DT

  32. WOW!!! What a wonderful card Melissa! Great job! Thanks for joining us for the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge!


    GC JrDT Member

  33. Very creative card Melissa!!!! Your daughter is super talented!!!!! It is so nice of you to incorporate it onto a card!! Love it!

  34. I am a new follower! I found you through Kristal Andrews link up!!! I am visiting you from Creative Bug on the Loose!

    1. Tried to find your blog by clicking on your name above but it indicates I am not allowed access to it.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  35. Love it! Very creative use of my Pirate Tales stamp set--really digging it!
    Thanks for visiting me!

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    K Andrew of K Andrew Designs
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