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More Advice from Capt'n Jack

I would start this post off with Pirate talk, but I just don't want to butcher the language. The current challenge (going on until Sunday) at Haunted Design House is Pirate's Booty. Crafters are encouraged to make a scary Pirate related creation (you have to check out with the design team and the participants have made - some of the best Pirate stuff I have seen in awhile - really!). I have to tell you that I tried to be scary, but this was about as scary as I could get. I could have made Capt'n Jack a little sinister but Johnny just can't look sinister. Even when he was Edward Sissorhands, he was cute, cute, cute. I could have used a scary sentiment, but I really needed a card for a friend who loves Pirates and is sailing some pretty stormy seas and battling some really big sea monsters! That is scary enough!!!
Inside it reads: Luv, I have been labeled a traitor, captured by cannibals, pursued by zombies, sacrificed to monsters, left for dead on a deserted island, stabbed, shot at, thrown in prison (more than once), lost all my possessions, had my entire crew mutiny, and felt the sharp pain of a broken heart. So you can get through these rough waters - just hold on tight and act tough even if you are shaking in your boots! I used the Octopode Capt'n Jack image (colored with Copics and shade with Tim Holtz tea dye), my wheel and ship are 3-D stickers from HL, the bg paper is an internet coloring book page that I distressed and aged (scraped the edges with sissors, scrunched it up, inked the wrinkles, spritzed with marshmellow glitter mist, and then ironed - yes, I said ironed which I only do when crafting), the Arrrr! and scroll are from Rusty Pickle stamps. I used tons of Stickles and lots of SU! Chocolate chip ink and paper. Hugz to all, and may your sea monsters be small and your waters only rough enough to make it an interesting voyage!


  1. Love your card!!! Great colors and textures....and of course Johnny wins my heart everytime :)

  2. I love this,it absolutely brilliant, I like the ship, the ships wheel and the plans in the corner, wonderful!
    Kevin xx

  3. Absolutely FABULOUS card, Nancy!!! Love the striped sails and all the great details you have added. You rocked this card big time!

  4. what a interesting card it is..awesome.. message is soooo inspiring..simply wonderful..


  5. Brilliant Pirate card! LOVE the cute Jack Sparrow and the quote inside. Isn't that from the movie? Nice use of embellishments and most of all, the escape plans cracked me up!
    Anyhoo, thanks for walkin' the plank with us this week at Haunted Design House.

  6. What a beautiful Pirate card. So many details to see. Brillant !

  7. Ha! Love the escape plan and then plan b & c. Very cute.

  8. Nancy, I am 'skeered'...hehee I went over and checked out some of the designs at Haunted House..still shakin' in my pirate boots. What a perfect sentiment for your friend who is sailing rough seas at the moment. Love your sails...caught my eye immediately.

    Have a great weekend, my friend!

  9. FABULOUS! Love Jack and your details are amazing! Thanks for joining us for MM at HDH. xxD

  10. Such a cute pirate guy.... wonderful boys card. Thanks for sharing with us at HDH this week.


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