Tuesday 7 June 2011

Fun in the Sun

Hi all my dear friends!

What a storm we just had!  Thunder and lightning and so much rain!!!  I am not complaining because the garden needs the rain.  I will take some photos of my garden to show all of you.  I must admit I do love gardening as well. 

Well back to crafting!  I love this image from Mo manning the little boy playing in the sand is so lovely and take me back when my children was small and playing in the sand on the beach, but that was many a moon ago!  My son and his wife are expecting there 1st child and my daughter has 3 children!!!  So I am a bit long in the tooooooth!! Ha ha!!

Well here is my recipe:
The sketch I used was from Mo Manning
The main card is an A5 and is from card stock I had in my stash
My image is a digi stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil too!
I coloured him in with Promarkers and distress the edges and made distressed clouds
I have cut another oval with the Cricut machine in lime green and layered my image on it and then layered it on Orange card stock that I Embossed with the Dots Embossing Folder
I took Yellow card edging I had in my stash and embossed that also with a single line of dots
With Red card I embossed flowers with another Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and cut it out and added brads to the middle of the flowers and glued to overhang my image
I took some play sand and glued it to some areas on the image and below the image to form sea sand and added some real small shells and little stones
I used blue card and embossed it with a scalloped edge embossing folder cut that out and put glitter on the ends to try and form the waves breaking on the beach   
Last but not least my Sentiment, I distressed the edges with red on the outside and formed a yellow sun like circle in the middle

Well I hope you all have fun looking at this card as I had fun making it.  All you comments highly appreciated and I am always open for more Ideas and advise!!

Happy crafting and Blogging!!!

 Thanks for stopping by!!
Until the next time!!

Lots of Love and Kisses!!


Challenge List:

-          Mo Manning = Sketch
-          Do it with Digi’s = One for the Boys
-          Moving along with time = No Designers Paper
-          Cute Card Thursday - Embellish It
-          Sassy Studios = No Pattern Papers
-          Paper Cutz = Use Beach Colours
-          OSCC= Texture
-          Sweet Stamping = Playing in the Sun
-          Creative Cow Girls = Summer Fun
-          Craft Room Challenge = Anything Goes
-          A Spoon Ful Of Sugar = Here comes Summer
-          Party Time Tuesday = Summer Birthdays
-          Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
-          Crafters Companion = Here comes Summer


  1. oh what a fab card, i loev that cute little scene and the shell embellies
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  2. I just love the cute image on your lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. Oh this is great and I love the real shells on it. Thanks for playing along on our no DP challenge this week on MAWTT, Hazelxox

  4. Sweet card - I love that you have used real shells and stones, gives great textrue..Thanks for joining our first Cract-room Challenge...Esther xx

    P.S Don't forget we are asking people who would like to be in the draw to win the Craft-room Voucher to display the store logo and link on their sidebar!)

  5. Darling card! Love the image too. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge, We would love for you to display the logo. xx Kim

  6. Smashing card and like everyone else really like your use of shells and sand grains. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge for our first challenge. XOXO Zoe

  7. Lovely card, love all the little shells, so sweet. I love Mo's images and use them alot, but not seen this one, must go and have a look. Thank you for joining in at Sweet Stmapin this week, good luck. Debbiexx

  8. great card - cute image too :)
    Thanks for joining us at Do it with Digis this time :)
    Lynne xx

  9. What a sweet card! I love all the shells and sand! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

  10. Gorgeous summery colours on your card :D Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Cowgirls XXX

  11. Totally adorable Denise...! love the image hun and pretty layout too...

    thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin...and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  12. What a wunderfull summer card! love how you decorated it!
    Thanks for joining us at creative cowgirls challenge!

  13. Hi Denise...how absolutely delightful!! I remember blowing up those little inflatable pools when my kids were little! They never seemed all that little when I was blowing them up! hahaha! Love your bright colors....and the seashells and "sand" are the perfect embellies! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  14. Hi Denise,
    fabulous summer card, great details!

    Thanks for playing with us at the first Craft-Room Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again;-))m

  15. Gorgeous card Denise, love the primary colours you have used along with the sand and seashells, they go perfectly with your beautifully coloured image.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

  16. What a gorgeous card, and love the image. Good luck in the Craft-Room challenge and thanks for joining us. Maria x

  17. Beautiful card and a gorgeous little image.
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again
    Hugs Laurie x

  18. Lovely card and I love the little addition of the sand and shells- perfect thanks for joining us at CRC Debi x

  19. So cute! Your sand is awesome!! I’m so happy you could join us at Mo’s!

  20. Ijust love this, the image is so sweet and all the added shells make for a fabulous card. Thank you for joining our first challenge at Craft room challenge. Nikki DT

  21. Gorgeous card Denise, love those little seashells and your cute image, thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.
    Teresa xx

  22. thank you for joining us at our OSCC texture challenge good luck and hope you join us next week to

    lolly dt

  23. Awww, such a cute image and a great card! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!

  24. You certainly have nailed the PTT Challenge this week Denise with this fabulous Summer Creation. I love the bright colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week.

    Danie - PTT Design Team.

  25. Love the textures! Wow! Thanks for joining us at Creative Cowgirls. Janet DT member

  26. Gorgeous card! I love the seashells! Thanks for joining the Party this week and I hope to see more cards from you soon!



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