Thursday, 13 June 2013

On The Beach

I think I'm having one of those weeks - the type that no matter how much you do, nothing seems to be achieved.  My to do list seems to be getting longer and the items are just not being crossed off as quick as I would like.  I don't think it helps knowing I've got a few busy weekends coming up with the boys (karting - what else?!) which means I won't get any crafting done at all.

Anyway!  At least looking at this card cheers me up!  I entered the monthly I Heart Sketches challenge last month and as it is a progressive challenge, I got the image emailed to me for the June challenge.  Hope you followed that!  And here it is!

I've only used one of the three images in the set and I didn't manage to use a sentiment as I couldn't work out where to put it so that it looked right.  The card was supposed to be a stepper but it went wrong so ended up being a normal one!

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and added foam pads behind it before adding it to the sky.  I made the bunting from some scraps on my table and then added the embriodery thread.  A bit of faux stitching down the side and its complete!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

I Heart Sketches Monthly Progressive:  Image used
Creative Moments:  Weather
Scrappers Delights:  S Is For (Sunshine, Sea, Sand, Shells)
Whimsical Designs:  Summertime Fun
Craftroom Challenge:  Here Comes The Summer

Image:  I Heart Sketches, coloured with Promarkers
Papers:  Echo Park Summerdays


  1. oh Ruth, this is super cute! it's pretty chilly here, so a nice warm day at the beach sounds pretty good right now. :)

    have a fun weekend karting. take care! :)

  2. This is adorable! love the fun scene you created, your darling image & the banner in the corner! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Such a stunning card, I love the colours and it gives a real summery feel.

    Thanks for joining in at Scrapper's Delights First Challenge.

    Kelly x

  4. Love your seaside card, Annette

  5. What a lovely summery card, thank you for joining us at Creative this fortnight. Abbie (Owner) xx

  6. This is a fab and cheery beach card. Hugs, Claire x

  7. Such a fun card, love the bright colours, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

    Alex (DT)

  8. Thank you for sharing this fabulous summer card at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

  9. Wow, this is super cool! Love the vibrant colour and the dimension you've given the the image and banner Thank you for joining us at Delightful Inspiration {from the heart}!

  10. Really lovely thanks for joining in at scrappers delight

  11. wonderful colouring and nice choice for your "s Word

    Thank you for joining in on Scrapper's Delights Challenge
    "S is For...."

  12. your coloring and fab dimension! Thanks for playing along with the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge at Whimsical Designs!

  13. Stunning card- love it !!

    Thanks for joining us @ Delightful Inspirations {from the heart}

  14. This is lovely, a bucket and spade was my favourite pastime on the beach when I was young. I love the bunting. Thanks for sharing with us at the Craft-Room Challenge this fortnight.

    Maria x

  15. love the vibrancy and the dimension you've added- very eye catching, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

  16. This is a fantastic summer card. You did a great job with your coloring. The dimension is great too!! Thank you for joining us over at Whimsical Designs this week

  17. This is a fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  18. such a lovely card, thanks for joining us at creative moments blog. Gill DT

  19. Saw your card over at DI and had to come for a closer look. You have done a wonderful job and your colouring is incredible!

    Lisa D.


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