Friday, 8 August 2014

Enjoying the Beach

When I was younger we used to go to the beach at a place called Sumner.  We'd buy an ice-cream at the shop on the beachfront and then wander along the beach.  This image brings back some of those memories:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge - Colour Palette
The East Wind Challenge - Beach
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (girl at beach)
Sentimental Sundays - Favourite Hair Colour
Love To Create - Anything Goes
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Summer Food/Drink (ice-cream)
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Square or Rectangle Cards (rectangle)

I have used a creamy coloured paper from Kaisercraft for the background.  The image comes from The East Wind and has been coloured with copic markers inspired by the palette at Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge.  I used shimmer cardstock from DCWV for matting and also cut some flower shapes using the same card.  Actually this particular shape reminds me of the sea anemone on the beach.  My brother kicked one once and got some of it stuck under his toe-nail (I think he learnt that wasn't a good idea!!).  I added some creamy pearls to the centres.  The sentiment is from Netty's Cards and has been die-cut with Spellbinder circle dies.


  1. Wow what a lovely memory and the image is perfect for summer food. Fantastic summer colouring too. Jacqui DT Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  2. Great layout! Thank you from joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge, hope we'll see you again very soon!

    Victoria DT

  3. Lovely card!
    Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  4. Love the layout and sweet memory! Thank you for joining Vandicrafts' Artistry Challenge. Hope you see your work again in the future!
    Melissa ~ Vandicrafts

  5. Adorable!! Love the colors you have used. Love those flowers!! This is fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The East Wind!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, DT Member @ The East Wind
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  6. I'm back again!! This time to thank you for playing at Open-Minded!! with your GORGEOUS! card!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  7. So cute! Totally love the great color scheme!!! Fabulous details and die cuts.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at The East Wind. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

    Thank you for entering Open minded crafting fun challenge as well :)

  8. Sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges. Good luck, Joanna DT

  9. Gorgeous Suze! Love it! thanks for sharing at The East Wind. Mo xxx

  10. Popping back in with a different DT hat on! thanks for joining our Summer Food Challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges! mo xxx

  11. So cute! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper