Wednesday, 4 July 2012

It's Summertime!

Now that hubby is back at work I'll have to get myself back into the routine of making one card a day. The past couple of days have been spent on a sewing project which is on my blog HERE

The challenges for today's card are

Paper Take Weekly   Anything goes

Paper Pretties Monday challenge #46   Summer

Paper Pretties Wednesday challenge #213  a card for an occasion

Crafty Sentiments Designs  Summertime

Whimsy Stamps challenge #46  anything goes

Catch the Bug   summer

I edged the paper with an ink pad making the shading deeper on the lefthand side and bottom which gives a more dimensional look to it

With the sketchy design of the stamp there is no need to be accurate with the colouring.  It gives an impression of a watercolour finish to it

I've no idea who the manufacturer of the die is for the flowers on the side border as it was in a bundle of diecuts from a friend.  It wasn't the right colour so I went over it with a Tim Holtz ink pad in Dusty Concorde

Materials used

Beach huts stamp by Michael Powell
Sentiment from Crafty Individuals
Memento ink pad
Tim Holtz Distress ink pad
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Woodware Paper Trimmer with a deckle blade
Paper from a Crafter's Companion cd
3D foam pads
Die cut border


  1. What a wonderful image! LOVE your coloring--this is a great birthday card! :)

  2. I love your summer time card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  3. This is just gorgeous Margaret,love the image.Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy

  4. Wonderful card and love the flower border, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  5. Your card is beautiful!!! Love the summery feeling of it =)
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge this week and good luck with the draw!

  6. Great card! Thanks for playing along with Catch the Bug this week!

  7. This is fabulous Margret what a happy summery card I love this image it makes you think of holidays . Fabulous stamping well done Hugs Elaine