Thursday 25 July 2013

Beside the Sea

It's time again for our next challenge over at Cute Card Thursday, and with memories of the summer we have just had (as it's now raining), the theme is beside the sea.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Heather's Hobbie Heaven, pop on over to the CCT blog to read about the prize and see the rest of the DT seaside inspiration.

I have scrambled over boxes and retrieved my Copic pens .. .. I've given up waiting for the new furniture to arrive and with Jason off on holiday next week it can stay put in the warehouse until he comes back.  The image is one of my older Penny Black stamps, as is the postcard tucked in behind it, and I've coloured with my Copics - but I am out of practice and haven't got the shading quite the way I wanted.  The little shells are all stamped from various collections of clear and rubber I have accumulated over the years, and again coloured with my Copics.  The paper and that swirly wave are freebie magazine papers by Nitwits, and finally I've added the diecut leaf sprays and shimmery pearls, although the ones by the shells aren't showing up in the picture.

The Kreative Stamping Friends blog challenge is for summer holiday creations, and Crafty Creations are also looking for summer cards so I will enter my card with both of them.


  1. Beautiful Card. The image is so cute and your colouring is wonderful. I love the postcard in the background and the seaside scene is pretty.


  2. oh wow this is beautiful.. i love everything .. the image , the postcard , the papers... why not enter our Sea challenge at Heck of a challenge this month .. its perfect
    Lisa x

  3. Love this one Annie - fabulous!

  4. Oh wie bezaubernd ist das denn. Ein perfektes Werk. Ich bin total begeistert. Klasse

    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde

    LG Tina

  5. Super cool card! You did a fab job by pulling all the elements together to create this awesome beach scene.

  6. Gorgeous seaside card Annie.

  7. what sweet designs you have created Annie,such pretty colouring on both of them

  8. Your creation is just wonderful :0)))

    Thanks for playing with us at Creative Stamping Friends ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  9. Oh annie I adore this card, what a gorgeous image. Sorry I haven't visited much lately, my life has been rally hectic and I've been away from home a lot. I'm in Spain with the boys until next tue but both Tom and I have been ill while here. Will catch up with all your posts I've missed over the past few weeks once I'm home and I must phone for a chat once I'm back.

  10. What a cute little image, I like the postcard-summer card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week,

  11. Absolutely fabby, am loving the waves, shells and postcard, - i was thinking of buying this fabby stamp, as they have now bought it out as a slapstick, Luv Sam x


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