Saturday 31 May 2014

Guest at Don & Daisy blog

I was invited to be a guest designer on the Don and Daisy blog for the new challenge - holiday greetings.  I've put together a card with Daisy In the Sunshine stamp and the sailing boat from the Summer scenery set.  I've coloured with my Copic pens and added Lace Stickles along the edge of the sea as it meets the sand, and on the waves.  I've got a couple more close ups for you .. .. ..
Here you can see the sea shells I've die cut and some little pieces of sea shell and sea glass from my local beach, dusted with a mustard shade of loose glitter as though they are still covered in sand!  I simply got craft glue on my finger, stroked over the shells and then dusted the glitter - messy but effective! The little flower is one I was making up as I went along a while back and it was on my desk so I used it, the centre is a blob of clear Viva Decor pen and pink glitter - lovely sparkle on this card!

And this is the bottom left corner with more shells, the little bit of fence and a text stamped onto a die cut banner that I've trimmed down. The embossed areas and edges on the die cuts I've coloured with chalk inks in soft pink and sandy brown shades

Finally, the card .. .. ..

Again, taken on a bright sunny day so the colours are looking washed out, it is brighter in real life.  There's another shell decoration at the top along with a stamped PB postcard onto the MD handmade paper, and a tiny scrap of tinsel I found in my stash.  I had fun making this card and beachcombing for the little extra bits, there are so many shells on the beaches here washed in after all the storms.

Here's the long list of Marianne Design products I've used for my card:
patterned paper from Rose Garden pad PK9102
Mulberry paper used to stamp the PB postcard RB2219
Daisy In the Sunshine stamp DDS3320
Summer Scenery stamps DDS3333
shell dies LR0230
anchor and starfish dies LR0232
lace edge across middle of card and used to make faux embossed stitching around edge of paper LR0161
fence die LR0205
text and banner die set COL1324
flower created from smallest die in CR1201
fronds from LR0192

I'd like to enter my card into the Fussy and Fancy Friday outdoor challenge.  Today I'm off out with hubby, need to get a few bits and pieces and walk the dogs somewhere although it's looking a bit cloudy and the roads in Cornwall are usually hectic on a Saturday .. .. but hopefully everyone will be leaving the county now that the Whitsun/half-term break is over .. .. leaving the locals a little peace and quiet before the summer madness begins!


  1. A sunny card, I love it!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

  2. What a gorgeous beachy themed card - love the colours and embellishments and your beautifully coloured image. Hugs, Claire x

  3. A FABULOUS scene you have set for us here!!! BEAUTIFUL card...thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Outdoors"!!!

  4. Very nice card you've made, love all the details and the colors!
    Greetz Boukje.

  5. This is beautiful Annie, you have created such a fab scene with her!! xx

  6. It's gorgeous!
    Enjoy your weekend,


  7. So gorgeous card. I love papers and embellishments. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  8. Ohhh this is fabulous! I really love the beachy theme that you have captured with the die cuts and embellishments. The layout is great and the image is super sweet too.

  9. Congratulations on your guest dt, what a pretty card Annie. Love all details!! It is already on my pinboard,
    Hugs Blankina

  10. Love your gorgeous card, brilliant beach scene and adorable image.

  11. This is just the cutest! Oh, how I wish I was her... :)
    Amazing hair coloring and lovely design.
    Have a fun day, Annie...

  12. What a FABulous scene this is! The cutest of images {never seen them before!} Love it..LOving all your embellishments too.
    I'm a new {stalker} Will be watching for more of these images lol. x

  13. Congratulations on your Top 5 win at Fussy and Fancy "Outdoor" Annie!! As I said before you have created a FABULOUS scene for us here!!!

  14. Wow! Your summer-cards brings a wonderful feeling. Stunning coloration. The Details give your cards a perfect look !
    LG Helga


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