Thursday, 19 June 2014

I do love to be beside the seaside!

It's still sunny here beside the sea on the north Cornish coast today although a breeze is making it deceptively cooler, but a great day for sailing! My DT card for this week's Cute Card Thursday seaside challenge features the cute LOTV lad with his sail boat and I wanted to create a scene with him using the sail boat from the Marianne Design Don & Daisy summer scenery set.  I've coloured with my Copic pens and added touches of glitter for the waves.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Whimsy Stamps - always a great prize!

And here is my card, a different picture to the one on the CCT blog - I took another this morning so there are less shadows, but the colours don't look quite as bright - ah well!

My papers are from the Maya Design Life in the Country pad, Happy Birthday is cut with a Joy Crafts die from red SU! card and I've decorated with punched fronds and die cut shells using Marianne Design dies.  The numbers are also MD - and my original plan was to make a birthday card for my grandson to give to one of his friends .. .. but I couldn't think if they would be mostly 5 or 6 years old so cut each number, then saw how they both looked together and turned it into a 65 year old birthday card, perhaps for a keen sailor that's about to retire and spend a bit more time at the beach! The numbers are only fixed with a single foam pad each so if necessary I can do a bit of tweaking .. .. that's the joy of making your own cards.

The shells are MD LR0230 with a touch of chalk ink on the embossed areas.  The numbers are MD COL1347 and the set comes with a couple of stamps to add pattern - I left mine plain.

Moving Along With The Times blog challenge is also beside the sea side so I can enter with them, and the ABC challenge is up to the letter 'N' for nautical, so I'm in with them too!


  1. Another brilliant creation Annie!! Love it!! Dorset is bathed in sunshine today and could actually do with a bit of your sea breeze so please send some up!! xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Annie, so love those sea shell dies, they are so realistic looking! Such a gorgeous image too!

  3. Great card, fits the MAWTT challenge perfectly. All the accents are superb, the Happy Birthday is stunning and I love the addition of shells and seaweed. Cx

  4. I adore your gorgeous card Annie.
    Sue x x

  5. Aawww such a lovely card Annie! I adore the image and fab background and love the shells too :)

  6. Absolutely gorgeous and adorable too.

  7. Oh this looks really wonderful. Thank you for joinig us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  8. A beautiful card, love the shell embellishments. Thank you for sharing with us over at ABC Challenges. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  9. Just gorgeous.

    Love that birthday die behind the image, and the lovely shell diecuts.

    Thanks for joining in with our Nautical challenge



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