Friday, 6 July 2012

On The Beach!

Good morning again! Two posts on a Friday - as it's also time for a new challenge over at Totally Papercrafts!  And, despite the lack of summer that we seem to be having in the UK, the theme for this week is 'Here Comes Summer'! Yes, yes, I know that we haven't had much sunshine this summer - and brollies and wellies are more the fashion items for the season, but we can dream can't we? So, close your eyes, imagine a warm sunny day and get those crafting fingers going!  And it's a great challenge prize this week from Simon Says - a $25 voucher to spend of some of the great crafting goodies that they have!
Simon Says Stamp

So do go on over to the Totally Papercrafts challenge blog and have a look at the great Design Team creations to get you in the mood for summer!
My effort for this week (whilst dreaming about warm sunny beaches) is

Just love those deckchairs & beach hut! These were from a freebie stamp set and papers by Emma Ball that I got with a craft magazine, and I combined them with a couple of other stamps. I've coloured them with promarkers and then used chalks to create a soft sky and beach effect

I made some bunting with the Emma Ball papers too, and added the little stamped boat. 
The sentiment stamp is a blank ticket one from Whimsy with printed wording in, distressed with Antique Linen, and some added twine.
I was quite pleased with the overall effect. Something different to my usual cards, but liked the relaxed summery feel! 
Hope the sun shines for you a bit this weekend! 
Back soon, Kim x 

 I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Freshly Brewed - Summertime
Little Red Wagon - Life's a beach
Whimsy Inspiration - anything goes
Sparkles Challenge - summer fun


  1. Oh this is fab wish I was sat there instead of watching the rain. Have a swimming pool in the back garden that shouldnt be there. tee Hee

  2. This is gorgeous Kim! I really like it. Your chalk effect is fantastic. I love those little tags too, everything just works so well together!

    Tags xx

  3. Oh, I love your card!! The image is wonderful and I love the little tags you used on the bottom. Your colors are perfect too - definitely remind me of the ocean water and sky. It makes me want to be on a beach right now! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Hiya..lovely beech theme card, have a good weekend, x carol

  5. Hi Kim wish I was there instead of here, miserable weather. Gorgeous card love the image which is coloured beautifully and the colours and layout really capture what summer should look like. Have a great weekend. Caroline xxx

  6. This is so lovely Kim. Very summery, I just wish the weather here was. Lol!!! Have a great weekend.


  7. Perfect summery card Kim, it's lovely
    Have a great weekend
    Anne x

  8. Wow Kim what a gorgeous card hun. I love those stamps!!. The bunting and tickets finish it off perfectly. Just hope your card inspires the sun to shine more!!!. Hope you are ok lovely and have a super weekend. Big hugs Clare xxx

  9. Lovely card Kim! Great stamps and love your bunting :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  10. Hi Kim, those stamps are fab, I love the beach scene you have created, it's fantastic. Have a great Sunday.
    Hugs Sue W.

  11. Fabulous care Kim - love the image - lets hope we get some summer sun soon so we can all go to the beach.

    Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me a lovely comment.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel xx

  12. i LOVE this card! everything about it is just perfect. thank you for joining us at fresh brewed designs :)

  13. Great card! I want to be sitting in one of those chairs right now! Love the tickets too!
    Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!!

  14. love your card...great details like the tickets...well done.

  15. I love the muted summery colours - so pretty.
    Alison x

  16. Lovely card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles challenges for our * Summer Fun * challenge.

    Hope you will join us again, good luck in the draw.
    Hugs Shaz x


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Kim x