Sunday, 15 July 2012

Summer Holiday

I haven't posted anything for a fortnight as I've been away on Holiday in Cornwall for a week and we got back on Friday evening. Me and hubby had a great time and I even got sunburn when the rest of the UK was having floods! We were very lucky with the weather with dry sunny spells for parts of every day, apart from one (when we went to the Eden project). We got to sit on the beach almost every day... It was bliss. Sadly back to work tomorrow, but I did manage to finish a card today that I started before I went away. It's another easel card as I'm still working on ensuring they don't topple over, so far it hasn't so maybe at last I've cracked it... Third time lucky as they say! I used a Sarah Kay stamp - 'Isabelle with puppy Coco' and I've chosen a bright summer colour scheme with lots of florals and butterflies. I love the stamp and can imagine sitting in a meadow on a hot sunny day making daisy chains with not a care in the world.... wishful thinking!

I used the following to make my card -
  • White scalloped base card
  • Coral pink textured card stock for layering 
  • Sarah Kay stamp- coloured with Promarkers (highlights to hat with white gel pen)
  • Papers:-
    • Fancy Pants designs-Beach babe
    • Me to you- Especially for you
    • Raspberry Road luxury paper pack - all papers were magazine freebies
  • Cream lace 
  • Pink ribbon, pink wool (also used to make wool bow)
  • Tonic butterflies punched from various papers used and decorated using gems, pearls and glitter.
  • White punched  Martha Stewart 'Monarch' butterflies 
  • Various sizes and shades of pink pearls and gems
  • Felt flowers (which I added buttons to)
  • Floral washi tape
  • Small flower brad (on wool bow)
  • White die cut scroll
  • With love sentiment-magazine freebie
Again this week I've taken quite a few photos, it looks quite red in the photo's but it is actually pink  in 'real' life. I'm quite pleased with the result although my daughter thinks it's a bit OTT and is not her favourite style of card, she also thinks Sarah Kay is 'old fashioned', she was part of my childhood, so I love her, reminds me of when I was little and I'm not that old! Well that all for this week and I'm hoping to start on some Christmas cards next week or that is the plan although that was also the plan two week ago so we will see! Take care  X

 'summer days' 

Challenges I would like to take part in this week are as follows


  1. Lovely with the butterflies and I like the tone on tone color scheme with pinks!

  2. Wow fab card Hun love the card shape the stamp is gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges

    Hugs Mandy DT xxx

  3. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining the latest dare over at the Daring Cardmakers. Gez.

  4. Your card is a delight. Beautiful image, fabulous colours and design details.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge this week.

  5. This is so sweet, your coloring is great! Thanks for joining us at My Time To craft. Hugs,

  6. This is very cute brilliant card & colours fab image!!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi doodles shop challenge
    Tracey DT

  7. Gorgeous card hun, love the colours & the image is fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  8. Hi!
    I love the image, great colouring, great dp... everything!
    YOU did Totally Gorgeous Creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge. Good Luck!~
    -Sony WSC-DT

  9. Gorgeous card, perfect for our challenge, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.

  10. OMG what a fabulous card, love all the details on your card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon.

  11. Gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week!
    Leslie, DT

  12. Such a great card, thank you so much for following this weeks sketch over at Willow Sketchie challenge.....good luck xx


  13. love all of those layers - there is something new to see every time i look jenx

  14. I love how whimsical and feminine this is. It's so pretty and I like the flourishes done in white. Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week. Hope to see you again soon.

  15. This is so pretty Andrea, I love your sweet image and gorgeous butterfly embellishments.

  16. This is really beautiful hunnie..gorgeous embellishments and such a sweet image...

  17. Cute pinkness! Adorable,mlove the colors

  18. Hi Andrea

    Lots of gorgeousness on your easel card .. .. I love making them .. .. but can't photograph them for toffee !!

    Sounds like you did really well with your holiday weather. I doubt many people have been that lucky.

    Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx


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