Friday, 27 July 2012

Summer At The Beach

Morning folks, it's still rather hot here today but is muggy as it's cloudy at the moment so I hope the sun will come back soon. You may need sunglasses for my card here as it's rather bright! This is because the theme for the new challenge over at Polka Doodles today is Summer something we haven't seen much of this year but we can live in hope!
Here's my card and you'll now see what I mean about the sunglasses!

I made the card blank by using a large Go Kreate die offset slightly at the fold to make a pretty shape and then made a frame for the front using yellow polka dot paper from the Sugarplum Daisy CD with the same paper in blue underneath.
I used the beach hut and ice cream images from the Sundae of Seasons CD (rather appropriate don't you think lol) with the bunting from the Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 CD. The cute image is Taylor - Camping Day by Emma Canning but I decided to imagine her heading for the beach with a parasol and wellies for wading in some rock pools. Everything was coloured with a mix of Aquamarkers and Prismacolor pencils which I love to add detail with - do you like the stripes and dots on the bunting?
I finished off with a sentiment from Sugarplum Daisy, die cut with a Nestabilities scalloped circle die and coloured up to resemble the sun.

You'll have to let me know what you think and hope you like my bright and sunny creation.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Challenges for my card:
Crafts and Me Challenges - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration - Summer Fun
Creative Craft Challenges - Summertime
Die Cuttin' Divas - Summer Fun


Sarah said...

Gorgeous bright summery card Fliss, love the colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for our Summer Fun challenge, good luck x

craftattack said...

I love the sunny colours, it just has a happy feeling to it! Here it is extremely hot and muggy, and thunderstorms have been promised for this evening....Valerie

Georgiana said...

Lovely summer shaped card. So glad you shared at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations

Emma Canning said...

This is just beautiful Fliss - got me happy and in the mood for some sunshine :-) x x

brenda said...

I think colours are absolutely perfect Fliss, many memories from my childhood of brightly coloured beach huts.

Hope you have good weekend.

B x

Claire Phillips said...

Absolutely spot on Fliss - really love your take on this and what fab colours......just wish we could have some of that sunshine in Largs! Cheers Claire x

Craftin Desert Divas said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors! I'm a new follower. Hope you'll visit my blog, if u like maybe follow.


Happy Days said...

Fab card hun. Love the colours and the sun is simply inspired!

Hope you had a good day today and spend too many pennies in our fave store ;D

Have a fab weekend

Claire xxx

Buttons said...

What fab beach huts. Love the choice of colours too Fliss. Hugs, Buttons x

Wendy said...

Fab card hun full of summer fun thank you for joining us at whimsy stamps for our summer fun challenge good luck

Hugs Wendy DT Whimsy Stamps

Patty Chalas said...

Great card Fliss!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss, what an amazing bright and happy card, all of the images work together so beautifully this is a real summer hottie !


Lou said...

Fab card Fliss and love those beach huts. What a brilliant summer idea.

Thanks for sorting my card out for and sorry for being late!

Have a great weekend,


Gerda said...

Great shape card. love the bright coloers you used. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful summer feeling.

Mona Eidhammer said...

Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge over at Crafts and Me with this fabulous creation. Hugs...Mona