Monday, 19 August 2013

Toes in the Sand

the latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by Lin, who has chosen the theme Fun in The Sun

In the hopes of encouraging the sun to shine for longer than 5 minutes, Lin would like to see something relating to the summer fun, so that might be holiday related, or something in the garden, basically something you might do outdoors when the sun is shining that's fun, clean and legal!!

Please ensure your card meets the required element to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot.

I have used a gorgeous image called 'Toes in the Sand' by one of our sponsors Saturated Canary, Krista's image are always such a treat to colour.

  I coloured with promarkers and actually decided to colour in the background, which I don't normally do, now I know why, I found it so difficult to blend.  I was also trying to go for a sunkissed look, think I got more sunburnt!!!!

I framed the image with a left over negative cut (Cricut Storybook) and then mounted onto Orange Papermania card.

The surfboard was a free clipart I found, which I merged with some more clipart Palm Trees and a Hibiscus flower

The die cut seashells and Hibiscus were also cut using my Cricut 'Lifes a Beach' Cartridge.

We are sponsored by 

with 2 of their gorgeous digis 

with this fabulous prize:-

I look forward to seeing all your creations :)

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Pink Gem - Punch it Out
CMC Copic Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Bold & Beautiful
Alphabet Challenge - Newest Stamp
I Love Promarkers - Summertime
Crafts 4 Eternity - Summer Sun
Quick Quotes - Summer
Crafts Too - Summer Days
Paula Holifield - Summer Sun
Rose Blossom Garden - Summer (Cricut)
Cards Galore - Bingo (Flowers, Die Cuts, Summer)


  1. Great card and I love your hot colours! x

  2. Gorgeous card! Cute image, great design and lovely summery colours- perfect for our Bold and Beautiful Challenge at Sweet Stampin'- thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow, those colors are juicy and summery! Lovely. Great use of the die cut images. Thanks for linking up to our summer challenge at the Rose Blossom Garden.

  4. Wonderful card! I love the colors and the image. Your coloring is fabulous! The hair and sand caught my eye! Woo! Thanks for playing in our anything goes challenge at Color Me Creative.
    Cathy xx

  5. A beautifully coloured image great card. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  6. Wow, your colouring is fab Jules. A gorgeous card. xx

  7. a marvellous summer-card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  8. Great card! I love the layered die-cuts and the image is fantastic! Thanks for joining the Quick Quotes Challenge! =)

  9. Fab, love that image! Thanks for joining us at ALBC! Laura xx

  10. Grt card, love is image and your surfboard looks fab
    Thanks for joining us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

  11. Fabulous card!! Thank you for playing along with the CMC Copic Challenge!!
    Danni-CMC DT

  12. Stunning work thanks for playing at crafts too challenge you hugs Rebekah xx

  13. Think your background looks great and super love that surfboard
    So glad you joined us at the CMC Copic challenge (-:
    Linda CMC DT

  14. Fabulous creation, love the bold colours. Thanks for sharing with us this week, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne Sweet Stampin DT

  15. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  16. Fab design and image, so bold :)Thank-you for joining us at the Cards Galore Bingo Challenge, Denyse x

  17. A great card, love the theme, perfect for summer.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet challenge
    Avril x

  18. Fun, cool, and crazy summer colors! Nice job! Thanks for joining us at the Rose Blossom Garden!

  19. This card is fabulous!!! I love all the details in the coloring! The background sky is amazing!! Thank you for joining us for Quick Quotes challenge this month!

  20. What a super fun card and something I would absolutely enjoy coloring too!! The details are amazing! Thank you for playing along with the Rose Blossoms!!


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