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Sunday, 25 July 2010

Bunny Zoe's Summer days challenge

I am a big fan of Nikki of Bunny Zoe Crafts as she has amazing colouring skills - well I just had to join in her new monthly challenge blog, didn't I?! This monthly's challenge is "Summer Days" and you have until 8 August to submit your project. It doesn't have to be a card, but I'm not yet that creative to make anything else!! So here is my card...


We grew up in Greater London, but moved to East Sussex four years ago because we love the sea - BIG time! We now live just 30 mins drive to the coast (and a daily nearly a 4 hour commute into London) and we drive to the beach any opportunity that looks like it's not going to rain! Hence, my card - we love sitting on the beach, with our dogs sniffing around us, reading books, having a picnic/beach barbeque and generally being relaxed, listening to the sea. Bliss! My dream is to one day own a house with a balcony that has an ocean view. Heaven!

It took me aaages to make this card - I sort of knew what I wanted to make but I didn't really know the detail! Until I saw this week's Taylored Expressions sketch and - wham! - it just came to me! I am also submitting this card to the following challenges:


By the cute and girly - warm sunny days
Sir Stampalot - Lazy Hazy Days of Summer


Well, it's the end of the weekend, off to bed for an early start at work. *See* you tomorrow - hopefully!

Papers/cardstock: Bazzill kraft cardstock, October Afternoon Ducks in a Row paper pack
Stamps: Magnolia romantic sunset background, Magnolia dragonflies
Mediums: Copic Ciaos
Accents: American Crafts ribbon, Stampin Up striped ribbon, jute ribbon
Tools: Nestabilities blossom and label dies, Fiskars border punch

22 comments:

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card! you have coloured the image beautifully, I love the bright summery colours.

Stamp and Smile said...

What a gem of a card Mary!!! Fantastic colors and the layered trim is perfect... :) Thanks for the kind words, I miss you too! The day I received your comment I posted on my blog! Great minds think a like... SMILES! :)

Pam S. said...

You've captured it Mary!!! What an awesome card! Gorgeously colored and designed! I ♥ it!
Pam Going Postal

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Mary!

Wow!! What a very, very, very nice card this is!! I get an instantly summery feeling of it, even though outside it's grey and pouring rain here!! Thank you!!! ;-) What beautiful colors you used here and I can imagine that it reminds you of your enjoying days on the beach! But you have to travel four hours every day???!!!! Wow!!! That's tough!! Both of you? No jobs for you where you live now? I wish for you you will find the balcony home you wish for!!

Hugs, Wendy

Hannapanna said...

That is just gorgeous! Love the summery colours and the image is beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

Kate said...

This is a lovely summer card and I agree that sketch makes me want to create too!

** Kate **

Lisa Jane said...

HI Mary...i want to strip of my woollies and just bask in the sunshine .. its beautiful !
I love the colours and the whole scene .
Wish it had been like this on my camping trip this weekend!!Much nicer than miserable drizzle!!
Hope you had a lovely weekend
Lisa ;)

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Your card is fabulous Mary and I love your colouring and colour choices, A really fabulous scene! Wow, 4 hours communiting but sounds worth it for all the great times chilling at the beach. Hugs, Nikki x

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Wow that is such a pretty card! Thank you for joining us over at BTC&G and Good Luck! X

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS Mary!!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! This is stunning, Mary! I love the fresh colour combination.

Sparkle said...

What a darling card!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is fabulous and your colouring is wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

chris said...

I,m with you, any chance to get down to the coast line though our coast line isn't as nice as yours in lincolnshire so I tend to do norfolk, as we are not to far away.

I am in love with your card seen this image loads of times before, but never seen it used so beautifully, its fabulous.
back soon love chris xx

thanks for joining us in the sir Stampalot challenge.

pinky said...

Wow what a gorgeous card, beautiful scene, gorgeous colours, wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot.
Pinky

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous beach theme card Love your colours. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G this month. nnalorac.x

LuAnn said...

great job on the TE challenge - I'm new to all of this so I've been hopping and checking out entries to learn and be inspired!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful scene you've created, gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Silli said...

wow- zers... girl, your card is so pretty...love the colors...

Melody said...

What a fun image! And your coloring is wonderful!

Jenny said...

Super fun card!! I love the colors!!

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