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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

SHAKE IT!! Down at the Beach!

* UPDATE* My card made Top 3 at Incy Wincy!


Happy Hump-Day folks, and what better to get you through the day than a brand new challenge over at FOR FUN.
This week, in the hope that we are going to see some summery weather (don't hold your breath though...) we want to see your

BEACH/SAND

creations! Yes, beach scenes, and even better, we want to see some sand! The wonderful PAPER SHELTER, who are offering a $15.00 voucher to spend in their online shop.
The DT were given a selection of fabby images to work with, and here's what I came up with:
It's a shaker card, made with real sand from the beach opposite where we have our caravan in Kent! I used the pre-coloured image and matched the colours to those. I cut a frame out of Kraft card, added the acetate, shaker-tape and some sand collected from the beautiful beach we are lucky enough to have just opposite our caravan. I added some wavey peel-offs too.
The matting/layering is Bazzill card and MME DPs, which I tore and inked to give a more rustic feel. The shells are also collected from the beach.
I added some garden twine (I thought it looked a bit 'beachy') and a tibetan silver anchor charm. I made the sentiment on the computer.
I really hope you can join us this week, and with such a wonderful prize up for grabs, you'd be mad not to!

I am going to enter the following challenges:
Don't forget to check out the awesome DT creations this week over at the FOR FUN challenge blog.

Thanks for looking!

19 comments:

Sharon Curtis (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous card, and adding sand is brilliant! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

Lynda said...

What a beautiful card and great beach image. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

madaboutpooh said...

Hi Ali,

Long time no see...Just had a good look at your blog and what lovely cards you have been making...will try to pop in more often..


Kris

Dawn said...

Love it Ali! Great colours Hunni!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Erika Valdez said...

WOW what an amazing card! I love the stamped image and your coloring is fabulous! Great touch adding the real sand in the card!
I am having a shaker card challenge over on my blog and would love for you to enter in it! I am giving away some awesome Prizes!

Lots of Love,
Erika
http://www.craftysprouts.com

Renee said...

What a cute card. Love that digi and your card came out so much better than mine did. Thanx for joining us this week at Incy Wincy. Hope to see you back again, soon.
Renee DT

Helen Dooley said...

This is awesome! you rocked this challenge! Thanks!

Scrappy Zeni said...

Your card is amazing!!!! wow! I'm in awe... really love it! TFS!

sallysbitz said...

Totally gorgeous x
I just love it all. Lucky you to be so near to a beach.

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Keilly said...

Beautiful card, I love the little anchor charm. Thanks for sharing with us at the Daring Cardmakers this week!

Fiona said...

fab card and perfect for our challenge this week, cute little charm too.

Thanks for joining us at paper sundaes this week.

Fi
x

Amanda R said...

Very cute and I love the border you used around the image. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Paper Sundaes!

Gill McCall said...

such a pretty card and your colours are just lovely as they all blend well together. thank you for entering again into my challenge.

Pauline said...

This is absolutely gorgeous... your colouring is fav, and your colour choices are just perfect for the beach! I love it!
hugs,
Pauline

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Darling summer card!! Love the sweet image and fun sand. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Lysa said...

This is such an adorable card- I love that image-so sweet! Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant!

~*Joni said...

Awww! Your coloring and details are amazing! Beautiful job with this card and all the challenges. Thank you for playing along with our Sun challenge at The Pink Elephant!
~*Joni TPE DT

paperfun said...

Such a darling card! I love that you added water to the bucket.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

Mari

jackid said...

Hi Ali hope you are well I take it you like the theme of a beach then oh to feel the warm sand througfh your toes I wish anyway another super card from you thanks for joining us at CBGM
Jacki xx