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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Emboss it!

Gooooooooooooooood Morning crafty peeps! Happy Sunday to you all, I do hope the sun is shining wherever you are.....it is here, Yay!!

Lots of wonderful entries last week over at THE CRAFTY PAD, thank you so much for playing along. Don't forget to pop over and see if you are a winner or made it into our top 3!

This week, we want to see...

EMBOSSING (HEAT OR DRY)

...on your projects. We have the fab CRAFTY SENTIMENTS as our sponsor this week, with a choice of 3 digis from their online shop.
The DT have all worked with some of Debbie's latest fab designs....mainly Beach Hut, but also the sentiment, Life's a Beach. Check out all of the wonderful summer/beach digis HERE. 

Here's my card:
I have created a row of 3 beach huts (I just removed the seagull and beach ball from 2 of them so it didn't look weird!) I coloured them of course with Promarkers and edged with blue ink. The DP reminded me of deckchair fabric!
I sponged pale blue ink as a background and gave the beach a kind of shingle effect.

Onto the embossing.....I wanted to gold emboss using my powder and heat gun....BUT....I couldn't find the embossing powder ANYWHERE, sooooo, I went with dry embossing using one of my Cuttlebug folders....dots. Then I rubbed ink over the embossed dots to accentuate them.
I used the senti where the sun would be, and mounted it onto a piece of yellow embossed card.
I had some anchor charms in my stash which suited the theme, so I tied on some garden twine (I reckon it suited the look of the card,) and secured the charm with a brad.
As always, the rest of the DT have excelled themselves, so don't forget to check out their work when you enter your creation over at THE CRAFTY PAD this week!

I thought I'd enter my card into a few challenges out there this week:
Wow! Didn't realise how many there were! Wishing you all a very happy Sunday. x

33 comments:

Catherine said...

What a fantastic card Ali ! Love the image and the embellies are gorgeous ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Spyder said...

Great card as always Ali!! Great fun too!! Love that Anchor charm!! Has it really been that long!!! No...?! where does the time go? I'm sure Iwas here the other day. I still owe you a digi..umm...so far I've scribbled them all out coz they look really bad!! well, they look ok until I ink them up, and then they look terrible!! You will get it one day...promise!!!

((Lyn))

Lynda said...

Just love the beach huts - great card - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

* Vanessa * said...

What a fun card, just loved it!!
Thanks for playing with us at Easy Craft Projects!!
Lots of kisses!!

karlinchen50 said...

Hello a very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Karla

Dan said...

Cute card, and I love how you highlighted the embossed dots, very creative! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is beautiful, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Dawn said...

Great card Ali! Love your take on the embossing theme & I love that you added the other beach huts!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Ros said...

I have a penchant for beach huts ... love this card ... thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB

Linda R. said...

Your card is sooooo cute. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Margreet said...

Such a brilliant On Holiday card....love those beach huts....it makes me longing to the beach!...thanks for joining Fairy Fun Fridays!
xxx Margreet

iRene-M said...

What a great card! Love those beach huts :-)
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
x

Rein said...

Perfact for the DCM dare,
thanks for playing.

Ann Whitfield said...

Lovely cheerful card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

purple_pea_fran said...

This is such a great summer card! Love the swim ring and little anchor. Thanks joining in with the Wish You Were Here challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week.

Bianca said...

What a fab card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Gill McCall said...

Ali i love this card and your colours are fabby. Thank you for taking part in my challenge and good luck. http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com

Mel X said...

Super image and design. Fab colours.

Thanks for joining us this time at Craft Your Days Away. I hope we see you again soon - good luck in the draw.

Mel X

Sandy said...

Lovely card, love the beach huts and the twine and anchor embellishment.
Sandy

Tenia Nelson said...

Very nice card!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!

Deedee Anderson said...

A wonderfully summery card! I really like the unique way you used the embossing, and the great twine and charm accent. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

Cheryl Nelson said...

So cute! LOVE those beach houses! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Tracey Brossart said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Looks just like a boardwalk, great beachy card!

Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our 'On Holiday' challenge! Good luck! :D

Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Just Gorgeous Ali! PS. Pop on over to Tuesday Throwdown ... I believe I saw your name over there :) CONGRATS! Your deserve it as this is stunning!

PokSa said...

What a beautiful work. Great idea. I like it.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Sharon Curtis (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous card, I love those beach huts and the little details are fabulous! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

Nela said...

Georgeous creation with nice details!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

Janet said...

Gorgeous beach scene. Makes me think of summer - ha ha (where has it gone?) Thanks very much for sharing your card with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

Gaynor said...

Really nice card, thanks for sharing with craft your days away and good luck, Gaynor DT x

Keilly said...

Sweet card, love the beach huts. Thanks for sharing with us at the Daring Cardmakers this week!

Amanda said...

I just love the beach huts - perfect for summer.

Thanks for joining in with our challenge at CYDA.

Amanda

Katja said...

I really like your summery card. Love the image! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Little Miss Muffet!

Greetings,
Katja (LMM-DT)

Suzie McFloozy said...

Super cute card really delivers the flavour of summer - I can almost smell the sea breeze!
Thanks for playing along with us at easy craft projects - good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo