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Thursday 28 July 2011

Guest Designer at Michelle Perkett Studios

Good Morning from a sunny Birmingham. I cannot tell you how happy I am to see some sunshine, goodness know we have had some miserable weather in the UK!! Hopefully I will be able to shake this cold I am saddled with at the moment too :)

Today I am delighted to be a Guest Designer at Michelle Perkett Studios. They have a challenge at the moment of Let's Go To The Beach. I would love to go to the beach, shame we live so far away so I will have to be satisfied with making images of the beach instead.

I used a gorgeous little digi 'Olive' to make this card and coloured her in with Promarkers.

I used a Kraft base, layered some paper from DCWV which has been inked around the edges to knock it back a little. I mounted the image on some more Kraft and using one of the DCWV papers cut the waves out in 2 layers to emulate the sea. These are mounted on a thin 3d foam and I curled the edges forward to make it look more tactile. These were very fiddly to cut out but so worth it.

I had been following the sketch from Card Patterns #125 and up to this point everything was going well but with the trims and mats my image became too big for my card base and looked out of proportion so I 'fixed' it by moving it over towards the right hand side and added a strip of paper from the ribbon sheet that the waves came from. Last but not least I dug a little shell embellishment from my stash and added it to the sand.

There is a freebie available with the current challenge so no excuse not to take part, hope this little spell of sunshine will have you enspired :)

Card Size - 5 1/4" square
Embellishments - resin shell
Tools - 3d Foam pads and good old scissors

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical order) :-


Lynne said...

Fabulous card, love your waves.
Lynne xxx

Jennifer Scull said...

your card is adorable! and congrats on being a guest DT member! that is great! I love the little waves..... I have been looking for a punch or die cut for ages like this. guess I need to go online to track one down.
have a wonderful day!

Jules said...

Hi Mandy

Another cute card .. .. loving your sweet image and the perfectly themed paper that goes alongside it.

The waves look amazing!!!

Thank you for joining in the snippet reduction campaign again this week and many congratulations on your GDT spot.

Love Jules xx

Sazzle said...

I love your card so bright and colourful and that image is so cute isn't it?

Thanks fro sharing this with us over at Fussy & Fancy for our summer challenge this week.

xx Happy crafting & glittery hugs xx


Anne said...

Love those doubled up waves:)

Thank you for joining in with this week’s Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll play again this Friday!

Sarn said...

Nice and cheerful summery card.

Hope you recover from your cold very soon.

Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

Really fabbie fun card.

Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

Huggies Angel

Kristii said...

Soooooo very cute!!! Love the wavy border and the colors are positively cheerful!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Patterns!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

A really cute card sweetie. I love the layout and image. Thank you for sharing with us at CYDA this week and good luck.


Gill McCall said...

wow Mandy how sweet is this ! the colours again are fabby and thanks for entering again into my challenge.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Mandy, love the colours and cute image. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge x

Sheri Gilson said...

Super cute summer card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Holly Young said...

oh I've got plenty of sun to spare! I am so tired of these 100+ degree days and no rain for months!
Your card is just too cute. Love the sentiment!
Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

MagsB said...

What a fun image, and what great summertime papers! Very nice!!

luv, Mags x

Sarah said...

very sweet and colourful! Congrats on the DT!
Thank you so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Show challenge.

Sonia said...

First, congrats for GDT!!! Good Luck!

Adorable image and very pretty card!Great Job!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Cupcake this week.

kbrandy4 said...

Gorgeous Summer Fun card and an adorable image! Thanks for joining us Divas at Do it with Digis this time.

Hugs Hazel xx

Anonymous said...

Oh so cute! Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings Challenge. hugs, Angela

Tracy said...

Adorable Many! She's a cutie and that beach ball paper is so fun. Thank you so much for playing this week at Papercraft Star! We hope you'll come back and play again!

sammi said...

Adorable card, Mandy, and those beach balls look very familiar! Thanks so much for joining in our sum summ summertime challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA and OLL. Hope you join us next time

McCrafty's Cards said...

A sweet card, Thanks for joining in with us this week at TPS, good luck.
Kevin xx

Karen said...

Lovely card and great colour combo too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

xxxtglxxx said...

Fabulous and fun summer card :)

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,




The waves are adorable and great us of the Kraft too! This is a terrific summer time image! Thanks so much for joining us at Diva's by Design this time, good luck and come back next time!
Tammy Louise xx

You're invited to join in on my blogversary candy if you collect till 8-30! Good Luck :)

Unknown said...

A lovely vibrant card Mandy! Really brings home summer! :)

Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week :)
Lizy DT x

Denise said...

Great card - love that image and how you have coloured her.
Thanks for playing along with is at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges xx

Charlene said...

What a fabulously fun beach card! Congratulations on your GD spot with Michelle Perkett. Love your beach ball ribbon and the wonderful way you did the waves. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy International Childrens Day challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT

Vicky said...

Fabulous card hun...!

thanks for joining us at Divas....and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

Sharon said...

Great card.
Thanks for joining us at Do It With Digi's this time.
Hugs Sharon x

Donna said...

A perfect little summery card, love the waves. Glad to hear the sun is shining where you are, hope it lasts lol. Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop 'Anything Goes' challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
thank you for joining us at DS4J this fortnight
Love Jan

WeirdCat said...

So cute, very cheerful and hopefully will keep you cheerful when yet more rain arrives tomorrow!LOL, thank you for joining us at DDSC this week
Ruth x

tiggertastic said...

Fantastic make
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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BarbaraW said...

At least Olive gets to enjoy the beach. Cute card. Thanks for sharing your art in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Unknown said...

Hi there, such a cute card - just perfect for our challenge. Love the colours. Thanks for joining in with this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

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Vicki Romaine said...

Congratulation you won( #30) my challenge "Circles" on the Cheerfuo Stamp Pad. If you have not become a fillower, I really would appreciate it.

Send me your e-mail and last name pleasel

i am posting your card now in my winner's spot

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Mandy thanks for comments on my blog I 'm fine now anyway another super creation from you and thanks for joining in at CBGM this time
Jacki xx

mum of two said...

What a beautiful card. I love the image you chose, it's so summery! I am sorry it has taken me so long to comment on your project, but blogger has been making me nuts... Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime this week :)