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Tuesday 12 July 2011

Making Sandcastles

The digi ensemble above is made up of 4 separate images and I am really pleased with how it came together. I have had it made up and coloured in for a couple of weeks now but not had the opportunity to actually make it up into a card.

I have used a sketch from Bugaboo Wacky Wednesday as the little baby image is a Bugaboo one. I have combined digi's from Sew Many cards, Little Musings and Kikkin Creations. Full details of all images used are below.

All the papers are by DCWV and from the Summer draw set from QVC. Some papers have been distressed with a brown inkpad to highlight the layers better. The sentiment is from Elegant Wordart by Bethany.

I love how I am able to experiment with digital images with very little outlay and I find it is firing my imagination so much. I am constantly grateful for the free images that these fantastic illustrators give us to give me the opportunity to have a play and stretch my creativity.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size - 8" square
Sketch - Bugaboo Wacky Wednesday #9
Images - Baby by Bugaboo, Sandcastle by Sew Many Cards, Beach Huts by Little Musings & Smiley Sun by Kikkin Kreations
Sentiment - Elegant Wordart by Bethany
Paper - DCWV from Summer drawer set by QVC
Tools - Quickutz Cookie Cutter die for sentiment
Techniques - Distressing

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


Marlene said...

Very cute, fun, whimsical and colorful!

Cheryl said...

Such an adorable, summer card! I love all the colors!

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Tracey said...

This is fab Mandy, I love the bright colours :)

Tana said...

What an adorable card. My 2yr old son loves it too. haha Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime.
Tana @ A Caffeinated Crafter

goldie said...

Lovely summery card!
Thank you for joining us at the Crazy Challenge this week!
Good luck in the draw!

Stempelkobold said...

Your card is so cute, so many lovely images you used - they fit perfect together!Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge, good luck, Dominique

Faye said...

Oh this is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Cupcake. Good Luck. x

Anne said...

cute as a button, a lovely bright cheery card. Great use of images too
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles this week
Anne x

Carmen said...

Hi Mandy! Thanks so much for pointing out my mistake! I fixed need to grab your coat! LOL, funny! LOVE your card, btw! :)

Donna said...

Such a sweet card and lovely scene you have created...a fab choice of theme from our previous challenges...thank you so much for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Zulma said...

Beautiful card! nice image and colors. TFS with us at 2SC, Cupcake Inspirations and Paper Playtime this week.
Zulma DT

Carole of Brum said...

Hiya Mandy, it's fantastic! I love beach huts anyway, so it's great to see them on a card, and your little seaside scene is lovely. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

Shari said...

Awwwwww, this is such a sweet card. Love how you used all the different images merged into one great card!! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable, sweet image and pretty colours.

Mani said...

Such a beautiful card. Great image and colors.
Many thanks for joining us at Mami Doodles and Good Luck.

LisaG said...

Aw! This is lovely! The wee girl is so cute and cuddly!

The card is so bright and colourful too!

Well done

Lisa - The Design Team

Gill McCall said...

what a lovely cute summer card and so fitting for my challenge at CBGM. Thanks for playing along

Ros said...

Love those beach huts!! thanks for sharing with us at CCCB

Beccas Pysselparadis said...

What a lovely colorful card! Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness.. This is just soooo cute.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Paddington fan said...

What a cute image and great papers - a perfect bright and summery card!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck! Love Jacky x

Misty Olsen said...

This takes me back to home!!! What a ~FAB~ digi to play with I just <3 it. Thanks for playing along at DCD!!!

Die Cuttin Diva

Kelly said...

So sweet, thank you for playing along at The Crazy Challenges this week.

Cre8tiveVet said...

So bright and sunny! Thanks for joining us at DCD. -Yvette

~Tammy~ said...

This came out so wonderful and screams summer! Love this!

Gem said...

a lovely creation! Thanks for sharing with us at AUD Sentiments :) Gemma

Scrappychick said...

This is adorable, great job combining images! Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

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

Anonymous said...

This is such a wonderful creation Mandy! Thank you so much for participating in the Lexi's Creations with it.

Jill said...

beautiful card love the little scene you've created thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Creative Diva said...

Cute card. I love making sandcastles. Thanks for playing along with us at DCD.


Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Nice card!

Thanks for playing at Cupcake Inspirations this week.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Lynne said...

What a great scene you've created :) just fab!!!
Thanks so much for joining the Divas at Do it with Digis :)
Lynne xx

Erica said...

Beautiful! So bright and fun! Thanks for playing along with Cupcake Inspiration. ~Erica

darcy48 said...

Very cool image love her sunglasses great card Arlinex

Emma said...

An adorable cute!!
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft.
Hugs Emma x

cnelson said...

cuter than CUTE! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

Carolina said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us over at Aud Sentiments.

Maria Matter said...

this is adorable Mandy, made me smile!
Thank you for playing along @ Digital Tuesday, Aud Sentiments & Paper Playtime!

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Mandy how you doing hope hubby is better now and everythibg is back to normal loving this sweet creation of yours thanks for playing along with us at CBGM
Jacki xx

tiggertastic said...

what a fantastic image, so sweet
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

Carolyn said...

What a perfect vacation card. I wish I were on the beach making sand castles right now too ;) Thanks for playing along with us at the Hotspot. Hope to see you again next month.

Hotspot DT

PokSa said...

Your card is beautiful. I love your style.
Thanks for joining us at the creative stamp friends.
xx Sandra