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Monday 5 September 2011

CCM #51 Summer Holiday Memories

We have a new challenge today over at Crafty Cardmakers. It was my turn to set the theme and I have chosen  a Summer Holiday Memories theme.

After a month off the DT have recharged their batteries and are raring to go with some fab new challenges for you.

The lovely Joanna Sheen is sponsoring this challenge
Now I have to be honest I haven’t been away anywhere for a summer holiday this year but for me it has to be a visit to the beach. If I go abroad the 1st thing I have to check is how close the hotel is to the beach as the sea is a major part of it for me. My Grandfather and Great Grandfather were both in the Navy and it has always drawn me to it in a way I cannot explain. I love to listen to the sea crashing onto the rocks and love nothing better than looking for special pebbles and paddling in the sea if it’s not too cold. Paula and I went to Snowdonia earlier in the year and quite by accident found this almost deserted beach. The weather was fabulous and we had the most amazing time there. The pebbles were amazing and I could have stayed there all day

My card has been made using a Kraft base. The beach wordart is from TLC Creations and the bucket and spade is a digi from Happileigh Scrappin’ coloured with Promarkers and cut using a Nestability die. Both digis have been matted onto cardstock scraps from my snippet pile.

The ribbon is from a set of DCWV drawers I had from QVC which has alload of holiday things in.The cardstock sticker sentiment cam from there too and last but not least I used a couple of plastic beach themed beads to finish off the image.

I’m looking for ward to sharing your Summer holiday Memories too.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size – 6” Square
Image & Sentiment – Shovel & Pail by Happileigh Scrappin'
No Patterned Paper – OMG, withdrawal symptoms!!
Sentiment – Cardstock Sticker DCWV
Embellishments – Ribbon by DCWV,
Tools - 3D Foam & Scissors, Promarkers, Nestie dies,
Techniques – Die Cutting

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


Bernie said...

Lovely beachy card. Great use of snippets. Wonderful colors and design. I was born and raised on Maui and feel the same way about the ocean as you do. Haven't been for so long though.
Blessings Bernie

Marlou McAlees said...

such a fun, fun card!!! love it , thanks for joining us :)

Mandy said...

This is such a fab summery card Mandy. Would love to be on a beach right at this moment.!

Jane said...

Woah there horsey!! Luv that beach word art...very original idea...may have to 'borrow' (ahem that...very clever xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mandy, love this card. Fab image and I love the design.

Donna x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mandy, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and the kraft card looks perfect. Thanks for joining in with our "anything goes" challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jules said...

Hi Mandy

What a beautiful summer creation . .. really gorgeous colours and your ribbon and bead embellishments finish everything off perfectly. Loving the heart bucket LOL!!

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely snippet make.

Love Jules xx

Berry said...

Love the summery colours thanks for playing at CCC hugs Rebekah xx

Marlene said...

Fabulous card! I'm kinda looking forward to autumn...this summer has been so oppressive! Of course, looking at your sweet card, already makes me feel just a wee bit melancholy! Way to go. LOL!

xxxtglxxx said...

Fun summer card Mandy :)

Love the use of the words, and your image is great.

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



Nancy said...

So the words in the background!! Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

Melissa S. said...

Great card Mandy. Love all the words on the background. This is perfect. Thanks for shareing with us at Art With No Boundries.

Amanda said...

Lovely Card Mand, thanks for joining us at Shelly's.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card Mandy! Love the clean lines and great images! Thanks so much for joining the Art with no Boundaries Challenge this week!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab card. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

Irene said...

A fabulous Summer card - it reminds me of the Summer we've not had. I love the wordart background and the bucket and spade.


Unknown said...

Congratulations Mandy! Your project was chosen by the DT and I as our Silver Medal project this week at Shelly's Images. Please visit the BLOG for your silver medal badge and all the details on your win.

Rene said...

Love the summery feel of your card!
Thanks for joining us at Art with no Boundaries!

BethieJ said...

Your card is WONDERFUL!!
Thanks for joining us at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Helen said...

Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

PS - I have candy on my blog if you're interested :0)

Debs M said...

great snippet make x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mandy, another gorgeous card. I love the cute image and pretty colours. Thanks for joining us at Bee Crafty challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Another lovely card Mandy.

Thank you for joining the first Crafty Boots challenge.


Elizabeth said...

Great snippet card, Mandy. Love the digi stamp and the word art is fab. Elizabeth x

Amy Tidd said...

What a lovely summery card! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

Janice said...

Brilliant card, love the sandy colour & the layout & the beachy text box. All add up to a lovely card. Jx

Sarn said...

Brilliant summery card Mandy.

Hugs, Sandra