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Sunday, 12 August 2012

DT Card for The Crafty Pad: Summer Vacation

Morning all - I do hope you are well and happy - amazing what a bit of sunshine does for us all isn't it? Well its time for another challenge over at the craftypad. This week its my choice and I've gone for the theme of Summer Vacation. Its at the forefront of my mind because we go on our family holiday soon - to Cornwall - will the weather be able to last I hear you cry!!!!

Anyway - so we're looking for things associated with a traditional summer vacation. The prize this week is a fab one from craftyindividuals - looks brilliant.

 Prize is 1 A4 sheet Glossy Nostalagia Toppers,
1 Set of Red Rubber Stamps
1 6x6 Book of Backing Papers

So if you're stuck for an image and fancy trying to win this fab prize, why not  hop over to the crafty Pad here - and chose one of the images my wonderful teamies have displayed in their cards.

My card for today is this:

I've used three images from the crafty pad - patch flying, beach hut and life's a beach sentiment. They are all available here. I've coloured them all with promarkers. The background to patch is watercolour card that I've coloured with pan pastel and then added some 'flying birds'. The bottom part of the card has some photographic paper featuring a beach - I got it from QVC a million years ago and I don't know who made it - sorry! The happy holidays is echo park from some christmas papers!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

craftpunked: Beside the seaside
scrapitwithasong: Leaving on a jet plane
digidoodleshopsbest: things with wings (my aeroplane)
Passion for promarkerspromarkerchallenge: At the beach
willowsketchiechallengee: Warm colours theme
sweetstampinchallengeblog: Things with wings (aeroplane again!)

That's all for today - its Lucy's birthday tomorrow - so I'm going to schedule a post if I get the chance - but if not I'll be back with something on Tuesday!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have lots of fun!

Big crafty hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Your card is lovely and also made me smile; it is just so full of joy. Vee xx

  2. Such a fun card, I love that you combined so many images on it too! A real Summer Vacation card!
    Dawn xx

  3. WOW!! I love the fun beach scene you have created Rachel. The colourful beach huts are fabulous and the layout is wonderful

    I hope you have a good Sunday
    Hugs Sue

  4. Fab, fun and a real happy card, love it! Hope you have a fantastic day tomorrow!
    Hugs Jo x

  5. great scene and reminds me maybe I should be outside cutting my grass and tidying up and then I could have a day out at the beach
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. I love this card Rachel, you have used two of my favourite images and I love the scene you have created. Great choice of theme for this weeks challenge.
    Oh and a very big thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week as well.

  7. Great card Rachel, thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week!

  8. Such a fun card! Love how you used the sentiment and applied it to summer vacation. Great design too.

  9. Such a fun design, love how you've used all those fab images together :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  10. What a fun card Rachel, I adore beach huts so really love those on your card and the little aeroplane is so cute too. Hope Lucy has as much fun on her birthday as my DH had on his. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  11. Rachel I think this is fantastic what a super card and I also love those beach huts too well done Hugs Elaine

  12. Fabulous card Rachel. Love the combination of stamps.
    Caz x

  13. fantastic - such a fun card and wonderful collection of 'typically' British seaside! hugs karen x

  14. Hi Rachel

    This is just brilliant - love it.

    I'm sure the weather will be good for your holiday in Cornwall - unlike me where it rained every day!

    Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving me some lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

    Have a great week.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel xx

  15. Great take on your challenge song! Super cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap it with a Song!

  16. Love how you've used multiple images for a great scene. Awesome card


  17. Such a great card, thanks for sharing at Willow Sketchie this week.

    Kelly x

  18. I absolutely love this card, really brings to mind a Summer holiday :)

    Hope your Lucy is having a fab birthday (it's my daughter's tomorrow - so will be in the same boat as you then with the wrapping paper lol!)

    Also, thanks for your lovely comments on my blog - really appreciate them, you are the true star!

    Biggest hugs, Estelle xx

  19. What a brilliant card! I love those beach huts and the cute dog!

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  20. Fab card! Love the beach huts and the little dog in his aeroplane.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Susan x

  21. Cute card. Love the card layout and colours you've used it's great. Thanks for joining in with this weeks Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Jenny x

  22. Hi!~
    BEAUTIFUL creation!~ Great JOB!~
    Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.
    Good Luck!
    -Sony WSC-DT

  23. super cute card. The image is fantastic
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
    Doreen xx

  24. Great card. Love the layout and the colours. Super work.
    Thanks for joining Craftpunked and good luck!!
    Steph xx

  25. oh I love this, it's too cute, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop this week,hugs, martina

  26. Fab card :) I love the bright colours and the beach huts work really well :) - thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week x

  27. Great card!!
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked x

  28. This is a adorable! Love the dog! Thanks for joining us at Scrap it With a Song.

  29. how fun, this guy is such a cutie!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Scrap It With a Song=) Tiffany


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