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Wednesday 10 July 2013

Creative Inspirations: At the beach

 Good morning all! Are you enjoying this fabulous summer weather we're having ? It was a hot one for sports day yesterday but at least we got sports day this year! Lucy got 2nd in the skipping race - and last in the sack race lol! Penny got 2nd in the egg and spoon! Bless her and she didn't even cheat this time!

Over at Creative Inspirations this week's challenge is At The Beach!
We would like to see your entries with a Seaside / Beach / Nautical theme!

This week's prize is from us and is the chance to be our GUEST DESIGNER FOR AUGUST!

I'm very pleased with my card for this one - it features a digi from simply Betty Stamps - I won 5 images a few weeks ago and I must say they're all fabulous!

I've made the beach scape from layers of paper plus some fabric that was tied around a bunch of flowers. The image has been coloured with promarkers and fussy cut. The sky was made by inking over a cloud template - its something I need practice at but I'm getting better - need to get some make up sponges and make mushrooms  like good ol Barbara Gray! I think thats the key!

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

PMSpapermakeupstamps: AG
Lacy Sunshinelacysunshinechallengeblog: AG
Polka doodlespolkadoodle: Make ur own background
divasbydesignchallenge: charming
momentsofcraft: Creative moments - Summer holidays

Thats all for now but back later with my final offering for the new releases from Crafty Sentiments.

Thanks for dropping by!


Rachel xx


  1. Gorgeous card Rachel. I love the pretty image and the way you have created the beach scene for her looks fabulous. I especially like your sky
    I'm pleased the sports day went well, I really do miss that now my children are older,
    hugs sue xx

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  3. So much for my voice recognition program this morning, it messed up that comment completely Rachel.

    It was sports day here as well yesterday and yes it was very warm. Three of my offspring are doing a 60 K or mile, not certain which in the Peak District at the weekend, whichever distance it is I think they've totally lost the plot in this weather.

    I've been back and had a closer look at your card and am fascinated the way you created the sand with the fibre, it's so effective.

    B x

  4. This is just gorgeous...fantastic

  5. Oh if only to be on a beach now.......fab scene Rachel !!

    hugs Diane xx

  6. Brilliant Rachel love the sky and the beach effect and such a gorgeous image

  7. We've just driven by the sea but it's far too hot to get out for a walk.

    Beautiful card, Rachel.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  8. Well done to the girls for their sports day efforts! Love the card, that image is so lovely and I love the paper you used in the background, it is nicely textured. Hugs, Anne x

  9. So cute. Love the added sea shells.

  10. Such a gorgeous card and image. Thank you for joining us at Creative this fortnight. Abbie xx

  11. This is a gorgeous card Rachel, such a fabulous beach scene.

  12. Lovely creation, great beach scene! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week! Hugs, Mirella

  13. Great card and thanks for sharing at Divas for design love the scene you have made onthis

  14. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.


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