Wednesday, 11 July 2012

We're Going on a Summer Holiday

Hi everyone,

It's Challenge time again at Fab 'N ' Funky and this week the theme is

"We're Going On a Summer Holiday"

Sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop

For my card today I coloured a digi from Digi Doodles called Beach Babes. I decided I would make a shaker card and used Martha Stewart microbeads to represent the sand.  It's been ages since I made one....first one I ever made was in a class about 5 years ago and I remember micro beads all over the floor.   I'm happy to say this time things went according to plan :)

I cut the circles with my SB Grand Nestabilities circles and scallops.   The image was colored with Copics and the shells are from Jolee.  Ribbon is MayArts tied using my Bow Easy. Acetate is from my stash.  Lace is from WOC.  A tutorial for Shaker cards can be found here at SCS.
DP is Melissa Frances 5th Avenue 6x6 paper pad.

Skin: E000, E11, E01, E11, R20
Hair: E49, E47, E44, E40
Bathing Suit: RV91, RV95, RV93
Pails: YR23, YR21, Y32
G40, G82, G20
Sand:  E50, E51, E53
Boys suit: BG75, BG72, BG000, BG10
Water: B02, B000, B0000

I will be entering the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - summer
Make It Monday Challenge# 97 - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle Challenge #30 - Summer Vacation
Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenges 61 - Beach & Sand
Totally PaperCrafts #124 - Here Comes Summer
The Crafty Pad #178 - At The Seaside
Pile it On #28 - It's a Shore Thing
Delicious Doodles #23 - Summer Holidays
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #121 - Sun

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs, Pat K.x


Caz said...

Hi Pat, this is really lovely. Love the image, colours and pretty papers.
Caz x

sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Pat, your card is stunning. I used that image too, it really is gorgeous isn't it and you have coloured it so beautifully. I love the shaker card design, it works so well with the sandy effect of the beads

hugs Sue

lindyloo said...

simply gorgeous love the sweet image reminds me of when children were little
linda x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card as always Pat... love the design & colours... great image coloured just

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card, I love the way you have framed the image and your pretty colour choices.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Alyce said...

What a gorgeous card Pat! I love the scene and your colouring is so pretty. Great work! :)

Anne-Marie said...

I have a love/hate relationship with microbeads...haaa!....but you tamed the little blighters, to great effect! What a gorgeous summery card....just wish your fab card reflected our English summer, heehee. Thanks for linking to our challenge at Card Crafter's Circle...good luck!

Rene said...

Oh my goodness, what a lovely little beach scene! So precious! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
Rene :D

Love crafts forever said...

OMGoodness!!! How gorgeous it is.
Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Hazel said...

A lovely shaker card and I love those shells. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Dawn said...

Gosh, I have seen that image 3 times today & each one is coloured so differently but all beautifully!
I love the framing on your card!
Thanks for playing in the At The Seaside Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Vicky said...

Such a pretty card, I love that image and you have used it perfectly. The card reminds me of childhood summer hols, building sandcastles with my Nan

hugs Vicky xxx

CraftyGirl said...

Wow, stunning both inside and out. Love your lace and embellishments. Thanks you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week. I look forward to seeing what you have for us next time.


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

rachel said...

what a fabulous image - this is so innocent and lovely - really fab - thanks for sharing with us at the crafty pad this week! Rachel x

Tracy said...

This is fabulous Pat! I love shaker cards although I've never actually made one. The microbeads are a great idea. Beautifully done! Hugs!

Star said...

Another beautiful card Pat. Love that you have made it into a shaker card. Great layout and design
Eileen x

Pat said...

Lovely card Pat, great colours on your image and lovely bp.

Pat xx

Shelby said...

Wonderful summery beach card! Love how you've framed up the image and your coloring is superb! Beautiful work


Patricia H said...

Oh wow! Your coloring job is fabulous - I love the childrens' sunkissed cheeks! :) Making a shaker card for the sand is a terrific idea. The bow is gorgeous, too.
Thanks for going to the beach with the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge! I hope you'll join us again this week.

Twinkle Star said...

What a lovely card, love the soft colours. Thanks for playing along at The Crafty Pad this week.

Estelle xx

sparklingblackrose said...

I love this card, its so different and special :-) Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have a new challenge and candy on offer if you would like to pop by and enter :-)

Suzie's Card Den said...

Oh WOW Pat this is one amazing card, there are so many things which make it really special.
Suzie xx

Christy Beans said...

Such a pretty card! Love those shell accents and the colors you've chosen. =) Thanks for joining us for the Summer challenge at PCJ!

If you're interested, I have some Christmas-in-July Cash Candy on my blog: I Never Went to Kindergarten Come join the fun! =)

Cindy Groh said...

Super cute. Love those seashells. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

CG said...

Gorgeous! Love the lace and how you've decorated the inside too. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT for our Sun Challenge! Best, CG

Wendy said...

Thank you for entering our summer challenge over at The Paper Crafting Journey

I have some BLOG CANDY
on my blog if you are interested!


Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love those shells!
Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
Helen x

alethea said...

What a beautiful card! Your colouring is fabulous!! I'm yet to make a shaker card but you have inspired me!!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our Summer chalenge!! HUgsxx

Flowergirl said...

This is so beautiful, gorgeous image and pretty colours x
Wendy x

Lisa Lynn said...

Pat, this is adorable! Love all those embellishments.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Gorgeous. Love the kids actually playing in the "sand". Thank you for sharing this with us at Delicious Doodles