Thursday 19 July 2012

On the beach

It would be nice to be on the beach in the sun. At least the sun has now come out a bit (since I said in my previous post that it didn't look like summer looking out of the window).

I've used an offcut piece from the DCWV paper that I used for the previous card (I might even make another couple of cards to use up the rest of the 12 x 12 instead of putting it in the offcuts box), so this is an opportunity to have a gentle stroll in the playground at Pixie's crafty snippets 29 - I might even feel like a gentle turn on the swings, which shows that I'm feeling a bit better - also for Hiding in my craftroom 54: super scraps Saturday.

The main image is a Delicious doodles 'beach huts' digital stamp coloured with copics and Marvy le plume alcohol pens. I also used their 'deckchair' image, printed it and cut it out to stick on the main image. In retrospect I gave myself a harder job than I needed to do because I cut out the tiny bits and then realised that I could have just coloured the white paper with the yellow to match the sand! I've added a pair of the sunglasses from stash like the previous card. The striped papers are from my snippets.

This is for:

Crafty calendar July: fun in the sun + option: sparkle and shine
Pile it on 29: kick back and relax
Delicious doodles 23: summer holidays - another entry using DD images
Tammy scraping corner: summertime
Everybody art 201: summer
Blog a doodle: summer holiday
Freshly brewed 103: summertime
Pattie's creations 48: summertime
Fun with shapes and more 113: summer birthday - lots of hand cutting for the deckchair
Playing in paradise 75: summer/vacation
Little Claire 23: summer/holidays
Daisy doodles 63: here comes the sun
Can you digi it 14: day at the beach
Crafty ribbons 24: holidays
Dare to be sassy 134: hit the beach
Order of the opus gluei 135: where d'you get your suntan?
Fussy & fancy 67: photo inspiration:
By the cute and girly July: a day at ... the beach
Jackson's digital 14: anything goes
Digi doodle shop's best 117: anything goes
Crazy amigo: free theme
Waste not Wednesdays 27: use your stash
Make it Monday 98
Inspire me Fridays 67
52 card pick up week 28


  1. So gorgeous! I love the beachy scene you used.

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m entry #226)


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  2. Ah, Hazel! Shame on you for making me think of at beach and a cabana (LOL) Great image! Very cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.
    Chana, DT Expressions

  3. Great card - would love a beach hut like that, especially now that the sun has come out to play :) Hope you are feeling better. Take care, Elizabeth x

  4. Colourful and fun! Love the sunglasses and the coloured image.

  5. Fun card Hazel, and it most definitely has a windswept beach feel. Thank you for playing in paradise with us.

  6. Love those sunglasses! Thanks for playing in Paradise with us this week :)

  7. Super! I adore the little sunglasses, a lovely finishing touch :) They would go so well with the diddy flip flops on my recent Aloha card :)

    Di xx

  8. Wow! I saw you on MIM! I have blog candy if you're interested. My Blog Candy

  9. Great card, the deck chair looks like it was always supposed to be there. Hugs, Amanda x

  10. Don't you wish you were on that beach -I do!!!! Great beach card for the CYDI? challenge - we are glad you joined us. I see you entered this in MIM too - this is my first week entering that challenge and I really love the concept.

  11. Great card,love the little sunglasses. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  12. Great stamp for this challenge! Love the paper choice! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

  13. Oh Wow, this is another great summer challenge. I love the summer feel.
    I am so pleased you
    decided to join us for our Challenge.
    Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy's Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

  14. Great card Hazel!
    Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei :-)

  15. I like this one too! Thanks for playing in our 'Summertime' Challenge #48, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  16. Very cute, Hazel, and perfect for our challenge. :-D Thanks for playing in our "Summertime" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week, and I hope we're going to see you playing with us again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  17. Lovely summmer beach scene the tiny sunglasses.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  18. AND..

    Thanks for joining in with us at ‘Fussy and Fancy’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  19. Great beachy card, feels like summer to me, and what a great way to use up your scraps :)

    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  20. Great Card. Love the shades on the bottom of you card. Thanks for joining HIMCR this week. DT AJ~

    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  22. Cute Card, Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Doodle.

  23. Great card Hazel, love those little sunglasses hun! Cool!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn xxx

  24. cool summer card love the sunglasses thanks for joining us at daisy doodles and good luck emma xx

  25. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254, #255 and #282.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  26. Really love the summer DP with this! And your sunglasses embellishments are really awesome with this.

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

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  28. Lovely card Hazel - those little sunglasses are fab!
    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  29. I think this is a wonderful card, you have really captured the essence of a summer vacation at the beach! LOVE IT! Thanks for playing along with us at Opus Gluei!

  30. A WONDERFUL card! The sunglasses are so cute!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO! Have a GREAT day!

  31. Another great card! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  32. fantastic thanks for joying us at daisy doodles Nicky xx

  33. loving the beach chair and those little sunglasses...Thanks for showing us Gluei Girls where you get your suntan!

  34. Fun beach scene, Hazel! Those little sunglasses are a great addition. Thanks for joining CYDI this week!

  35. It really is a super cute image............ Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dare to be Sassy Thursday # 134 and good luck in the prize draw!!!!!!

    SSD (DT)


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