Monday, 30 July 2012

Something beautiful remains

The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand,
The sun goes down but gentle warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains ...
for every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.

This is the saying that is stamped on this card - the stamp was bought a long while ago from Rubadubbadoo.

The beach and breakwater were cut from a remnant left from a 12 x 12 paper that I used long ago (can't remember the manufacturer, but I think it was called 'British beach' - I often wondered why I kept this in my offcuts box because I didn't think I'd ever use it. So this was yet another offcut used up, another for Pixie's crafty snippets 31 and also for Squiggle stamps 'stash attack' - not only did I just up an offcut, but also used stamps that hadn't been used for ages.

The little group of birds and the anchor are part of a Kanban set.

The other day I bought some Luminarte Radiant Rain colour concentrates and used Mediterranean, rich cobalt and mallard to make the sea - dabbing these on to a glossy piece of card and heating with my heat gun so that they blended in together a bit. I don't think it's brilliant, but it was my first attempt at using these daubers.

This is also for:

DCC & friends 1: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 84: try a new technique (using the Radiant Rain)
Squigglefly 3012: speak to me - add a saying to your card
Simon says stamp and show: what do you say? sentiment, quote, etc
Cupcake craft 203: the great outdoors
The house that stamps built DCCC718: outdoors
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 12: water
Creative stamp friends 56: summer, sun, beach and sea
Crafting for all seasons 32: splash me - water
Clearlyistamp 56: get wet
Crafty ribbons 24: sea, holidays etc
Just some lines: it's time for the beach, sand and surf
By the cute and girly July: a day at the beach
Crazy challenge 125: under the sea/beside the sea
Dream valley 37: summer
Robyn's fetish 118: summer fun
Timbro scrap mania 53: summer fever
Victorine 39: summertime
Creative craft: summertime
Everybody art 201: summer
Freshly brewed 103: summertime
Whimsy 49: summer fun
Creative cutter room: summer fun
Delightful: dog days of summer
Crazy 4 challenges 147: what you love to do on a hot summer night - be beside the sea
Little Claire 23: summer
Order of the opus gluei 136: seasons - summer (makes a change to lots of Christmas cards - lol!)
Sentimental Sundays 113: paint/inks
Stempelsonne 68: free choice
Tammy scraping corner 21: anything goes
Critter 126: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Fashionable stamping 27: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Crafts and me 94: anything goes
Paper playtime 80: anything goes
Crazy amigo: free theme
Make it Monday 100


  1. Beautiful! Your water is great. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Cutter Room.

    CCR DT

  2. This is a great card Hazel, I love that verse.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  3. Crumbs, I think that water is just great - and a super card too. Watch out for Mrs A in her woolly bathing cossie poised for a high dive :) I caught her earlier trying to assemble a 10 metre diving platform over the duck pond!

    Hope you're still progressing OK.

    Di xx

  4. beautiful thanks for joining us at critter sketch and good luck emma xx

  5. what a lovely sentiment, Hazel! And you've illustrated it so nicely; thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  6. Great project! Perfect sentiment! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Cutter Room!

  7. Beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutter Room!
    CCR DT

  8. I like how you have done the sea, Hazel! And the sentiment is perfect. Always happy to see you here with us at Opus Gluei!

  9. Love it. Colours are fab. Love a big sentiment too!Thanks for joining us at Squiggle Stamps. Hugs.

  10. Sooooooooo cool! The colours are gorgeous and perfect for The Great Outdoors. Thanks so much for joining us at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. x

  11. Beautiful very artsy, I love what you did with the paints. the sentiment is perfect.
    Thank you for joining in the CCR challenge.
    DIANA L.
    CCR DT member.

  12. Very serene Hazel, lovely stamp. Thanks for joining us this month at By The Cute And Girly.

    ** Kate **

  13. Beautiful card, and wonderful "sentiment". Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.

    Laurence DT

  14. What a beautiful & calming scene you have set!

    Thanks for joining in with BTC&G this month x

  15. Lovely cards Hazel.
    Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei this fortnight :-)

  16. Loving your beautiful scene card, x

  17. Beautiful quotation Hazel, and I love how you used the radiant rains! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge.

  18. gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this month

  19. Love the technique you've used for the sea on this one Hazel, gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Claire xx

  20. A beautiful card, the water looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  21. Cute Card! Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. DT Member Shannon83k

  22. the waves look fabulous and that is a very lovely verse...Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.

  23. Hi Hazel

    I love the effect you have created for the sea!

    Lovely verse.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  24. Thanks for joining our Challenge at Crafty Ribbons – great colours Ali x

  25. Very nice. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  26. I adore your quote. Your technique for creating the water was so creative - just right for our Get Wet theme at Clearly Inspired Challenge.

  27. Very pretty, love the look of the sea here. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

  28. Very effective! Thanks for joining our Summer challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  29. Great card. Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

  30. Great card. Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

  31. Beautiful, Hazel! Thanks for playing the CIC :D

  32. This is such an impressive card, Hazel. I love every inch of this card!

  33. Beautiful! I love the colours of the sea! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  34. Lovely creation so pleased you could come and join us this time at Dream Valley

  35. Hey there, okay, this is a change from Christmas cards (but we love your cards). What a striking and thoughtful card you've created, Hazel, I love the technique you've employed and the scene you set here perfectly accompanies that sentiment. Thank you for adding to our challenge at Opus Gluei!

  36. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #158 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  37. lovely card
    Thank you for playing along this week at Squigglefly
    Love Jan

  38. Hello Dear!

    wonderful coloring! wonderful card! wonderful everything!
    thank you for join us at timbroscrapmania!!

    hugs, Alby

  39. Lovely card, Thanks for sharing at Just Some Lines.

  40. hi hazel
    beautiful card
    thanks for joining us at TSM
    xoxo BA

  41. you are certainly prolific with your cards, Hazel. The nice thing is, they are ALL so beautiful. I love coming here to see all the ways you handle the challenges. Great job!

    Thanks for playing and joining in at the Order of the Opus Gluei, we surely love having you there!

  42. This is great !! I love the verse .

    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at D.C.C & friends

  43. I love the effect you have got with the water. Looks great!

    Thanks for joining us over at Squiggle Stamps.

    Lou x

  44. A fabulous card Hazel, your design and colours are fantastic. I love how you have created the sea and a wonderful sentiment.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us the Everybody Art Summer challenge.

  45. dear Hazel! i love your creation!
    Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge!


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