Friday, 29 July 2011



Summertime.........and the living is easy....

I have used two papers from  funky collection 2  and the lovely beach digi which I coloured digitally. It took just as long or even longer than using my usual copics but I love the result so it was worth it :-)
I pasted it on to a blank postcard image with the greeting and after cutting out, distressed the edges with my steel rule and some vintage photo ink.The ticket has also had the distressing treatment.

I chose these lovely pink flowers to compliment the tropical beach along with some punched leaves and some dyed string

Thanks for stopping by today. It would be lovely if you could join us for this challenge.
For some inspiration pop over to CACB and have a decco at my lovely DT buddies work. As always they have excelled in their interpretation of the challenge.

I'd like to enter this for the following challenges
CPS #228 - sketch
Crafting for all Seasons #6 - beach/ocean
For Fun Challenge  - sand/beach
CYDA #25 - summertime
Paper Sundaes #79 - beachy/summer

Cheers me dears :-)



Ann Whitfield said...

You've excelled in your interpretation too Irene. I love the gentleness of how you've done this. Your digital colouring is brilliant and that turquoise sea looks so inviting! I wish we were there too!
Ann x

Jan said...

Fab card, it's lovely thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Irene
Beryl x

Carol said...

Definitely wish I was there. You made a great job of the digital colouring and I know what you mean about the time factor! Carol x

Jani said...

Lovely card!
I wish I could be there, too!
Jani x

Jennie said...

Beautiful card! Great job on the CPS sketch and thanks for playing along this week :)

Janet said...

Love the postcard theme, Irene and the distressed look. Thanks for all the support and being such a source of inspiration to me over the past year at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

Anonymous said...

Great, fun, summer time card.

Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

Huggies Angel

Fiona said...

wow..I love this, a complete little beach scene!!

Thanks for joining us at paper sundaes this week.


Amanda R said...

Beautiful card and I love the bright blue and pink together. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Paper Sundaes!

KraftyKoolKat said...

A gorgeous card Irene. I adore your colouring of Ann's fabulous digi image. Thank you for sharing with us at CYDA this week and good luck.


coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous Summertime card Irene that scene is one of my favourites of Crafty Ann's your colours and design are lovely.
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Irene, love the beautiful colours and details. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge x

Helen Dooley said...

LOVE this card. I love the serenity of it and the senti. too funny. Thanks so much for sharing with us at FOr fun,

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Beautiful - love the postcard effect. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week.

Kathy D. said...

Love love how it looks like a postcard!! and the pink flowers pop and give it the perfect tropical feel!!

Also wanted to let you know The ABC challenge will be back!!! Check out the blog for the update