Well it's Monday again and that means a new challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenges and this week it's The Ocean. That leaves a lot of scope for you - beaches, boats, fishes, surfing etc
I decided to go with this little lady
This is Goldie a digi from Wee Stamps. isn't she adorable. I've coloured her with Promarkers and
Glossy Accented her bubbles.
The fishes and weeds are from a Sizzix originals die that I've had for eons and I stole the shells from the kids. The sentiment was from a magazine freebie.
The paper is Echo park. It's the sandy colour on one side and the watery colour on the other. I used the Spellbinder Edgeabilites Classic Scallop Die to cut the 'sea bottom' then the off cuts flipped did for the waves. The edges are inked with Distress Inks.
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Today at Cupcake Craft Challenges the New Challenge is Tour de France.
Lots of inspiration to be had from that - bikes, anything french, the colours of the flag, Paris the sky is the limit
I went with a bike and French colours
This little lady is a Wee Stamps digi called Rosies Bike Ride coloured with Promarkers. (I think she can be found in rubber too from Whimsy Stamps.)
A week at Southerness with visits to Mabie farm park, The David Coulthard Museum, The Cocoa Bean Factory, Cream of Galloway Ice cream, Dumfries, the Beach, swimming and more swimming.
Then a week at home with visits to the Grannies, play dates, an afternoon in A&E, making birthday cards, Amazonia, M&D's theme park, more swimming and then Emma's Birthday on Friday with shopping and a meal out, the cake etc
To top it all off, drinks with friends on Saturday night.
I'm glad P goes back to work tomorrow and things will get calmer and I might even get some more time to craft.
Pop back tomorrow for the latest Cupcake Crafts Challenge and thru the week to see Emma's cards.
I had planned to finish a DT card and make my Daughters Birthday card today. Needless to say it didn't happen.Emma was sitting on a ledge and when she jumped off her footing slipped and we spent the afternoon in A & E instead. Luckily her wrist isn't broken but she's may be sore for a while.
I need to get these cards done. DT card is to be in for Thursday and Emma's Birthday is Friday so Pete has been ordered to remove himself and his cherubs from the premises tomorrow.
Promise to get more things posted soon
Love Sandra xx
Welcome to anyone who has popped over from there.
I'm Sandra, married stay at home Mum of 2 with a serious paper habit.
I'm very proud to have been asked to be a Guest Design Team member and hope you like my cards.
My take on todays challenge - Bright as a Button.
I've used Ava - a freebie Saturated Canary digi image. She's coloured with Promarkers. ( I need to work on balloons tho!)
I thought she was just perfect with the buttons on her shoes. It's a clean and simple card but all the colours make it look a bit more.
Paper is Echo Park, Sentiment is Lili of the Valley, Ribbon and Buttons are from my stash.