Sunday, 14 June 2015

Rory at the beach

Good afternoon to all my lovely friends followers and visitors today. I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.
Our weather today isn't as good as it should be so we decided to go for a little drive out into the country. We found a lovely little farm shop in the middle of nowhere which sold the most delicious looking cakes-well, it would've been rude not to stop and try one with a nice cup of coffee wouldn't it!!
Before we went out I managed to finish this card using a new image bought from Lacy Sunshine.
I used my trusty old cuttlebug to cut her out with an oval die and coloured her with my Promarkers and had another go at sky-this time with my pens instead of the distress inks. It was a bit better than my last attempt but still needs more practice -as does my distressing edges-I do keep trying lol!!
I used papers from a large pack bought at The Works and added a die cut swirl and some leafy shapes (which I thought looked a bit like seaweed) using a Marianne Designs die set . I punched a couple of star shaped flowers and used a sentiment which I got from Netty's card blog-she has some fab freebies available.  I love these sentiments as they fit perfectly in my round punch. I punched out a corner of the paper with a large scalloped circle punch as I thought it resembled a scallop shell but now I'm not so sure it was as effective as I thought it would be-sometimes things seem better in my head than they do on paper!
I added some little blue pearls to finish off:

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Lacy Sunshine -anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle # 141 -include a die cut
Chocolate Coffee Cards #93 -pearls
Pennys Paper Crafty challenge - favourite embellishment (pearls)
Cuttlebug mania -sunny
Ooh la la #182-here comes summer
Stamping Sensations -dies/punches
I Love Promarkers #273- -anything goes
Addicted to Stamps #148-holiday

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and also for any comments you may wish to leave.
I hope you all have a wonderful week and until next time.
Andree x


  1. beautiful coloring and card. Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine Color Your World Challenge

  2. Gorgeous card Andree love that beautiful image and the wonderful colours a super make.
    lorraine x

  3. Fantastic card love your pastel colors beautifully done. Thank you for sharing with us at lacy sunshine color your world challenge. Good luck and hope you can join us again soon
    Caroline senior ct

  4. This is gorgeous Andree, I love the sweet image, pretty papers and fabulous detailing.
    Sue xx

  5. A lovely card Andrée. The Summer colours and papers are fabulous and the image is wonderfully coloured. Your distressed edges look fabulous xx

  6. A| perfect summertime image Andree and the soft pastel colours work perfectly with her.

    It's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  7. This is lovely. Your colouring is superb and I like the subtle distressing it gives it a hippy beach feel. The pastel pallet reminds me of ice cream and beach huts. Thanks for entering our 'Here Comes Summer' Challenge at Ooh La La Creations Alli xx

  8. Gorgeous card Andree, love the soft colours, lovely!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  9. Beautiful card! Love the image, colors and flowers! Thanks for joining us at CC&CC!. And we do hope you will join us again very soon
    DT Anneke

  10. Lovely, summery card. Thanks for joining in with the anything goes challenge at I love promarkers
    Lyn {DT}

  11. Beautiful creation.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's

    Helen x

  12. Andree this is just so gorgeous, those papers are simply beautiful.xx

  13. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations Hugs Sue xx

  14. Cute card, looks like she's enjoying the sunshine

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  15. hi
    great card
    thanks for joining us at cuttle bug manie
    hugs Lisbeth

  16. So pretty summer card. I love all the layers and soft colors. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x


Thank you so much for the lovely comments, it means such a lot and they are very much appreciated Andree x