Sunday, 18 June 2017

CD Sunday -' Sun or Sand or Sea' - chosen by Wynn

The perfect weather is here for Wynn's challenge choice.  Now Wynn lives in Cyprus so I am assuming that  Wynn enjoys this sort of weather more often than we do here in the UK.
So if you need to make a card for someone with a Summer birthday this challenge is the one for you.
Two of my children and my Nephew are all Summer babies so my challenge card will do for one of them.
Here is my 'Sun and Sand and Sea' card for your delectation:

A couple of close ups.

 I used La Pashe - the Best of (2012) CD for the image and the sentiment stopper. For the easel I printed on both sides of the card.  The outside was blue sky and clouds and the inside was 'sand'.   I have 'go to' 'sand' backgrounds that I made by scanning pieces of gold glitter card and  sandpaper. They do really look like sand.

The gulls and crabs are die cut. The eyes of the crabs are minute blue/black pearls that I found and again look very realistic.
I look forward to visiting many sunny climes  so that if it rains at least we will have something sunny to look at..
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  1. This is such a fun image Carol a British seaside holiday which I remember well, (not the swimming costumes though), Great paper love the sandy one a wonderful idea to use sandpaper/gold glitter card.

  2. Such a fun card Carol and I love those little die cuts!
    CD Sunday DT.

  3. This is such a great image and one of my favourites. Those little crabs are adorable.
    Jocelyn x

  4. I love these fun images from La pashe, such a great card Carol and I love those little crabs too. Reminds me of when my sister and I were kids and we would go crabbing on the beach.

    Sue xx

  5. I love the image and the die cuts, and thanks for the tip about scanning sandpaper to get a sand effect - I recently tried using actual sandpaper but it is really horrible to use, very heavy and nothing sticks to it without the stronglest glue you can find!

    1. I've used sand paper for sand Jane . Best to use the fine grain sand paper and red DS tape sticks fine. Hope this helps Wynn xx

  6. This is such a fun card Carol, a great choice of image and perfect die-cuts too. Made me smile.

    Jo x

  7. Fabulous card, love the old fashioned image

  8. Yes lots of sunshine here Carol. We're having a heat wave here at the mo and it's much too hot for some. Fortunately we live higher up from the coast so get a lovely cool breeze. Wish I could craft outside but sadly that 'lovely cool breeze' won't let me!! A lovely fun seaside image on your card Carol which is instantly recognisable as La Pashe. Hugs Wynn xx


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