Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fun in the Sun x2!

Aloha, everyone! I know much of the mainland is burning up in the heat this summer but I was inspired by all of those beach/fun in the sun challenges for my card(s) this weekend. Same theme for both but different styles kinda. First up is a soft colored beach scene using stamps from a Flourishes set called "Beach Life". The image is colored with copics and the background on the image is done with ink and sponges. The DSP is Bella Blue (Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla). The embossing behind the image is a SU! folder called "Square Lattice". Also got a silver starfish brad and twill ribbon.

 Here's some challenges that this one fits:
1. By The Cute And Girly - A day at...the beach!
2. Card Makin’ Mamas - busting out the rubber (stamps): I'm hoping the clear stamps count for this
3. Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge - Anything goes as long as it is a card.
4. Freshly Brewed Challenge - summertime
5. little red wagon - life's a beach!
6. Mojo Monday - sketch
7. Tuesday Throwdown - Summertime
8. Crafty Sentiments - summertime
9. TotallyPaperCrafts - here comes summer

The next card is a bright summer card using a CC Designs image "Polka Dot Emma" Her swimsuit and headband are paper pieced with Basic Grey Konnichiwa paper (another pattern from that pack is used on the background too). The rest of her and the backgrounds are colored with copics. The card based in SU! Baja Breeze, which also used for the top layer of wave die cuts with Blue Bayou underneath. The button is also SU! Baja Breeze and tied on with SU! linen thread. The yellow paper is Daffodil Delight from SU! The sentiment is from a little dollar set from Michael's. The cloud and wave dies are from Taylored Expressions. The twill ribbon is from Wally World and the clouds were jazzed up with Diamond Stickles.

Here's the challenges for this one:
1. 365 Cards - Fun in the Sun: my three summer items are the image, the waves and the sentiment!
2. BasicGrey Challenges - Fun in the Sun: the patterned paper is the Konnichiwa pad
3. Bearly Mine Challenges - ribbon(s) and bow(s)
4. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - splashy/water themed
5. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - anything goes
6. Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - paper piecing
7. Crafty Calendar Challenge - fun in the sun with optional sparkle/shine
8. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - spots: on her swimsuit colored with a white gel pen
10. Cupcake Craft Challenges - bright as a button (bright colors and at least one button)
11. Delicious Doodles challenges - summer holidays
14. Hand Stamped Sentiments - Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, and Daffodil Delight: I got some other colors in there but tried to focus on those
16. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - paper piecing
17. The Corrosive Challenge Blog - summertime girls
19. Totally Stampalicious - bows and ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!



Hi Kim
A gorgeous card love the image and fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

DT Member

Liza said...

A gorgeous creation, great use of colours and buttons. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards...thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge this week, Jo xxx

NanaConnie said...

Both of these are just delightful, Kim! Love the old Adirondack chair! We're really honored that you chose to enter our "Summertime" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw. :-D
NanaConnie DT
PS Tuesday Throwdown is having a DT call until July 29 !

Sudha said...

Pretty gorgeous creations.


Creations by Shirl said...

Cute beach scene...
Thanks for joining us at CS challenge and good luck~

Anonymous said...

beautiful card great layout tracy x

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards, they are both beautiful but I just love your paper piecing, it looks fab-u-lous! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Claire xx

Céline said...

really stunning cards
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this month

Debbie said...

A super card with lovely PP, thank you for joining in at ~Sweet Stampin'~. debbiex

carol said...

Both cards are gorgeous, fab images, thanks for joining in with CRAFTY CATZ, CRAFT and TPC Challenges, x carol


WOW! Love both cards so much. Again you are using SU! DP that I never could figure out what to make with it. Never would have thought to use it for a beach scene. So serene and peaceful.

And your 2nd card is so cute. Reminds me of you! You have such a knack for mixing papers and everything comes together perfectly.

Your right, I should try more CASEing!
Love, SAM aka MOM

ps Daddy Jim picked 4 ears of corn this afternoon (not cooked on the stalk either) to eat with our tuna noodle. Buddy tried take it from him! LOL!

Lynn said...

Both cards are lovely and make me want to go to the ocean. I like the serenity of the first card and the innocence of the second one. Decorating the insides is a nice touch.

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

both stunning cards thanks for joining us at critter sketch and good luck emma xx

Bada-Bing Creations said...

This is fun! I like her swim suit:-) The waves are fun too! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Erika Clark said...

Super cute theme! Love the layers of waves, and the little girl stamp is adorable! I love what you did with the butterflies! I'd love to try that too :) Awesome shape and piercing, great details. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

DoBea A. said...

Gorgeous cards! Your coloring is beautiful!! Thank you for joining us over at 365 Cards!

Imke said...

Both cards are wonderful !

gina g said...

Gorgeous cards! love the images and papers. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this week. luv gina xx

PS i have some candy on my blog if your interested.

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

This is such a beautiful Cards !! I love it !!!Thanks for joining in our challenge.

Tammy said...

Both of your cards are great entries for our Life's a Beach challenge! Love the wave border punch on the 2nd card and the sweet lil' swimmer!
Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the second one, your paper piecing is fab!

Thank you for joining the fun at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Laura Bradley said...

Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine with this fab creation! I love it! Laura x

Shannon said...

Super cute and love the image. You did a great job coloring it in! The DSP and waves are adorable. They really pop on the card. Great job with the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

sammi said...

Cute cards! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Catch The Bug! We hope to see you, again, next time!! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card Kim, I'm loving the paper pieced headband and swimsuit. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Cathy said...

Fabulous card for our summer theme. Thank you for joining in this week's Totally Papercrafts challenge.
Cathy xx

Jen Shults said...

wow these are both fabulous! I love the relaxing feel of the first on and the fun sparkle of the second! I love your take on this week's Deconstructed Sketch! Thanks for playing along!

Pam said...

So glad to have you playing along Kim - your work is always beautiful and inspiring!!

Unknown said...

What a Beautiful design this is just perfect
We would like to thank you for Entering Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge.
Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Chocolate, Coffee & Cards.

ahlers5 said...

Gorgeous beach scene. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week.

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful cards, Kim! Thanks for joining us at the Deconstructed Sketch!

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card, love those papers, mine are untouched, love the image, perfect day out for our challenge. Thanks for joining in over on BTC&G. Carolxx

Mynn xx said...

Such amazing creations!!! LOVE the gorgeous colors, and the waves and clouds on the second are fabulous!!! :)

Pamela said...

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week with your beautiful sunny card. We could do with some of that weather over here.

Pam x

Jodie Mackrell said...

great cards, especially love the beach one! thanks for playing this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Paul said...

Love the beachy cards. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Pia S said...

They're beautiful cards, both of them. I love the colors and papers you've used for the first card. As for the second I love how you've created the waves, and it's a really cute image too!

ike said...

Fantastic cards - love that die cut. Thank you for showing us at Delicious Doodles :-)

Sara said...

Very pretty cards thanks for playing along with CMM

Aideen said...

LOVE your card for our challenge-its super cute!

Thanks for joining in with BTC&G this month x