Tuesday, 1 July 2014

To The Beach

Good afternoon to all my fantastic friends and  followers. A special welcome today to my new follower Christine. Thank you for joining my blog and  I hope you enjoy returning to look at my posts.

I've given myself a short break from the Wedding Stationery and  have been catching up with my own cards. I've been making a few men cards for birthdays and  this is one of them. As its summer I decided to use one of my Michael Powell Beach Huts stamps they never fail me I always love the finished results. As I've used this stamp a couple of times before I've tried some different colours and  design. The papers I picked up at the GNPE on one of the pound stalls they are a Docrafts pad but they look great with this stamp see what you think.


Card Recipe

6x6 Kraft card Hobby Craft
Papers Docrafts Ahoy There! from GNPE
Stamp Michael Powell Shore Thing painted with Distress Inks
Banner die La La Land
Card Tim Holtz
Pegs, buttons and twine from my stash
Anchor charm Whitby Crafts
Ticket sentiment stamp Pink Gem Designs
I hope you enjoy this seaside card as men cards are not my favourites to make. Tomorrow I'm actually going to stay at the seaside at my friend's new caravan at South Shields for a couple of days . So it will be a great couple of girlie days with loads and loads of chat over some wine. I hope the weather is kind as she has just had this lovely veranda built perfect for sipping wine in the sunshine. This is the photo she has sent me so I recognise the caravan when I arrive.
It looks pretty swanky for a caravan doesn't it. Has all mod cons so not like the caravans I remember when I went as a child. More tales on my visit later in the week.
Well going now to put the clean sheets on the bed very boring and hopefully do some crafting later.
Enjoy the rest of the week and I'll be back later in the week with another man card I can almost hear the groans does anyone like doing them ??
Before I go just wanted to say a big thank you for all of you who always take time to comment on my posts you are so lovely and very kind. hugs Carole  x


  1. Hi Carole. How wonderful to see your beautiful cards. How do you make the little flags? They are very cute and useful. I wish you a wonderful summer together with those you love.
    Love Leila

  2. this is so gorgeous Carol I like the image & all the detail.
    Kevin xx

  3. Lovely Carole......makes you think of holidays! Love the bunting.Enjoy your break.xx

  4. Great card for a guy! The papers look fab with the image and I love the little charm. Your DI painting is so good, you've really got the hang of them. I missed that stall as I couldn't get to it but Lexi, Chris' girlfriend, did and bought the same papers and some other goodies. Have a great girly holiday. Debra x
    Oh and yes, I don't like doing men's cards either.

  5. Very nicely done card...so many neat details! I hope you enjoy your holiday!

  6. Brilliant card Carole, love the details and bunting. I am not keen on making male cards too much, i have to make 4 boys cards including my sons, is too many boys birthdays in the summer. Have a lovely holiday! xx

  7. A favourite card of mine Carole, see you tomorrow, love Val x

  8. This is really lovely Carole and so glad to see Christine following you!! we have actually met at the NEC and she's originally from Billingham and has family there! such a small world lol love the papers and the image and your design its all really lovely..have a wonderful time at the caravan take care lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxx

  9. I think it is smashing. Nice job doing all of the details. Very nice man's card.

  10. Hello Carole, what a darling beach scene, with the cute papers and banner.

    Hugs diane

  11. Gorgeous beachy card. Funny how you call this lovely place a caravan as over here in Aussie we have them on wheels....just interesting to read. Have a lovely time as well..xx

    The Journey is the Start

  12. I love this card Carole, the lighthouse and beach huts remind me of beautiful Southwold :o)
    Jackie xx

  13. Hehe!! No, no one likes do man cards, do they?! LOL You have done such a spectactular job with this one though!! Have a wonderful time at the seaside! Looking forward to reading all about it too! ♥

  14. Great card! Love the image and the colors :-) Thanks for joining LLC's July challenge. DT Heidi

  15. Very nice beach scene...love the fun banners..thank you for joining us at "The Shabby Tea Room" for our "sketch this" challenge!!
    Diane TSTR DT

  16. Love the stamp, it looks great coloured with distress inks, and the banners are perfect! Lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  17. A brilliant card, I always really love your male creations. The image is beautifully coloured and looks perfect with those papers (such a bargain!). Hope you enjoy your girlie days at the seaside - the caravan looks very impressive!

  18. A fabulous card Carole, love love it. enjoy your little break.

  19. Hi Carole,
    What a cute card; great image and the banners make it so festive. Hmmm...male cards are not your favourites? Reallyyyyyyyyyyyyy? LOL Thanks for linking up to LLC's By the Sea challenge - hope you had a wonderful time by the seaside and have a great weekend as well!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  20. Fabulous card for a male , gorgeous colours and papers, love the little beach huts they remind me of the ones at Saltburn

    That caravan looks great , bet you had a lovely time

    hugs Lorna xx

  21. Very pretty card Carole! Really lovely image and colors.
    Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  22. What a great card and I love the beach huts and the lovely papers that you have teamed the image with. Thanks for playing at Crafty Little Fairies!! Sarah

  23. Another fab card! Love the die cut bunting and the sentiment on the patterned paper!

  24. Gorgeous card. I love the image and such beautiful detailing.
    Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge this month.
    Sue xx


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