Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Summer Holidays

Good morning everyone today sees the launch of our new challenge at Crafting by Designs and the theme this week is Summer Holidays.
We have two sponsors this week

Prize: 3 images, up to $10 value

I decided on an image from Stitchy Bear called Beach Day. I paper pieced parts of the image as the ink on the digi stamp was very black and as it was protected I was unable to lighten it. So the paper piecing is something new for me so I hope you like it .

Card Recipe

6x6 blank card from Craftwork Cards
Stamp Stitchy Bear Beach Day painted with Distress Inktense Pencils and  paper pieced with the LOTV Pastel Dreams papers 
Papers are LOTV Pastel Dreams, Kraft card is Crafters Companion.
Trellis Lace and Pink Spot Organza Ribbon are Crafty Ribbons
Die is Spellbinder Fleur de  Lis Squares
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts 
Enamel brads from my stash 
Rhinestone sparklers The Hobby House

I hope you enjoy the card and all have a great week. Apologies for not visiting you lovely blogs the last few days but we have been away on a long weekend for our Wedding Anniversary I'll be catching up on all your blogs in the next few days. 
I hope you can find time to enter something into our challenge. Hugs Carole x


  1. Ooh I love this Carole what scrummy colours!!
    Lucy xx

  2. Love the color combination Carole. Excellent layout. Beautiful.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  3. Oh for summer to reach Aussie, can't wait...LOVE your placed papers and fab coloured{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  4. Wonderful card Carole, it looks very relaxing :o)
    Jackie xx

  5. Dear Carole, your card is absolutely gorgeous !
    I love the look and the colors.
    Your image is perfect.
    Have a nice day.
    Big hugs, Mumur.

  6. Wonderful card Carole! Love the pastel colours and the paper piecing looks brilliant. The flowers with the dazzlers look really pretty. I hope you enjoyed your Anniversary break. Debra x

  7. Gorgeous, love the lace and the beautiful topper. Lovely colours and papers.
    Linda xxx

  8. Gorgeous, love the lace and the beautiful topper. Lovely colours and papers.
    Linda xxx

  9. Love the color combination, details and design Carole.

    Hugs Diane

  10. Hi Carole your card is gorgeous I love the summery colours you have used. Hugs Jackie

  11. Carole, your card is filled with summertime beauty. :o) The colors are so pretty and your paper piecing is stunning! I love the trellis lace along the bottom, especially for a summery theme. Gorgeous work, as always! I hope you had a wonderful time away for your anniversary! Congratulations to you and your sweetheart. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  12. Gorgeous card design Carole, love the beautiful scene and gorgeous colours.

    Could you have not change your printer setting onto DRAFT! or did you try this Carole.

    Hugs Pam x

  13. Hapoy Anniversary. Love your pretty card, great paper piecing

  14. A Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!! Hope you had a great time! :) Your card is absolutely stunning Carole!! :) Love the pinks and that paper pieced image is darling!! Wish I was there right now! LOL!! HUGS

  15. Love the layout and colors. Just gorgeous!

  16. This is gorgeous Carole, love the colours and fab design x

  17. I love the paper piecing. Really looks fab. Great card x


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