Thursday, 2 September 2010

Castles in the Sand

I made this card for a challenge then forgot to post it! Fortunately for me some of the other challenges are still going!

The image is another one which I just love by Stampin Up - really wish I could get hold of these whimsical sets at a reasonable price - but the p and p is real extortionate and makes the cost of the stamps ridiculously expensive. Never mind..... at least I got to make some cards with the stamped images I did whilst at the craft meet.
This image of the little boy playing in the sand just evokes so many memories of rare holidays playing on the beach when I was a little girl and my Dad building sandcastles for me and allowing me to 'bury' him in the sand. Armed with my bucket we'd go fishing for crabs and collecting shells - even if the sun refused to come out we'd go onto the beach cos that's what you did when you were on your holidays at the seaside!
I coloured with watercolours and promarkers and since taking the pic I've added a wee bit of sparkle onto the starfish. Papers are by Basic Grey and DCWV and I used a Martha Stewart punch, then added a bit of 'rope' and 3 eyelet 'portholes' to finish the card.
Several challenges -
Cards 4 Men - Long Summer Days
Corrosive Challenge - One for the Guys
Dutch Dare - Vintage Summer
Charisma Cardz - Inspired by a Song (and mine is Castles in the Sand by The Philosopher Kings - go here to listen!)

12 comments:

  1. This is lovely Viv. Nearly got a UK based set on BH Monday but outbid at the last shout, well over what I think they are worth:(

    Anne
    x

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  2. This is a fabulous card Viv x We have this stamp set so anytime you need a top up just shout and I will pop some in the post x Janet

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  3. A beautiful nostalgic card Viv, the stamp is lovely.

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  4. Hi Viv

    A sweet card, with a sweet image and sweet memories too.

    I don't remember my Dad letting me bury him in the sand .. .. but he always bought lots of ice creams.

    Love Jules xx

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  5. This is brilliant I love the image and I think every goo dad should have been buried in the sand at some point lol :D
    Thank you for joining us at CES and good luck.

    Hugs

    Amy xx

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  6. Hi this is a lush card, good luck.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.
    Hugs Vicky xx

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  7. Love your card it's very pretty.Thanks for joinig us at Corrosive challenges

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  8. I love all the detail on your card and you have done a great job of colouring that beautiful image. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cards For Men and good luck in the draw.
    Hugs Alison x

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  9. outstanding job. love your card. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the challenge.

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  10. This is gorgeous, the image is one of my favs. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

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  11. Beautiful card and stamp. Those stamping up ones are hard to get here and VERY expensive, too!

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