Monday, 13 July 2015

I am missing days.....

Where has this week gone???? Can't believe it's so long since I last posted.
Unusually for me, I was asked to make a card similar to one made some time ago - normally I don't do two of anything but as I liked the stamp (!!) and because of the special circumstances I said 'yes'! It is for the same recipient and the last card (although kept tucked away in a drawer) is rather the worse for wear so this duplicate will be put into a box frame and hung on a wall as a piece of artwork.

I love this stamp! It reminds me so much of happy days spent collecting shells on the beach with my Mum. Hence the sentiment.
I coloured it with Distress Inks then stitched it onto a scallop frame.
The papers were just found in my paper collection download box and the colour reminded me of sand.

Added some striped ribbon and a Martha Stewart shell type border and a printed vintage style postcard before using some scrunched up fabric, a pearl buckle and a variety of seashells.
The little tags were found in a drawer and I put a tiny silver metal flip flop charm to finish.

Challenges -
Eclectic Ellapu - (Purple team) Favourite Holidays
Glitter n Sparkle - Summer Sunshine
Pile it on - By the water
Suzy Bees - A/Goes - Twist - On the Beach
Craft for the Craic - Summertime
Fussy and Fancy - Beach Fun
Crafty Catz - Summertime
Dragonfly Dreams - Midsummer delights

Have stamped up a few images today and have a free day tomorrow so am hoping to do something constructive craft wise!
Am away at the end of the week at the Junior Womens Internationals - hoping that the weather is a bit more beach like than it is now - cos it's pouring down!!!
Thanks for keeping with me whilst I am blogging so infrequently - I appreciate it very much.xx


Jacee said...

Such a sweet card Viv, love the image and frame and he lovely little postcard at the back, lovely!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Stamps and Paper said...

It is a gorgeous image Viv, beautiful card and love your colours


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and lovely

Carole said...

This is beautiful Viv...very evocative of childhood. Super colouring and great co-ordination with your colours. Love the little pearl in the shell and your flip flop charm. Wet here all day today...hope it picks up for you at the end of the week.xx

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Viv. I love the image, gorgeous soft colours and stunning detailing.
Sue xx

Kathleen said...

This is a gorgeous card, fabulous image and a great layout.

Kath x

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card the little all your Embellies....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Lady Anne Milnes Howard said...

Oh this is so very special, I too love the stamp and to think it will be hung on someone's wall to be admired makes it even more special. You didn't say where the stamp is from? The details you have on here are fabulous, love the little gold sandle and the pearl in the shell and yes memories are treasure :) Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
Dragonfly Dreams
Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

everything with said...

Lovely card, love the image and all your emblishments x, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous card Viv, this will be treasures I'm sure.
Yvonne xxx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv, adorable image.
Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv, I like the image the papers and the embellishments
Kevin xx

MaryH said...

I can see why you were asked to do another card with this sweet image of pure innocence. Your shading & highlights on the tiny blue dress are wonderful, as is the suggestion of the sand at her feet as she searches with these baby hands for shells. Many happy memories of my little one doing that along the beach, so intent on her hunt. Love the deco border punching, and the gauzy web with the machine stitches. Pretty little embelllies, perfect for the theme. Will look so beautiful in a shadow box display. TFS & Have a great week

Jackie said...

I know what you mean about the time passing so quickly, I have just had a week's holiday from work and it flew by!
A gorgeous card and the sentiment is so true :o)
Jackie xx

SARN said...

Oh, THERE you are!

Hi Viv . . . not surprised the recipient wanted an unspoilt duplicate to frame. It's a lovely card.

Happy crafting today.

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx


Gorgeous and beautiful card Viv love the image and colour's and thank you for joining us this week over on Crafty Catz
Dianne xx :)

aussie aNNie said...

Viv this is just gorgeous, love the image and added treasures.x{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Eve Maynard said...

Oh Viv this is very pretty and beautiful and gorgeous and lovely and stunning!!
I love it - can you tell?!!

Monica said...

Awe, she is adorable, Viv and I love the sentiment and that shell and the slipper.

sam said...

I am so loving your card, the colours all work together, and the colouring is brilliant. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n sparkle Sam DT xx

Diane said...

Adorable..I just love it and all the pretty added details makes it so perfect! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our "Beach Fun" challenge!
Diane FAF DT

Joan said...

Love the little girl and your beach theme, very appropriate sentiment too, a lovely card


Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this card - all the added beach details are perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Pia S said...

It's an adorable vintage style image. The papers and details are so right for giving her a beachy scene. The little seashell with the pearl inside is such a cute detail. Love your card!

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Viv and I adore everything about it! The stamp is a cutie and is embellished beautifully with all the added texture. x

Laurian said...


Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


Owner Dragonfly Dreams

Eithne said...

Beautiful card! So many layers and textures, fab! Thank you for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic.