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!)


Anne said...

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:(


Unknown said...

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

Meggymay said...

A beautiful nostalgic card Viv, the stamp is lovely.

Jules said...

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

crafty amy said...

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.


Amy xx

Vicky said...

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

Joan Ottevanger said...

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

Carole said...

gorgeous card :)

Alison said...

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

Patricia St Martin said...

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

Faye said...

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

Valerie-Jael said...

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