Monday, 8 August 2011

By the sea ....

... it's August - time for holidays by the sea, whether here in the UK, where it can be a bit hit and miss, or some far off shore where the sun is more certain!!  Our theme for the month at St Luke's Charity Card Challenge is to make a card with a

"Beside the Seaside"

I've made another card as a reminder - and this was easily the quickest and simplest card I've made, but I rather like it too!!

I found a lovely sheet of vellum in my stash with lots of seaside style photos - and I just love the shells on this one, gorgeous shapes, lovely textures and beautiful shades of blue.  I've attached it very simply to the card base using vellum dots and added a ultra simple sentiment from my peel offs (of which I have many!).  I did colour the peel off with my Promarkers to make it stand out from the image.  Wherever you are going for your holidays - have a great time.  And we'd love you to join the fun - there's even a prize this month - so do check out the blog for full details. 

I've been surfing the internet and found a couple of other blogs that have gone for a Sumertime/seaside theme, so I'm entering this card into them too. 

There She Goes - Celebrate Summer TSG118
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Summertime 65
Craft-room Challenge - Summer Holidays

See you soon.


Pauline said...

A great CAS card, so nice to whip something up quick too! Hope your knee is well on the mend xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Great seaside card Deborah its lovely sometimes to make a quick card..


Stella said...

When there is blue involved you got me :). The shells are gorgeous and I love a simple but stunning take on the challenge!
Hugs, XX

Anonymous said...

your creations are nice! Had a look at all- and the challenge too
Have a nice day

papertrails leaver said...

what a lovely card! I adore going to the beach in August. Not sure if I will get there this Summer but you never know ;-) Happy crafting to you! :-) Amy

Buffy said...

Super card Debs. Will definately make a card for St.Lukes.
Buffy x

Tara Cardwell said...

I love the colours Deborah - what a simple but effective card :-D
Tara x

hazel said...

A great sea side card, the colours are lovely. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Mervi said...

Beautiful blue&white, lovely card!

Thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck;-))m

Evil Edna said...

simple, effective and stylish.EE

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous image those shells all together look wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Paula (PEP) said...

Very effective with the coloured peel-off & I like that unusual vellum.
Paula (PEP)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Deb

Lovely simple but elegant card the images are gorgeous!

Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Creative Inspirations and good luck.


Jenny said...

Most definitely by the seaside!
Love the simple and effective design :)
Jenny x

Maria said...

Beautiful card! Simple but very striking! Love the calming shades of blue. Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge! Maria x

Esther said...

Beautiful vellum paper and so effective on this simple card, Thanks so much for joining our Craft room challenge...Esther xx

Kim B said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim x

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card :o)
Jackie xx

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Fabulous summery creation - thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations
Debbie xx

Anne said...

Hi Deborah
Sorry to be so late commenting, what a sizzling super Summer card! Great seashell image:). Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations

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