Saturday, June 28, 2014

Crazy for Summer

Hello friends -

It is time for another crazy challenge and this week we are all about celebrating the seasons. This week’s challenge, depending on where you live, is to make a card/project that depicts the season where you are. You can find all the details on the challenge and more inspiration at Crazy 4 Challenges Blog.


Since today it was over 80 degrees outside and very sunny I think Summer has finally arrived. And when I think of summer two thoughts come to mind… air conditioning and sandcastles. Since the first seemed a bit hard to convey I went with the second for my card.

I used the sandcastle from the recently released Mischief Maker at the Beach (one of my little drawings) for the main scene. It was colored with Copic markers and glittered with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.


The background behind the main image and embellishments was created by stamping a border from Doodled Borders (another one of mine) in Memento Luxe Love Letter on kraft cardstock. It was a bit distracting as is, so I added a layer of vellum. Easy peasy way to tone done a background. I created a sentiment using letter and chit chat stickers. The letters were DIY Thickers that I covered with clear fine crystal glitter. I finished with a bit of designer paper, some twill ribbon, and a few sequins.


Hope you enjoyed my summery card. See you next week for another crazy challenge.

Stamps: Mischief Maker At the Beach, Doodle Borders (Taylored Expressions).
Paper: Kraft (MFT), Marshmallow (Bazzill), Hello Summer designer (Echo Park), Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Luxe Love Letter (Tsukineko), Copic markers.
Accessories: Chit Chat Stickers (Idea-ology), DIY Thickers (American Crafts), Crystal fine gliter (Martha Stewart), White Twill ribbon (May Arts), foam tape (Taylored Expressions), 1/2” Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Wink of Stella glitter pen, heavy duty white thread, sewing machines, sequins.


  1. What a perfect Summertime card! That sandcastle is adorable, and I really like the way you coloured it.

  2. what a fabulous beach scene....i remember well spending lots of time making sand castles at the ocean on the weekends.....thanks for reminding me of those memories


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