Monday, 10 August 2015

Life's a Beach

Morning peeps, hope you are all well  :D

I have some exciting news this morning. After coming first in the Father's Day/Masculine Challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges back in June with Happy Fathers Day, I was invited to appear as a Guest Designer.
I've made this card for their mid-way challenge reminder today - the theme this fortnight is 'Life's a Beach/Summer Fun'.  I'm so thrilled - please pop over and have a look, and thank you to everyone at Crafty Boots for the opportunity.

I've used an old stamp called Rockpool Fun! by Sugar Nellie, which has been coloured in with Graph'It markers and Pastel Beige/Khaki Promarkers for the rocks.

The background paper is from the Antebellum 8x8 Paper Pad from Lili of the Valley.
I've overstamped it with 'Starfish Sentiment' stamp by My Sentiments Exactly in Butterscotch Adirondack.

I drew the crab shape myself and cut it out of coral coloured card, then inked the edges with Ripe Persimmon distress ink. The jellyfish body is cut from turquoise card using an old magazine template for icecream. The edges are inked up with Evergreen Bough d.i. and I've attached strings of 'pearls' for it's tentacles.

I've finished off with jute cord, white sinamay ribbon/mesh and buttons from my stash. The sentiment stamps are by Woodware and Debbie Moore.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Ribbon and Pearls
Country View - Summertime
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Sun, Sea and Sand
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/optional use black, white and your favorite color
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes  w/optional torn edges
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - A card for a child, or featuring a child
Allsorts Challenge Blog  - Inspired By Summer 
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image, Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Sun, Sea and Sand

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave me a comment if you can, it really makes my day.
Katrina x


Dee's Craft Room said...

Your card is so adorable, I love this cute little children playing in the rock pool. and your jelly fish and crab embellishments are great.

Thank you so much for being out Guest Designer.


Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous make Kat, love the image and beautiful design.

Donna x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Kat, I like the design the image and your colouring
Kevin xx

Sue said...

Katrina, this is a great card. I love your colouring and your clever card design - I am very much in awe of the fact you drew and cut your own beach theme extras...I love the details you have added too...very beautiful card this one and Inreally love it.

Wendy L said...

This is a wonderful summertime card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

Elaine Stark said...

A great use for string pearls. A lovely card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Sue said...

This is fab Kat, I love your ice cream jellyfish lol. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

Pollard Carole said...

Well done on your GDT post this is a fabulous card such a great design Love and hugs Caroe x

Cazro said...

A brilliant card, loving your embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly.. Caz

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Challenge.

Helen N x

Cazzy said...

Thank you for entering my challenge at Quirky Crafts, I'm sorry you didn't win this time because your card is one of my personal favourites (maybe we should have a DT favourites badge too - would you like me to make you one?). You are welcome to come and be a guest designer at Quirky any time you like.
Cazzy x

CornishKat said...

Aw, thank you Cazzy. That's so sweet x

Debs said...

Fabulous card - great textures.
Thanks for playing in The Sugar Bowl this month.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at The Sugar Bowl.
Deborah A

butterfly said...

I just love the colour palette here, and the cute image. The mesh adds great textural detail - lovely card.
Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
Alison x