Wednesday 4 August 2010

Summertime Fun - A is for August DT Card

Morning all!,
Wow where is the time going. Hi to all my followers old and new I hope you have all entered for a chance to win my Birthday Candy. A huge thanks to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday I had a lovely day and was spoilt rotten.

This week has once again been hectic what with running kids classes and adults classes this week in the shop so I am really pleased I have finally finished my DT card for this weeks challenge over at ABC. The theme for this challenge is A is for August so we want to see anything that makes you think of summer be it the beach, ice creams, holidays its up to you. For this challenge we are sponsored by the fantastic Simon Says and they are offering a $25 voucher to the lucky winner.

I opted for the fabulous Kraftin Kimmie beach collection and decided to create a beach scene using a sidestep card. I made my little beach hut/changing tent using Doodlebug paper from the Blue Jean collection. I then used cloudy dp from MME and a mix of Bazzil to construct the basis of my card. As always I used ProMarkers to colour my images but then used paper piecing to add clothing and accessories. All distressed with Walnut Stain and all is done!
The Fabulous Eleanor:
Fun in the Sun with Jack

I am entering this creation into the following challenges:
Cupcake Challenge - #102 'Distressing'
Paper Sundaes - #29 'Stitching'
Allsorts Challenge - #63 'Dressing Up'
Partytime Tuesdays - #10 'Summertime Birthday Card'
Quixotic Paperie - #35 'Life's a Beach'
YNS Challenges - #22 'Birthdays'
Craft Garden - August Challenge 'Beach Huts'

ProMarker Colour Recipe:
Skin: Saffron, Baby Pink
Eleanor's Hair: Raw Sienna, Terracotta, Henna
Florence's Hair: Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Gold
Jack's Hair: Sandstone, Cinnamon


  1. Oh, what a fabulous fun card! Great colouring, love how you've used the paper piecing, and your beach hut is brilliant.

    Nicki, xx

  2. Wow, what a fantastic card!!!
    I'm blown away.

  3. This is a terrific card ! I love it ! You rock Lady ! Everything is perfect !!! Smiles from Catherine

  4. hi

    what a fantastic card!!

    i love it!

    gr regina

  5. Hi Clare
    WOW! Stunning card, just love everything on there, especially the little beach hut! Fab papers and cute shells too!

  6. Your sidestep card is terrific! Thanks for joining us at PTT!

  7. Me again - just found another challenge this would be perfect for, Craft Garden has a Beach Hut theme!

    Nicki, xx

  8. This is a fabulous birthday card! Thanks for joining us at YNS!

  9. amazing card...I love how you have made a little's fab...thanks fo joining us at Paper Sundaes this week...hope to see you next week.


  10. Fabulous! I love every inch of them! Thanks for joining the PTT party! :)

  11. Wow all these cards are just stunning,
    Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week,
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  12. I'm speechless... Love your cards ! Really stunning pieces.

    Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes !

  13. Oh, my goodness this is just great, even more then that! LOVE IT!
    Thank you for joining us at "Paper Sundaes" this week. Hope to see you again!
    hugs Nana

  14. Holy Cow Clare!!! This is fab! Love everything about it... especially the the beach hut ~ how cute is it? :)

    Take care! Smiles ~ Brandi

  15. I love it...what a scene!! Thanks for partying with us at Party Time Tuesdays this week!

  16. Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week Sweetie ! As I have said before, it's an amazing card ! Love it ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

  17. I love your card! There is so much to look at. Fantastic job! Thanks for coming to the party at PTT this week!

  18. such a stunning card and such fun too!
    enjoy the weekend (hopefully we will see some sunshine).
    hugs, annie x

  19. Wow Clare what a fabulous fun card

  20. How fun! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays.

  21. Fantastic summer birthday creation! I love how you incorporated so many images and details. Thanks for playing along with my Party Time Tuesdays challenge!

  22. Wow, this is gorgeous, what a fun card. Thank you for playing at Cupcake. x


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