Sunday 14 August 2016

On the Beach

Welcome to my new follower, Gerrina of Gerrina's Creatieve Wereld.  Thank you for following me, I hope you visit again soon.

The theme of The Craft Barn Challenge this fortnight is a beach scene, which must contain a beach hut.  The closing date is in a few hours, so this card jumped up to the top of my 'cards to make' list.

I made the background scene using a Lil' inker Designs 'Cloudy Sky' die with blue card.   The die leaves cloud shaped apertures, so I put a piece of  white card behind. The sand is gold glitter card, which really sparkles IRL.  The beach hut is a Joanna Sheen 'Signature' die, which cuts and embosses and the little door opens. I backed the beach hut with a small piece of silver pearlised paper so you don't see the sky when you open the door!   I didn't have a sun die, that's still on my wish list, so I used a small flower punch and added a small circle on the top.  The sea is a MB 'Oceana Border' die cut and I used MB 'Stitched Squares and Rectangles' for matting and layering.   Everything apart from the base card was snippets, so I'll be off to play in The Playground.

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  1. Super little scene. I guess the beach hut could also double up as a garden shed too. I like the cloud foe too. Much easier then trying to cut out cloud shapes and masking off the background to create. Hugs Mrs A.

    1. What a great idea to turn the beach hut into a garden this space! x

  2. Perfect for retirement Liz, I love this card.

    Sue xx

  3. Beautiful card with a pretty little beach scene! Summer pure!
    Thank you for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!
    Hugs Evelyn

  4. Hi Liz,
    what a brilliant scene to your wonderful card.
    This makes a wonderful retirement card, and I love everything you have done to create this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Ooh - great beach scene Liz - and perfect for the weather we're having!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. What a great summer scene Liz, great beach hut and I love your sea. It's perfect for our hot summer days challenge over at Country View. Thanks for joining the fun xx

  7. You have created a fabulous beach scene Liz, I love all the dies you have used, especially the cloud one!
    Janice x

  8. Great beach scene you created Liz.
    Pam x

  9. I love your die cut beach hut and the clouds, glitter card beach and pretty waves border, and what an inspired idea to use a flower with a circle for the sun, it works perfectly Liz. x

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. Wow Liz - this is fabulous! Perfect for the weather right now and (as always) you used some beautiful dies. And, as Pat says, your sun works perfectly so why even buy a die for that?

    Great to see you in the Playground, I had a day off yesterday so am catching up now with commenting :)


    Di xx

  12. A super relaxing card for the summer. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT.

  13. I am still going trough my stamps to find a beauchhut :) Wish I had one like yours; it looks so warm amd sunny, even with the waves on the background :) Thamks for the welcome; my post from today was a scheduled one due to the last days of our you will find your welcome in my next post... Have a colourfull week!

  14. Oh this is lovely, just perfect for a retirement card. Wouldn't you just love to spend a week here! Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a fun week. Sue xx

  15. Great card - love the dies you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  16. I LOVE this cute beach scene you created!So fun for a retirement card.

  17. Another lovely entry with the similar 2 shaded panels, love this one too, the house die is fabulous, thanks for joining us again at HLS!

  18. A really pretty summery card Liz. What a clever way to make your sun too. Barbxx

  19. What a wonderful beach scene you've created, love it! Cara x

  20. Super fun card. I like the wee beach hut die! Very cool. Also like the way you cut the clouds and then used the aperture to display the clouds.

  21. Oooh - I like this scene!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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