Tuesday 7 July 2015

Beach fun

Hello lovely people,

I'm so sorry I haven't been round to see you all much lately; the last week or so has been a 'life gets in the way of crafting' week...how dare it!

It's time for a new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and our theme this time is...


We have 2 Cute Ink sponsoring us this time and they have a prize of 2 free digi images of the winner's choice.

I decided to make an easel card since I haven't made one for ages and I always like the extra decorating space that comes with an easel - perfect for personalising the design with a name!

Despite the extra space, the embellishment on the bottom section does need to be fairly minimal so the card will fold flat, hence I put all the lovely 3D flowers and layered bow on the top section.

The sentiment comes with the image and I thought it would look cute as a little hanging plaque :-)

I love this chic lady...hmmmm, maybe because I would love to look like this!
Well, I can do the big hat and cocktail part!

Card recipe;
Image & sentiment: Uptown girl Sandy and her Sombrero - Stamping Bella
DP: Shoreline treasures - Pion Designs (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Twine: Natural button twine - The Ribbon Girl (not currently available)
Seam binding: Cruise beige - Wild Orchid Crafts
Wooden star / pearls: from stash
Letter stamps: magazine freebie stamps

Copic colours;
Skin: E00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E50/53/55
Hat / bag: E40/41/42/43
Bikini / bag / flip flops: B91/95/97
Drink: RV11/R83 & Y21/Y35
Glasses: W9
Sand: YR30/31/E50/51/53

I hope you will pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and check out the fabulously creative projects from the rest of the team and there are some great tips for you too :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
The Ribbon Girl (anything goes +/- stars or stripes)
Fussy and Fancy (fancy folds)
Craft your Passion (anything goes)


  1. This is a real stunner Kat, brilliantly showcased stamp, gorgeous papers and an easel to boot!! Gorgeous!! xx

  2. gorgeous Kat! - love this design with it's beach stripes - perfect with the cute image. My life must be like yours at the mo - getting in the way of everything! hugs Judith x

  3. This is stunning Kat, absolutely beautiful.

  4. This is stunning Kat. I love the image, beautiful colouring and wonderful design. Your choice of papers is perfect and the way you added the sentiment looks fabulous too.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Love your card Kat, and the Bps really give that sandy beach feel.

    Sharon x

  6. Love this wonderful card. Gorgeous papers giving a fantastic bleached wood/beachy feel to the whole card. Amazing colouring too on the Uptown image - I think we'd all like to look like her, lol.

  7. Fabulous card Kat. Love the image and papers and how you have made the sentiment in to the plaque.She looks better in a hat than I do ! lol

  8. Fantastic card Kat.
    Love everything about it,,
    Hugs Kelly
    I have candy on my blog, if you would like to pop by http://kelly-lloyd.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/summer-candy-giveaway.html

  9. She's lovely Kat. Your soft colours are perfect for the beach.

  10. Soooo beautiful Kat! Love those soft blue papers and the stunning image. Beautiful colouring. Hugs, Jayne x

  11. A stunning card, I love the image and the colours. Elaine

  12. She is forgoes Kat, love your colouring and fab backing papers. Hugs Jennifer xx

  13. Fabulous colours and colouring and I love the image and hanging plaque idea. I wouldn't want such skinny legs though x

  14. Beautiful layout and colouring as always Kat.... the blues look so good and are perfect with the papers you chose. And I agree with the sentiment too!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  15. Awesome! Awesome coloring, awesome stitching, awesome color scheme, awesome embellishments! Love it! Thank you for sharing your card at Craft Your Passion challenge blog!

  16. This is absolutely great! Love the image, design and sentiment, Kat. :)
    Have an "work less, play more, enjoy life" day!

  17. Beautiful card Kat LOVE your colour combo and love your shading too, hugs me x

  18. So gorgeous Kat and oh! to look like that at the beach. Love your easel design and fabulous colouring and papers..gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  19. This is fabulous Kat. I love the image and you have coloured her beautifully. Love the gorgeous layers and papers.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Fussy and Fancy.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  20. Gorgeous card Kat. Beautifully coloured image and pretty papers.
    Deborah A

  21. So gorgeous! Love the colour scheme and the fab little hanging plaque!
    Lucy x

  22. So beautiful card, yes, lady looks very pretty! I love the colors you used. Great work!!!
    Have a nice weekend!

  23. I love everything about this card! The papers, the stitching, the sign, the ribbon/twine bows and your coloring of the image. I especiall like that you created the stoppers for the easel with simple half pearls! How creative!


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