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Saturday, 23 July 2011


Morning everyone.

We have a glorious themed challenge from Craft Your Days Away.  This fortnight we want........


Here in the UK our summer weather seems to have run off and got hidden lol, so if you're lacking a little bit of sunshine hopefully this challenge will brighten all our days.  So raid your stamps and digi images and use all things that shout and scream of summer.
I've used this fun image "Kai in the Sand" from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Dunno where the papers are from as they've been in my stash for a while and I've lost the front cover - sorry!  The little star fish were a lovely find in our local Hobbycraft store.  The ribbon's from my stash and the sentiment is by Penny Black.
Our fabulous monthly sponsor Simon Says Stamp is our sponsor for this challenge and one random lucky winner will get a $10 voucher code to spend in the Simon Says online store.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges...

Papertake Weekly - Getting Cute
Mo's Digital Pencil - Summer Vacation 
Charisma Cards - Sunshine Colours
Daring Cardmakers - Wish You Were Here
Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy

It's my birthday today and I've a busy day planned ferrying Emily to her gymnastics class and birthday party!  Then later today we're off to see my friend Jim, the cocker spaniel breeder.  I'm taking my camera and planning to take some pics of our little pupster, I think he's only about 3weeks old at the mo!  The pics will be going on my blog so keep your eye peeled for those!

Right, I'm off, need to finish my brew and dressed, Emily's got to be at gymnastics for 10am so I need to get me skates on!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a lovely weekend.

Mel X


Sarah said...

Happy birthday Mel, hope you have a great day. I love your card, the image and details are perfect x

Lynda said...

Great card - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable Mel. Love it to bits. HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetie. I hope your card arrived okay. Have a great day.


April said...

Adorable card! You did a wonderful job!

Amanda said...

The card is just perfect for Summertime - have a lovely birthday too.


Jill said...

gorgeous card what a cute image not seen this one before thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Mel...and happy birthday too...!

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Doreen said...

Happy Birthday Mel.
Your card is gorgeous.xx

Gaynor said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Gaynor x Your pup is adorable.

Elaine L. said...

First, let me wish you Happy Birthday! Love the card! Isn't Kai the cutest thing?! The star fish are perfect with this beach scene! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday Mel, I hope you had a lovely day. Cute card, I love the image! xx

Sue said...

Hi Mel,

Thanks for your lovely comment on my Blog!

This card is adorable! Love the image and gorgeous Summery colours. I have lots of fab memories of childhood holidays too! Every year we used to go to Colwyn Bay or Llandudno. Happy Days!
Have a good weekend!
Sue xx

Sue said...

We have your summer weather here and you can certainly have about 25 to blow it across the pond to hot here.

Card is so cute, love the image and your coloring, and it just screams summer!

Oh, a new puppy, how fun, can't wait to see the pics.


PS Happy belated birthday!

scotspanda said...

fabulous card, the image is lovely

thanks for joining in this week at Allsorts and good luck in the prize draw :o)


Amanda x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Totally cute I love the tiny starfish they compliment the image perfectly...

Thanks for playing in our free and easy challenge this month at Allsorts...

Emma xxx

purple_pea_fran said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week.

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Great card, I love that image, really sweet! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

Dorcas said...

THis is very cute! I love the starfish. I’m so glad you could play with us this week at Mo’s!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mel, what a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and beautiful sunshine colours. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

Keilly said...

How sweet is that image! Thanks for sharing with us at the Daring Cardmakers this week!