Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Feel the sand between your toes

The bits and bobs to make this card have been sitting in a little basket on my desk for a while now but I finally got the Pro Markers going and here's Warren, on a day at the beach:
Grinning here - if that surfer doesn't get him then surely the wave will :)

I used:

- 6" x 6" square cream card stock

- a pre-printed 'Warren the Rabbit' circle from Craftwork Cards, coloured with Pro Markers. Yes, I did work the colouring round the flip flops and the background paper - and it is a spotted handkie knotted on his head too :)

- backing paper by Bo Bunny from the 'Barefoot and Bliss' collection

- sentiment stamp is a 'cling' one by Stampendous called 'Feel Sand'. Stamped onto a snippet of blue card with the end cut into a pennant shape

- flip flop buttons (from Hobbycraft) with the shanks snipped off and stuck onto the card using the glue gun 

- Josy Rose nail heads

Although I've got some pennant dies, the sentiment was too chunky to use a die with, so to cut the V-shape I just measured the width of the strip of paper when it was trimmed to size and drew a vertical line about half that width away from the right hand end. A little dot in the centre of that line gave me the point at which to draw two lines to form the V-shape, out to each of the corners. A couple of snips, some gentle rubbing out and hey presto - a symmetrical V-shape.

The first time I've managed to do any crafting for several days too!

It seems like ages since I entered some different challenges so this card is for the following:

Passion for Pro Markers - Week 161 - At the Beach

Creative Card Crew - Challenge 16 - Under the Sea or On the Beach - this card is On the Beach but could end up as Under the Sea if Warren doesn't watch out!

Little Claire - monthly challenge #23 - Summer/Holidays

Anything Goes - Challenge 73 - Summer Days

Truly Madly Crafty - August Challenge - Summer Fun

I discovered how I thought it was a Bank Holiday here - my kitchen calendar shows all Bank Hols in very small print and I saw 'Summer Bank Holiday' but missed the word 'Scotland' when this visit was first mooted weeks ago!

Di
x

19 comments:

  1. Warren is just so cute :-)
    Hugs,
    A x

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  2. Such a bright and cheery card Di, love the sentiment too. Is that a knotted hankie on his head...too cute...lol. Hugs, Amanda x

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  3. So lovely is your card Di and what fabulous papers so life like, looks like Warren is having a brilliant time and what a great sentiment and layout beautifully coloured too! xx

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  4. Fabulous card Di. Love the Warren image. Great layout.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  5. Lovely sunny card ... suits the day here as the sun is shining brightly. I adore those flip flops and clever of you to match up his knotted handkie. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  6. LOL! Poor Warren is about to feel the sand in place he didn't know he had places!! Adorable!

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  7. Fab card Di! Warren looks very cute in his beach gear and I LOVE that sentiment. Thanks for joining in at PFP hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  8. Loving those spotty flip flops. Match his floppy ears.
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. If ever there were a paper made for Warren on the beach, it was this one. Fantastic card which gave me a much-needed smile :)

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  10. This is fabulous Di and the paper goes brilliantly with the lovely image.
    As for the sentiment that is what I shall be doing the rest of this week, we are off to Filey again tomorrow and for a weekish depending on the weather.
    So no internet, hope you will miss me.

    Kath x

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  11. Great card, fits our challenge perfectly.

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes.

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  12. I don't see the brolly Di??!!!

    Lovely card, pity the weather isn't living up to the card!

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  13. Oh this is sooooo cute Di,
    It's great to have a little summer magic here right now because it's afa chilly outside!
    Good luck with all the challenges and enjoy your day! :D

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  14. Di: Your card is quite cute! I enjoyed poking about your blog and loved the picture of you with your flower! Thanks for sharing your art on Creative Card Crew

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  15. What a cute summery card. Especially loving the flip flops, they're so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

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  16. Brilliant card, I love the bright summery colours!! Thank you for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey

    hugs Vicky xxx

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  17. Way cool dude! Love the way you built this card. Thanks for playing along with Creative Card Crew this week. Hugs
    Elle

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  18. A very cute card Di, thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

    Donna x

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