Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Oh to be relaxing

....on a beach just like this one. Just off the South of Phuket lies an island called 'Lone Island' and we used to love going there for the day. Just the two of us to a very private beach, no tourists, a picnic lunch and our own boatman. Total bliss! So, when I recently won some stamps from Flonz, one stamp in particular stamp jumped into my shopping basket right away - thank you again Hazel! I do think they have some unusual stamps at very good prices, even though they have to travel from New Zealand. Lots of vintage ones too girls!

This week's challenge over at Less Is More is to use a coloured card blank, and it's one layer at that - bit of a double whammy there for me but I think I got there in the end:
I used:

- SU 'Tempting Turquoise' card stock, cut to A6 size in a tent fold, with the left hand corners rounded

- the stamp from Flonz is called 'Landscape with Palms, Moon and Lake' - looks more like the sea to me, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' with some colouring on the moon and white gelly roll ink on the breaking waves

- sentiment is by Stampendous called ''Feel Sand', also stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black'

- before stamping (me not totally stoooopid) I embossed the square frame and then pricked round the frame right at the end of making the card - using a Dovecraft ruler with pricking holes in and my lovely TH Tonic Studios paper pricker/pokey tool (thank you again Sam, I love it!)

And here's one of the beaches on 'Lone Island' which I did find on the Internet for speed rather than search through our own photos - in fact, that could even be our little 'long tail' boat :) I sure feel Thailand calling to me this year.



Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

O free time.....where is????
Summer time, beach-relax
Gorgeous card,
hugs my dear friend

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah we have such beaches there is one not that far from here and yes we had blue skies like that too will send you some Di TFS Shaz in oz.x

Caz said...

Love this card Di. Fabulous image. I can feel the beach calling...
Caz x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Love your card Di . . . very relaxing to look at!

I like the paper piercing detail too.

Sarn xxx

Sue - said...

Gorgeous card Di. Love the idea of a beach with no one else there!

Twiglet said...

Beautiful card and a stunning photo. Oh to see sunshine here today - we have snow on the hills. x Jo

Craftilicious said...

Your card is perfect Di - love the one rounded corner - links in to your long boat shape. If it keeps raining like this I think we'll be on a beach - Sheffield-on-Sea with the rising flood water!

MagsB said...


love Mags B x

Chrissie said...

This is really pretty Di!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

scrappymo! said...

I hope you get to Thailand this year...and get back to Lone Island!
Your card is gorgeous and certain has the look of Thailand or that area. I will have to check out these marked rulers...sounds like a great idea.
I hvae one of the original MM hole poking thingy. Could not live without it...perhaps I have found a new use for it with this ruler!!!

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, lovely card - I like the rounded corners and the pricked frame around that super stamp. I followed the link - there are some really nice looking stamps that I might just have to have :) And, much to my surprise, really reasonable postage - I expected them to be astronomical in the same way as postage is from the US! Never been to Thailand - though I do have family living there - that island looks tempting :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Mrs A. said...

So it wos you!!!!!! Just trying that nasty pokey thing out on me wos you. I got the marks to proof it. Hugs Mrs A.