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!



Annie said...

Warren is just so cute :-)
A x

Amanda said...

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

Sarn said...

Fabulous summery card. Love Warren xxx

Sandra H said...

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

Carol Willis said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Darnell said...

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

Wishcraft said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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

Victoria said...

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 :)

Kathleen said...

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

Joanie said...

Great card, fits our challenge perfectly.

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes.

Hettie said...

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

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

Neesie said...

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

Joanna M. said...

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

Steph said...

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

Vicky said...

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

hugs Vicky xxx

Elle said...

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

Donna Mosley said...

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

Donna x