Saturday, 16 June 2012

Summer Fun!

Today I created a summer card! I have been really excited to color this image since the first time I laid eyes on him.  He is from Tiddlywinks and can be found here.   The image was colored with copic markers and then I added some light glitter and clear applique for dimension and shininess!  I used Martha Stewart's beach shell's border punch and Spellbinders Pennants dies for my punches for the The Corrosive Blog Challenge.  The background is embossed with clouds and I cut one out for added dimension.  The water for my image was cut out twice and put up on dimensionals as well.  I added faux stitching to the pennants and to the teal blue background piece and last I added some of my favorite embellishments, clear dew drops.  I hope the pictures will convey all the sparkly and shiny parts of the card.

This card was entered in the following challenges: 
Craft your passion: Anything goes
Divas by Design: Summer Theme
Simon Says: Joys Summer Inspiration
Phindy's Friday: Beach babies
2 Sister's Challenge: Plaids and Stripes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog: Use 2 or more punches
The Cutie Pie Challenge: Real of Faux Stitching
Little Miss Muffet: Loads of Layers

Thanks for looking! 



  1. Smashing card, great image. Thanks for joining us at Cuite Pie, good luck cheers Sue xx

  2. Hi Nicole! All the sparkly and shiny parts on your card are wonderful! Your image is so sweet and coloured so beautifully! Thank you so much for joining us at A Die For A Sketch!...Nancy :o)

  3. Nicole, this is cute, cute, cute! Love your colouring and that seashell border is fabulous!
    Great use of the sketch and I like the colours you've used.
    Thanks for joining us at A Die for a Sketch, good luck and hope to see you next time too.

  4. Great job Nicole! your card is so fresh and cute!
    Hugs! Dany

  5. Wow, such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pies this time. Hugs Lisa xx

  6. Gorgeous card, he is adorable!
    Thanks for joining in with The Cutie Pies this time x
    Wendy x

  7. Gorgeous card Nicole :-) the image is adorable and the details are all fab ! I love the punched border :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  8. Oh what cute card.The image is so adorable and i can see very nice details.

    Thank you for joining us at A Die For A Sketch.

    Nice greeting from Andrea

  9. Hi Nicole, you are so right. He is just the cutes little guy. and your coloring is fantastic. Love those papers and they are just perfect of the 2 Sisters stripes and or plaids challenge.

    I have blog candy if you are interested.

  10. well done Nicole, so much love and work in this card, thank you for stitching with us at the cutie pies xx

  11. Oh Nicole, your card is so cute. I love the sweet image you have used. Your take on the Sketch is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at A DIE FOR A SKETCH Challenge.

    Hugs, Dunja

  12. Hi Nicole! I love the colors and cute image you have used! Beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at a Die for a Sketch! Willie

  13. Hi Nicole! I love the colors and cute image you have used! Beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at a Die for a Sketch! Willie

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  15. Thanks everyone for the awesome comments!!

  16. Such a cute card, love this image! And the colours make it look very summery. Thanks for sharing at Little Miss muffet Challenges. Good luck an hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Frea, DR Member LMM Challenges.

  17. Gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week.

  18. Too cute! Love that beachy border punch! Wonderful layout! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)

  19. Such a great card. Love the image and details, especially the water drops. Thank you for joining us at LMM challenge. Hugs, Mette

  20. super card Nicole thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you again soon

  21. what an adorable image. Great coloring and love your borders.

  22. This is just darling, love this sweet little image. Beautiful summery card. Thanks for playing along at Phindy's Place this week.

  23. such a sweet card..Love that punch! So different!
    thanks for joining us over at Miss Muffet challenges this week. Good luck!
    Hugs x

  24. Great card, love the sparkling details on it!