Sunday, 24 July 2011

Sunday Sweet Sunday

Good afternoon all!
Hope your Sunday is going just as you want it to!
Time for another fab challenge at The Crafty Pad!

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You all seemed to enjoy the Christmas in July Challenge, 
so let's see if this one tickles your fancy too!
Challenge #131 is Embossing!
Let's see embossing on your project, be it heat or dry, we don't mind, 
as little or as much as you choose as long as we can see some embossing there!
Here's my take on it!

I used a red square card blank for the base card.
 The image is The Beach Hut  from Debbie's fabulous shop 
I coloured it up with promarkers & chalked in the sky. 
Next I added some faux stitching around the outside 
using a letraset fine liner pen.
I then did some heat embossing

I stamped my sentiment with Versamark black ink, then embossed with a 
sparkly black embossing powder. 
It looks a bit odd in the pic as it has glitter through it. 
I then matted it onto some aqua card.
Next I did some dry embossing

I used my Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder, 
which I inked over with distress ink. 
Sorry, I can't remember which colour I used but I do remember
 thinking at the time, it was kind of sea like! lol
I matted that onto the aqua card & tied a ribbon around it.
Next I added some flowers with brad centres!

I was going to change the colour of some brads with embossing powder as 
Leesa showed us in her fab tutorial here
 but as I had just the colours I wanted, I had no need to!

To finish my card,I added a couple of photo corners & used a white gel pen to 
highlight the life raft & the beach ball.
I also decorated the inside of the card but I forgot to take a photo, 
I do apologise for that!
I hope you like what you see!
Thank you for stopping by on this sunny Sunday afternoon! 
I'm off to like up to the following challenges then it's a lovely birthday lunch 
with my MIL & the rest of Hubby's family!
Enjoy your day & I hope to see you at 
The Crafty Pad for our Embossing Challenge!
Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's work, it's awesome!

Challenges I am entering with this card

2 Sisters #449Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away # 25 Summertime
ECP Challenges Summer Theme
Crafty Ann's Embossing or Debossing
Daring card Makers Wish You Were Here
Fairy Tale Summer Sun Sunshine
Poodles Parlour Red White & Blue
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge Faux Or Real Stitching
Southern Girls Happy Birthday
Craft's & Me  Add A Flower
Paper Pretties Embossing


  1. Fun card Dawn. I love beach-themed cards!

  2. Fab card Dawn. Love the colours you have used!

  3. Beautiful card! nioce image, summer colors and embellish. TFS with us at 2SC this week.
    Zulma DT

  4. Love the beach hut - fab card - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  5. So cute Dawn! Love the bright and cheerful colors. Fun card

  6. Hello a very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    Hugs Karla

  7. adorable card! love all the layers and the colours!
    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  8. Brilliant card for the On Holiday Challenge at Fairy Fun that beach hut so makes me longing to the beach!
    xxx Margreet

  9. Fantastic card Dawn, lovely ans summery. Lets hope the weather remembers that!! Lee xx

  10. Super cute! Thanks for joining us at the Art Impressions challenge. Hope to see you again next week.

  11. I love this Dawn, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  12. Yes - This is Summer!
    I love these bright colours, and the beach-hutimage. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy. Good luck, from Lisbeth K

  13. Your card is so very lovely! Please tell me the way to the beach! ;o).Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  14. Dawn this is a fabby card and i love the colours you have used. it is perfect for my challenge this week - thank you for entering and good luck. Http://

  15. What a fun card!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!!

  16. Hi Dawn! It's 2.40AM and I can't sleep so doing some catch-up on my blogging comments!!! Love this one, fab colours you chose. Hugs, Ali x

  17. Great beachy themed card! Love the image and the colors! Awesome job!

    Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our 'On Holiday' challenge! Good luck! :D

    xx Tracey xx

  18. Wonderful summer card. Great style.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra

  19. Lovely card, that beach hut is perfect! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  20. Georgeous creation with nice details!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
    Hugs Nela

  21. I love your blues and reds together. You have created a cool, breezy card that is sure to delight the receipant.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  22. Such a fun summertime card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.

    Janet xx

  23. Simply fabulous hun...!

    thanks for joining us at Poodles....and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  24. Gorgeous summery card Dawn! I love that red background and the swirls look great too!

    Thanks for joining us for the Summer challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


  25. Such a fun card, love your beach hut. Thanks for sharing with us at the Daring Cardmakers this week!

  26. Such a bright and cheery summertime card I love beach huts.

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away this fortnight for our summertime challenge.



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Dawn xx