I know I have been a bad blogger lately...it is a month since I have had a card to show
you. There have been lots of happenings in my personal life, including a short stay in
hospital. I thought I may have yet another fractured vertabrae (4 previous ones due
to osteoporosis), but I just tore a rib off my spine. I shouldn't say "just", as the pain
was excruciating, even when only trying to take a deep breath.
Enough of my miseries, and onto happier things!!!
It is the first Thursday of the month, and that means we have a new challenge for you
at Crafty Little Fairies. Here in Australia, it is bitterly cold, mid-winter, but where
many of you live it is mid-summer, so our theme is
We once again have five lovely generous sponsors, so a big "thank you"
to each of them, who are -
Please remember that to be eligible for one of these wonderful prizes you
MUST use a stamped or digi image, not a pre-coloured topper
or a printed image from a CD.
I really enjoyed making this card, as it brought back childhood memories of days
spent at the beach, collecting seashells and sending messages in bottles. Yes,
if I knew in advance a trip to the coast was planned, I would write a little
note, seal it in a bottle, and when we arrived, I would 'launch' it into the
waves, and dream of someone in a faraway land receiving it.
The white embossed layer was created using my old Fiskars Waves Texture Plate.
If I spritz the cardstock before using the Texture Plates in my Cuttlebug,
the result is a very deep, crisp embossing effect.
The sweet image is a digi stamp which I won in a challange in May.
This lovely button has been in my button jar for more than 3 years, waiting for
the 'right' card. I bought it at a craft show at Farnborough, during my
last trip to London. Unfortunately, I only bought one.
Inside my card is fairly simple, with a large die-cut area on which
a personal message can be written.
4 Crafty Chicks #201 - 'Nautical'
CCC Digi Creations #4 - 'Digi/Embossing Wet or Dry'
CCEE1427 - 'Red, White and Blue'
City Crafter #218 - 'Let's Go To The Beach'
Corrosive #202 - 'Favourite Colouring Medium' (Promarkers)
Crazy 4 Challenges - 'Summer/Winter'
Di's Digi Designs - 'Lots of Layers'
Fussy and Fancy #117 - 'Summertime'
Open Minded #13 - 'Patriotic Colours'
Party Time Tuesdays #179 - 'Red, White and Blue'
Penny's Paper Crafty #184 - 'Buttons, Butterflies or Bows'
Polka Doodles #26 - 'Red, White or Blue'
Pumpkin Spice #77 - 'Red, White and Blue'
Sentimental Sundays #213 - 'Summer'
Sparkles Monthly #57 - 'At The Beach/Summer Fun'
Sweet Stampin' - 'Summer Fun'
Time Out #9 - 'Fun In The Sun'
Image - Sparkle 'N' Sprinkle Time In A Bottle
Colouring - Promarkers
Sentiments - Lili of the Valley
Dies - Spellbinders Scalloped Square
Embossing - Fiskars Texture Plate Waves
Button - Meiflower
Twine - Papermania
Shell from my
For a chance to win a lovely prize, and see some wonderful projects by my fellow teamies, why not visit us at Crafty Little Fairies, then enter our 'Summer Fun' challenge. We would love to see your creations.
Hopefully I will have another card to show you soon, so until then, "thank you" for visiting.