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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Summer Fun

I know I have been a bad blogger 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'
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 junk stash

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.

Jennifer. x


  1. Hope you are feeling better now Jennifer.

    What a lovely card, such a nostalgic image and so beautifully coloured. Your button and the shell are perfect finishing touches xx

  2. A gorgeous summery card Jennifer. Fab image and design.
    Hope you are OK.
    Lorraine x

  3. Fab card.Definitely has a beach and summer theme to it.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

    Cass xx

  4. What a beautiful summer beach scene that you have created here Jennifer!!! I am so curious to see what bitter cold is in Australia that I am off to the weather network to check it out...LOL!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Summertime"!!!

  5. Gorgeous!! Love that embossing! Such a cute image too!! That button is fantastic!! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  6. So very beautiful! I love your image and that sweet button! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  7. I hope you're feeling better now, I've had a bit of a bad run recently so I know how it gets you down - "only" the hip replacement left on the agenda now! I'm in Perth, not bitterly cold, 13 degrees C tonight but last night is was down there, 2 degrees C!! Great card! Thanks for sharing it with us in the Lots of Layers challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥

  8. ohhhh this is such a cool summer card!!!! Just love the fabulous background you have used! Just perfect!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  9. I adore the image, and the button too! Such a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  10. so beautiful love the image
    Thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

  11. What a delightful summer scene, Jennifer! I love this sweet image and your fabulous embossed wave background! Sweet, sweet card! Thank you for sharing it with the CCEE Stampers and their fans!

  12. Such a lovely card and I love the image. Thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

  13. This is lovely..

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck.

    Caz xx PPC DT

  14. gorgeous image, delightful card....Thank you for joining in with our Red, White & Blue challenge over at Polkadoodles.

  15. Your card is gorgeous! I love that button and this is the perfect card for it. I'm so glad you sent me the link. I hope you don't mind, but I've also posted this on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Facebook page.

  16. Awesome job, love this boy, you colored him wonderfully, and the button/twine, nice added touch. Great embossing folder you used too. Thanks for playing our Nautical challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT@4CC

  17. Adorable!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CCCB!

  18. What a super amazingly done card!! The whole thing is so perfect for the theme and just so well colored!! Excellent!!

  19. Jennifer, I love every element you used in this sweet card. The embossing is beautiful, the button perfectly selected, and the image is adorable.Thanks for playing along with CCEE.

  20. This is adorable! Like the blue, white and red. Great to see the cute image and the embossed background.

    Thank you for playing along with our At the beach/Summer fun challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Good luck!

  21. Love that image.....reminds me of doing the exact same thing many moons ago! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Sparkles Challenges this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x


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