Thursday, August 13, 2009

the joys of Summer...


I wish summer lasted all year here in Ontario...but the sad truth is it is such a short period of time so we try to make the most of it! This was my first time ordering the Summer Kit from Magnolia and I am so glad that I did. It came with this cutie...So for this card I coloured up Tilda with the Lyras and I made a small cloud template and sponge around it with a light blue to make some clouds in the background. I then cut out the tag with the nestabilties and stamped the sentiment using the Papertrey stamp collection " A Day at the Beach".
I hope you all are headed off to a beach or pool to enjoy these last weeks of summer before the kids head off to school again for the new year!

16 comments:

  1. Stunning card Christine, I love how you have made the cloudy background and your colouring of Tilda is perfect.

    Liza x

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  2. Hi Christine, I'm agree with Liza Ilove you cloudy background! You have made a wonderful card!
    Hugs Annacarin

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  3. so cute! Love the colours you have used!

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  4. What a great card. You should enter it into Cute Card Thursday. The theme is a day at the beach.
    Hugs xx
    Carolyn

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  5. Gorgeous Card, the colours are so pretty. Very clever idea for the clouds, looks great.

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  6. Christine she is sooo adorable! i just love your color combos. you are awesome girl. wow everytime i see your images colored with Lyras it makes me want to get some of my own. you are fabulous with those. Have a Great Day!! :0)
    hugs,
    Rachel

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  7. This is SO pretty Christine - the colours are just gorgeous! Love the buttons too - I hope you're entering it into the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week!!
    Enjoy this gorgeous sunshine we're having!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  8. Fantastic card.. Love this darling little Tilda.You have colored her perfectly.. Great clouds..And such a Lovely design..
    Hugs, Linda

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  9. Christine i already left a comment on this little cutie. just wanted to come back and say i LOVE your clouds you did a FABULOUS job with them.
    hugs,
    Rachel

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  10. What a beautiful card Christine,i love the image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  11. So totally adorable!! Love the soft colors and the buttons are so fun!!

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  12. Oh what a contrast to your Christmas card. Such lovely summer colours. The clouds are lovely, you are clever. I love buttons on cards and these look super. Marianne x

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  13. Very cute Christine! I wish my feet were dipped in a pool right now instead of stuck under my desk. I love the sky and your colours are so soft. Very, very pretty!

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  14. Beautiful, I love the soft colouring.

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  15. Christine, gorgeous card. I love this image, so adorable. Don't have my stamps yet, but Cabio sent me some images, yipee! Love the colours scheme--nice and soothing to the eyes. I love the clean look of your card. Your colouring is always totally wonderful. And a big thanks on the tip for making the cloud background. I will certainly try it out. It looks fab.

    Hugs.
    Norma

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  16. Such a sweet card with those buttons.. LOVE THEM! And your image is perfect... I like how you crossed the ribbons, to give more detail!! SMILES! :)

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