Thursday, May 27, 2010

beach bum.....

I hope you are not getting to tired of my beach themed cards! I just love this hot and sunny weather we are see, here in Ontario it is so short, as we usually only have this weather until the middle of August. So....I have to get the beach cards in when I can!LOL. I love blue, red and white has to be one of my favourite colour combos! Over at Crafty Creations they have a great challenge. It is to use your favourite stamp! A little tough to do that, as I seem to just love each and everyone of them! But for my recipe card, I used a Karen Lockhart stamp....the "Wicker Chair". It so reminds me of the good ol porch chair!

For my card I used copics and then used last years Martha Stewart sandcastles punch and then tore a strip of kraft cardstock to make another strip of sand! My little banner is just a toothpick with a homemade banner attached to it. I also paper pieced the bathing suit on this little sun beauty!
Here is another recipe I just love...Bruschetta! Who does not love Bruschetta! I actually think I should have been Italian as I just love anything Italian. Here is my wicker chair that I used copics on and then took my colourless blender and made the dots on the cushion. I think it turned out kind of cute! Lots of buttons and lots of cute paper....and there is another recipe card!
Challenge: Crafty Creations ........use your favourite stamp! ( that is if you can pick only one!)
Have a wonderful day......


  1. I love Bruschetta. Your card is fabulous and the image is so cute. Glad you like this weather, too hot for me.

  2. Wow, girl...where to start! These are fantastic! I love the layout on the recipe card...gonna have to remember that for the next recipe card I make. Love how you did the sand hill on the card with the torn edges and MS punched border.

    ....and now I totally want to make a card with the blue/red combo!

  3. Your card is great, I like the colors of the images and the papers:)

  4. Wish we had more of your sunshine here in the UK. I am rather chilly today.
    Love you card, great sandcastles and love the colours. hugs Shelley

  5. Definitely could not get tired of your cards! Fantastic beach one! Love how you did the sand the the punch!!!! Very crafty my friend!!!!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  6. Hi Christine... i never ire of your beautifulcars and recipe cards. I just lovethe little spotty swimsuit and the sandcatles. And the porch chair is just wonderful. Its frezing here - not warm enough to sit out in any chair lol!
    Have a great day
    Lisa ;)

  7. Wow!! Gorgeous card!! Fabulous summer feel!!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

  8. Hi Christine,
    Great card, the little girl is so cute. You have even used three Italian coloured buttons on the bruchetta recipe card, brilliant. Debbiexx

  9. Hey Christine, isn't this weather awesome? I just hope it lasts right into the summer months!! Your cards are awesome and love how you did the chair cushions. That's pretty neat!

    Enjoy your day today!

  10. Oh my goodness... Amazing. I just got this set in the mail.. I LOVE what you did with that punch.. Could I case that part?.. It is awesome.. Such a super recipe.. My daughter and I are making new recipes this summer and then she is making a recipe box to take back to college.. This is just wonderful. You are such an inspiration...

  11. Hi Christine! What a gorgeous card! The image is so cute and we love the papers and colours! The recipe card is fab!
    Love and hugs
    Emma and Susan

  12. Oh how precious Christine!!! she is adorable and you did a beautiful job with her. Love how you used the beach punch and paper pieced her bathing suit, it all goes perfectly!!!
    Rachel :0)

  13. Oh, I simply LOVE your maritime cards and this one is soo cute!! How I envy you for the great weather you have! We have no spring at all...only rain, rain and more rain and cold temperatures! And it is the same...from middle August summer is keep on posting your sunny cards!!!

  14. Hi Christine
    just love the beach scene so so much,and the recipe cards are so great too.
    Happy belated 20th Anniversary.
    I would love to have a go at the toblerone mousse, it sounds very special.
    lots of hugs chris xx

  15. Christine, this is gorgeous! I love the beach scene you've created - what great touches (esp. the Canadian flag on top of the sandcastle!!). Love the recipe card too - the bruschetta sounds yum!! Gorgeous colouring as always of your beautiful images!
    Hugs, Danielle

  16. I adore this beach scene you made, I love it all, that sand at the front and the sandcastle punch are just so cute and as for the paperpiecing and the little chair, gorgeous. I love these little stamps you have. The bruschetta sounds great too, I love it with mushroomson top too. Gonna be hard to chosse my fave stamp which is why I haven't entered yet. Marianne x

  17. Another sweet card Christine, love the way you've done the sand and her pieced costume.

  18. This is simply too cute for words!!! Love the red dotty paper accents!! Juliexx

  19. Oh adorable! Just love your paper piecing, fabulous colours! Kim

  20. WOW! Another fabulous creation Christine.

  21. Oh what a sweetheart of a card Christine.

  22. Absolutely adorable....LOVE her spotty bathing suit...Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations! bx

  23. What a cute set. I love how you paper pieced her bathing suit. What a great Pure Innocence stamp. Love it.
    Hugs xx

  24. Love your beach card Christine, she is a little cutie!!! Those colours colours are stunning,
    Angela x

  25. Wow, another awesome recipe card. We love Bruschetta also so I'll check that out closely. Your sand and sandcastles are so cute, as are your chair cushions with the dots. I love that little girl image. Too cute!


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