Monday, May 3, 2010

Off to the beach....

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
I was checking out the Challenge Blog "Anyone for Anya" and they have a great challenge this week: LOTS OF LAYERS, they want to see dimension on your cards. So I have chosen to layer up my Beach Card...I popped the surf board as well as popped the background papers!


I found this picture which I absolutely love. I wish it was my cottage by the lake.... I found this was going to be were my inspiration would come from. I love soft pastel blues and soft beiges.... it was sooo me!





I actually remember when we were kids at my grandmothers cottage we learned how to tie a sailors knot....so I wanted to place it on my card somehow! What do you think! Here is a link to make this knot.

Now I have been working on my recipe booklet so I thought what the heck, lets make a matching recipe card! Before you know it, my recipe book will be done! I used MS beach punch from last year to do the bottom, and my life perserver is from Magnolia. I sponged some clouds in the background of the recipe card too!

Have a wonderful day....and thank-you so much for coming and visiting!

25 comments:

  1. You should be on the ATS design team because any stamps I see on your blog I then WANT. This is SUCH a cutie with the floral surfboard. LOVE the idea for a beachy recipe card too!

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  2. Christine this is oh so cute. I love the colours you used - it is so sweet. Great image and your colouring is fab as always.

    Sorry I haven't been commenting lately. I have been really slack. Hope you are well.
    mwah
    Trace

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  3. oh wow Christine , i absolutely adore this card .. i love the colours .. and i too would love a beach house , i love the sea.
    Great recipe .. will try making those wraps .
    The Pollycraft challenge this week is here comes the sun. I think your card would be perfect. I have a card made for the challenge along a beach theme but its under wraps till Friday for a new release over at Wags n Whiskers. I can't wait.
    Hope you are having a great day
    Lisa ;)

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  4. Hi Christine,
    This is so great,I hlove the way the little girl has her flip flops in her hands too. Your clouring never ceases to amaze me, wonderful job....Your recipe folder will be ready in no time!! Debbiexx

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  5. ooooh, I love this card!!! Full of gorgeous details and fabulous colors!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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  6. Wow Christine what a fabulous card, love the knot to it really gives it a fabulous embellishment. Love the photo and your image shes gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  7. This is so sweet and I love your inspiration photo. The waether here is awful, cold and blustery and wet so looking at your gorgeous summer image here is making me feel colder with her bare legs and arms. Hope the weather is better there. Marianne x

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  8. This is an absolute adorable card!! I just LOVE everything!! I love beach and maritime scenes a lot and yours is sooo cute and beautiful!!
    Here it is also raining and cold, so it brings a bit of summer into my house as well ;)
    Martina

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  9. Wow Christine - this is awesome. The colour combo is fantastic. Your embelishments are great & as for that knot - it looks perfect. Also love the border punch, in fact, it could be said, I love it all.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  10. HI Christine - thank you for your lovely comment re my christening gown. I have lent the pattern to a friend of my mum - but i will try and get a copy of it for you.
    Lisa ;)

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  11. Christine this is beautiful, your recipie book will be finished in no time!!!
    Angela x

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  12. oh Christine you NEVER amaze me dear!!!! STUNNING, CLEVER!! The design is GREAT!!!!
    okay okay your killing me will down right cuteness here.. tee hee hee...
    big hugs, Janiel

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  13. This is just lovely Christine. Love the colour combo. Love to look at your recipes too!

    Kat xx

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  14. This is lovely Christine, lots of lovely dimension and texture. Thanks for joining us at Anyone for Anya?

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  15. Oh this is just darling Christine!! I just love your coloring and design!! So sweet!! Love the recipe and the roping!! You rock girl!!
    hugs,

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  16. Talented lady, a sailor, too?? You are so good, love the color theme too, fantastic project! Hugs Nilla

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  17. Wow, Danielle must be busy today. LOL. I love the new look. Man you couldn't have found blog background better suited to you!!! Great find. I love the beach card. She's darling. Much better than Winter cards.
    Hugs xx
    Carolyn

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  18. Oh this is delightful Christine and so cute.
    luv
    Debby

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  19. I love it and the colour combo is great. I have made a card with that knot after finding a tutorial on one of the other blogs I read.

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  20. This is great Christine. I love the beach effect you have created and the knot is a fabulous touch.

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  21. Absolute Adorable!! Love the soft colours and this combo is perfect for this beach image. Great colouring as well, oh and the knot...cool!!

    Love from AFA?!

    Renata

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  22. I love the colours, I lovee the image, the colouring, again just everything !!

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  23. Oh my how cute is she!! and i love those colors you used. GORGEOUS!!
    hugs,
    Rachel

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  24. Your work is amazing..I agree with Denise.. I want about every stamp you use.. These recipe cards are amazing..REALLY amazing..Awesome job.

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