Saturday, June 15, 2013

At the Beach with Sunshine Mail

It's time for a new Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge (June 15 - July 1). Our theme is "At the Beach" and the only real rule is that you send in at least one card (it doesn't have to be the card you enter in the challenge; Donation guidelines here).

I used Happy Times - Beach Boy by our sponsor, The Paper Shelter:

I recently saw a photo of my nephew playing at the beach that reminds me so much of this image! He lives in Florida, so I wanted the card to reflect how hot and bright it would be on a summer beach day.

The sentiment is by TLC Creations, and I drew out the sandcastle shape and inked it with Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger) by
pressing the piece onto the inkpad briefly, which gives it a nice texture.
The circle frame was cut with 2 dies (Spellbinders), and heat-embossed in yellow (Creative Zoo). The frame is cut with the Disney Bubble Frame Die/Emboss Combo (Cuttlebug) from a shiny blue cardstock (Core'Dinations), and sanded a bit to add contrast on the bubbles.

The ric-rac is from my stash...I think it was actually originally from Mom's stash! As soon as I saw the June Sketch at
The Stamp Spot, I knew I had to use it for a sun theme.

The Stamp Spot
Charisma Cardz #23: Digi Stamps Only
Crafty Bloggers Network: Bright & Breezy
Lady Anne's Challenge: The Great Outdoors
Mema's Crafts Monday Challenge: Summer/Vacation
Scrappers' Delights: S is for... (Sun, Summer, Sand)
Stamp and Create June Challenge: Summer Fun
The Stamp Spot June Challenge: Sketch
Whimsical Designs: Summer
Without Words: Hot Colours + CAS + hand-colored image

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join the Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge,


  1. Super fun summery card! Love your colouring and the sentiment too!

    Thank You so much for joining in at The Stamp Spot's sketch challenge this month!

  2. A super card and I love the sentiment on the bucket so unsual.

    Thanks for playing along at Scrappers Delights Challenge.

    Kelly x

  3. This made me smile, great image and love the boldness of colours. Thanks for joining us at Without words. Joey x

  4. Wonderfull card. So playful and such a cute image.
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights


  5. Beautiful creation. The image looks such a cutie and I love the bubble border. Thanks for joining our "Digis Only" challenge this week at Charisma Cardz.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli (DT)

  6. Great card and scene, thanks for joining us at Lady Annes Challenge this month, xxxx

  7. Stunning card thank you for joining us on our Great Outdoor Challenge at Lady Anne's Hugs Tania (DT)xx

  8. Beautiful colouring lovely project XX

    Thank you for joining in on Scrapper's Delights Challenge
    "S is For...."

  9. What a cute card, that ric-rac finishes it off perfectly.

  10. Fabulous card, great bright and breezy colours and love the image. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    CBN Design Team Member

  11. Great card, love the colours and texture of the card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network in our Bright & Breezy Challenge.
    Hugs Tania x (DT)

  12. Super cute images. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Designs this week. Good luck on the challenge. Have a great day!! Friday

  13. Super cute card. Thanks for taking time to hang out with us at Mema's Crafts. Come again soon.

  14. Oh wow what a uber cute bright card - that really cheered up my cold winter day! Thanks for joining us in this months sketch challenge over at the Stamp Spot. Hope to see you next month :)

  15. What a lovely summery feel! We need it :) Thank you so much for joining us at the, "S is for", Challenge at Scrappers Delights, Denyse :) x

  16. Gorgeous card, love the sweet image and design. Thanks for joining us at Without Words. Good Luck!

    Donna x

  17. Lovely image and sentiment! Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT


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