Friday, 17 June 2016


I have given up any vague hope that we might actually EVER get any sun in the UK so have decided to make my own little sandy beach!!

I found this cute stamp set (ladybug Crafts gone) while having a bit of a tidy up and as there are so many Summer inspired challenges around thought I would ink it up. I finally unwrapped the Marianne die set that contains the photo frame and coloured the image with Promarkers to match the Doodlebug Designs paper. The card is a diddy four inch square for a change.

I'm playing here

Cardz 4 Galz #24 - Summer Fun
Crafty Addicts #17 - anything Goes/Summertime
Bunny Zoes - Summer

We are off to a Summer Party this evening so fingers crossed it won't rain , although I don't hold out much hope of that!!

Whatever you are up to this weekend I hope the weather is kind.

thanks for sharing your day with me and see you soon xx


meg said...

Wish we had the weather to even think of flip flops, great card Sarah love the frame and image

Julie B said...

Cute! The sun has finally made an appearance so I've just been out to cut the grass and Al has gone topping.
Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Galaz too. :)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A bright and sunny card Sarah even if it's not looking good outside. Hopefully the weather will be kind to you this evening.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great summery card Sarah, Just what we need in the dull depressing weather..
Love the image and your colouring.. Works great with that backing paper
Hugs Kelly

Chrissy said...

Fabulous summer card the papers too and neat frame..hope the weather is/was good for your party..freezing with heavy frosts here this morning..but I am in winter, so I suppose it is expected..


Laine said...

Lovely shades of aqua and green Sarah! Hope your day stays dry, its tipping it down here!

cotnob said...

Such a fun card Sarah, fabulous papers and you have created a lovely little beach scene.

Sue said...

Great summer card Sarah and I think your right we will all have to make our own sun lol xxx it's absolutely pouring down here right now:(( huggles Sue xx

Pat K said...

Lovely summer card Sarah..such a cute image and great colours. Have a good weekend. hugs, Pat K x

Whisper said...

Oooo such a great image and i'm loving how you have framed it too, gorgeous DP's too, you can't beat a bit of Doodlebug, Luv Sam x

Carol S. said...

A sweet summery card and love the flip fops! Gorgeous card. We are lucky here in Lowestoft, as we haven't seen any rain since the weekend. In fact we have mostly sun. I am even going to have to hose the garden for the second time this week!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Unknown said...

Oh this is awesome! Love the fun bold design And that frame is fab! Perfectly summery!
Lucy x

Patricia said...

Wow! Summer has come at last .... may I share a place on your beach??
A fantastic summery card to bring a smile.
I love everything about it, the beautiful papers, great image and the sunny colours.
Have a great weekend
Patricia X

Brenda said...

Hi Sarah! Such a wonderful, bright, cheery card! The die and paper couldn't be more perfect. t'm soooooo glad you shared it with us at Whimsie Doodles challenge this month!

Debra K. said...

Fantastic card Sarah! Small but perfectly formed with the fab stamping and lovely paper. That photo die is now on my wish list. Love the glitter on the flip flops. My hubby has just ordered my eldest son some flip flops in size 14! If he doesn't like them we can use them as surf boards :D. Debra x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous Sarah, awesome frame and coloured images....xx

brenda said...

Lovely work as always Sarah.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
oh I do love this fab card.
That stamped image is perfect, and it's coloured perfectly too.
I can't believe it's only 4" square, and it must have been so fiddly to make. LOL.
Enjoy your wonderful evening out.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Peanut said...

LOVE those colours, Sarah. Awesome card, friend!
x Asha

Wishcraft said...

Ooh love that fab bright paper! Great design and a lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous summery card Sarah, fab image and love that paper.
Wendy xx

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, what a fab summery card Sarah! Beautifully coloured and I'm lovin that gorgeous DP. Hope it stayed dry for your party, our weather needs to sort itself out!

debby4000 said...

Love your seaside card, yes it looks like we will have to create our own summer although I believe we should see a bit today for a few hours before the rain comes back.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Good Morning Sarsh....The sun is out here after two days of rain....Gorgeous the summer image and the papers...Joolsx

Pamellia said...

What a wonderful card Sarah! I love how you did the sand in your image, wonderful effect! The background paper is super fun and perfect for your image! hugs :)

Kat W said...

I do hope we get a bit more Summer weather...but until then I will make do with your lovely sunny card. It's such a cute design with the polaroid frame and fabby DP :-)
I hope it stayed dry for your party and that you had a fun time.
Big hugs, Kat xx


The photoframe and the image make a real sunny summer card!
I can't wait to go to the beach! Here in the Netherlands we also need more sun!
Your card gives a very good summerfeeling!

Thanks for joining ou challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
Aly DT member C4G

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Gorgeous card, love the baking paper and image! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Crafty Addicts!
Hugs Donna (DT)

Carole Pollard said...

Thanks for this ray of sunshine your card is adorable and brightened my day. I hope the Summer party went well guess you could always go indoors and change it to Winter Party !! Oh forgot love the new phot frame die Love and hugs Carole x

MaryH said...

Clever you to make your own beach sunshine, and this one is just adorable. Love the bright colors, it looks perfectly 'beachy' and the background dp could not fit this theme any better! Also liking the photo frame to show off this sunshine card! TFS & hope your wkend got you some sunshine for a nice ride. Hugs

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & FABULOUS card Sarah!!!
LOVE your cute seaside "photo" and pretty colouring!!!
THANK YOU for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

Lynsey said...

This is a lovely summer card Sarah! Wish it was nice enough for flip flops, not barely had mine out yet!
Hugs Lynsey x

Karen said...

Great summer card, perfect paper and perfect for our Whimsie Doodles Life's a Beach challenge. Thanks for joining us - Karen, DT

Patricia Alvarez said...

Great card!!! I love the layout!!! Thanks for sharing with us over Whimsie Doodles. Good luck!!! Patricia

Karon said...

This is a fabulous card. I love that background paper. TFS

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh I love that! Fab idea to use the polaroid frame and that paper is brilliant! What a fun summery card. Love it. Hugs, Wends xoxo