Monday, 19 June 2017


Hello and welcome...
A new challenge starts today at Crafty Cardmakers and I am the host!
The challenge is about summer and, as usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it follows our 'Here Comes Summer' theme and this is my contribution:
I started with a piece of brilliant white card, 8"x6.75" and coloured a quarter approx of the card in Distress Ink 'Spiced Marmalade' then the remainder of the card in Distress Ink 'Barn Door'.  I die cut and embossed the palm trees, 2 birds and hammock in black card and adhered them to the card.  The 'hola' sentiment was die cut and embossed in brilliant white card, I die cut the letters 3 times and glued them together to add dimension then adhered to the card.  Using gold mirri card I die cut and embossed a pair of flip flops and added these to the card.  I added this onto a mat of black card then onto the white base card.  To complete I, again, die cut the cocktail glass, coloured it in then added Glossy Accents to the glass to give the appearance that it was 'glass' lol.  I adhered it above the 'a' on the sentiment.  A nice tranquil and tropical summer design.

  • Brilliant white and black foundation card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Island Paradise Die Set ~ Sue Wilson (CE) CED21009
  • On The Beach Die Set ~ Sue Wilson (CE) CED21010
  • Flip Flops Die Set ~ Sue Wilson (CE) 21011
  • Art Deco Alphabet Lower Case & Numbers ~ Sue Wilson (CE) CED5424
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ (CE)
  • Platinum Die Cutting/Embossing Machine ~ Spellbinders
  • Gold mirri card ~ my stash
  • Distress Inks ~ Ranger/Tim Holtz
For more inspiration pop over to Crafty Cardmakers Blog and have a look at what our fabulous DTs have created, you just may want to enter a card too!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x


  1. Hi June
    Totally tropical. I can almost hear the steel drums.
    Lovely black wisterias lol!
    A card to make you smile.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  2. A fabulous card June!! I love the tropical; background and the little flip flops are sooo cute!!! Loooveee this!! Have a great day!! hugs xx

  3. What a fabulous card for your summer challenge June. Goes well with this tropical weather that we are having. I can't help but wish for a nice tropical thunder storm though to clear the air lol. hugs Kimx

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