Saturday, 21 May 2011

A Day at the Beach

Over at the Allsorts Challenge they are having a Blog Hop and the theme of this challenge is to take inspiration from a picture of the seaside, here is my take on the challenge.
I`ve used Molly Blooms stamps available from Sir Stampalot. Molly sitting on the beach ball and the Donkey and I`ve actually pinched the Donkey`s hat from another Molly Blooms character! (hope she doesn`t mind LOL). I`ve coloured with distress inks and the backing papers are both Magnolia. The sentiment is SU and the starfish is from a Sizzix embossing set also available from Sir Stampalot. The aperture is cut from Nesties circle dies.

The little shells are some I have been collecting from beaches all over this country since I was old enough to walk. Each time I visit a beach I always pick up a handful of shells and bits and pieces from the sea that wash up on the shoreline. Some of the tiny shells on this card have come all the way from Arisaig in Scotland where I visited when I was 7 years old. See, us crafters never throw anything away ! ( Mum calls it hording !) I have over the years collected enough shells to fill a large biscuit tin and I still collect shells even now when I visit a beach.

I`m lucky enough to live only a 45 minute drive from the coast and I love being by the sea, I suppose it comes from being a water sign - Cancer, I`d love to go today, it`s a lovely warm day and there is hardly a cloud in the sky but I have to get prepared for a class I`m giving on Wednesday and I haven`t even got the project designed yet so I`d better get a move on !
Thanks for stopping by, bye for now and happy crafting xx


  1. Hi Sara and another fab card loving the seashells and the donkey in the hat.
    Louise xx

  2. A stunning card Sara, the colours are very summery and you've created a gorgeous scene
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck with our blog hop
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  3. Hi!this is really lovely Sara,so much gorgeous detail and the shells make it even more special.
    Nice to see you the other evening,
    have a good class.hugs Lou.xx

  4. What a super card Sara and a really great take on the theme. Molly looks very content on the beach.

    Thank you so much for joining in my photo inspiration challenge at Allsorts this week and and good luck with the challenge and blog hop.

    B x


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