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London, Battersea, United Kingdom
I have been blogging since 2010. I have been married for 29 years and have three children,I have been blessed with Four Gorgeous Grandchildren. I love making my own cards, but dabble in cake making & crochet too. I enjoy going to Alexander Palace twice a year with my mum. I live in Battersea and have grown up here, although me and hubby's dream is to one day live in Spain.....

Monday, 11 July 2011

By The Sea

Good morning everyone.
I made this card yesterday & have scheduled this post because I have work !!! still ... only 10 working days left, I then get 5 - 6 weeks off, YAY, that's what's good about working term time only. I get ALL the school holidays.

I have used my new stamps that I purchased off of Create & Craft. I must say that I am truly disappointed with their service. It has taken two weeks for them to send my stamps!!! I don't know why it takes sooo long. I have paid the postage. Anyone else had this problem?

Anyway enough of me moaning Lol

I have made my card for pink ink sketch challenge. It's their 1st ever challenge & they have lots of  prizes from different sponsors up for grabs & a blog hop too. This is a fortnightly challenge too, sooo, pop on over & join in.

For this challenge they want you to follow a sketch.

I will be entering my card into these following challenges too:
Crafty Purple Frog 'Summer Sun'
Ginger Loft Challenge 'Make it Sparkle'
Totally Gorjuss 'Something Summery'

Now onto my card

I have cropped my photos & changed the contrast & brightness.
Any tips greatly received.

IMAGES & SENTIMENT: Adorables Summer Collection 'By The Sea' by Jayne Nestorenko.

PROMARKERS: Used to colour images.

PAPERS: Odd bits from my stash.


GLITTER CARD: Purchased from Alexander Palace 3 sheets for a £1.

CHARM: Recycled off of a broken necklace.

SPELLBINDERS NESTABILITIES: Scalloped Circles & Standard Circles.

RIBBON: Won as part of blog candy.

DIE-CUT BORDER STENCIL: Xcut 'Wave border' XCU239.

FLOWERS: Hand made ... Roses, used a medium flower punch, 5 pieces, then rolled them up on each other
Fringe, Xcut quilling die 'Long Fringe' XCU503107
(I coloured them with Promarkers)

CARD CANDY: Craft Work Cards

PEARLS: The hobby house

inside of card                                           

OVAL PUNCH: Woodware craft collection.

BORDER PUNCH: Martha Stewart 'Vintage Doily'.

I look forward to your comments & any tips too.