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Friday 29 July 2011

Summertime and the living is easy at Crafty Ann's

Good morning folks, where on earth did the last 2 weeks go? I think I must have blinked and missed them lol. Anyway its time for a new challenge from Crafty Ann and this time the theme is
Summertime ....and the living is easy. As always the lucky winner will get a fab prize from Crafty Ann's so get your thinking caps on and get crafting lol

I've used the Tropical Beach digi and one of Crafty Ann's funky bps (both available in Crafty Ann's Digi Shop). I printed the main image on to coated cardstock and then onto eclipse masking paper and brayered the image using big and juicy ink pads. I coloured the tree and parasol with promarkers and sponged in the sun. The word 'Escape' was printed with my design runner, the blooming thing terrifies me as I'm never convinced its going to print where its supposed to lol. Anyway the main image and bp are matted on some yellow card. The 2 lucky ladies lounging in the sun with their cocktails are stamped images from a Round Robin i did last year, I think the stamps are from Pink Cat Studio. They are coloured with promarkers and popped up on 3d foam pads.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges: 
Craft room challenge: Summer holidays
Delightful Challenges: Dog days of summer
For Fun: Sand or beach
I love promarkers: anything goes
Paper Sundaes: Beachy or summer
Shelley's Images: Summertime
The Pink Elephant: fun in the sun

Pop over to my teamies blogs if you have a minute, they've got some gorgeous projects again this week. . We had beautiful summer sunshine yesterday but this morning its pretty cloudy so I don't know where our summer has gone. I think the only things enjoying our summer weather this year are the weeds in the garden. Eek I've never known them grow as fast, I'm supposed to be tackling them today but my craft room is calling ... decisions decisions lol.
thanks for popping by today
Claire xx


  1. I wish I could be there right now Claire - you in one chair an me in the other! If it's any consolation re: your design runner, your terror was not in vain - my hubby really likes the effect of the text across the sun :o)
    Gorgeous card all round.
    Ann x

  2. Love the card Claire, spend the day in your craft room, the weeds will keep for another day.
    Irene x

  3. A wonderful card for the Summer Holiday theme - beautiful colours. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. Fab card, it's lovely thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

  5. Stunning work Claire, your brayering is brilliant
    Beryl x

  6. Fabulous scene Claire and I look at it wistfully wishing I was there. Beautiful colouring and design as always.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  7. I am wishing that was me .... Gorgeous fun summer card Claire
    If you get chance drop by my Dezinaworld blog today to grab some freebies and see the new prize challenge for the month
    Have a fabulous weekend

  8. Wish I could escape Claire! Great card, love the ladies. We had the rain yesterday so hope the sun is going to poke itself through today. Carol x

  9. Hi Claire. Wish I was there. Perfect for a summer theme. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  10. There is a beach we would all like to visit for our holiday's! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge, thank you as well for putting our logo on your sidebar. To be in the random draw for £10 to spend at the shop we ask people to add the shop logo and a link to Hope you do not mind my mentioning this and that we see you again. XOXO Zoe

  11. Gorgeous summery card. Love those two on the sunloungers! Thanks for all your support Claire over the past year at Crafty Ann's. Much appreciated.

    Janet xx

  12. Great card, love the scene with those two chairs. Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim x

  13. This is such a gorgeous card! Love the images and the colouring & brayering is fantastic! Thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck! Maria x

  14. This is FABULOUS!! I want to be one of those ladies ... I could sure use an ocean view right about now!! LOL!!
    Thanks so much for joining in our Sum Sum Summertime Challenge at Shelly's Images. Hope you'll come back for more fun next week!

    Shelly's Images DT

  15. A perfect Summer hols card Claire!!! Thanks for joing us at Craft Room Challenge- debi x

  16. This is a wonderful card Claire, your sea and sand are just perfect. Wish it was me sat in one of the chairs sipping a cocktail! Good luck and thanks for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Challenge. Julia xxx

  17. What a fab card, I LOVE it, thanks for sharing with us at Craft your days away and good luck, Gaynor DT xx

  18. Great card Claire - oh to be on that beach !! Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

  19. What a fabulous card, a beautiful scene and such a great summer stamp.Beautiful colouring. Fantastic card. :)
    Thanks for joining DC.

    Hugs, Rosalien

  20. Claire if it was up to me you would win hands down hunny all your creations are works of art I adore looking at them. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  21. This is so lovely summery Claire! What a great beach scene... wish I was there!

    Thanks for joining us for the Summer Challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


  22. Fabulous entry, thanks for joining Craft-Room challenge, welcome again;-))m

  23. cute card. Thanks for playing along on FOr fun

  24. Very fun summer card!! Love the 3D dimension. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

  25. Cor.... wish that was me & hubby there Lol

    Your card is brilliant x

    Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x

  26. Such a cute card! Thanks so much for joining our Sum Summ Summertime challenge this week at Shelly's Images Blog

  27. Love the dimension on your card - really makes the scene. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week.

  28. Oooohw want do so want to be on the beach, love your card, thanks for joining us at Shelly's!

  29. This is a fab summery card - thanks for joining in with our challenge at CYDA!


  30. Fabulous.

    Thanks for joining us this time at Craft Your Days Away and good luck in the draw.

    Mel X


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