Saturday, 2 November 2013

Life is better at the beach

I've heard that everyone can be split into two distinct groups - you either love the seaside or the mountains.  Well, I'm a beach girl, no doubt about it!

Today we're having a blog hop and give away over at 365 Cards.  We (the DT) are all making cards in our own favourite styles.  The challenge is to scraplift your favourite one of our designs. Take a tour around and see what you think...

Ruth (that's me)

Once you've visited everyone (and left a comment on each blog), go to the 365 Cards site and comment that you've visited us all (and who your favourite was) and a winner will be drawn at random to win a prize package of crafting goodies.

I started with the beach background paper with that fabulous sentiment.
I tore a piece of paper to mask off the centre of the card before stamping the grid under the anchor paper strip.  The grid and chevrons are in perfect plum.
To give it a seaside feel I knotted some bakers twine into a rope and strung it in a wave pattern.  Then, I'm a bit proud of myself for the next bit, studied a book of knots to make a continuous ring hitching around some small split rings!
The seagulls are stamped and fussy cut, the pair of seagulls involved some more masking.  And I've added a little wooden button to finish it off.

I'm entering this card into
The Craft-Room Challenge - use stencils and/or masks
Just Add Ink #189 Colour Challenge (crumb cake, perfect plum, raspberry ripple and white)

The Friday MashUp #134 Got Chevrons?
Totally Papercrafts #191 Button It Up
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


  1. Well, I love both, and this card!

  2. This card is delicate and stunning. Very inspiring.

  3. I love the little seagulls! Chevron rocks!

  4. A great card, love the colours and gorgeous beachy details - well done wiht the knots !! Thanks so much for sharing, lovely to see you over at Craft-Room...Esther xx

  5. Love the sentiment, beautiful!

  6. This is a very 'serene' looking card, Ruth. I love how you incorporated a bit of purple, with the chevrons. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

  7. Like the way you use the baker's twine. :)

  8. What a wonderful card! Love the design, and the twine/split rings is amazing! :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  9. well i love both the sea side and mountains! but i always have been a "rebel" lol

    LOVE the rope you made with twine :)

  10. A beautiful card...the colors are very soothing just like the beach!

  11. Amazing card! Love the sentiments!

  12. Hi WF :-) Love those gorgeous papers and masking of the gulls. Love the use of the twine and a great sentiment. Thank you for joining in with us over at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight


    Annie x

  13. What a great take on the sketch!!! this card it so very relaxing and calm. Just beautiful! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week!

  14. This looks fabulous and such a great job with those handmade button knots. thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week
    x catherine

  15. Yes, beach works for me too, a lot less work sitting on the beach than climbing mountains! Lovely card, it will be hard to choose my favourite from all the ones I've been hopping around to admire!

  16. Oh this is so pretty - love how you've combined the challenge colours! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  17. Love all the elements on this card - there is alot to take in - I love the sponge/splattering round the circle edge, it's very effective and looks like sand. Chantell JAI

  18. What a fun mixture of elements! Very eclectic, and it works well together. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  19. Wonderfully dynamic card Ruth that uses the colours beautifully. I love your stitching details and the gulls flying about. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  20. This is cute.. I love all the details giving on..and the chevrons are perfect together. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

  21. I would have to agree with that sentiment, lol! Gorgeous card, but I especially love how you incorporated that floss!!


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