Friday, July 30, 2010

Fun in the Sun


OK, I'll admit it - I am addicted to making cards! I'm at the beach, without my computer, without most of my crafting supplies, without photo editing software, and yet - I really had to make a card! I saw this great challenge at Magnolia-licious Highlites to make a Free-standing pop-up card - and I've never made one! So I had to do it, right? Luckily for me, there is a great local scrapbook store, Carolina Stamper, here in Beaufort, so I was able to add a few neccessities.
Luckily, I did have my Magnoia stamps and some of this gorgeous copper patina hand-dyed silk ribbon and sequin flower from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I've got a couple of other ideas that I want to work on while I'm down here - so you may see a few more goodies pop up. (Besides it's 100 degrees today, so I might want it to cool down a little before I venture out to the pool!)
Challenges:
Magnolia-licious Highlites monthy sketch - Free-standing pop-up card
C.R.A.F.T. - hot and spicy colors
Charisma Cardz - something with a tail
Crafty Ann's - Lazy, hazy days of summer
Crafty Creations - Summer Lovin'
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Cental - water ( copic markers, Magnolia stamps, and Score-tape)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers- paper piecing
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Alota - glitter and pearls
Lexi's Creations - paper piecing
Shabby Tea Room - 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 diecuts
Bunny Zoe's - summer days

21 comments:

Flamenco92627 said...

Oh my gosh that is so beautiful. I love all of the underwater details and the cutout shape that the mermaid is on, above the glitter layer. Just a great accent. The mermaid, of course, is adorable. You like making cards, I love looking, so keep em coming!

craftyb said...

stunning underwater scene...sea weeds...and the ribbon is stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Lisa Foster said...

This is fabulous!!!
Hugs,
Lisa

bosenberries said...

Wow! What detail.... the coral is great and colouring fantastic! Robin
My Partner in Crafting Crime

Cindy2 said...

This is simply stunning. Great layout and coloring. Please join us again at the MSL challenge. P.S. I love Beaufort, S.C. - lucky you. Cindy2

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Audrey Pettit said...

Cute cute card! I love the pop up dimension to this and how fun is that whole underwater scene you've created. Love the real shells you added. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR and enjoy the rest of your time at the beach.

Cor* said...

Oh you crack me up.....although I must admit, I sleep and I make cards. Literally I dream of them!!! LOL. This is soooooooooo sweet. Love that Magnolia....she's a new one right? Wicked. thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations for this fortnight challenge.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wowzer Gina this is a real beauty I am so impressed with this pop up card it looks brilliant and all those added embellishments it really looks like the beach has come to us lol. I love that Tilda image not seen that one before(whoops my wishlist just got another few inches longer) that ribbon does look rather lush thank you so much for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's.
Hugs
Lorraine x

PapierGirl said...

Repeat after me.....I am an addict! LOL I have done the same thing while on vacation! :) I absolutely adore this sweet "Under the Sea" card - the details are amazing! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

iReneM said...

This is gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

x

Lexi said...

This is absolutely fabulous i love it!! Thanks for playing at LC

hugs Lexi xxx

Lori said...

Great card, I can't wait to get my hands on this image, thanks for joining Lexi's Creations!

Handmade by Vivi said...

absolutely adorable card!!!!
Thanks for joining us at MSL!
Hugs,
Vivi

maxine said...

This is stunning thanks for playing along at Lexis this week hugs maxine

Debbie said...

Awww ... cute, Gini! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Claire said...

Beautiful card, the image is gorgeous and I love all the detail
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Claire xx

Suzi said...

Hi Gini, Wonderful card, love this Tilda and your theme. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
Hugs
Suzi x

Lilian said...

This is AMAZING Andrea! I love the colors and the pretty details! Your colorign is just beautiful too! :) Happy vacation!

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. in our hot and Spicy challenge. Super project - I love mermaids! Cheers Claire x

craftykitten said...

This is a lovely project. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time.
Hugs
Dawn x