Monday, 4 June 2012

Birthday Boy

Hi ya peeps, I am sat in the Luton Hoo Hotel as I draft this post. Just had boiled eggs for breakfast, yummy! The reason this is a draft at the moment is that my i pad connection is abysmal. Therefore I'm on the i phone posting for the first time. And I thought I would be able to catch up with all my blogging buddies to my hearts content this weekend, how wrong - never rely on technology! Now if I'd have brought my laptop they have high speed Internet access - typical! And I do need to do some catching up as the last two weeks have been concentrated on my daughter with her dancing. The show which she danced in was wonderful, they get better every year.
Now then, here is a little crafty card I am entering into these challenges this week.

Allsorts challenge blog.  
The brief - 'By the seaside'

Charisma Cardz challenge blog 
The brief - 'Bling'

Crafty Catz challenge blog 
The brief - 'buttons and bows'

By The Cute And Girly challenge blog 
The brief - 'As Cute As A Button'

Stampalot challenge blog.
The brief - 'Bingo' [Any line or four corners]
My line is Pink-cheeks 'n' toes!!! Brown-hair, stones and inked image.  Bling!-white pearl dots on bunting!
[There's ribbon and turquoise ribbon too!  thrown in for extra measure]

  • I have used the red, white and blue theme as for boys/men's cards it always works well.
  • With my promarkers I have coloured in the Molly Bloom images in a stroking action to give the images an almost colour washed feel.
  • The idea behind the card is 'looking through a porthole' - Spellbinders circle nesties.
  • The bunting is also spellbinders 
  • Ranger Glossy accents for the windows, knobs and door numbers.
  • Sakura gelly roll - clear star is used here and there to hi-light areas such as flags on the beach hut.
  • Ribbon, cotton, bling and sea buttons are my own stash.
  • Large card - Craftwork Cards
  • All the above materials used to make this card can be purchased from my local craft shop The Craft Box  This card can be seen on display in the Craft Box too!


  1. oh wow ... i just love this .. what an amazing little scene ! i love everything about it!
    Anything to do with the sea side gets my vote!
    Lisa x

  2. ...just adorable Kassa, gorgeous beach huts with the ickle hearts all so beautifully shaded...loVe the wonderful bunting so much work has gone into it...stunning card...Mel :)

  3. Beautiful card Kassa, I love your creativity and the port hole look works perfectly. The image is fab and I adore all the ribbons and glossy accents details!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  4. oh wow fab creation, thanks for playing along with our BUTTONS n BOWS challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  5. What a great creation
    Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot challenge and good luck!


  6. Thank you so much for stopping at my blog. What a lovely card you've got here! Love the scene, the colours and the seaside feel. Ahoy!!! :))

  7. What a fabulous card,love the image and colours. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  8. hiya , really great card , love the whole lo of it and the layers and colouring are fab too x

  9. This is such a cute card. Thanks so much for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)

  10. oh wow love this and thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ

  11. Great card, very topical colours! Thanks for sharing it with us for our Stampalot Bingo challenge, and good luck.

    Lynne x

  12. Awesome card! Love what you did with all the bunting, it looks brilliant! :)

    Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



  13. I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. This is such fun and so pretty!


  15. Gorgeous Karen - loving the colours!


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