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Thursday 31 May 2012

Remember When......

Own up, who stole summer? It left us here on Monday afternoon and it's been winter woollies and central heating weather ever since! So glad I didn't put the summer quilt on the bed last week.
I managed a productive evening in the craft room last night and made 3 DT cards plus this one which is for a card swap.

The decoupage and backing paper are from Joanna Sheen's Faye Whittaker Collection CD. I've had this CD for several months now and I think this is the first time I've used it (bows head in shame!). This image reminds me of our first beach holiday in Swanage, Dorset the summer I was 11. The first week we spent all day every day on the beach and this was the first time we'd seen a Punch & Judy show so we watched it umpteen times.
 I've used dark blue stardream card for matting the backing paper and image on. Card is finished with a bow (made from recycled ribbon I've had for ages) and a Marianne Design button die tied with baker's twine.
I've decorated inside to match.

Challenges entered:
Cooking it up with Katie - celebrate with ribbon and diecut
Crafts and Me - add a ribbon
Divas by Design - anything goes
Inky Impressions - summer fun
My Mum's Craft Shop - red, white and blue
Paper Pretties - summer
Craft your Days Away - red, white and blue
Crafty Pad - colours of your flag (Union Jack)
OSAAT - red, white and blue
My Craft Spot - buttons and bows
The Crazy Challenge - childhood memories
Creative Craft Challenge - red, white and blue
Use it Tuesday - use two hoarded supplies (CD and ribbon)
Joanna Sheen - remember when
Delightful Challenges - red, white and blue
MAWTT - cool Britannia

Carol x


  1. oh this is one super image Hun perfect papers too hugs cheryl xx

  2. Gorgeous work Carol,love the image you have used,great design.xxx

  3. Fab card, love the stripey papers...

  4. Such a lovely card, the image is gorgeous. I love the layout and the ribbon too


  5. This is lovely Carol, you've used one of my favourite cd's, I love Faye Whittaker's paintings.

    This image brings back happy holiday memories for me too, in my case of Llandudno, North Wales.

    Jo x

  6. Wow...this is beautiful! LOVELY image! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!


  7. A wonderful card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  8. porr you hun, I was praying for it to cool down, did do last night, finally got a bit of rain, but you can have the sunshine if it every sticks its nose back out again, lol, reminds me of Cockermouth lol, xxx

  9. this is lovely and perfect for the challenge - thank you for taking part in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
    Debbi x

  10. How sweet and just reminds me of my childhood. I took some friends down to the beach the other week and was looking for Punch and Judy but couldn't see them! Hugs Susan x

  11. Love this image!!! So cute and very well colored. Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

  12. gorgeous card, love the image just so sweet, great papers and colors xx

  13. This is fabulous Carol! I love the layout and the papers. The topper is stunning.

    Linda xxx

  14. I love those striped papers, Carol. It's a lovely image and it's reminded me of all my CDs which I'd more or less forgotten about because of the digis!! Enjoy your weekend. Hazel x

  15. Hi Carol
    Beautiful card I hope the weather is like this next week when i am going to the seaside
    lindyloo x

  16. Carol, your beach scene looks wonderful on this fun card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "Add a Ribbon" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  17. Carol, your beach scene looks wonderful on this fun card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "Add a Ribbon" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  18. Oh Carol, this is just lovely! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this time! Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  19. This is really lovely Carol. Love the stripes and the layout. I am the same, I buy all these things and then don't use them! I have this cd but have only used it once, its a shame really. Michelle x

  20. YOur card is fabulous Carol, that image is just perfect! Still humid in Norfolk today but rain!
    Thanks for playing along this week at MAWTT for our 'Cool Britannia' challenge and good luck in the draw and aslo at Diva's this week
    Laurie x

  21. Great card, fab image & layout!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas, MAWTT & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  22. Well who ever stole our summer Carol and you find out will you send it here too.....lol cold today and wet!! Another amazing and beautiful card love the decoupage and the backing papers great card for a swop:)x

  23. Gorgeous vintage image and the best card to go with it!
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking It Up With Katie for our Celebrate with Ribbon and a Die Cut challenge!

  24. What a gorgeous card! The image is beautiful and makes me want to go to the beach! LOL! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  25. Gorgeous card and it definitely is perfect for taking one back to a different time!!


  26. Gorgeous, perfect backing paper, really works well. Thanks for playing along with us at Joanna Sheen. Jane x

  27. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  28. This is lovely, i'm sure your swap partner will love it x

  29. Really fabulous, I love the image and the red and white striped paper looks so brilliant
    Lindsay xx

  30. Absolutely gorgeous card. Very nostalgic image and all the colours work so well together.

  31. What a fab card, love that gorgeous little image and your LO, Thanks for joining our challenge at My Mum's craft shop, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

  32. Your card is gorgeous! Lovely image and beautiful papers!

  33. Great card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Divas this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  34. Gorgeous card, love those Faye Whittaker images and the nostalgia it evokes.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Red White & Blue challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  35. WOW amazing card Carol - I love everthing about it


  36. This is a gorgeous card. I love the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and hope to see you back.

  37. Gorgeous card!!!!!!......love the theme
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!...

  38. beautiful card realy makes ya feel like ya at the seaside, well done :) love craft-mad-manning

  39. This is just beautiful Carol what a stunning image and so beautifully coloured well done Hugs Elaine

  40. Lovely Card! Thank You for playing along with us at My Craft Spot - "Buttons & Bows"!

    MCS DT Member

  41. Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  42. What an adorable card and it's perfect for Summer Fun! Thank you for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!
    ~Jackie Inky DT


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