29 August 2012

Summer Days

Hi everyone – it’s Wednesday and I have some great news!


I submitted an application to join the Design Team at Crafty Creations Challenges and it was accepted! Yippee. 


This is my first card as part of the team and the theme this week is a Summer Theme. 


What do you think when you here this theme?  A beach theme? Summer Sport?  The list is endless.


I have gone with a warm Summer day theme.  Here in Australia when we get those hot humid Summer days you just long for that cool Summer breeze to kick in so you can sit back and enjoy watching the sun go down.


The layout for my card has been inspired by the sketch layout from 4 Crafty Chicks.


The colours I have used are Cajun Craze, More Mustard and So Saffron with some Very Vanilla card stock.


The stamp is from the Just Believe set and I have inked the image with More Mustard ink and then taken a Cajun Craze marker and added some colour randomly before I stamped.


The sun was created using So Saffron, More Mustard an a touch of Cajun Craze ink which I sponged on the card.  The sun was created with a post it note that I had punched out with the 1” (2.5 cm) Circle Punch.


I printed the words on the computer and punched out the Very Vanilla cardstock using the Modern Label punch.  The Cajun Craze cardstock was also punched out with the Modern Label punch and I cut it in half to create the border.


The butterflies have been created using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die and of course there is ‘bling’!


Here is my card…







Stamp set: Just Believe

Card: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, So Saffron

Accessories:  1” (2.5 cm) Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive










I am really happy with the end result.


I would like to submit this card to the following challenges:


4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - #104 Sketch

Bunny Zoes Craft Monthly Challenge - #27 Summer

Truly Madly Crafty Monthly Challenge - Summer

Stampalot Monthly Challenge – Take Flight (6 challenge max)

Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge - #154 Punches, Dies or shaped cards

The Poodles Parlour Challenge – Winged Things

Sparkles Forum Monthly Challenge - #35 Nature

Unique Crafters Monthly Challenge - #6 Glitter and Shine


If you need a little more inspiration or would like to join our challenge at Crafty Creations we would love to see you – here is the link.


Enjoy the rest of your week and keep creating… Meg


Whimsey said...

Such a beautiful card - love the colors! Love the layering of the butterflies!!

craftyb said...

Hi Meighan and a very warm welcome onboard the CCC team! I lOVE your warm summer card - so pretty! bx

Desire Fourie said...

Meighan this is just beautiful. The colours and design work so well. Wishing you a fab Wednesday.
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

Anonymous said...

I can feel the warmth of the sun looking at this card!! Great choice of colors and beautiful die cut butterflies, Meighan! I'm so excited to have you on our team!

Leanne said...

Wonderful job, thanks for playing our sketch challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks...an awesome card.

Corrinne said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and details :)

I welcome you to join me at Tuesday Alchemy http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com/ for our newest challenge - I would enjoy seeing what you come up with!

Lots of joy,

Tamie said...

Oh, you card certainly has WOW FACTOR!! Love the colors combo you used. Will have to break this one out. Absolutely loving your take on our sketch this week at 4 Crafty Chicks. Thank you so much for sharing your very inspiring creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Pia S said...

I love the colors of the inks you've used - so perfect for late summer, going for autumn. The layout is beautiful!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love the colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly challenge, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Lou Sims said...

Stunning card and loving the colour combo.


Lindsey said...

Warm and beautiful summer scene for sure! Your masking and sponging looks terrific. So happy you've joined us at Crafty Creations Challenges!

Unknown said...

Hi Meighan, I'm glad I will be designing with you at CCC! And congratulations on your top 3 at 4 Crafty Chicks! Hugs,
Anna xxx

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles monthly challenges for our * Nature * challenge.

Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
Hugs Shaz x

Kira - oopsicraftmypants.com said...

Love the butterflies fluttering off into the sunset :) Thanks for entering at Unique Crafters!

Ciska said...

So pretty, love the colour scheme!

Inky&Scrappy said...

Beautiful monochomatic Butterfly scene! Love the look! Thanks for joining the CCC DT! Can't wait to get to know you more.

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