15 Apr 2018

Eat Beach Sleep Repeat

Well hello!  It's fab to see you visiting here today.

I was over the moon when I realised that I had won the AAA Card Challenge a couple of weeks ago (here's the link showing my winning card), and today I am super-excited to be guest designing for the challenge. 

What a fab cue card and theme they have given us ..... 

....A perfect day.

My REAL perfect day would be to spend it with my children and grandchildren because they are all in a different country to me, and I miss them terribly. However, I just couldn't get the inspiration together to depict that on a card. So, instead I have another type of perfect day that I can often enjoy here in the Algarve; one of eat, beach, sleep, repeat.

Ha, ha! Actually that is a luxury day for me because visiting here on holiday and actually living here are two completely different things.  When you live here you find that you just get on with day to day chores like every other person does in their home country. I'm not complaining though...I love living here and feel lucky to do so.

Right, to my card. It's not often that I use a digi image, but I spotted that I had this one, so I coloured it with coloured pencils, embossed the central image with Wow! clear sparkle embossing glitter and added glossy accents to the starfish and palm tree leaves. The sentiment was rotated on my PC so that it fit onto the base card, and the panel attached to that with funky foam.

Really pleased with myself I took the photos, added the watermarks, sent the final photo to AAA card challenge and started to write this blog post.

Then..... dang!

I forgot to check if you could still buy this image. I searched, but I couldn't find a link to it anywhere (dontcha just hate it when that happens?) So, I'm really sorry that this isn't a current image, but I'm sure you could find something similar if you wanted to create a card like this. And the PC is always good for writing a sentiment.

I'll give you the details of the items used. You never know, you may even find this digi set lurking in your folder of digi images.

STAMPS: digi stamp by From The Heart Stamps called Beach Medley (www.fromtheheartstamps.com the website is unavailable at the moment)
OTHER: White linen card, colouring pencils, versamark pen, Wow! clear sparkle embossing glitter, Ranger glossu accents, fun foam.

Don't forget to head on over to the AAA Cards Challenge blog for some fantastic inspiration from their design team.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
1. Addicted to Stamps and More! #287 - Make your mark (coloured pencils) (entry #3)

2. Crafty Cardmakers #209 - Water ( It's in the middle image :-))
3. Papercraft Challenges #009 - Bingo - I have Embossing, Text and No Designer Paper

4. Shopping Our Stash #349 - Headed to the Beach
5. Stick It Down - April sketch challenge (with the following sketch)

6. The Little Red Wagon #441 - Shine (a second entry from me)
7. The Mod Squad - Simply Clean - I think this is my 3rd entry
8. Tic Tac Toe Challenge tttc043 - I have water, CAS and Trees

That's it from me for now. I hope you found something you like and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous card, beautifully created! The sentiment is spot on! Great to have you on the AAA design team for this challenge - after a well deserved win!

Jane said...

As you probably know this is definitely the sort of perfect day for me when on holiday - well if I lived somewhere lovely and warm like you maybe nearly every day! Love your card and it's been fabulous having you Guest Design with us here at AAA Cards. Thanks Sharon.

Imke said...

Wonderful CAS card, Sharon and i like all that glitter on it. Perfect for our Challenge theme this week @ Little Red Wagon. Thanks for joining us !

I´m happy that you´ve used a "From the Heart Stamps" Image. I was in the Designteam from From the Heart. Since Faith, the owner died last year the shop is closed now.


Cardsbymaaike said...

Thank you for being our guestdesigner at AAA cards this fortnight. Your card is fabulous and I wish you could see all your family at once someday

Renate said...

This card is just great, with all its siplicity.
Thank you for sharing your card at our challenge. I hope you will join us again soon.

-xiss- Renate.
(DT Papercraft Challenges)

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Love, love your beautiful little inchies with the fabulous images, love all the glitter and sparkle.
That sentiment says what I would LOVE, LOVE to be doing right about NOW!!
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.

Sarah G said...

Love the texture and details on your CAS design, Sharon - you have definitely captured my perfect day on a card :)

Colleen said...

Such a great card and makes me want to go to the beach even more. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

Colleen--DT for SID

Margaret Mifsud said...

I love Clean and Simple cards and this one is a beauty!! I love the bright colours on the image and the added sparkle looks wonderful!! Thank you for playing along with our Water Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

Jo said...

Simply beautifully. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers this time!
Jo x

Anonymous said...

I love the clean look of this card and the white-on-white interpretation of our sketch! Great job!

Thanks for using our sketch as inspiration for your card!

Evelyn, Stick it Down design team

Inkyfingers said...

Hi Sharon,
What a perfect day that would be - especially if the beach bit included an umbrella and something delicious to drink! I love your pencil colouring and the added shine and sparkle. The linen card background gives a perfect bit of texture to finish it off.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM, and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Josephine said...

A fabulous card!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Chris Dring said...

I adore this card! That image and sentiment is perfect, and love all the shimmer and shine you've added! Thanks for joining our beach challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on your win and on guest designing for AAA, Sharon! Your card is crisp and clean and oh so inviting!! Hugs, Darnell

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Sharon, I am very glad that you could join us at AAA Cards Challenge as a Guest Designer. I really enjoy many of your cards, and this card again is a pretty example of CAS card. Love the texture you added to your card. - Sweet Kobylkin

Alison said...

Wonderful details, colors, and textures! Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Tic Tac Toe, good luck!!! Amy DT

Unknown said...

Love, Love, Love, your beach scene.. so happy you shared this lovely with us over at Tic Tac Toe challenge this week.

https://seaviewscrapping.blogspot.com/ said...

How pretty! I love your beachy card. :) And the glitter and glassy effect are lovey! Wonderful details! Thank you for joining us at Stick it Down---Sharon DT

LeAnne said...

THis is beautiful...and I am a bit sad it's not available any longer, because I would have SNAGGED it...love your coloring and sparkle!

Tiya-B said...

what a great card! the stamps and what you've done with them are beautiful!
and a beach day is my idea of perfect too.

Maikreations said...

That's a wonderful card and if I could that is exactly what I would love to do ;o) Thank you for playing along with our "Bingo" challenge at the Papercraft Challenge! Have a great week and happy crafting,

Sweety Gupta said...

Gorgeous card. My idea of a perfect day includes beach as well :)

Jessica K said...

This is sooo cute! I love the sparkle and beachy vibe! Great job. Thanks for joining us at Stick It Down this month!

Jess - DT

Tracie Pond said...

Thank you for guest designing with us at AAA Cards. Such a fun card with a lot of added interest with the glitter. Tracie D/T