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Friday, 7 February 2020

Summer holiday

Hello crafting friends!

In England, everyone starts thinking about the summer holidays in the new year. While we're throwing extra logs on the fire, huddling up in warm blankets and cooking warming casseroles, we are dreaming of blue skies and tropical islands. Like this:


I can feel the sand between my toes, the warmth of the sun on my skin, hear the rustle of a balmy breeze through the palm leaves and the soft sigh of gentle waves lapping on the shore...

Yes, well, welcome back to the Crafting Square Metre!


To make the background, I cut blue and flecked cream card stocks with a Heffy Doodles stitched rectangle die, then trimmed and joined them to make a square. I mounted this directly onto a card base that I'd flecked with ink splatters. The palm trees and beach huts are from Stampin' Up's Waterfront stamp set - I popped the huts up on dimensionals and tucked the palm trees behind.


The little label is a punched 3/4" circle with a tiny sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Red Robin and the smallest heart in From Our House To Yours by Stampin' Up. Interestingly (to me anyway!) that heart has become my most used stamp this year! What has yours been?

CHALLENGES
I was delighted when Just Add Ink's inspiration photo pinged into my inbox this morning! The sun is out in the heart of England today and the beach scene really sparked my imagination. I've been intrigued by Jen's sketch design over at Freshly Made Sketches, and felt it would work well for this card, so I'm linking up there too.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
Thank you for amusing me with your tales of crafting mishaps! Please don't stop - it makes me feel so much better! Today I lost a sentiment stamp and spent ages hunting high and low for it. Guess where I found it? In my stamping platform!

Have a wonderful weekend,

30 comments:

  1. OH! with a cloudy sky and an impending sever storm the look of the beach, sea and palms on your card is a joy to behold. Roll on Summer LOL
    Faith x

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  2. Wow . . . I can feel the balmy breeze in the those palm trees too. Sun is shining away I as type . . . made the most of it by putting washing on the line and enjoying a walk . . . a storm is arriving Sunday apparently. *Sigh*

    Hug xxx

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    1. Never mind the storm... I am on that tropical island and am currently in the light pink hut, changing into my cozzy, and getting ready to see the happy fish with my snorkel! xxx

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  3. A really super CAS card, lovely design and super image, great colours too.
    Bitter cold here today but can't grumble as just had a week in Spain and another week booked for end of March.

    Kath x

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    1. Wow! Hope you had a great time Kath. You're just back in time for a storm but the end of March is a blink away! x

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  4. This is so cute...warm and balmy, takes me to the ocean! I predict a winner!

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    1. Oh I know - remember the warmth of the sun on your skin! A winner? You are so encouraging LeAnne! x

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  5. What a sweet little beachy themed card! I just love that palm tree and now I'm longing for the warmth and sun! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. With Storm Ciara raging in the UK today, it's getting harder to imagine a tropical scene!

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  6. I could use a summer holiday right about now! Sweet card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

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    1. So could I Linda - we've been up to our necks in mud for the last four months!

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  7. Oh gosh! That looks like paradise! Love this card!!

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    1. I know! I've accidently made a paradise island and now I'm longing to go there!

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  8. This is absolutely CAS perfection! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  9. Nothing like a tropical beach scene to put me in mind of summer! I can feel the warm sun on my face too! What a bright and happy card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  10. Sweet little card Vicky with a lovely clean style. Chantell Just Add Ink

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  11. Stunning... I need to be on a hot beach right now! xoxo

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  12. Love your CAS beach scene Vicky! These little boat houses are so fun and cute and your design is stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

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    1. Thanks Jan. I'm in the one on the left getting ice from the solar powered fridge!

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  13. This is so tropical and delightful Vicky. I love how you were inspired by our pic. PS Here on the east coast of Australia we feel a bit like this pic at the moment - in between rain storms! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  14. Oh my what a sweet take on our inspiration challenge image, Vicky. Love the colours you've chosen. Reminds me of a holiday snapshot. Thanks for playing along with us again at Just Add Ink.
    Di

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    1. Thank you so much Di. It's a case of wishful thinking here!

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  15. This is just gorgeous. Congrats on your well deserved win at Just add ink xx

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Come and have a chat with me! I'd love to hear what you think :) Vicky x


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