Thursday 18 August 2011

Wishing you... fun on the beach!

I was so excited to find that I'd made top 4 at the St Lukes Charity Card Challenge last month! This is such a great challenge because not only is it fun to do, but the cards are sent off to the charity and used to raise money for the St Lukes Hospice in Sheffield. The hospice provides an incredibly valuable service, caring for people with incurable illnesses and support for their families, and I am proud to help in this small way.

This month's challenge is to make cards with a seaside theme and there are already some fabulous entries! Why not pop across and have a look at all the inspiration and then join in with a card of your own? They'll be having a sale at the end of the month so they need as many cards as possible to sell - and they don't have to be on this theme either! Here's what I made:

There's very little stamping on this card but it was great fun to make. I made the little beach hits out of card stock scored on my Fiskars trimmer with the scoring blade and sponged with ink. Each hut has been given a roof with a marker, a door in matching card stock and a door handle made with coordinating brads - so cute! This So Saffron Patterns designer paper makes great sand pasted onto Bashful Blue card stock for the sky...

... although this photo makes it look turquoise! Well, Tempting turquoise would work just as well! Have you seen these seagulls? I scrapbook once a month with a lovely friend who showed me how to make them out of folded card stock and a circle punch - clever don't you think?! I couldn't get over them!

Here's the sentiment which I also think is rather clever! It's from a get well sentiment in the Hopeful Thoughts set and I've used a marker and a stamp-a-majig to take just the first two words. It makes a useful card to have in your stash as it could be used for many occasions - you just add what you're wishing the recipient inside the card!

This card was made entirely from my snippets boxes (see this post for pics) so I'm joining Jules' Crafty Snippet Challenge again this week!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Hopeful Thoughts
Ink: So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Marina Mist
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Other: Subtles brads, Subtles Patterns designer paper pack, stamp-a-majig
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593 and I'll be happy to help.

I've had some more exciting news too as I mentioned yesterday. I've been offered an impromptu week's holiday in a beautiful area of Devon, so the children and I will be off tomorrow leaving my long-suffering husband here to work in peace. Although I'll miss him, this will be a lovely rest for me and I'm really looking forward to it. I have scheduled some cards for next week, so do pop back to see those, and if you'd like to order supplies just leave an email message for me and I'll get back to you very soon.


Three minute Thursday will be back on 8th September


  1. Such an ingenius way to make your fabulous beach huts and seagulls, Vicky. Lovely summery card! I love it!!

  2. This is delightful, Vicky. I love your little beach huts.

  3. Very cute! I love the door handles made from brads. Enjoy your break in that beautiful part of your country :)

  4. These beach huts are so cute Vicki and those adorable seagulls!! Fab card! Have a lovely week in Devon.
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  5. Hi Vicky

    What a fantastic make. I still have mine to do for this month!!

    Loving your cute beach huts and yes, those seagulls are fabby.

    Enjoy your holiday!!

    Thank you for sharing your lovely snippets this week.

    Love Jules xx

  6. Love them, they're so cute. I made a beach hut out of the Mini Milk Carton die the other day (shame I forgot to take a photo).It had an opening door and I put cut out surfboards on each side (& sweets inside!)

  7. Hello Vicky

    What a brilliant idea and a gorgeous card.
    The colours are fabulous and I love the seagulls. Have a wonderful holiday.


  8. Awesome card - really love it. Those brads make such cute door knobs. Hope you post some photos of your trip when you get back. Enjoy!

  9. Cute summery card. I love these beach huts, hope you get to see some on your holidays. Enjoy your time away, A xx

  10. You have perfectly captured the esscence of 'seasideyness', Enjoy your time away x

  11. I really love how you made this card Vicky. Ingenius. The seagulls look fab.

    Have a great break.

    Hugs, Sandra

  12. Fantastic card Vicky, love how you've made the beach huts :)
    The text on the sandy coloured paper is great too. Enjoy your holiday in Devon :)
    Jenny x

  13. What a brilliant card Vicky..great inspiration for the beach huts....thank for for your continued support over at St Lukes charity chard challenge.
    Enjoy your holiday down in Devon


  14. A lovely summer seaside card Vicky,and I love the text paper as the sand.

    Lucky you going to Devon, I hope the weather is good for you and the kids.Have a fab time.


  15. Well, this is as cute as can be! I would love to CASE this if you don't mind! I love the soft colors!!!

  16. This is just gorgeous Vicky - there is a definate beach hut vibe on the challenge this mnoth which is fab as I love them!
    Thanks so much for your kind comments and continued support. Have a fabulous break in Devon.
    Tara (aka Craftilicious) x
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

  17. What a fun card & I love the colours & the clever way you've used the scorer. Love it!!!xx
    Sharon x

  18. Lovely and summery, love the colours too

  19. This is SO sweet ... those birds are just adorable. TFS!
    Cheers, Karen

  20. Brilliant card Vicky. Enjoy your week away (alright for some 2 holidays in a month!!)
    M x

  21. What a super card - the beach huts are so lovely! Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

    Have a super week in Devon!! See you soon x

  22. Oh I love the pastels on this card, a fab scene so redolent of summer.

  23. Perfect summer card, made me feel lik it was still summer lol

  24. Clever girl another sea side beauty, gorgeous delicate colours. Hope you have a great holiday.


  25. I'm in love! I need to case this card, Vicky! I love your sweet little beach huts and the way you've made the seagulls and stamped the sand.

  26. Great card - love the beach huts and your gulls are just terrific. Elizabeth x

  27. Fabulous Vicky. Love your beach huts and their gorgeous colours. Thanks for supporting us again this month at St Lukes Charity Card Challenge.
    Lynne xxx


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