Sunday 2 August 2020

Happy (summer) holidays!

Hello, crafting friends!

I'm thrilled to bits to have been invited to join the talented ladies at AAA Cards as their guest designer this fortnight!

AAA Cards is a clean and simple challenge (my fave!) and the optional twist this month is Beach - which has just been another excuse for me to go to Fantasy Holiday Land!

Okay, let me see those shoulders relax down! Take a deeeeeep breath in... oops, just about to drift off there! This island is totally deserted but behind those palm trees there's a little cabin fully stocked with the novels you've been dying to read and all the crafting goodies that have ever been on your wish list! There's a fridge run on solar power and a speed boat drops fabulous prepared meals off at regular intervals (this IS Fantasy Holiday Land after all!)

I used stamps from Waterfront by Stampin' Up to create this scene, choosing the brushstroke stamps that suggest sand and sea, and palm trees to give that tropical vibe.

The sentiment is from Silver Bells by WPlus9 and, depending on where you are in the world, you may think using it suggests I have a touch of sun stroke! Here in the UK though, a holiday is what other nations describe as a vacation so no need to panic ;)

Hope you'll check out all the a-maz-ing inspiration by the AAA Cards design team and join in with the fun and link up here!

I shall link this card up with The Sisterhood of Crafters where they're looking for Ocean/Beachy themed cards; also Double D Challenges, with their Let's Go To The Beach challenge; and last but not least, the new-to-me Arty Divas, where this challenge Anything Goes!

For anyone that thinks England is rainy and grey all the time. No. It isn't.

Today it's scorchio again!! Off to get some ice for Eva and me!



  1. Terrific card ~ Would love to be snorkeling off that beach right about now ~ Great take on the theme ~ Stay coooool!

  2. Lovely design Vicky.

    Hugs Diane

  3. Awesome card Vicky. Your beach looks so peaceful and serene. Thanks for guesting with us at AAA Cards.

  4. I love the idea of your fantasy island! Lovely sunshiny card to go with today's weather.

    Hug xxx

  5. Your card makes me wish I was on a beach right now... the weather here is right for it, but not much for beaches where I live!

  6. Congratulations on your Guest Design post, Vicky! Love this sweet fantasy beach! Especially with the prepared meals dropped off and lots of novels and craft items! My kind of holiday/vacation!

  7. This is just lovely! Thanks for linking up to TSOC challenge. Best of luck to you!

  8. Ok, I am sold especially when you said meals would be dropped off. Thanks for sharing it with us ay Double D Challenge. See you again, I hope.
    Barbara DT

  9. OH! I could be there - please? Love your card Vicky.
    As for a scorcher? we had 18C with clouds in our part of the UK. :( Not much better today!
    Faith x

  10. What a beautiful scenic card! I love how you did the stamping off the edge for the tree. So glad to have you as our guest at AAA Cards Vicki. Thank you :)

  11. Such a relaxing looking card. I could just fancy myself there right now!

    hugs sally x

  12. This is such a fabulous design! Sorry I'm late in commenting but so happy you shared your creation at both the Double D challenge and the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge. Good luck and look forward to seeing more of your amazing creations in future challenges.
    Please stop in for a visit!

  13. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us as the Guest Designer at the AAA Cards Challenge.
    - Joy Dsouza

  14. Bliss! I'm enjoying the sunshine today but would love to be on this desert island!

  15. Great card Vicky - love the fantasy behind the actual image - and another scorchio today here in UK..... xx

  16. Congrats on your AAA GD gig! I LOVE your card, and I would love to join you on that island and enjoy all of the wonderful reading, crafting and eating with YOU!


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