Saturday 5 June 2021

Feeling beachy keen

Hello, crafting friends!

There's a brand new challenge at Addicted to CAS today and our lovely hostess Ceal has chosen just the right code word to get you relaxing!

Blue skies, sunshine on your skin, warm sand between your toes...don't your shoulders immediately go down when you imagine the scene? Mine did when I was making today's card! 

I masked off the edges of a card base and stamped the beach scene from Scene it More by Clearly Besotted. I sponged in a sea/sky and some sand then added colour and detail with  coloured pencils and a Posca white acrylic paint pen.

The sentiment was stamped below the beach in the non-inked area and I made a wide frame for the scene with two stitched rectangle dies from Heffy Doodle and attached it to the front of the card.

I highly recommend making a peaceful beach scene so do come and play with us! You'll find loads of inspiration at the Addicted to CAS challenge blog and we have the amazing Jen Mitchell as our special guest this week! The Linky Tool will be open for two weeks so that you can share your own creation. Have fun won't you - and don't forget to keep your card nice and clean and simple with plenty of that all important white space!

I made this card for my son who has just finished a pretty difficult year at university so I'm linking up with Heidi's Masculine challenge at Watercooler Wednesday.

My daughter has been visiting us and I've been making the most of her delightful company, so apologies for not being around much this week. Now that she's gone home, there's a very sad golden retriever in our house, so I'll be busy cheering her up with long walks and some of her favourite games.

Sending hugs,


  1. Nice framed beach scene.
    Lovely pic of Eva and your daughter - I expect you're both bereft now she's gone back to her place.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Great pic of your daughter Vicky,love the peaceful beach scene,it looks so inviting

  3. A peaceful scene and yes shoulders went down thinking of it and seeing your fabulous card Vicky. I love how you shaded up to the sentiment. Your daughter is a strikingly beautiful girl and I love the photo of the her and Eva.
    Faith x

  4. A really great creation, lovely beach scene and design. Great Photo.

    Kath x

  5. Gorgeous card, Vicky! I love how you created depth in your design and your details are perfect!
    How nice that you had a visit with your daughter...she looks like a very sweet girl :)

  6. I'd love to be sitting on this beach, Vicky! It looks so peaceful!

  7. Wonderful card, Vicky! Love the scene you created!
    Love the photo of your daughter and Eva!


  8. Such a sweet card, and it's always great to see your two favorite girls xoxo

  9. What I wouldn't give to be on your palm-lined beach Vicky - but I'll settle for the glorious sunshine instead! Love that picture of your precious girls together too.

  10. Great scene Vicky.... I sure do miss the beach!

  11. No apologies for absence needed, Vicky! I would do the same if I had a beautiful red-haired daughter visiting! Your card is inspiring - the blending is perfect! xoxo Fran

  12. Gorgeous take on the prompt, Vicky! Your dreamy beach scene makes me want to be there right now...xx


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