Monday, 25 June 2012

Lexi's Creations....At the beach

Hi Susan here...

Today a new challenge has started at Lexi's Creations and the theme this time is...

'At the Beach'

You can interpret this challenge as a summer birthday card, a scrapbook page for a visit to the seaside or a fun going on holiday wish you were here card......the choice is yours as long as it is a beach themed creation that will be fine.
For full details of the challenge and our sponsor this time please visit Lexi's Creations and check out the inspiration from my very talented design team.

Now onto my card....

This was such a fun card to make...I don't make many summer cards but I was pleased with the finished result of this one!
The background papers are from a CD Rom from Joanna Sheen called 'Messy Rabbit', it's brimming with the most fabulous papers and toppers. I added glossy accents to the drink in the glass. Then I glittered the sun so that it shone down nice and sparkly!
The sentiment is from a Daisy Hill vellum swatch book called 'Travel', it's full of summer time themed sentiments.

This fabulous image has been designed by Lexi Lee, called 'Fun Time Ollie' and is available from Fairy Dust Crafts Store.
I used chalks to colour and shade the image, then used a nestabilities die to make the topper. I have glued it to the backing papers over the top of the image that was from the CD Rom. I used distress inks to colour the edge of the topper. I also added some glitter to the splashes of water, the palm leaves on the trees and the ocean. I also added glossy accents to the glasses.

Thank you for looking at my design and for all your wonderful comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx


  1. Good morning Susan. How fabulous is this. Great image, love the co-ordinating papers and such a pretty scene.
    Shame about our Summer weather isn't it.
    Have a great day. Hope you are keeping well.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  2. This is stunning Susan, love the gorgeous detail such a cute image, I love the papers I never think to look at mine, had it ages must get it out.

    Hugs Julie x

  3. Hi Susan - this is a gorgeous card. Love your DPs (might have to invest in the CD!) and Ollie as a topper is just perfect. The glittery trees, water and sun make the perfect cocktail for a fab time at the beach! Helen x

  4. Ollie looks so happy in that fabulous scene you have created for him Susan! Hugs Susan x

  5. Just gorgeous!Fab, fun card.....wish i was on that yacht....sipping one of those drinks!
    Hugs Jo x

  6. This a fabulous card Susan, love the distressed look and the wonderful layout of the various sections of your scene. Love that they are separated but become one scene. Wonderful paper and the added glitter really makes it sparkle!


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