Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Holiday

As I sit here in my little area of the USA that has been experiencing 100+F (30-40+C) temperatures for the past several weeks, a summer holiday sounds pretty nice. However, I'd definitely head towards the mountains rather than the beach (grin). Sand and sunburn are not my idea of a fun holiday, not to mention the higher elevations are slightly cooler!

None the less, this week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle ( is summer holidays, and our wonderful sponsor, the uber-fabulous... Bugaboo Stamps, has provided us with some darling, mostly water related images with which to work. Not only that, but they are offering our randomly picked winner SEVEN adorable images of their choice. How cool is that?

My little image is JJ in August ( Isn't she a hoot? I had a lot of fun colouring her up with my copic markers and then using such fun, colourful papers to create this summer time card.

Starting with a yellow card base, I cut a layer of bright green, then a layer of patterned paper (DCWV). At the bottom, I layered a bit of torn tan to look like sand, and then I cut the waves from another piece of the DCWV paper. I used green baker's twine around the sand strip and added sea shells in the lower right corner. To finish off, I added two small yellow buttons at the top and the sentiment "Have a sun shiney day" along the side of the image. Both the image and the sentiment were matted on the green.

I do hope you will stop by the CCC blog site and have a look at the sample cards my teamies have made to inspire you for this challenge. They have really shown their creativity and their humour this week. You will definitely enjoy what you see!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:


  1. What perfect papers for a summer holiday card! Love it!

  2. Jenee, you colouring and the lovely beach you've created are wonderful! Makes me want to go barefoot!

  3. I'm with you about not particularly caring for sandy beach holidays, and the mountains sound wonderful to me, but you just may have won me over with this fabby creation....and I still say she has a look of you...haaa!

  4. Jenee, oh what a cute card, and it's perfect for our Clearly Inspired Challenge over at Clearly iStamp (CDS). Thanks for joining in on our fun and adding your inspiration to our challenge. Diane Noble (Digi DT/CDS)

  5. This is FABULOUS Jenee what a super image and fantastic paper in the back , well done a super card Hugs Elaine

  6. a wonderful summer-funcard!

    i love the dp...perfect for this cute image!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  7. Jenee, you make me smile! This card is adorable! I too, am not a beach babe, but not a mountain person either, just give me Archivers work room daily and I'd be in heaven.. Unlimited spending wouldn't hurt either. Lol

  8. Lovely card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles challenges for our * Summer Fun * challenge.

    Hope you will join us again, good luck in the draw.
    Hugs Shaz x

  9. Jenee: Your card is great--image is sooo cute! Glad you joined us for Challenge #17 - "Summer/Vacation"

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  10. Fabulous card for our summer theme. Thank you for joining in this week's Totally Papercrafts challenge.
    Cathy xx

  11. Wow, great image and that papers fab!Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this time and good luck!
    Hugs Jo x

  12. Great holiday image and a lovely card, Jx

  13. This is so beautiful. I like your colors choice and that image is gorgeous. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.