Thursday, 30 June 2011


Hi lovely blogging friends!  It's great to be back home after a few days away for my birthday.  Had a brilliant time - the architecture, the galleries, the shops, the hot weather, the food - all of it fabulous, so why is it so good to be back home?!!
So peeps, onto this week's challenge at MAWTT - "HERE COMES SUMMER", chosen by the lovely Lisa. The winner's prize is 4 digis of your own choice from our talented sponsor, Beth at Squidgi Digi.

This is Beth's fab. Beach Huts image.

Base card - white Bazzill (I know - it doesn't look white does it)!
I printed the Beach Huts twice, cut out and decoupaged the roof section to create dimension.
Image lightly coloured with Copics
White ric-rac, coloured with Copics
Cuttlebug heart cut from Nitwit paper, edges inked with Broken China DI
Sentiment - Hero arts
Shell and twine from stash
I would like to enter the following Challenge - Take Time For You - Summer, Sun, Beach and Sea.
As always, a huge thank you to all you talented crafters out there who entered last week's Challenge - hope to see you again this week!
~ And finally, 3 of the 200  photos taken in Venice ~

Love to all ~ have a happy day


Denise said...

Great card - love that image. Venice looks gorgeous (lucky lady!!)
Denise xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Sounds like you had a fab tme away hun!
Great card, love the colours & the shell looks great!
hugs shell xx

Lisa Jane said...

wow we love it Sylvia - it is so clean and fresh and we love the decoupaged roofs .. so pretty and reminds me of "shaker style" simplicity
Thank you
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

I love your stripey beach huts Sylvia and your ric rak sea is inspired!!
I went to Venice in May, we were staying in Lake Garda and just went for the day and Verona which I loved. I want to go back to an open air opera now!!
Hugs Laurie x

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Sylvia
I love how you have used the beach huts image, such lovely soft colours, makes me wish I were near the sea.
What fab photos of Venice, I am very envious, I must go one day. Glad you had a super time.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jacee said...

what a beutiful card sylvia and so pleased you enjoyed your birthday treat, just had my birthday too but my treat was no where near as fabby as yours, you lucky girl!LOL
Hugs Jacee

lisa said...

Your beach huts remind me of the ones at Scarborough. They are just gorgeous. I love the colours you've chosen.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos and I'm so glad you had a great time. I can't wait to see more of them!!
See you soon.
Hugs Lisax

Kathleen said...

This is a fabulous use of the beach huts, love the subtle colouring and the rik-rak used as a wave. Brilliant.

Kath x

Debs said...

Fab card Sylvia - love your colouring and the heart and ric rac are the perfect embellishments.
Venice looks beautiful.
Debs xx

Pami said...

I really love what you have done with this Sylvia, really fresh and clean and I love the heart! Thanks for sharing your photos too! Hope all is ok with you. Pami x

RefRacBe said...

Very summery Sylvia. I like the pastel colours of the beach huts.

CraftinGranny said...

This one screams summer Sylvia. Lovely card! Oh how I would love to go to Venice with all the amazing architecture and history. So glad you enjoy your birthday away. Wonderful way to celebrate. "Hugs" Carol

chris said...

Hi Sylvia, first of all a belated Happy Birthday, sounds like you had a great time away, Venice is on my to do list, photos look fabulous.
love your beach hut card, I ADORE BEACH HUTS and these certainly look fabulous the way you have done them.
hope you are keeping well and thanks for popping by my blog and your kind words. hugs Chris xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia I adore your card it makes you feel warm just looking at the gorgeous colouring.
Love your photos thanks for sharing them with us so glad you have a wonderful birthday. hugs Shirleyxxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sylvia, Love the beach huts with that sentiment! Great card.
Glad you had a good holiday with some lovely photos.
Avril xx

Annie said...

what fabulous holiday snaps! and a gorgeous summer card with the ice cream colour beach hugs, love the little gingham heart too!
hugs, annie x

Cheryl said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

I love the fresh colors on your card! Such a great design and use of white space too.

Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Mary J said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous photos too - haven't been to Venice for some years now but has brought back lovely memories!

G Peplow said...

Hello there Sylvia, What a brilliant and summery card, the colours you used are perfect and the rik-rak sea and the little gingham heart, perfect! WOW Venice looks fab, I so glad you had a great time, big hugs, Gay xxx

Larissa said...

Very lovely Sylvia! I love how you coloured the image. The gingham heart is so cute.

Your 23 piccies from Venice are fabulous! I hope you had a great time.


Gini said...

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside, beside the sea - Oh you are getting me in the mood for a little sea air with your lovely beach huts coloured in the perfect seasidey colours.
Now where did I put my armbands and rubber ring...
Love the Venice photo's, I'd be happy to see all 200 :-)

Dolly Daydreams said...

I see you are a fellow Cancerian, sounds like you had a lovely holiday but it's always nice to come home. Beautiful card love the beautiful colouring a gorgeous CAS card, have a great weekend.


Duendes said...

Hello friend,
Great thing to know about your trip to Venice, I hope your holiday had bring to you a lot of creativity, I'm waiting more beautiful works from you.
Have a great Sunday.

Basslady said...

your creation is brightening my day!


hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Hazel (Didos) said...

So Sorry its taken till today to comment on the card. WOW its brilliant, I love the style of it. Ohh Venice looks amazing, Love the architecture!
Hope you have had a great weekend, Hazelxoxo

Mari said...

Such cute little houses - and perfect colors!

Diane said...

Love cute!!

Eileen said...

Hey that is really strange. I looked at your card and thought to myself that the beach huts really reminded me of the ones at Scarborough - my son celebrated his 40th there in June. I came on to leave a comment and notice that Lisa has also put that they remind her of the ones at Scarborough.
Love the card.
I am well and I hope you are too.