Sunday, 10 July 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 11 Summer

Summer time, and the livin' is easy...

I'm sorry I'm a bit late with my Dream Valley Challenges DT card. I was whisked away to the North Norfolk coast for a birdwatching weekend my my old man. It was wonderful!!!

Back to business: we had loads of fabulous entries for our 'ribbon' challenge last time! You are all very imaginative and talented!!

Now we have a Summer theme for the next fortnight, so we want to see bright colours, summer or holiday images, fun on the beach, swimsuits and flip-flops, or even all of the above - whatever 'summer' is for you. For me it's ICE CREAM - somehow, ice cream is never as good as when it's eaten on a beach on a hot, sunny day!

Our lovely sponsors are One Stop Card Crafts - they are also on Facebook under that name.

My ice cream card started with the Penny Black image - this was one of the first stamps I bought, and I love her, isn't she cool? Love that smiley face - and the ice cream cone!!

Papers are Funky Hand The stripy paper is meant to be like a deckchair, and the spotty paper recalls Neapolitan ice cream. The sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday was ideal with the three background panels, and I turned it sideways to fit the image in so the ice cream colours showed.

Flowers are Wild Orchid, leaves are a Woodware Stamp. The ribbon came from Hobbycraft. The sentiment is Lili of the Valley. I stickled her jewellery to give a bit of bling and also put blobs of stickles on the flowers to look like dew.

I really enjoyed making this card, which I've given to a dear friend who runs the parent-and-toddler group where I volunteer. I'm hoping she has a great summer and lots of lovely ice cream!!

Do pop over to Dream Valley to see the lovely work that the DT has done, and you're more than welcome to join in with your creations!

Oh my, it's rather late and it was my bed time half an hour ago, so I'll wish you all goodnight!

Thanks for looking, and have a good week!

luv, Mags x

PS rats, I'v lost my Promarker list! What a plonker!!


mulberry station said...

Wow, this is the cutest card. I love the color scheme and the added embellishments. Beautifully done!!
Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Mags,love the image...Great colours
and layout....Norfolk is wonderful isn't it,I love having a holiday there..
Mandy x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Mags, fab image and brilliant details.

Susie said...

Hi Mags. Sounds like you had a lovely time. I love your card - the image is fab and the ice cream colour's you've chosen are perfect with it! Susie x

Emma said...

A gorgeous card Mags, love the colours and fab layout.
Hugs Emma x

coops said...

gorgeous card mags.i love your soft pretty colours and stunning details and image ;D

xx coops xx

Mel said...

Hey petal

Sounds like you had a lovely wee day!! Always fancied Norfolk for a wee visit!
Your card is stunning, so bright and cheery! The image is matched perfect with your papers!
Hugs M xxx

Jeannie said...

What a fun image and I really like the stripes and dots papers with that pretty ribbon! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Genevieve said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image, papers & the beautiful spray of flowers in the corner. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

Lynne in NI said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day! Gorgeous summery card, those neopolitan DPs are perfect!

sweetbloominscraps said...

Haven't seen this image before! But oh so sweet! Love the cheery papers you have used!

Jules said...

Hi Mags

A fabby card .. .. really bright and summery.

Love that image very much.

Love Jules xx

Annie said...

what a fabulous summery card you have made, and I'm right there with you eating ice cream on the beach!
hugs, annie x

Linda Anderson said...

What a sweet card you've created! Love that image and your gorgeous papers!!! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Love the fab papers and colours and the image is just perfect :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Mags! I love your beautiful colouring and design, love such soft colours, the gorgeous little bow with rose are perfect.
So-o pretty!!

Lin said...

Lovely soft, summery feel, beautifully coloured.

Lin xx

Anonymous said...

Brilliant card, love that ribbon and bow. Hope you find your promarker list. xx

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image and the ribbon.

Carole of Brum said...

This is so lovely and summer, Mags. I love your pretty colours and cute gingham ribbon too. CoB

Tini A. said...

Great card!!!! Love the funny image and the colors...wonderful work.

~Tammy~ said...

This is an adorable image! Perfect for summer and I really like the flowers you added! Beautiful embellishments! Happy to be a new follower!