Monday, June 23, 2014

Lexi's Creations Challenge #119 - At the Beach

Happiness is indeed summer! I grew up beside a lake surrounded by forest and bush country. No palm trees just spruce, pine and poplars.No light coloured sand, hardly any beach at all really,  it was a fishing lake and  the  shore line was full of reeds and blood suckers. Didn't stop us kids from swimming in it,  but that was long ago and in another universe:O)!

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #119 'At the Beach! The challenge will run June 23rd, 2014 - July 5th , 2014. 

Please join us, I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations
 and while visiting be sure to check out the work by my team mates  at Lexi's Creations, they are a very talented group!! 

Sponsor:   We are sponsored this fortnight by Fairy Dust Crafts Your one stop shop for Lexi's Digi & rubber  images and a growing choice of delicious crafting goodies. 

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Card Recipe
Stamp: Lexi's Creations 'Summer Bliss' digital stamp; Stampin' Up's 'Warm Words' rubber stamp; Impression Obsessions cover-a-card background stamp 'clouds' heat embossed onto the large Baja breeze background paper    
Paper: Stampin\' Up card stock- whisper white, soft suede, tangerine tango, baja breeze
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers,
Ink: Stampin' Up's 'Baja Breeze' for the clouds and water sponged onto the whisper white card stock to create the  beach skyline
Die Cuts: Spellbinders. standard ovals and scalloped ovals. deckled rectangles ,Resplendent Rectangles (sentiment frame) and classic squares small'; Memory Box :'Vivienne Butterfly';  Marianne Designs for the flower; the leaf corner die ??
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug - 'spots n dots'
Other : ( sun from stash)

Top three Pick at Robyn's Fetish IDIC challenge #217



  1. Love the card, I too grew up in the country near a well known lake, no palm trees either just gum trees around us...xx The Journey is the Start

  2. Oh wow this is just stunning vibrant colouring. Loving the aqua and red.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. This is just gorgeous,fab image and

  4. Beautiful card, Glenda. Brings back many wonderful memories of summer vacations with family at one of the ocean resorts in Maryland, Delaware or New Jersey.

  5. I love this card love agirlwhocrafts x

  6. Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Glenda… what a fab image and I love the colour combo. The embellishments are just perfect… your card really does encapsulate summer!
    Have a lovely evening!
    Hugs Sue xx

  7. My favorite cards are those with bright colors. I can always count on you for that. This is lovely. I think the embossed die cut is beautiful. Butterfly is awesome as is the flower....Image is adorable. I just love this card. Hugs, sassy raggedy

  8. Hi Glenda wow what a lovely scene I can just see myself there drinking coctails, ahh bliss.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  9. Hi Glenda it sounds just the same as where I grew up, we also had water snakes too but, as you say, didn't stop you from swimming! Fabulous card, I just love the deep colours you always use they are so striking! Susan xx

  10. I love the great colors and your wonderful card! The butterfly is so delicate!

  11. Great colors. Love the vine and butterfly too. We are desert rats, so water is a foreign object to us!

  12. Gorgeous image and colours.Super card.
    Sue xx

  13. Beautiful image and love all the die-cuts-sounds like an ideal place to grow up
    Carol x

  14. Pretty card, great designad colour combo, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.

  15. What a fabulous card Glenda, the image is gorgeous and love the scene you have made.
    Janet xxx

  16. Oooh, I love this! Red\Teal are one of my favorite color combos too! Fantastic image and design hun! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges this month and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT Sparkles Monthly Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  17. Hi, what a Beautiful bright and summery card!!! Love the use of all the Die Cuts.
    Thankyou for joining us at Ditzie Digi Designs. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda

  18. Haha...Love your story about the lake. Yup, I grew up in the summers at the beach...mosquitoes, crabs, and jellyfish...did I mention sharks! None of these things kept me out of the water either. Loving everything about your card! Dramatic and yet delicate with the die cuts.

  19. Beautiful summer card, Glenda! Love the splashes of red against the cool blue. Wonderful design. :-D

  20. Wow wow wow this is gorgeous. The colours are rich and bold and work gorgeously.
    Love that image

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  21. Ah, Glenda, the childhood memories fit in with the Swedish nature, pines and spruce, no palms here either. The card is absolutely gorgeous.

    Warm hugs

  22. stunning colouring and lovely card. Thanks for entering the Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

  23. Looks wonderful Glenda! The colours are so vivid and true!

  24. It's funny, reading your post made me realize how much I used to enjoy Summer, now I don't like it much at all (though we've put a pool in again, so maybe this Summer will be like the good ol' days, lol) It's Winter here in Western Australia anyway, so Summer seems a long way off! Great card! Thanks for sharing it with us in the Lots of Layers challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥

  25. A really great card - love it.

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles.

    Helen N x