Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Birthday

If my biological clock follows the cards I make, I will be exhausting to keep up with the constant abrupt changes of weather.  I was sharing a Christmas card yesterday and now I have a summer birthday card:


This card was made with the card sketch at Sketchbook Saturday as a basis:



Do I need to say anything about Iwona's sketches?  I love her blog and her cards!  Of course I love her sketches and her challenge - they are always a great source of inspiration.  There have been many times that even though the time to link up to her challenge has passed, I still "played along" just to have fun and be inspired.  Check out her blog and I'm sure you'll love it!

I first played with my Lawn Fawn Life is Good stamp and die set to create this card (Oh this card was posted in between Christmas cards too, see what I mean about adjusting my body to accommodate different weathers shown in my cards?).  It was a lot of fun and I wanted to see if I could play with the set with Iwona's sketch.  This time I colored the images with color pencils and gamsol.  Just as fun as coloring them with distress markers!  As much as I love butterflies on my card, they must yield to a beach scene this time!  Among all the elements on the card, my favorite is the flip flops.  They are so cute and they are the signs of beach for me. :)

I do think I have another Christmas card lined up but........let me see if I can get something else posted so I can feel the summer breeze on my blog for longer. LOL.


I'm linking my card to:
Through the Purple Haze - Happy Birthday
Stamp and Create - Birthdays
Craftin Desert Divas - It's summer time
The Crazy Challenge - my summer vacation
Crafty Calendar challenge - summertime fun
Little Claire - Summertime
Stempelsonne - Summer
Fashionable Stamping - Dreaming of Summer

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

  1. Great take on the sketch! Super fun card! Thanks for joining our linky party over at Craftin Desert Diva's!

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  2. Super cute card! Thanks for joining in the fun at Through the Purple Haze Birthday blog hop.

    Goidelic luck in the draw!

    Hugs
    Joanie

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  3. Eine tolle Karte. Sehr schön gemacht.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme an der SsC.
    LG Dreja

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  4. das sind tolle Karten.. Dein Sommer Kärtchen macht direkt Laune auf Urlaub.

    Danke für Deinen Beitrag zur SsC.

    liebe Grüße
    Sternenglanz

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  5. What beautiful fresh summer colours....this is very very nice indeed.
    Thanks for joining us.

    Fiona DT
    TTPH

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  6. Tolle Karte - vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der SsC.
    LG, Claudia

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  7. Lovely card, Great layout & colours.
    Thank you for joining in our challenge (TTPH) Good luck x

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  8. Thank you for sharing your super crafting for the Crazy challenge 175 'my summer vacation' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, GDT x

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  9. great summer colors and perfect for the topic. Thanks for sharing at FSC!!!

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  10. Such a fun card Joyce love the sunny summery feel of it.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  11. AWESOME!!! Love the colors you used! Great job, and thanks for joining us at the Craftin' Desert Diva's Linky Challenge :)

    Jenny ~ Craftin' Desert Divas DT

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  12. Gorgeous card love those sunny colours. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and good luck
    Claire xx

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  13. Gorgeous card Joyce........love the design and elements.......fabulous! Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

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