Saturday, 8 May 2010

Lili of the valley summer feel challenge!!

Morning peeps!!!!
Lili of the valley challenge blog were looking for a card with a summer theme and being as I have 20 or so summer birthdays to prepare for I thought this card would be perfect!!!!

I used this cute little crab from Lily-boo's under the sea digi set, it has such cute summery under the sea pictures with oval frames around them, I love it, I have to admit I was stuck between using the crab or the mermaid but I decided on the crab as I could make him a snappy birthday sentiment on my computer!!!! I coloured up my digi with my promarkers.

( coral for the crab and leaf green and honeycombe for the fishies, leaf green and holly on the greeny weed and pastel blue for the water, buttercup and sandstone for the sand)
When he had dried, I covered the crab in some glossy accents to make him pop out a bit!!!
I decided on a step card so I could put some waves on it and cuttlebug embossed a bit of card for behind the oval with my tiny bubbles folder.

I used my martha loop punch for the 'waves' and rubbed a bit of blue ink on them then went over the top with a bit of frayed burlap distress ink so it didn't look to shiny.
I used a bit of my garden twine to wrap around as i thought it looked a bit like fishermans rope and it gave me a sea feeling!!
I popped a couple of eyelets into my crabby oval and popped some twine through there too.

Well Little Mo is terribly excited about going to Longleat today (......hence the early morning posting on my blog as he got up at about 4:30am this morning......) I must admit I am rather excited myself but ever so slightly worried about the gorilla island and sea lion bit as you have to get on a boat to see them, I do not do boats, not even a little squidge, I am terrified of them, its the water thing for me, so that might have to be a mummy cup of tea moment!!!!!
Thank you so much for popping in on me.
Big hugs,
Lou xxxxxxx


  1. Hi lou, this is great. Have a wonderful time, take loads of photos,

  2. Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x

  3. Oh Lou what a SNAPPY card, excellent job and love the idea of the waves with punch. Colouring fab as well.
    Fi xx

  4. Lou this is just adorable and so clever to use the loopy punch for the waves - really a great touch! Have fun with the boat! Hugs...Kris

  5. wow lou this is fab, love it all, great punch effects, embossing and super shinny octopus. hope your ok.

  6. That crab looks real! Fab colouring Lucy! Such a creative card with the string and Marthas waves are perfect! Love the sentiment too!

  7. Thanks for joining us at LOTV with such a fabulous card, just perfect for summer
    Hugs Jacqui x


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