Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Have a Sunny Day - Weather Challenge

Hello, Friends. I hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend. I shared a fun Mini Magnolia gift box yesterday and I hope you had time to stop and leave a comment for a chance to win a weekly prize from Diana at the Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps store. 

We are beginning a new challenge today for the next two weeks we want to see your… 

The DT has some awesome inspiration for you and there is weather of all kinds in our projects. I decided that since we had 8 inches of snow just less than two weeks ago I wanted to create a card that was warm and summery. Of course, we went from winter to summer in a mad rush over the last couple weeks and we have 80 degrees temps in the forecast for this week. So I am dreaming of beaches, sun and sand. 

My card features “Tilda Off Shore” paired with “Rescue Tower” and “Have a Sunny Day” sentiment all from the 2012 Summer Memories collection. I made a shaker card with Making Memories gold bitty beads and a background photo I took when my DH and I went to Maui. This is the private beach of The Ritz Carlton in Kapalua. 

My easel card has designer papers from Bo Bunny’s Key Lime collection which has a bit of a Retro style to them. The cardstock is Bazzill and Paper Co. For the base layer of the easel card I stamped “Mini Ahoy Tilda” on the inside with blank space for a personal message. All of the shells are from Petaloo and the brad buttons are embellishments from the Bo Bunny Key Lime collection. The dies cuts are Magnolia’s Swirl die, Spellbinders Floral frame and the small rolled roses were cut with my Marianne Designs die. 

Here’s a close up of Tilda. She is so darling and I enjoyed coloring her. 

And finally a close up of the detail elements. 

I’m entering my card in the following challenges: 

MDUC – Move it Baby (shaker card)
Make It Monday – Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia – Shaker Card
CMC Challenge – Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes 

Don’t forget to leave a comment on any of the DT blogs and/or the Challenge blog for a chance to win a weekly prize. The winner is announced every week during Wee Wednesday. 

Check out the new “Deal of the Day” in the Magnolia-licious store HOME page. Diana has a special that she runs every 24 hours at a huge discount. You never know, it just might be that stamp you’ve been wanting. 

I hope I’ve inspired you and I would love to see your weather projects. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. 



Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

ohhhhh wow cathy!!! what a gorgeous card...love the idea of using the photo too.. its the perfect photo - looks like a painting :) gorgeous work xx

Crafty and Green said...

Absolutely Stunning!! Just popped on over from MIM to take a closer look at this masterpiece!! GORGEOUS!!

Many Blessings,

Lau W said...

OMG ! This card is splendid !!

Rosella said...

WOW! What an amazing card!! Love all the detail!!

Mojca said...

Waw this is so pretty! Hugs! Mojca

Chris said...

This is gorgeous, Cath! I love how you've colored Tilda, too! She looks just too cute! Love the scene you've incorporated as well. This card is just lovely on so many levels. It is so professional looking - I'd expect to see it at the Hallmark store! It's perfect!


loz said...

Fabulous card and image Cathy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Sarah - Crea S said...

What a stunning card! This reminds me on my own vacations I spend at the beach. A guard watching over all the people...
Great colours you've used and fun that's a shaker card. The little Tilda on the message area is so cute.

Kelly said...

What a keepsake card to have with Maui in the background. I love the colors and design of your card, this one is very beautiful.
Have a very nice week.
Hugs Kelly

Nicolchen said...

OMG...your creation is simply stunning :0)))

Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia ;0)

Hugs Nicole

Christina C. said...

Brilliant design work....WOW!!!!! A most magnificent creation!

Ea Christiansen said...

What a gorgeous card - love all the little details - especially the little flip-flops.

Pia S said...

Now this is what I call a BEAUTIFUL summer themed shaker card! You've got so many great details put onto this card, with all the different sea shells and the flip flop metal charm. My favorite detail is the photo with all the pearls used as sand, and the Tilda image completes the scene!

Anonymous said...

How clever making a shaker card for your beach scene, beautifully coloured and created
Hugs Julie P

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous, bright, summer creation Cathy lee..fabulous colouring and love the background photo and shaker..
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Lillemor said...

Great to see your shakercard taking place in our challenge at MDUC this week!
Thanks for joning us and good luck!

Patricia St Martin said...

Cathy, WOW!!! Amazing shaker card, your summer creation is fabulous, the background photo perfect and Tilda is the cutest thing sitting their you colored her just stunning. Amazing with all the cutest embellishments.
Sorry I have not been around I pulled my Sciatica nerve and I have been having so much pain, I have not been able to be on my computer much as sitting has been real hard and it have taken a good couple of weeks to get over this.
Hugs, Patricia

Karin said...

Gorgeous! I just love all the little shells.
Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia. Hugs Karin

sara said...

wow what a gorgeous card love how you used the photo in the shaker thanks so much for joining us at MDUC this week
hugs sara x x x

Purple Card Lady said...

What a gorgeous creation! Love the all the deets and embellies. Thank you for joining TTCRD challenge this week. Please join us again for the next challenge. ~DT Candy

Eulanda said...

Awww Cathy this makes me feel like I'm at the beach! What a great idea this is and love the shells too. Sweet!

Karen said...

Beautiful card Cathy Lee!!

Karen said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the way you embellished your design. You are very creative.


NPurdum56 said...

Cathy this is cute. I love how you use the beach photo on this card! So creative. :) Nancee

Candy said...

Big Hugs, Candy

Rene said...

Lol! I was NOT expecting that scene! FABULOUS!!! I love love LOVE it!
Rene :D

Cinzia C. said...

Hello Cathy! Your card is absolutely stunning!
LOVE the layout, the bright colours and the way you use the picture... very brilliant idea!
Thank you very very much for the lovely comment you left on my blog.
I'm very happy you like my card and very honoured that it was a little inspirational to a great cardmaker and colourist like you!
I can't wait to see your fabulous work!!! :)
Cinzia xx

Yulis Kartika said...

oh this is so cool!!! I love you thinking about shaker that move the sand inside xx
Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenge and welcome back ;)

EnblogSail said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Deonna B said...

Came over from MIM to take a look at your fantastic card! I love that sweet image and your coloring. Fantastic Inspiration!

Norma said...

Wowzer, Cathy, this is stunningly gorgeous. Fabulous design. The scene you've created is simply wonderful and I love the shaker element with the shifting sand. Awesome colouring of this adorable Tilda on that chair. The flip flop charm is so fricking cute. I adore your card.

Kathleen said...

This is my most favorite on the entire blog! Loved that you incorporated an actual photo into your card.

Shannon83k said...

Beautiful designed card, love all the embellishments!
Thanks so much for participating in CMC "Anything Goes" challenge. DT Shannon

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