Summer Is A Comin’

It’s that time of the year when all teachers start counting down to the end of term and the summer break. Hopefully this year we will see the sun more than the rain! At Scribbles Designs a new challenge starts today with the theme ‘Holiday Hoopla’. So we would love to see your holiday related cards. It can be for any of the many holidays celebrated around the world, from New Year until Christmas there are so many to choose from! Being a sea loving girl I went with the summer for my sample.


Materials used: 
Scribbles Designs – Sand Bucket (freebie)
Scribbles Designs – Sizzling Summer Papers
acrylic sentiment stamp (free with Creative Stamping Magazine)
black archival ink
X-Press It card
Copic pens
blank A5 card base

I printed out two of the papers then ripped strips and glued to the front of the card base to make the background. The idea is that the sandcastles are the ‘beach’ and the duck rings the ‘sea’. I left the white edge on the ‘sea’ strips to make it look a little like the tops of waves.

The Sand Bucket image has been printed out on X-Press It card three times, coloured and then used to make the 3d image.

The sentiment is stamped on white card, trimmed and edged with a pen then the same pen used to edge the card.

I hope you will come and join us at Scribbles Designs. You have until the 14th July to get your entry in. You will find more inspiration from the DT on the blog as well as a link to the store where there are plenty of images to inspire your creations.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
Scrapper’s Delights June #67 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge #45 Summer – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #59 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1724 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #163 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #181 – Anything Goes
Ike’sworld Challenges #90 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Summer
Give a Crafter A Cookie #71 
Paper Craft Happy #1 – Anything Goes With Option of Summer



About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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15 Responses to Summer Is A Comin’

  1. Florence says:

    Wonderful card Pippa. Love the torn paper for the waves. Great effect. The bucket and spade really pop. Hope your week is going well.
    Hugs Flo x

  2. Borqna says:

    What a super fun card! Great summer mood!
    Thank you for joining us at Ike’s World Challenges.
    Good luck!

  3. Mimi says:

    This is such a cute card 🙂 and every element on this design screams summer to my inner child! Your waves are very unique and the tears look like sea foam 🙂 The sentiment just sums it up 🙂 Thank you for entering in Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog! Please also visit Paper Craft Happy Challenges! – DT

  4. Helen Haines says:

    Great summer card. Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights . Helen DT

  5. Ginny says:

    A wonderful card Thank you for joining us at Ike’s World Challenges good luck Ginny DT for
    Ike’sWorld challenge
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  6. Sall Baker says:

    oh yes that really does feel like the sea too. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love ‘n’ hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  7. Jonnece says:

    Love the wave effect with the torn paper. Thanks for joining us at ‘If you give a crafter a cookie’. Jonnece DT

  8. Pam T. says:

    What a nice use of pattern paper! Very fun beach card! Thanks for joining in with us at PIP Challenges!

  9. Tracie C. says:

    Great card. I loved it. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

  10. amy says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. Rae Ann says:

    The torn paper adds a lot of texture to this and the papers are so cute!

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  12. Ike says:

    Super cool card – I love what you did with the background papers 🙂
    Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges 😀

    IKE x

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  13. Rae Ann says:

    This is a great layout for the image. The torn paper is such a creative touch.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Summer challenge.

  14. Grietje Boja says:

    Love the duckys on your paper and the sandcastles to, a real summer card. Thank you for joining us at PaperCraft Happy.

    xxx Grietje DT

  15. Deanne Saunders says:

    Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE… challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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