Thursday 1 June 2017

Shaking it on the Beach for Summer

Wednesday passed in a blur - why do your days off always seem to go so quickly, but work days drag out so much. Having to do this blog post quick as I am due in work at 11am and don't get back until after 9pm. But it is our new challenge over at Aud Sentiments, and this time the theme is Summer. It may be the case that summer has now been and gone in the UK (hope not - my courgettes want time to grow lol), but here is my shaker card that I have made for the occassion, using Surfer Avery from our sponsor Paper Nest Dolls.

I die-cut the aperture out of the front of a white card base, and also some blue pearlised card using X-cut large labels nesting dies. I coloured Avery with Promarkers - Gold, Peach, Bright Orange, Tequila sunrise, Ruby, Oatmeal, March Hare, Polar Blue, Arctic Blue, Blue Pearl and Lime Twist.
Acetate was added behind the blue frame and this was adhered over the aperture in the card base and sequins placed inside. Avery was then layered into the frame and stuck down with washi tape, to make the inside neat. Joanna Sheen seaguls dies were used on the blue card, and the toy ducks on X-cut self-adhesive glitter paper. The Dolphin was already in my stash. These were layered onto the front of the acetate to add some dimension.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
PFP 397 Kinetic card (mine is a shaker)
Die Cutting Divas #319 Anything Goes
CCEE1722 Include a Hole
C4C387 Summer Destination
Kort 'o' Mania #177 Maritime
CAGI - Nautical

I would also like to share an update on my Dino height chart @ almost 29hrs
And here are some lovely little babies at our local wetlands reserve:

Thank you for looking at my blog and hope to see you joining us at Aud Sentiments - just remember that all important sentiment!!

Hugz Tinz


  1. Fantastic shaker card Tina! She definitely looks ready for action! I love your added seagulls, little duck family and dolphin - they add such depth to the scene. Just lovely! Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for ProMarkers! Linda

  2. Great card- good coloring too. Thanks for submitting with Crazy for Challenges. Vicki DT

  3. Fantastic card! I love all your fab details which just make your scene come alive
    Thank you for joining in my challenge at PFP

  4. This is a great shaker card!! Love all the die cuts, they compliment the theme perfectly :) Thanks for sharing your photos, as well....I didn't realize that Canadian geese took up residence in the UK as well! Thanks for playing along with us at Come and Get It this week!!
    Susan DT

    1. Oh yes - they come here over Winter as we are generally warmer than Canada - but some of them now stay over here through summer too! Our top lake is full of them over Winter though!

  5. Fabulous shaker card-love the image and die-cuts-love the babies
    Carol x

  6. This is a really great shaker card and I love this image too! Those die cuts are fab and create a perfect scene for this gorgeous surfer! Thanks for joining in with this week's challenge at PFP and good luck! Hugs, Karen xx

  7. Darling surfer girl!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD's this week!

  8. Gorgeous shaker card Tina. I love the surfer girl image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  9. An adorable shaker card. Elaine


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