Monday, 17 June 2013

In my "itsy bitsy little polka dot bikini"!

OK ... so it's not me in my itsy bitsy little polka dot bikini you understand. I'm sure there's probably a law against that! :oD!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, I hope you're all well today. 

It's new challenge time at Whoopsi Daisy and this week we're giving you the option of style either Fun in the Sun or Summer ... now that's a bit of wishful thinking as our spring/summer weather here in the UK appears to be around for a couple of days and then we get some more cool and dreary weather!

As usual, Linnie is offering our lucky prize winner one sheet of images from the Whoopsi Daisy Store, unless you've used a Whoopsi Daisy Image for your project in which case you can choose two sheets of images.

Summer fun is definitely enjoying the sunshine, preferably at the beach. So for this challenge, I've used one of Linnie's past freebie images which is just perfect for my idea of summer!!!!! And here's my card which, apart from the base card, is made up entirely of freebies!:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - is Centura Pearl in Ivory which I cut, scored and folded to make a 12cm square card.
  • Design Papers - are from the July 2012 Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine. How perfect are these beach hut and "swimmies" papers for a summer card?
  • Image - this little one dipping her toes into the waves is by Linnie at Whoopsi Daisy and she was a freebie on Linnie's blog in March of this year. If you're not already following Linnie's blog then you really should as she sometimes offers her followers some lovely goodies! I have brought this cutie to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens and Craf-T Chalks in the following colours:
    • Skin - FS4, FS5
    • Lips - CR5
    • Hair - GB8, GB10
    • Hair Ribbons - CG3, CG4
    • Bikini - CG3, CG4, EB1
    • Sunglasses - OR3, FS6
    • Outline - BT1
    • Sky - Chalk in Light Blue
    • Sand - Chalk in Tan
    • Sea - Chalk in Turquoise with a sprinkling of White Glitter to get the effect of the sun glinting off the sea!
  • Sentiments -  is perfect for this card, and is a freebie by my very generous blogging buddy Annette. If you head over there, please be sure to let her know that I sent you!

So there you have it ... my idea of Fun in the Sun! I do hope you'll come over to Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and have a look at the wonderful creations by the other Divas and come back to show us your Summer-y creations. Don't forget that if you're using a Whoopsi Daisy image then you don't have to follow this week's theme!!! This challenge closes on Sunday 23rd June 2013.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hope you have a great day!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Love your card, and thanks so much for the credit on the sentiment. Glad you could use it!
    Great card Helen

  2. Aw, she's adorable.....great card!
    Hugs Jo x

  3. Great post title and what a cute Summery card

  4. Oh so cute Helen - love your card xx

  5. Oh Helen this is just too cute! Adorable image and love your colouring!

  6. Beautiful Helen love the sweet image and gorgeous colours.

    Hugs Julie xxx

  7. Gorgeous outdoor image, thanks for joining us at lady Annes Monthly challenge this month xxx

  8. Oh how cute is she?!!! Good luck in our Crafty Bloggers challenge!
    Sarah CBN DT xx

  9. That little image is darling... love it. Thanks for entering the Paper Nest Dolls challenge. ~Kelly Walkelmol DT

  10. Super cute card. Love the image and the background paper. Thanks for joining us at Chalk Ah Lot.

  11. Oh that image is just to precious and you've colored her perfectly. Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts and good luck.

  12. fab summery card xx thank you so much for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls xxx

  13. Sweet and adorable creation!
    Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!

  14. Such a darling image. I now have the "itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini" song in my head - LOL. A terrific card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

  15. So, so cute!! I just love that sweet little face! Thank you for playing along with us over at ABC Challenges! :)

  16. What a little sweet just love this imageThank you for playing along with us at crafty bloggers network.
    CBN DT

  17. Great card, love the colours, such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network in our Bright & Breezy Challenge.
    Hugs Tania x (DT)


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Helen x