Sunday, 8 July 2012

Beach Baby

Good morning friends and welcome to another week with The Crafty Pad! It's Team A's turn on the challenge and this week it's the lovely Ms Pauline who has chosen the theme of At The Seaside. We would love to see beach huts, buckets & spades, ice cream - anything to do with the seaside on your cards this week. We have two great sponsors lined up for you this week.

Letraset are offering one lucky winner a pack of Mid-Tone Promarkers and our second lucky winner will receive 3 Digital Images from The Stamping Boutique.

Tracey Malnofski has also kindly supplied the digital images for the DT to use this week, just to give you a taste of what you can find in her store. I have chosen this gorgeous image called, appropriately enough, Beach Baby.

For my layout inspiration I've followed the current sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches, which I think is a totally gorgeous CAS style. If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that frilly and fussy doesn't sit easily with me - I'm rarely happy with my fancy creations!
My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Snow White  onto which I embossed the largest rosette shape from the "nest" on the Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats. I folded the card to make a hinge on the side, and 2 "feet" at the bottom and then cut round the embossed shape.
  • Design Papers - from a 6x6 paper stack called Beach Babe by Fancy Pants Designs, which was a magazine freebie, possibly with Cardmaking & Papercraft last month ...I think!. I used the largest circle from the "nest" on the Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats to emboss circles on the DPs, and then cut them to shape.
  • Image - Beach Baby is just one of the many fantastic images by Tracey at The Stamping Boutique and you can get your own copy of this cutie by clicking here! I defy you to pay a visit to the store and come away empty handed! This little sand baby came to life courtesy of my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Sand - CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4
    • Sea - BT2, BT4
    • Sunsuit - BP1, BP2, CG2
    • Skin - FS2, FS3
    • Hair - TN4, TN5, TN7
    • Flag & Spade - BP6
    • Sky - light blue chalk
  • Thread - White waxed Linen thread from my stash, which I then coloured using my Spectrum Noir Pen in shade BP6

Why don't you hop over to The Crafty Pad and see the great cards from this week's awesome Guest Designer and my "Talented Teamies" - I'm sure their creations will transport you to warmer climes, away from the dreary British "summer" ;o)!

Make sure you then come back and show us your At the Seaside creations! You've got until 8pm (BST) on Saturday 14th July 2012 to link your cards up. I know all the DT girls really love coming round your blogs and seeing your cards.

With a little help from the girls at Feline Playful, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Hope you have a great Sunday! Happy Crafting!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. great colouring!
    love the DSP you have chosen
    Debbi x

  2. Helen your card is so sweet! The shape is so nice and the colors in the DP is fantasic with how perfectly you have colored the image! Simply sweet hun! Have a great weekend :}

  3. Fab card Helen, I love the shape and your gorgeous papers. I always colour my ribbons, brads, twine - you name it - not much escapes my pens.

  4. I love your card Helen! So Seaside-y! Love the shape, the colours, & the layout!
    Dawn xx

  5. What a sweet image! Perfect for the sketch, too, with those fun summery papers in the background. THanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  6. gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in our Summer challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments! Gemma :)

  7. This is your CAS style!

  8. beautiful Helen - really love this image and your card is just beautiful! Hugs rachel xx

  9. What a cute card! When I first looked at it, I thought you made a decorative plate and thought what a sweet decoration for a baby's room or a little girl. Love the card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  10. This is so cute!! I love the colours and papers you used!
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  11. Beautiful card, love the image and the CAS design!

  12. Fabulous card .. thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments this week for our summertime challenge
    Lisa x

  13. Such a fresh card Helen, love the colours!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  14. Soooo pretty!!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge this week! Hope to see you again next week!!!

  15. Beautiful! thanks of joining us at My Mums Craft Shop with out colour inspiration photo! Good Luck - hugs Katrina x

  16. This is so very sweet x
    Thanks for playing along with us at MMCS challenge and good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  17. Super card - wish we had that weather too. Thank you for joining us at the JS Challenge this week.

    Edna x

  18. Thank you for joining us on the JS Challenge this week. Super card x

    Edna x

  19. What a gorgeous card you have created here using such a pretty summery digi too! Makes me want to visit the beach right now with all this rain we got. Thanks so much for joining us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days and good luck, Sheila:)X

  20. Great card!! Thanks for joining us with Joanna Sheen's Challenge :o)
    Sandra x


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Helen x