Friday, July 19, 2013

Sunshiney Day

I made this card for my parents.  As mentioned in a previous post, I like to send them an uplifting card every week or so, and I think this one will bring some cheer.   The image is a great retro beach scene freebie from The Graphics Fairy, and the sentiment was a freebie from Create with TLC - thank you both!  This card was easy to make.  I printed the retro beach image, trimmed, and mounted on black cardstock.  Then I stamped the sun in black on yellow cardstock and fussy-cut.  I printed the sentiment on yellow cardstock and circle-punched.  Then everything was affixed to a striped panel, layered on black cardstock, and layered on to a white card base.  Lastly I embellished with 6 black gems.  Here are the supplies I used:
  • Stamp:  Sun (Studio G)
  • Ink:  StazOn Jet Black
  • Cardstock and DP:  Recollections
  • White Card Base:  Staples
  • Circle Punch:  Marvy Uchida
  • Gems:  Dollarama

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Crafts Anything Goes 3E #1
A Gem of a Challenge Spots/Stripes or Both (I went with stripes) UE
Anything Goes Challenge Blog #97 Anything Goes 5E #5
Cards and Scrap Challenge Blog #176 Everything Must UE #1
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges #43 Life's a Beach 2E #2
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #216 Photo Inspiration (my beach is a bit more crowded!) 5E #2
Craftin' Desert Divas #10 Summer UE
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE #1
Creative Card Crew #40 The Great Outdoors 3E #2
Creative Moments #21 Holidays 3E #2
Cute Card Thursday #278 Oranges and Lemons (I was inspired by the colour of lemons) UE
DL.ART Challenges July's Anything Goes UE
DRS Designs #79 Lucky Stripe UE #1
Fairies Challenge Blog #9 Flowers/Summer UE
Fresh Brewed Designs Take a Vacation 5E #1
Friends of Speedy TV #81 Summer Fun 5E #4
Get Inky! Challenge #8 Summer Sun Fun 3E #1
Inky Impressions IIC#117 Summer UE
Kreativeinkauf Stripes 3E #1
Left of Center Creative Challenges #10 Spots and/or Stripes (I went with stripes) UE
Let's Craft and Create #74 Anything Goes UE #1
Little Scrap Pieces Pool/Beach/Swimming 1E #1
My Heart Pieces Use Your Favourite Fruit Colour (I love lemons!) 3E #1
My Sheri Crafts Use Colours Black, White, and Yellow UE
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #136 - Use the Colour Black 3E #3
Pile It On #28 Water UE
Scrappy Moms Stamps The Great Outdoors UE
Seemacrafts Holiday/Vacation 1E #1
Simon Says Stamp Simon Says... By the Sea 5E #2
Sister Act Card Challenges #16 Anything Goes UE
Stampin' with the Dragon On the Beach 2E #1
The Crafting Café Summer's Here 1E #1
The Sisterhood of Crafters Black and White and One Accent Colour 3E #3
Woodware Blog The Great Outdoors UE #1

Thank you for looking at my card!  I enjoy reading your comments - have a wonderful day!


  1. Thought I'd stop by for a visit after seeign your wonderful cards entered in challenges I've entered. Like the b&w image & pop of yellow for this card.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Nice colour choices. Thanks for another FOSTV Summer Fun entry.

  3. That is really nice that you send a card to your parents every week! Great looking card! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri crafts! :)

  4. Love it - the black looks really good with the little bit of yellow.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  5. Your parents will love this!! I really like the retro look of this image and you've chosen the perfect color scheme to go with it!! Awesome card. Thank you for joining this week's challenge at DRS Designs!

  6. Thanks for sharing your cute card with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  7. What a fun card~! the black and yellow together. Great pairing of image and sentiment also.

  8. Fabulous Kitty, could really do with some of that rain, in the background, just too blooming hot by far, LOL xxx

  9. fab creation ty for joining us at left of centre xx

  10. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge.

  11. What a darling card!! I would love it if you would submit this via my the new submission page on my blog! I would really like to feature more cardmakers and cards, and this one is so cute, I'm sure my readers would adore it!

  12. Nice card! Thanks for joining us at My heart pieces

  13. Great card...
    thanks for joining the summer linky party at Craftin Desert Divas.
    Laura guest designer

  14. What a fun retro summery card! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions! Hope to see you again next week!

  15. Looks like fun!!
    Thank you for joining us at Little Scrap pieces.
    LSP--DT member
    DIANA L.

  16. Große Klasse!
    Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Kreativeinkauf-Challenge.

    LG dreja

  17. Great card! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  18. Prachtige kaart heb je gemaakt.

    Bedankt voor je deelname aan de uitdaging deze week van Card & Scrap

    Groetjes Nelly

  19. What a super creation sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Cathy DT

  20. Looks great in black and white and that pop of sunshiny yellow!!! Thanks for joining in the fun at 613 Avenue, Create

  21. Ein wunderschönes Werk Gefällt mir sehr gutDanke für deine Teilnahme an der Kreativeinkauf-Challenge.Maria

  22. fabulous card...thank you for joining us at LCC for our challenge.

  23. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Summer“ Linky Party. New Linky Party
    starts Monday hope you will join us again!!

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  24. Another great card entry for our challenge this week at CRAFT x carol

  25. What a beautiful card you have created! I love the black outlines and just that little bit of color. Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.


  26. Fab card, the yellow compliments the B&W. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes. Hope to see you again soon.

  27. Gorgeous card. I love the yellow accent which is perfect for that great beach scene. Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Sisterhood of Crafters.

  28. Cool card love the pop of color. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

  29. This is awesome! Love the yellow accents! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Black & White + One’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  30. What perfect accents :) Gorgeous combination of details. Thanks so much for playing along with our Black, White & One Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  31. Fabulous creation, thanks for joining us at Cards & Scrap. Ellen

  32. Aww that is so lovely sending your parents regular uplifting cards, they must really look forward to them.
    Your card is fabulous, really striking, I love how the sun and sentiment really pop against the black and white.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  33. Fantasti summer creation! I love the vintagey feel of your card! Thanks
    for plaaying at The Crafting Cafe this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  34. Great Card! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


  35. Love those colors and all those stripes! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs this week!

  36. Thank you so much for joining in this months challenge 'Holiday/Vacation' over on SeemaCrafts Challenge Blog.

    What a brilliant card. I love the image and the backing in the monochrome that is very popular. The added addition of the bright sunshine yellow looks gorgeous and really sets the card off.

    I hope you will join us again for more of our future monthly challenges, we always have great prizes up for grabs.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx DT Member

  37. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at Left Of Center Creative Challenges.

  38. Driving by the beach..just a lovely scene to see. Lovely creation. So glad you joined us at The Crafting Café.
    xx Ria

  39. Lovely, well designed card. This card really shows how a random image can be made into a greeting card anyone would love to have. Thanks for the inspiration.

  40. I love the black and white with a pop of summer sunshine, thank you for playing along with Wooodware.

  41. Saw your card on The Graphics Fairy. Very nice. It does look retro. How fun and bet your parents loved it.


  42. Wonderful card and a great use of the TLC sentiment.

  43. Eine tolle Karte, erinnert mich an Urlaub.
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme am Kreativeinkauf-Challengeblog.

    LG, Ilonka

  44. Another very cute card - thanks a lot for playing with us at Kreativeinkaufchallenge -
    hugs Andrea