Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Can you smell the sea?

Morning Folks!
Hope everyone is OK and ready for the new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, where our new theme is


Confession time from me - I found this a very hard challenge! Despite my best efforts and a good old rummage through both my rubber and digi stamps I couldn't find a single suitable image for this challenge! Time for some head scratching and panicking! Eventually I came up with the idea of a seaside style image with real shells. I found a beach image from a very old precoloured Michael Powell set of papers that I bought years ago but had forgotten about until the aforementioned great seashell hunt. Then I spent another hour playing hunt the seashells in my embellishment drawers .... if only I was more organised!! 
Anyhow, enough waffling ... here's my card which I actually quite like after all the hassle!!

Here's a few close ups too:

 The hollow shells were also a nightmare to stick down, in the end I packed them with foam squares and added glossy accents to the edges: 

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to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
CHNPP - A/Goes with patterned paper
Crafty CreationsA/Goes


  1. Jacky, this is gorgeous hun! Love everything about it!! Fabulous image, gorgeous watercolouring and perfect embellies. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  2. Beautiful card, well worth the hassle of finding everything, it all works perfectly. If you do ever find a way to be organised, let me know how too LOL Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month.

  3. This is gorgeous Jacky & well worth your head scratching & searching.
    Cathy DT Teamie

  4. Stunning work. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges.
    Hope to see zou next time.
    Hugs, Iwona

  5. Beautiful creation! I love image and your wonderful watercolouring!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge May "ATG".


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