Friday, June 17, 2011


As the hottest months of summer approaches in the northern hemisphere our minds often turn to water and vacations at the beach. At least I wouldn't mind a nice getaway at paradise beach with soft warm sand to run barefoot in. ;D This card features Coriander who can be playing in the sandbox in the backyard but for this card I'd like to think she's living a dream on the perfect vacation!

The two images are Coriander, which was released today at Little Miss Muffet Stamps, and the background is Message in Bottle from Make it Crafty. I combined these images because I thought it was a fun story they told together - after all, wouldn't a message in a bottle be quite the find!

I hope you enjoy this preview and that it inspires your "mini" vacation on a card. :D Come support me over at the Challenges & New Releases blog to see all the new releases this week and to play along in the challenge! You can use any stamp in the challenge, however, if you use a LMMS then the theme is always "Anything Goes" - I would love to see what you're making with those images. ;D

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Amber's Crafts and Stuff Challenge #14 (vacation)
PaperPlay Challenge Week 24 (at the beach)
Lollipop Crafts Challenge #41 (inspired by a song: The Go Go's Vacation)
The Rubber Cafe Challenges (summer)
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge #61 (summertime)

DT Preview: Little Miss Muffet Stamps New Releases
Main Stamp:
Coriander (LMMS) and Message in Bottle (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Linen Thread (DCWV)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Inverted Scalloped Square and My Favorite Things Die-namics Jumbo Scallop

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E50, E51, E53
-browns: E50, E51, E53, E55, E21, E30; E42, E43, E44, E47
-reds: R22, R24, R27, R59
-blues: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18; B000, B00, B01
-pinks: 0, R11, R12

Did you know? Summer is the warmest of the four temperate seasons, between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, culture, and tradition, but when it is summer in the southern hemisphere it is winter in the northern hemisphere, and vice versa.


  1. Lovely summer card! The coloring is awesome and the balance is perfect!
    Thanks for entering a card for the Alota Rubberstamps challenge!


  2. Lovely card!!! Nice work coloring...

    Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

  3. Super cute card. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


  4. This is great Barbara! I love Coriander in blues! And she goes so well with the message in a bottle!


  5. Barbara your card is absolutely gorgeous, the image is super cute and your colouring is fab.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our beach challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  6. Nice card! Thanks for adding your card to the Alota Rubber Stamps challenge.


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