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Jul 3, 2021

Sun, Sea and Sand

Hello and welcome! Happy July!

I wish I could tell you I am currently enjoying a beach getaway with sun, sea and sand, but that is not so and I am just here inviting you to our new summer themed Allsorts challenge :-)

It's Lynn's week to host and she picked the theme of "Sun, Sea and/or Sand"! 

Some time ago I was the lucky winner of a challenge where I won a gift certificate to Bugaboo stamps, and this cute digi was one of the images I selected. I just love all the summer themed images on this collage digi and thought it was so perfect for Lynn's theme this week!

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Since there is so much detail on this image I wanted to keep it simple otherwise, so after coloring (which did take quite some time), all I did was adhere to a card front, then repeatedly stamped "you make me smile" from Penny Black's set Snippets all around the card. The small heart is part of a Hero Arts set which included several stamps to be used on the back of cards, but it was a limited edition set and no longer available.

I did print the image twice and parts of the image were fussy cut and adhered with foam tape

I used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils for coloring which I my personal favorite brand of colored pencils. 

Thanks so much for visiting!

I'm linking up here:
2 Sisters On The Blog - Vacation // Clever Dexter Challenge - Hello Summer // Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Summer // The Crafting Challenge - Summertime // Craft Rocket Challenges - Summer // Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Crafty Catz - Anything Goes // 


  1. What a real fun image Ellie and absolutely perfect for all the elements of this weeks theme, so cheery and colourful as well.

    B x

  2. Fabulous summertime images, gorgeous card;-))m

  3. Such a cute card! I love how all the wonderful highlights of summer are all on one card.

  4. Brilliant card Ellie I love the images they depict the sea, sun and sand perfectly I love it
    lolo x

  5. Its a great digi and fits the bill perfectly, xxx

  6. That's such a fab set of images and looks amazing in 3D - A super card for our theme this week.

  7. Great design!!! It's a so pretty and happy card!

  8. What a fun card and just perfect for summer!

  9. I love this adorable summer inspired card! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Donna DT Member for

  10. What a great take on the challenge, some really super images and colours.

    Kath x

  11. This is so beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  12. What a fab digi and you coloured it wonderfully, absolutely perfect for the theme.

  13. Back again, and again, such a lovely project.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  14. Awesome image. Beautiful coloring. Stunning. So glad you shared over at Do-Al(l)Creative, Colour Crazy, Crafty Catz.

  15. Thank you for sharing your card with us at 2Sistersontheblog.
    Caroline DT

  16. wonderful, colourful card Ellie - and it certainly looks very 'beachy'! I too love my FC Polychromos!
    Stay safe

  17. What a fun project. So colorful and summer inspired. Thank you for joining us to this month's challenge. Good luck! DT Marj

  18. Your card is simply fabulous, Ellibelle. Love all the images. So glad you shared your lovely card with us on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry, and hope to see you again. Hugs, Lori (DT Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog)

  19. I love this design Ellie, really bright and cheerful.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  20. THis is such a bright and cheerful crad.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  21. Adorable. Love the fun pics and the wording along the edge. Thank you for playing along with us @ Clever Dexter .. AJ DT @ CD

  22. Love this image from Bugaboo! And you made it look even better with your colouring and the fun 3d effect! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week! Best of luck with your entry. Nick DT Crafty Catz

  23. This is awesome! Love the dimension! Thanks for joining the challenge at Catch the Bug!

  24. Beautiful card. Love all the summer elements!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  25. Wow.. That's summer!!!! I love it!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  26. Woowww me encanta!! Impresionante cómo has utilizado cada imagen, la peleta de color y la composición! Gracias por participar en el desafío de este mes para Clever Dexter !! Suerte y esperamos verte en el siguiente mes !! DT Mayte Castañeda

  27. Thanks for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Blog. We think your cleverly concocted creation is awesome. All the best!
    --- DT - Gina Ang ---
    Clever Dexter Challenge #19 - Hello Summer

  28. This is so beautiful, thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge.
    Margo DT

  29. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge. Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Hope to see you again in the next month. :)
    ---DT - LIZZY---

  30. Wow this card is amazing. Perfect for our summer theme at Do-Al(l) Kreatives. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck! Valérie DT

  31. Hello!
    I really like your project, thank you for joining the Clever Dexter challenge! I hope to see you again next month!
    DT Roberta

  32. Love your card! Thank you for participating in our challenge at Crafts Galore Encore.

  33. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge. Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Hope to see you again in the next month. :) ---DT - Anirudh---

  34. Thank you for joining us at our July Clever Dexter Challenge Good luck and we hope you join us too the next month! - DT Irene of Clever Dexter Challenge


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