Hello Sunshine!

We're getting a little bit of sunshine here in the UK but lots and lots of rain and dark clouds too! Where, oh where had the little sun gone?!

Anyway to put myself in a summery mood, I used the gorgeous Surfing digi from Alicia Bel to join in with their challenge #9 Anything Goes with the option of summer holiday. I actually got this stamp as part of my winning prize from the previous challenge and just had to use her!

I found a new way to use Dutch Doobadoo's structure paste today. I used the clouds stencil and filled in random clouds for the sky and couldn't be bothered to wait for it to dry in between the placements of the clouds, so heated it up with my heat gun. It made the paste go all bubbly and dried it really quickly. Then when the bubbles went down, it gave the clouds some real fluffy like texture. Love it when I find out new things like this by accident!

This card is also for...
Creative Knockouts Challenge #100 Dry Embossing (I embossed the sand with my Swiss Dots folder)


Stamps: Surfing from Alicia Bel, Sun, Moon, Star from Whimsy Stamps 

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe (Retired) & Baked Brown Sugar (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point & Daffodil Delight all from Stampin Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug, Structure Paste & A5 Clouds Mask Art both from Dutch Doobadoo, Sun, Moon Stars Dies from Whimsy Stamps, Mini Seashell Dies from Impression Obsession, Die-Namics Wave Border from MFT

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - E70, E71, E74, E79
Lips & Bikini - R24, R27, R29
Eyes - G02, G05, G07
Surfboard - Y15, Y17, Y19, BG02, BG05, BG07

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Super cute image and card; love the texture on the clouds. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Summer Heat Challenge.

  2. This is so cute! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Adorable! Thank you for sharing it with us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!


  5. That is so adorable! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  6. Such a fun card. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Summer Heat" challenge.

  7. Wow this is beautiful the background is fantastic thank you for joining our challenge at FAB 'N' FUNKY
    lorraine x

  8. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Copic Marker Europe!

  9. Oh this is fun! Thanks for joining in at CME x

  10. Wonderful card, Vanessa. I love how you paint the digi and texture of the clouds.
    Thank you very much for playing at Aliciabel Challenge Blog.

  11. Beautifull card!!! Thank you vry much for playing al Alicia Bel Challenge Blog. Good luck!!



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