Life is a Beach - Dreaming of Warmer Weather

Yesterday was one of the coldest mornings so far this year.  Although we have a wood fireplace at home I am having to rug up to be in my craft room or office because the warmth of the fire doesn't reach there and somedays I feel like the Michelin Man, or can at least relate to him.  Anyway this week I have had fun exploring a lot of the international challenge blogs where they are celebrating warmer weather with lots of Summer Themed Challenges, knowing that I had the perfect new stamp to try for such a challenge.

My LSS Time to Create has recently got in a range of stamps from Crafty Individuals and I have fallen in love with them.  I have used one of them today and plan to be playing very soon with my others.  Luckily  I have been selling some of my old stamps because I certainly have purchased quite a lot of new stamps lately.  Ssssshhhhhhh!!! don't tell my hubby.

I am just loving this wonderful image it brings back such fond memories for me as I spent many a school holiday at the beach and during my late teens travelled up every weekend to Coolum on the Sunshine Coast where I was a Volunteer Surf Lifesaver during the Summer Months.

The Sentiment Life is a Beach is also from the same stamp set.  I coloured in the image with my SU Markers and Sponged some colour onto the background.  I choose my papers accordingly to match and represent the bright fun colours of Summer.  The papers are from the Echo Park Life is Good Collection..

I have made this card for the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Here Comes Summer - Challenge 43
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - #116 Fun in the Sun


Julie said...

Oh, to be a the beach right now Dannielle.
You have done a wonderful job with this stamp set, which is also on my wish list.
I was laughing about the Michelin Man analogy as I have some really cute photos of Bren dressed as exactly the very same character.
Stay warm
I am ordering later this week fro CI so if there is anything you love let me know.

Becky said...

Beautiful image and beautiful card. It has been chilly here for the past few days, along with rain.

Tammy said...

Fun card. Sorry its cold there and we're warm.

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous work with this sensational image!! I can see why you have fallen in love with Crafty Individuals!! Love this great card, Danie!

Paige said...

this card certainly celebrates summer! Love the perky banner in the corner!

Tinemor said...

What a great summer card!! Love the image!!

Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Hugs Tine

Marianne said...

Oh this is beautiful. Love your image that you colored beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week.
Hugs Marianne

Dawn Mercedes said...

oh, a delightful image. I sure wish it were warmer here!

jojoscraps said...

This is a really pretty card. Your image makes me want to go to the beach! Your colors and papers are perfect for a beach feel. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges.
Jo xx