Monday 1 July 2013

Oh IDo Like To Be Beside The Seaside!

Well I actually do live beside the seaside beside the sea!! And I really don't appreciate it enough I can assure you. It's like a ghost town in the winter and over flowing with holiday makers in the summer and I'm not sure which is best!!

Anyway enough of that, can you believe it's the 1st of July already? I can't and I would like the first half of my year back please, I'm sure there was stuff I had to do in it!!
But the 1st of July it is and that means a new challenge at


and this month we have a theme of

The Sea

(hence my post title)
I've gone down a whole different route for me and made a CAS card. Christine made one the other week that I just loved so here is my CASED version

 I just love this Tiddly Inks image. I got it last year with a voucher Sarah got me for my birthday and I can't believe it's taken me so long to colour up!
Nothing else needs explaining on this card LOL except I used peel offs! I never thought I would!!!

Head over to the main challenge blog for some gorgeous inspiration and all the details and the prize that the lovely Mandy's are giving away this month from their fabulous online store

or if you're in the area call in to the bricks and mortar shop
The Craft and Hobby Store, Heckmondwike
Catch you all later - gotta fly!

Love 'n Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into these challenges (if I have time!!)


Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Laurie!! she's SO sweet… and you've coloured her beautifully… I love the twine detail and tags! it's perfect CAS! I think peel offs can look really good… I threw a load away couple of years ago and really wish I hadn't now…as they look fab on tags like you've used here… :-))
Hope you have a good week hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Kim. said...

Oooh I love this clean and simple style card, the image is cute and the layout looks lovely.
I know what you mean about not appreciating the seaside, having moved from Lowestoft to the Lincolnshire countryside I really do miss looking out of my window and watching all the hustle going on outside.
Kim xXx

Unknown said...

This is stunning wish I could do CAS, absolutely stunning.
Chris x

Julie said...

Hello my lovely Laurie, I adore your card, I'm loving CAS myself at the mo, might just give this layout a try, Stunning!
Hoping your doing well, HUGE hugs,

Tammy said...

Awww Laurie, your CAS card is adorable! I love that sweet image and it's colored beautifully!
Hugs, Tammy

Sue said...

A Stunning CAS card Laurie. I love the image and your colouring is perfection. The way you have added the sentiment looks fabulous.
hugs Sue xx

Sally said...

This is perfect the CAS design and the blue and white is so crisp.
Wish I was by the seaside right now!
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful CAS card, love it.

SD pooja said...

Fabulous CAS card ! loved the cute image n your coloring ...

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, I like the image and the CAS design.
Kevin xx

Claire said...

Absolutely love this CAS creation and the image is so so sweet. I wish I lived by the sea! Hugs, Claire x

Christine L said...

Hi Mrs L

Ooooh this is soooo fabulous... I've really gone for this CAS look in a big way... and you've really got it right here! Nothing detracts from the fabbie image... and that's what it's all about really, isn't it? LOVE it!

Know what you mean about the seaside.. we've just been back to the Isle of Wight for a few days as we miss it lots now we don't live there... I need to see the sea every now and again... I don't think I appreciated it enough when we DID live there. But we were a bit 'trapped' on the Island... had to get a £50 ferry to go anywhere that wasn't within 20 mins!

Did you get my email btw?? Waiting with baited breath...

Big hugs
Christine x

Debs said...

Uber gorgeous CAS card Laurie - awesome colouring of the adorable image.
Love it!
Debs xx

ps Your parcel has arrived and I'll be seeing Ruby Mae on Thursday :o) - Thank you so much xx

Lisa Jane said...

LOved this as soon as i laid eyes on it .. the image the CAS design.. eve the peel offs lol..
Hope you are ok..
Lisa x

Kathleen said...

This is absolutely fabulous, I just love it, fab image,great blues and the bakers twine with the tags is just perfect.

Kath x

Unknown said...

Fabulous card Laurie!
Love the sweet image and the twine.
Sorry i don't come to visit as often as I'd like, so busy with the sewing.
Hope you are well.
Hugs xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous CAS card Laurie, she's adorable and coloured so beautifully.

Hope you received my thank you email for my gorgeous birthday card and pressie, so kind of you.

Hugs Wendy xx

Jill said...

This is CAS in the most perfect way and totally perfect done!
I love it sweetie
Sending you a big summerhug!!

Mary J said...

Hello Laurie! I haven't done much blog visiting this week either - work, work, work!

I LOVE this! Gorgeous simplicity at it's best! And your fab colouring is showcased beautifully too!

♥Gemma♥ said...

Simply stunning Laurie...

No need to apologise for not visiting my blog much because im the worlds worst blogger hun so not to worry lol

hugs and xxx

Helga said...

Less is more !!! Fantastic card !!
Greetings from Austria

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Kerry said...

love, Love, LOVE this Laurie. I love the simplicity of it, I love your coloring, I love the twine and sentiment tags. xx

Bridie said...

Simply stunning CAS card! I love the double matting and the twine - fabulous!

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog

Happy crafting from Bridie@BGPayne Crafts.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fabulous clean and simple layout, I love the deep blues you have used, really beautiful
Lindsay xx

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Lisa Minckler said...

Cute, Cute....CUTE!!!!! Love this so much. :)

Maroeska said...

Fabulous. The borders are really marine and go very well togeter with the image. The lay-out is perfect.