Sunday, 5 June 2011

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 65

Now, early as it seems to me, this week's challenge at One Stitch at a Time is 'Schools Out/Graduation'. Of course, it's early because in this part of the world, our summer Half Term week is just about over, and tomorrow we go back to school for what always seems to be the longest half term of the year. And graduations won't happen until the university terms are over and final exam results announced - next month for the most part.

We're sponsored this week by Creative Craft World who are offering five romarkers as a prize. Now go on, you can always use five more Promarkers, can't you?

So, when faced with this challenge, my mind went from 'End of Term' straight to 'holidays' and so, when choosing an image, Hope Jacare's 'Island Getaway' seemed ideal.

Isn't that a fabulous image? A little cottage on an island surrounded by the sea, where hopefully the weather will be bright but not too warm, with a lovely breeze. I coloured the image with Promarkers, of course. The background paper is another magazine freebie - this one from Quick Cards some time ago, and designed by Nel Whatmore. I thought the 'doodley' style of the paper was a perfect match for the image.

The flowers and leaves are die cut using a Marianne Creatables die set and the flower centres are punched.

I hope you're able to join us this week.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafter's Companion where the theme is 'Here Comes Summer' and what's better for summer than an island getaway?
Sir Stampalot where they've got a picture inspiration (I was inspired by the colours.)
Paper Pretties where they have a sketch,
Divas by Design where the theme is 'Florals',
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges where the theme is 'Here Comes Summer' and what's better for summer than an island getaway?
A Spoonful of Sugar where they want us to use something floral.


Agnieszka M said...

Beautiful cadr hunni. I love your colours!

Choccy said...

Josephine .... Please write my name down for a stay on that island. I could sure do with a break lol. A beautiful card as always !!

Choccy xx

Anita said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us in the Divas by Design Challenge.

Scrappy Scatty said...

This is a lovely card

Nannieflash said...

Oh Josephine that is gorgeous and so dreamy. hugs Shirleyx

Marjo said...

I want a reservation on that Island too. Book me the same time as Wonderful design Josephine, love it.

xoxo Marjo

Sally H said...

Fabulous card! You captured the colours perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot and good luck!

brenda said...

What a super take on the photo inspiration Josephine.

I love Claires work and your colouring of her image is beaituful and reallay brings it to life.

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and look forward to seeing more of your lovely work.

B x

pinky said...

Gorgeous card, love the little scene and the lovely flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at Sir Stampalot.

chris said...

Oh I love that little cottage on the island, and love what you have done with it.
Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge. hugs Chris xx

PinksyDoodles said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Deb said...

wow gorgeous coloring and such fabulous colors

Jacqueline said...

Congrats - I have a surprise for you on my blog.
Hugs ~Jacqueline

Cheryl said...

Lovely card! I love the colors you used.

Hannah Clark said...

Yes, that is a fabulous image! I just love your card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

Lin said...

What a fabulously bright and cheerful card! I love it.

Lin xx

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Claire Phillips said...

You really have bought that image to life Josephine - I adore it! It's proper quirky as I believe it should be.....thanks so much! Cheers Claire x

Renee said...

Your card is awesome, as usual, Josephine...

Francesca said...

Very beautiful
Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck !

sparklingblackrose said...

I love this, esp the colouring :-) Elaine-xxx-

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A lovely card, colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining the CC Monthly Challenge.

Wendy -x-

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A lovely card, gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining the CC Monthly Challenge.

Wendy -x-


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