Saturday, 18 July 2015

Life's A Beach

That's the theme at LIM this week, and I'd already half made a card that would fit the theme, but when I put it together there wasn't really enough white space to meet their CAS criteria, so I made another with the same set ;-)

These penguins in paradise are my favorite stamp set at the moment - I've made about 6 cards with them already.   This one will be for a friend's son who has a birthday next week.  A little masking and some colouring with inktense pencils and then some simple colour washes to hint at a beach and the sea.

I thought I may as well share the anniversary card I finished whilst I'm  here.  This is for friends who got married on a beach.

Same set, more masking but this time coloured with copics.   The sentiment is actually just "you're the coolest" but there are lots of other sentiments in the set so it was pretty easy to pick out the letters I needed to add "couple" to it to make it suitable for an anniversary.  Just mask off the letters you don't want with washi tape and remove it before stamping - it's a pretty nifty trick to get more from your stamps ;-)

Right having spent the afternoon glued to the Davis Cup and the Murray brothers, I really should get something done before the hubby comes home.....


  1. Simply FANTASTIC Tara! 2 super cute and super clever cards and both perfect for the challenge this week. Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. These penguins are awesome...uh-oh, another to add to the wishlist. I love the placement to the right on your first card, such a fab design.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  3. How cute are both of these makes - you've made me grab for a set I've not used in a while too, so thank you


  4. Tara those penguins are just adorable, look at his 'grow into' trunks !
    Fab cards
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Less is More

  5. This is fab Tara...don't immediately think of penguins at the beach but hey they look at home!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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