Friday, 6 July 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge blog - ATG with the optional twist of Summer Fun

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How has your week been? It has just been so hot. I do find it hard to get on with jobs. My laptop gets very hot which makes it hard to use in the hot weather. On the plus side I have been able to test clothes that I am taking to Malta to see how comfortable they are in the heat.

I am hosting the new challenge that starts at the Crafty Catz Challenge blog the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of Summer Fun. The fabulous sponsor is Paper Shelter.

The backing paper at the backing was an old one from back when I made a card for the long gone Quick Cards Made Easy magazine. I added bunting at the top made with Tattered Lace dies. 

Our fantastic  sponsor has wonderful images in the store. If you click on the logo you will be taken there. 

This image is called Summer Attitude and she is available HERE. There seem to be quite a few images on sale at the moment including this one. I found an image to use as a background and I used the pre-coloured image from the set. 

I have been asked to make a tropical themed wedding card and I bought the Tim Holtz Tropical Sizzix die set for that card. It was so good to be able to try our the dies on this card as they fitted with the image so well. 

The trees, flowers and leaves all came with the same die set. 

Watch out for a  tropical themed wedding card in the future. It would be so lovely if you could join in with the challenge at Crafty Catz. 

I would like to join in with the following challenges; 

Have a great weekend. 

Happy Crafting 

Hugs Jackie
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Lilly said...

Lovely card Jackie, it's so tropical and summery with all those gorgeous embellishments. Have a good weekend. Lilly x

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful card Jackie
Gr Karin

Janette said...

Morning Jackie, gorgeous card, you can as almost feel the sea breeze..
Have a nice weekend..xx

Tracy Welham said...

You've captured a lovely tropical feel with this Jackie. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Monika Kobus said...

Wow!!! Very nice card!

Sylvia Ames said...

Beautiful card, love the tropical die cuts and fabulous image.

Sylv xx

ALI said...

Gorgeous card.

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card

Cathy Clowes said...

What a perfect tropical card Jackie. I love all the die cuts you have used and the image is stunning. Cathy x

Alison59 said...

WOW Jackie, love this :-)

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing!!! What a great card, love that image and your backing paper is fabby too, amazing weather here too!! Love a bit of sunshine!! Hazelx

Nana Connie said...

Jackie, I love that little pug with his sunglasses! Too cute. Wish I was where he is. :-D Now, time for my DT hat - It's wonderful to see you playing along in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Good luck and I hope we see you again.
NanaConnie DT

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love those dies!

pinky said...

I spotted your card over at Crafting with friends and had to come have a closer look. It's just gorgeous Jackie. You've created an amazing scene for her.

Laine said...

Full of summer and fun Jackie. A great card and scene!

Zahraa Handmade Cards said...
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Zahraa Handmade Cards said...

Such a pretty card! I love the girlish mood with lovely layers and dimension you've created. Thank you so much for joining us at the crafty addicts Challenge.

Zahraa (the Crafty Addicts DT member)

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning Jackie, love the image and beautiful design.
Linda xxx

Deb said...

So beautiful, love all the details!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Anything Goes Challenge!

Kate M said...

Fabulous card - close your eyes and you could just be there!!
Love the image, background and those dies - great scene you have created!

karenlotty said...

A perfect card to go with our tropical weather

J said...

What a gorgeous card - very apt with the current weather! Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, and sharing your card with us.


Annette Stapylton said...

This is fantastic. I would like to invite you to join our new monthly challenge over at Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge. New Prizes, Certificates and Badges plus Images. Videos/Slideshows too. Enter any Image or Project, 3 entries permitted and Theme is “Always Anything Goes”. Love to see you enter each month. Hope you enter and keep us on your Challenge Blog Monthly List. Annette DT for

Annette Stapylton said...

You have done a fantastic job with the design of this gorgeous Summer Scene, I feel like I am in Paradise. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for

Andree said...

A wonderful card Jackie. I love how you've framed the gorgeous image with the die-cuts xx

Janet Packer said...

Great card Jackie. Love the image and those Tim Holtz dies. I do hope you enjoy Malta, it is one of our favourite destinations. x


Gorgeous and beautiful card Jackie fabulous colour's
Dianne xx :)

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Jackie
I agree with you about the weather, I have been avoiding using my laptop for the same reason.
Your card is perfect for the current weather and I love the gorgeous dies you have used.
Enjoy your weekend

Wendy L said...

Hi Jackie, wonderful card.
Thanks for entering it into Craft Rocket challenge and Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge. Xxx

Kathy said...

You've really got a tropical vibe with this one, the colours, the flowers, all of it!

sandy's crafty bits said...

Hi Jackie … wow love your little summery card … very tropical and just right for a holiday … don't know when you are off but have a great holiday and have a great weekend … happy crafting and love sandy xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the

Shabneez said...

A brilliant tropical creation Jackie - love the image and background. It all goes together so well. Shabneez x

Jennifer Greco said...

What a great scene! I love all the elements you've added in. Thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles’ Digi Choosday Challenge, hope to see you again!
Polkadoodles Digi Choosday DT
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Darlene said...

What a fun scene you have created! Well done! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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Birgit said...

What a fun summer scene! This is so adorable. I'm so glad you linked up to the DRU "Anything Goes" challenge. Best of luck to you!

Barbara said...

Fantastic card! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

Ellibelle said...

So beautifully done! Loving the summer scene with the gorgeous image!
Thanks so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge where it's all about Summertime!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Sooo beautiful xoxo

Jac Curran said...

Stunning card Jackie and all those dies are just perfect with the image, have a great week xx

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation, lovely image and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Scrapy Land. Hope to see you again.
~ DT Sherry x

Janice said...

A fabulous Hawaiian style card Jackie, lovely colours!
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Janice DT for

Catie Cuddles said...

Oh wow this is cute! Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Lori Kobular said...

Love your Tropical Island card! The palm trees and hibiscus flowers are just perfect for that image! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!!

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulous tropical scene Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges.
Berni DT

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card lots of wonderful detail.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Hugs Julie xxx

crafty said...

Love all the dies on your very tropical card. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Cardmakers challenge.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous tropical card and die-cuts love the image and background you used ---Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
Carol DT x