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Monday 20 August 2012

Challenge 73 Oh I Do like to be beside the Seaside and continuation of DT Call

Hi and welcome to our Seaside challenge.

Before we tell you what our challenge is, we are still having a DT call and if you think you could create up to two projects per month (although there is no pressure to come up with something for every challenge as we are a VERY laid back team), and comment on a percentage of the entries per challenge then please add DT after your name in your entry below. I am holding this open until we have enough new members to boost the team, so at this present time there is no closing date for the call. Please read the challenge criteria carefully as we had a few DT applicants last time around who had not really understood that we wanted a sport themed creation and they entered something that didn’t have such a theme to it. If you would like to apply for the team, but do not wish to enter our current challenge, then please drop me a line at ccmchallenges@gmail.com with a link to 3 of your favourite posts.

So onto our challenge, and as mentioned above it’s a seaside theme. We are hosted today by Yvonne and she would like a post card [6x4inches approx], showing a beach scene, and would like it to include some beach and the sea, for the background to the focal image. So as long as your creation is a postcard, is approx the right size and has a beach and sea background, anything else seaside related will be fine. You could even do a saucy postcard, or a scenic view as long as it meets the criteria. We look forward to seeing what your inventive minds can come up with.

We are sponsored for this challenge by DIGI DOODLE SHOP and they have on offer a $10 voucher for their store


Digi Doodle Shop is the results of a mother and daughter’s love for the arts and crafts. It was started a little over 3 years ago with a little more than 100 stamps, and has since then grown to almost 500 stamps. Joy (the mother of this team) designs realistic images, while Judy (aka/daughter) loves the “fun side of life”, and create images with a cartoon flair. Having these two complimenting styles have enabledDigi Doodle Shop to offer a wide variety of stamps.

It is a real honor and pleasure to sponsor this challenge, and we look forward to seeing all the amazing creations. We thank the design team for their incredible creations, and wish all the participants the very best of luck in this challenge.

Thank you so much for having us, and again the very best of luck to all of you.


Judy and Joy

we are also sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts who are offering a £10 voucher to be spent in their store


At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount making and card making craft supplies.

We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.

Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage, our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.

Our prices are very competitive and this & makes us an ideal place to buy your card making supplies online. Some of our new products include Petaloo flower layers, Ranger Glitter Glue and Martha Stewart Punches. We also host a regular challenge at http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/

Here is  what the team have created



'Wish You Were Here.' A Postcard from  Fredo and Gertie taking the rays and enjoying themselves. The images used are all stamps by various companies. The colouring is watercolours and distress markers.



I started by stamping my black images from Inkadinkado onto my white paper.  Then I water colored different shades of blue, sprayed the panel with pearl mist, heat dried it, then dry embossed it with a Tim Holtz folder.



I went for something completely different this week, and used Craft Artist to make my postcard, along with several photos I took when the sun was shining!! I am a beginner at this - so it wasn't without its issues!! 



I used Photoshop Elements to make the background, adding a layered seashell image. The gorgeous image is from our sponsor - Digi Doodle Shop - and it's coloured with Promarkers.



One of the things I love about crafting is that you can mix things up... in this case, I  used a photograph of a very nice beach, and then rubber stamped the boats and plants in the front. 



I used the boat image from our sponsor Digi Doodle Shop,  Crafty Individuals stamps and DP printed onto acetate. This was my first attempt with a digi image .

If you would like to stop by the team's blogs I am sure they would be pleased to see your comments and if you want to know how something was done I am sure there will be more details on their own blogs.
Don’t forget to add DT to your name if you fancy joining our team, or drop me an email as detailed above. We won’t bite, honest!

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Hi, this is Betty CH , I would like to apply for DT member but forgot to put DT at the end, can you help to add back, Thanks

  2. Sorry that I misread the challenge details!! I have deleted my entry!!!
    Hugs Sue

  3. Sorry about not doing a postcard. I wish I could delete my entry but I can't.


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