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Monday 19 August 2013

#98 Fun In The Sun

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Lin, who has chosen the theme Fun in The Sun

In the hopes of encouraging the sun to shine for longer than 5 minutes, Lin would like to see something relating to the summer fun, so that might be holiday related, or something in the garden, basically something you might do outdoors when the sun is shining that's fun, clean and legal!!
Please ensure your card meets the required element to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot. 


We are sponsored by

2 of their gorgeous digis

Hello!  My name is Krista Smith.  I draw characters and do a lot of crafting:).  I gather a lot of inspiration from my two kiddos...they are sweet and goofy.  I love to see how other people color my images...It is always exciting to watch the colors bring them to life!  You can check out my artwork and family tidbits on my blog, Saturated Canary
Thanks for having me this challenge! Good luck everyone! 

with this fabulous prize:-

Sir Stampalot is a retail shop and online website that specialises in stamps, die cutting and paper-crafting goodies.  We try to offer exceptional delivery times on your orders as well as keeping our stock fresh, new and exciting!  Our dedicated team of card makers means we have a wonderful, inspirational online card gallery with many more cards still to upload!  Sir Stampalot ships internationally as well as domestic so why not check us out if you haven’t already – www.sirstampalot.co.uk.

Happy Crafting!

Here is how the team interpreted the challenge


My image is from one of our sponsor's, Saturated Canary, called Smokin' Hot, and she is coloured with my promarkers. She definitely looks like she has had fun in the sun.

I used a stamped image and some bright papers for layering on this card. I think they look like they are having fun in the sun.

For all of us the Summer means holidays, beach, ice cream...I am pretty sure everyone of us like ice cream especially in hot summer days! That's why I chose one gorgeous digi from Saturated Canary


When I saw this image from our Sponsor, Saturated Canary, it reminded me so much of my elder son and my daughter, that I had to use it! I added the speech bubble in Photoshop Elements and coloured with Promarkers. 


My Image is 'Toes in the Sand' by our sponsor Saturated Canary, coloured with Promarkers.  The Surfboard was a clipart download that I have merged with Clipart Flowers and Palm Trees.

I too have used an image by Saturated Canary, the signpost and vintage caravan are part of the "Winnie Goes Camping" image.  Coloured with Promarkers and framed up using a Spellbinders die and various DPs. The grass is a piece of sheer ribbon and I added some stitching for detail.

Summer for me means our annual camping holiday!! So I have used "Camping" from our sponsors Saturated Canary - coloured with Promarkers. Various card scraps from my box were used for matting/layering etc.

For my card I have used two digi stamps from Pollycraft which I have coloured with my ProMarkers. The papers that I have used are from Dovecraft Back to Basics III and Craftwork Card "Macaroon" pack. I have added lots of Stickles, some pink gems and some tiny buttons as embellishments.

Tried surfing once........ spent more time laying on the board clinging on for dear life than 'riding the waves'!!   So this is an image of what might have been (sighs....) LOL
Saturated Canary's  'Toes in the Sand' image coloured with promarkers, lots of hessian/jute, shells and authentic sea glass on a driftwood type background. Have co-ordinated the inside but you'll need to visit my blog to see!

I have used the 'Winnie Goes Camping' image from our fab sponsor Saturated Canary, coloured with ProMarkers and edges distressed with Pumice Stone and Iced Spruce Distress Inks. The backing paper is from MME's Quite Contrary paper pad. I gathered some cotton lace to make the flower, added a brad, stamped 'sweet' and die cut the '16'. A perfect card for my niece - their family caravan is kept at a campsite in a nearby village and they quite often stay there at weekends during the summer season for fun in the sun (or rain!!).

What do we need to have fun in the sun? - transparent photographic paper, Spectrum Noir set of markers,distress crackle paint, Spellbinder's die, a little sand and shells and liquid pearls for the hair of our sponsor Saturated Canary's "Pearl" stamp 

I have used a mix of stamped and digital images for this card, including one from our sponsor Saturated Canary to make this beach themed card.

I think going swimming in the sunshine is great fun, I just wish I looked as fabulous as this beach babe! Of course the image is from our wonderful sponsor Saturated Canary and is called "To the Lake", papers are from a DCWV stack

I have used Molly Blooms stamps provided by our lovely sponsors SirStampalot for my 'Fun in the Sun' card.

I have chosen a sponsor image from Saturated Canary, titled "To the Lake". I coloured her with Copic markers, then used an EK Success corner punch to make a 'frame' to mat her. My sentiment is from CTMH, as is the ink it is stamped with.

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#97 1,2,3 Recipe Winners and Top 5

Elaine was our hostess for our 1,2,3
challenge and she has chosen her Winner/Top 5 as follows:-
For the $20 Gift Certificate from

and for the £12 prize from

No. 22 Nana Connie

and Elaine's Top 5 are:-

No 25 Deanne
No.37 Joyce

No.38 Carol gill

No.67 Helen

No.70 Craftdee Donna

Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner’s badge or Top 5 badge on your blogs. Would the two winners please contact me at the address in the sidebar stating the number of the challenge, the title of the challenge and which prize they have won in the subject line

The winners have until 1st September to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prizes will be forfeit. As we choose our winners, rather than having a random number thingy to pick them it's too difficult and time consuming to go back again and go through the entries to pick out new winners. Neither, sadly do we have time to chase the winners up.

Don’t forget to call back at 12 noon for our next challenge