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Saturday, 4 June 2011

Sweet Stampin with Charisma

How chuffed am I?
When I got back from my holiday, I was delighted to receive an invitation from my old buddies at
asking me to be their Guest Designer for June.  Of course I accepted on the spot!!!
This week their challenge is "Playing in the Summer Sun" so, equipped with my new stash, I have created a card using sweet Tilda in her cute-as-a-button sailor suit and coloured her with Copics.
Please do come and play along with the team this week where the monthly sponsor is Prairie Fairy who are giving away an amazing 5 digis and our weekly sponsor is the always adorable Lili of the Valley who have a £10 voucher to give away.
My papers are all new stash from DCWV - the burberry style DP is from The Natural Collection, the sparkly blue DP is from Whimsy and the map is from Trade Winds I think (I'm in a bit of a muddle with all of this new stash!).  I punched out an anchor with a newly acquired MS punch and added a few seashells collected from Siesta Key beach last week.  There I was in Florida making almost daily trips to Jo-Anne's and Michaels Craft Stores and I suddenly realised that the three mile beach walk I was taking on a regular basis provided a ready supply of natural embellishments.  I picked up these three seashells with this little Tilda in mind so it was serendipitous that Sweet Stampin then contacted me to tell me about their theme this week.
I have added an LOTV sentiment and also a little Dress It Up button seagull (yup-also a recent buy in America) which entitles me to enter my card into the challenge at Charisma Cardz who want to see "something that flies".
The ribbons are from my stash.

I'm off to The Craft Barn extravaganza today - perhaps I will see some of you there!
And, if not, I promise, promise, promise, to catch up with all of my blog buddies next week!


Teresa said...

Gorgeous card Lesley, love the colour, it's fab!
Teresa xx

Faye said...

What a cutie, those little shells are the perfect touch. Have a delish weekend. See you tomorrow. xxx

An Occasional Genius said...

Lesley it's lovely to have you back on board. The card is so beautiful. I love the seashells & their little story x

Deb said...

oh wow, this is fabulous, just love all the sweet embellishments you added!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Vee said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Jennifer said...

This is adorable! xx Jenny xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous hun love the shells & anchor & the seagull on the sentiment looks awesome. Fabulous sweetie.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Fiona said...

wow...this is gorgeous lesley. Love the colours and DP...Tilda looks fabulous!! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at Sweet Stampin.


Julie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Fab combo of colours and little Miss Tilda looks too cute!! Great embellies too!! Juliexx

Rachel said...

What a beautiful card, love your colouring and those shells look fab. Wedgie xxx