The Beach

The Beach

Tuesday, 20 May 2014


For this card I used an image from Beccy's Place which I have had for years and have used often.   I coloured it with Promarkers.  I cut the ivy from a Signature die by Joanna Sheen and mounted onto pearlescent card which I embossed using a Stamps Away mask.  I finished it off with some gilding flakes.

I am entering the following challenges:

"Holly and/or Ivy" at Winter Wonderland
"Festive Flowers and/or Foliage" at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
"Punches or Dies" at QKR Stampede
"Use those Markers" at Dis Digi Designs Challenge
"May Challenge" at Beccy's Place
"Christmas" at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge
"Anything Goes" at Through the Craft Room Door
"That's Die-Licious (Use a Die)" at Craftitude
"To Die For" at Crafts 4 Eternity
"Use your Die Cuts" at Passion for Promarkers


  1. This is just such a fun and elegant Christmas creation. Love the holly.
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  2. This is a gorgeous card Michelle, I love your image and the gilded edges look fabulous.

  3. wonderful card, thanks so much for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFT x carol

  4. Beautiful card and I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Punches/Dies." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal QKR Stampede DT

  5. Beautiful card, beautiful image and lovely ivy.

  6. Gorgeous card Michelle thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  7. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 177 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for May - I'd love to see it there too. x

  8. The first thing I noticed about your card Michelle is that gorgeous gold border... I love how you've done that! I also love the beautiful pearlescent cardstock that gives your project a beautiful lustre. You did a great job colouring the image and then repeating the same colours in the ivy leaves. Well done!

  9. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede! Hugs, Susanne.

  10. Beautiful ! Thanks for joinning us at Craft 4 Eternity and Good Luck !!

  11. The gilding on the edge really gives it a luxe look. Perfect matching of stamp, die cut and embossing for a lovely card.

  12. Gorgeous Michelle, I love the ivy die cuts and the embossed background. The image you've used is beautiful, think I'll have to go and see what else Beccy does. Going to be playing catch up today, as well as washing and ironing.

    Sue xx

  13. Hi Michelle, what a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and your die cuts are perfect. Thanks for joining in with our special 5th anniversary challenge this week at PFP. Hugs, Denise x

  14. Wonderful Card Michelle! I love the whole layout!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
    Please join us again! (Hugs) Cara

  15. A beautiful card. Love the image you have used and the die cuts work so well with it. Thanks for joining in with our Anniversary challenge this week at PFP, and good luck
    Eileen x

  16. Thank you for joining us at Passion For Promarkers with this fabulous card! I hope you can join us this week too :)