My inky travels along life's rocky road

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Crafty Individuals - June

This month's challenge on the Crafty Individuals blog is Sun, Sea & Beach. I have the CI beach hut set but there have been so many beautiful examples using this set that it was hard to come up with something else. I decided to use the colours the theme conjured up - yellow, blue and beige. I used pastels to scribble the sky, sea and sand. CI's Alice Palace British Bulldog was stamped on a piece of scrap card and watercoloured. I made a sun hat with a small rolled flower. The letters were cut from Tim Holtz's Alphabetical die. I added some tiny shells from CI's beach hut set.
Edited to add: It struck me that non-Brits may not fully understand the sentiment. There are several elements in a traditional British seaside holiday of days gone by - a stick of rock (hard candy I think it's called in American), fish and chips, the weather (usually wet and windy with the odd glorious day in between that makes it all worthwhile) and a 'kiss me quick' hat which was always available to buy in the seaside shops. This was basically a sun hat with 'kiss me quick' written on it.


  1. An original way to represent summer!! I love your dog with hat!!!

  2. Wonderful seaside background, love the added sunny coloured sun hat.

    Sylv xx

  3. Love your interpretation for this Challenge - great 'kiss me quick' image with the British Bulldog! Thanks for joining us at CI this month. Jean x

  4. lol, loving his kiss me quick hat, Annette x

  5. A lovely fun card, the sunshine 'kiss me quick' hat really suits that bulldog lol
    Lynn x

  6. I have only two CI sea theme stamps in my stash and I used them.NO other ideas came to me. And now I see this, very very inventive and funny! Brava!

    1. That was my problem Gio. I figured that most people would have the beach hut stamp and would use it for this challenge, I couldn't think of an original way of using it so I tried to think outside the box a little.

  7. What a wonderful, holiday mood creation! Love everything about it, especially that dog with the marvellous hat! Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Dictionary Page! Julie Ann xxx

  8. A very lovely card !! Your dog with his hat makes me smile too! :-)
    Gorgeous work. Coco xx

  9. Love your card for summer sunshine..I love this stamp too and he looks fab with the sun hat! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier, Carole Z X

  10. Love your card very amusing not sure I want to kiss the dog though adorable or not! Thanks for your comments on my blog7


  11. My first thought when I saw this was: witty! And you're right, in a sea of beach huts and girls by the seaside (yes I'm one of those), your card stands out.


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