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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Quirky remembering summer days!

I wasn't sure I would be able to make anything for the new challenge starting today because last weekend I got cellulitis (a very nasty potentially deadly skin infection) in my arm (had it before always in a leg), and we were staying with my Son and family so I had to go to the nearest hospital Hemel Hemstead and wait for a couple of hours to get some antibiotics. I was told to keep my arm still, important not to spread the infection or I could end up hospitalised on a drip. so I wasn't able to finish my crochet or do all the crafting I had planned.

As well as that I had a nasty reaction to the first antibiotics so had to go to my GP to get different ones, and although the reaction I was having vanished the new antibiotics have made me feel very ill all week and I have one day to go on them. Yesterday was the first day I felt a little better and I had a terrible night last night ironically.

About my card, which is all you really wanted to know wasn't it! The sponsor of our Quirky Crafts Challenge is the wonderfully quirky Bugaboo! The challenge set by Lyn is Memories of Summer, and we did have a wonderful hot summer that lasted longer than usual (too hot for me most of the time), followed by some very cold weeks at the end of August and now we have Summer again in September at a very tolerable temperature for me.
I used several Bugaboo images and made them into a scene, I used Crab Boat, Crab Sand, Crab Scuba,  Seahorse and Fried Chicken (who comes with a sentiment saying "Fried" Chicken too). There are lots more cute crab images at Bugaboo, kite flying, sun bathing - all sorts.
I coloured my images with Promarkers, added a bit of glossy accents to the sunglasses, scuba masks and bubbles - this went wrong when far too much came out of the bottle and I tried to scrap some back off, so some of the colours of the sea look a bit odd because there is gloss underneath! I finished the sea by painting it with Mica paints, then I added some blue and white striped twine and a brass lighthouse charm. I will take a photo of the inside - I found some blue and white striped paper that matches the twine to add.

I remember sitting looking out over the beach at Torquay where everyone was swimming in the sea this summer!

My card has sailed into the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes (15th Sept)
Papertake Weekly - repeat repeat (two crab scuba images, 3 seahorses) (Tues)
Divas by Design - anything goes (Wed)
Creative fingers - #48 Anything goes (Sat)
Little Miss Muffet Stamps - anything goes with certain brands (23rd Sept?)
Crafting at the Weekend - 5 anything goes (Sept)
Cards Galore - make a card (Sept)


  1. cute card.....love this.
    Thanks for join with us this week at Divas by Design.
    Jill Tiffany

  2. Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Fingers this week, good luck and hope to see you again xx

  3. This is so cute - love all your Bugaboo images - they are having a great time at the shore!!Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  4. Hilarious! I love all those little crabs! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

  5. What a fun card, Cazzy! Love the cute scene you created! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge! Hope you are better now!

  6. Very cute colourful card with lots of details. Made me smile because it is so wonderfully full of summer and fun! Our challenge blog name is "Crafts Galore Encore" btw ;) not Cards Galore. :)
    Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #9 "Make a Card" sponsored by Betty's Place. Good luck and looking forward to seeing you again!
    Annemaritta - CGE DT


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