Sunday, 4 August 2013

OSAAT #175 - In the Summer

The theme this week, over at One Stitch at a Time, is 'In the Summer'. I chose April's 'A Buggy', at Reece's Scrap Pieces at Stitchybear Digital Outlet.

Yikes, I thought - how do I make this image fit the theme? As it turned out it I didn't find it too hard to imagine that it was my holiday buggy all packed and ready to go holiday in the sun. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and cut it with a Spellbinders grand nestie. After cutting I used Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade for the edges. The blank card base is an 8x8 square by Joanna Sheen and the bronze Mirri card is also from JS. I matted the First Editions, Hideway, glitter paper on to the tan Mirri card as the mat. The circular diecuts in the bottom left are by Marianne Creatables and the one in the top right is the centre of the same die. I then used my Whimsy pennant die to make the bunting which I strung together with orange silk and added the word Fun in red with my Whispers fine pen. I also added Sun 1 to the number plate on the buggy - I hope that's acceptable and not seen as altering the digi. :(  The lights were 'coloured' with a Sakura gelly roll pen, diamond, to give a hint of glass perhaps? Once the elements were all put together it looked OK and I think it passes muster.

The prizes can all be checked on the OSAAT blog - please come and join and check them out.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
City Crafter Challenge - Summer Time
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Summer Holiday
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge - Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday Challenges - Playing Bingo
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Too Challenge - Summer Days with twist of Fun in the Sun
Delicious Doodles  Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge - Summer Fun

Thanks for your comments, all much appreciated.


  1. Fabulous card, Hazel! Love that banner! Clever additions to match the theme too. It's sometimes so hard to find an image to match, isn't it?

  2. As soon as I saw your card on the OSAAT design team page I thought Summer = Holidays and that's what you have captured so brilliantly Hazel. I love the bunting and the circular die cuts put me in mind of glorius sunshine and spectacular summer flowers. What more can be said about Summer-time .... You've said it all so eloquently with this lovely card. I hope you soon feel the sun shining on you Hazel .... your cards give me a lot of pleasure. xxxx

    1. Ingrid, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm not blogging as much as usual and it's taking me a long time to get back into my stride. I hope that I do get back to regular posts as I used to enjoy it so much. Hazel x

  3. Oh yes - fabulous concept, so many memories of packing up the car to go away during the summer months and your card is so perfect to bring them back to life. Rather you than me with this digi for summer, I wouldn't know where to begin. Great card, loving it :) Hugs Jane xx

  4. Remember trip in the car and always forgot something :) Great card Hazel.


    Your Sister OSAAT DT

  5. Super fun card! Love your bright colours and bunting. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  6. How fun! Sun 1! Great way to put a letter and number together! Love the fun banner, too! Great card. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  7. So nice to see a different take on holiday fun Hazel and traveling in a four by four is just the ticket !! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

    hugs Diane xx

  8. What a fun creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

  9. What a smashing card Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments - good luck! Susan x

  10. Hi Hazel. Love your added detail to the number plate. Great Fun Card! Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Good Luck! Monika

  11. Very cute! I like how you colored the image! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  12. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at CCCB :) Hugs, Wendy

  13. Just catching up after my holidays! We've just unpacked our car...but your card made me think of holidays immediately. Hope you are okay. Carol x

  14. You card is so much fun. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  15. Awesome card!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!

  16. Nice work! Thanks for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  17. Your card is fantastic!
    Thanks for joining us at QKR challenge this week...
    Ardilla :)

  18. An awesome masculine creation. Love the little bunting.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  19. Fabulous image and great card ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  20. Great card. Love summer road trips, so I think you did awesome. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafting by Designs.

    Tammy S.

  21. Great image and a fab card Hazel - makes me want to pack up and go, lol!

  22. What a fun and summery coloured car card. Love the design with the circles. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

  23. Such a fun card! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  24. Super fun card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafts Too Challenge You. Jennie x