Saturday, 12 July 2014

Fitztown - Pick a Holiday

Come and join us this week at Fitztown Challenge Blog and Pick a Holiday. Mine's a summer holiday.

I was assigned this beautiful country scene: image cs6, available here, and I immediately thought of the canal boat holiday that we never actually got to go on! When our boys were young we used to go camping almost every year and every year we talked about going on a canal boat holiday the following year. Why? I have no idea because I'm not very keen on being on the water so perhaps it's just as well that that holiday never did materialise. lol I'm sure that lots of people have fun when they go boating but it just isn't for me. The clouds had to show on my card because most years we had lots of clouds and we were rained off a few times. On a very odd occasion we had a red hot year and thoroughly enjoyed our camping experience.

Anyway I decided to enjoy colouring the image and this is what I came up with, I'm not sure that the water looks very good but I went for the dirty grey look. I used my Promarkers and Lyra aquacolours. I used a dark green card as the mat base and then matted a pale blue card, embossed with clouds, on to it. The card is from Papermill and the embossing folder is an embossalicious folder from Crafter's Companion. I used a Memory Box die for the fresh foliage at the top. The leaves at the bottom are from a pack of diecuts I've had for ages - I think I bought them from Create and Craft. I coloured this one and then generated the sentiment on the computer. I cut it with a Memory Box Marshmallow clouds die and edged it with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. The card blank is by Joanna Sheen.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting at the Weekend Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Summertime Fun
Open minded Crafting Fun Challenge - Water, water everywhere
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge - Punches and/or Dies
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Summertime Fun
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Summer


  1. What a smasher Hazel! your colouring is superb, it looks fabulous, love it!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  2. Hi Hazel,

    Your card is just lovely sweetie, it really pops against the fab cloud embossed background !! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

    hugs Diane xx

  3. Oh I love this! Great card, love the embossing and your colouring! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges this fortnight! Mo dt xxx

  4. Beautiful card Hazel,love the sky/clouds embossing.
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  5. What a gorgeous scene, Hazel! Thanks for playing with our anything goes challenge at Crafty Sentiments. Cathy*

  6. Great card & your branches & embossing folder work beautifully. Jacqui DT Open Minded Crafting

  7. wow this is totally fabulous! Love the great dies and the super fun scene! Love the embossing as well!!!

    Thanks for joining us in our Punches or dies challenge at Digi Choosday Crafting Vicky (DT)

  8. What a darling card, love your coloring of this image!!! Hugs Kate

  9. Tolle Karte - vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der SsC!
    LG, Claudia

  10. This card definitely gives up a great summer vibe. I especially like the cloud embossed background and those great leaf bunches.

    Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Pattie's Creations Challenges. I hope you will consider coming back and playing with us again soon. Good luck in the draw.

    Lisa D., PCDC DT

  11. Oh I'm back with a different DT hat on to say how wonderful this is!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  12. THis is fantastic! Love the embossing.. Love the design! Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  13. Thanks for playing in our "Summertime Fun" Challenge #95!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  14. thanks for joining in with the theme of 'dies &/or punches' at Digi choosday challenge. Yvonne (DT)

  15. lovely card
    Thanks for joining us at
    Digi Choosday for our Punches or Die Cut Challenge

  16. Love your card Hazel. Great image and colours. Hugs. Lynn