Monday, 4 June 2012

GDT Simply Summer

Hi everyone, this is a scheduled post as even though it's a bank holiday I'm working 9am-3pm :( so hopefully it works. I want to thank everyone that voted for me for the peoples choice at the Fashionista Challenge, I came third out of five. As I was picked in the top 5 I was asked to be GDT this month, how can you say no to the honour of being a GDT? The theme this month is Simply Summer, and here's my card. This is the second week out of the three for you to enter your card.

I've coloured Tilda in Key Largo with Distress Markers. This is a slightly unusual colour for me, but it's such a lovely summery colour, and the sun was actually shining when I coloured her in. Living right on the coast I spent many a summer mooching in rock pools and on the beach so this Tilda personifies summer for me.

I've used mini magnolia papers, and decorated this inside to match the front. The pearls, flowers and ribbon are all from Wild Orchid Crafts. The cheesecloth I got off eBay.

I've put glossy accents on the shell just to make it a bit 3D, I think you can just about see from this picture.

I'm off the rest of the week as it's half term, William is going to football school for 3 days so there'll be plenty of time for Grace and I to spend colouring and messing around in the attic.

I hope you've all had a fantastic weekend, and are enjoying our extra long weekend.



  1. Wowwww, this is gorgeous, love the beautiful colours !!

    hugs Astrid

  2. Hi Becky
    Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful summer card for Fashionista and for joining us as GDT.
    Your card is fabulous. I love the image and the colour theme you have used.
    Fashionista DT

  3. totally awesome Becky. I love the pearl rope around tilda, and all the wonderful elements of your card. beautiful coloring too. Hugs.

  4. This is incredibly lovely, Becky! Your designs are always magnificent and your coloring, absolutely spectacular!!!!

  5. Oh Becky, you are such a talented lady!I love all your designs and am beyond delighted to have you guest design for us at Fashionista! Thank you for the honor of posting your beautiful work!

    Rina Fashionista

  6. Hey Bex's - Lush card. Love that colour. I have been playing with Blues today too :-D Hope your not working too hard hun! Jen x

  7. Wow really great!
    Hugs nicolet

  8. Hi Becky. Lovely card. Fantastic colouring as always.
    Enjoy your time off.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  9. Hi Becky
    very pretty card, love the colours. Your summer's from your childhood sound idyllic.
    As for you having to work the B.H., I can fully emphasise with you (as I used to have to work them) before I retired, hope you weren't too busy.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  10. This is beautiful Becky!

    If you are interested, I am having a DT call for my new challenges blog:
    Laura x