Saturday, 20 July 2013

Life's A Beach

Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend...and for those of you here in the UK who are experiencing this unbelievable heatwave!! I hope you are a bit cooler today.  It's very overcast here in West Yorkshire, and a welcome change from the sweltering 30 degrees yesterday!!
Today I have another quick collage card. Because of this heat, Ella is indoors most of the time and she has been a real minx this week. So no time for crafting again!!
Here is what I managed to put together for a friend who is going away for a month to visit relatives abroad...
I used papers and elements from the Tilda 'Seaside Life' collection. The entire collection is so fresh and beachy. My sentiment is from Pink Petticoat 'Beach Cottage' download collection. There are some pretty designs and you get a free sheet of 'Tiny Seashore Sentiments'. I layered everything onto one of the circle dies from SB Grand Decorative Circles One. I then placed that onto my base card.
I added glamour dust to her pretty bathing costume, and her wings. The pink pearl is from my stash.
Here are a couple of photos of our little minx before and after jumping into the spray of the hosepipe while I was watering the planters...

Thank you for stopping by
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Love, Sasha xx

28 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Sasha. Love the circle shape for a change.

Ella is so cute.

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Sasha. Great summer image with wonderful dp's and detail.
Thank you so much for showing pics of Ella...she is too cute! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. pat k x

Marge said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card, Sasha -- KNOW your friend will treasure it!!! Sweet puppy photos too!!! I relate to your heat; we're battling our usual summer heat/high monsoon humidity and NO rain for over 4 months now -- keeps skirting all round us, but none here yet. My allergies have completely zapped my creativity !

pam said...

gorgeous card Sasha, love the image, beautiful papers and gorgeous SB dies.
Your dog is Adorable, such a cute face, like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth..
pam

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Sasha, I love the design, pretty colours and beautiful image.
Awwwww Ella looks adorable, I can imagine she must be a bit of a handful!
hugs Sue xx

Hazel said...


Sasha thank you for your lovely comment on my basket.
Your card is gorgeous your friend will love it. Now as for Ella she is so cute but I know what you mean about being a minx, and the fact you can't get her out to run off that energy doesn't help, thank goodness ours is now six.

Hazel xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Sash and such a gorgeous image

Anne

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Sasha love your papers and detailing
jacqui x

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Sasha, I love that retro bathing beauty!
I am not good in this heat, I can't blame your pup for dashing through the sprinkler, she has the right idea!
Much cooler here today, but I see from the papers its going to get even hotter next week!!

Marlou McAlees said...

hi Sasha :) your little pup always brings a smile to my face, adorable!! ♥ and your card is stunning!! loving those Tilda papers xxx ♥

Stella said...

I have that paper pad too but I will never ever be able to create something as gorgeous and elegant as your handmade gem. Sasha this islovely; a wonderful summer card. Good to be here again; it has been too long. Sorry.
XXX

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fabulous card Sasha - the vintage bathing belle is gorgeous. Love the papers and soft colours - the design is so apt at the moment, what with all this scorching hot weather!
Hope all is well with you and yours - hugs, Sylvia xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fabulous card Sasha - the vintage bathing belle is gorgeous. Love the papers and soft colours - the design is so apt at the moment, what with all this scorching hot weather!
Hope all is well with you and yours - hugs, Sylvia xx

Sue Lelli said...

Sasha, your card is AWESOME! LOVE that image with the glamour dust and the colors and that pearl with the shell! Amazing, really!

Valerie said...

Lovely card Sasha, your bathing belle is so pretty, looks lie a Rank starlet:) Ella is so cute I bet you can't resist anything when she looks at you with those eyes!
Val x

Maria said...

Ohhh, what a gorgeous beach themed card, Sasha! Your friend will surely love it! And, your dog is just the cutest darling! Her face is just precious and she had lots of fun getting cooled off!:-)

Patricia said...

Good morning Sasha,
Love your beautiful card, the image and your wonderful design.
I just love the Tilda Paper Stacks, don`t have the one you used. I feel a purchase coming on......LOL!!
Ella is looking great she is a beauty, so cute.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxxx

adablog14 said...

Ciao carissima Sasha...
A very beautiful and original card you made...love the composition...
kisses to you and to Ella too...
excuse me for my english ^--^...
Ada

Anonymous said...

adorable!

Ros Crawford said...

I'm not sure which is more beautiful ... your new "baby" or your card! I love the Tilda images and the gorgeous card you created here ... who wouldn't love to receive this! And your cute little Ella is adorable!!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

well your dog is so cute...I had to talk about him 1st !...your card is so pretty, love the shape and the colors and that lady sitting ...so summer looking
thanks for sharing
bibiana

Mary J said...

Awww, what a cutie! And I love your beautiful card too, Sasha!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a beautiful beautiful creation..love the way you used that pink pearl and Thank you so much for the kind words on my Foam roses tutorial

Marybeth said...

I'm jumping right to the puppy...oh my gosh is that a cute dog! Great picture of Ella.. Sasha!
Ok... Love the card too! That is such a pretty swim suite, love the beachy feel to this card. Hope you are much cooler by now.

Mau xx said...

gorgeous card Sasha, Love the shape and detail on it.
I think you are kidding us! how could Ellie be a little minx, she looks an angel and butter would melt.....lol isn't she totally adorable xx
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Mau xx said...

sorry I did mean Ella :O a slip up as my daughter horse was Ellie...
Hugs Mau xx

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Sasha, I missed this little beauty! A fabulous card, a hint of nostalgia but lovely fresh and summery colours :D
Ella looks like a real sweetie, glad to see that she's up to all sorts of fun too LOL Best to be wet when it's hot eh!!! :D xx

Chris said...

Wonderful and totally be achy card Sasha, I love it and you make any style look superb! Such gorgeous photo's of Ella, what a cutie and I hope she's settling in well and out of the hose spray :-). Chris x