...and over on the other side of the world my Daring Cardmakers' teamie, Keryn is enjoying just that, and about to start her summer holidays - and yes, I am feeling a tad envious as I look out of the window and see the snow flurries going past. bbbrrrr.
So just to rub it in Keryn's asked us to use beach holidays as our inspiration this week. It can be a Christmas card using warm, beachy colours, or a vacation themed card and you'll find both examples on the DCM BLOG this week.
It seems like whenever a summer or seaside themed card is called for I reach for these papers, but never mind, they are gorgeous and fun, and using them always cheers me up.
I made the little tiles by cutting out some of the images from one of the pages, adhering to card. Once they'd been trimmed the curved corners were made using my Zutter corner rounder. The sun was also cut from one of the papers.
It's a very simple card, but a thief has stolen away so much of my time this week!
Papers: Rusted Sun (Fancy Pants),,
Sentiment: "life is" was printed direct onto the card blank,
"beach" cut on the Craft Robo using Ballpark (free font),
Zutter corner rounder, scrap card, ink for edging
Getting through my crafting to-do list has been hampered as I've had hubby working from home since Tuesday as he's got a rotten cold. I don't suppose he'd be popular if he spread his germs all around the office just before Christmas, but it means I have to limit the "noisy" stuff like printing and using Mr Robo - and sometimes even using the guillotine is frowned on hehe
I hope you'll get a chance to join in with Keryn's challenge this week - it was fun to play with summer things instead of the icy ones for a few minutes. But now I really need to get on and finish the flip album I'm in the middle of, and the boxes I need to make or cover, and the notebooks, and the voucher holders....
Hope you're doing better than I am with your Christmas preparations!