Saturday, 6 August 2011

Water, water, everywhere

Oh, be gentle with me girls... it's my first time hosting the challenge at CES and I have chosen the theme...

Water it!

At this time of year we think of beach scenes and boating, but, with the weather we've had up here in Yorkshire, umbrellas and wellies might be more appropriate!  :-)

I got to play with these gorgeous Echo Park, Country Drive papers, from Crafty Emma's.
I cut out some wave shapes and used foam pads to attach them, then coloured my Cool Cat with Copics and nestled him amongst the waves.
Something makes me think that this cat is a guy! I know - he's got flowery flip-flops on, but I think he's borrowed those, 'cos the ground is too hot for his delicate little feet!!!

I added some glossy accents to his sunglasses and the ice in his drink.
I covered a piece of card with Bakers Twine and added the Catslife Press stamp - both available from Crafty Emma's. - and attached it around his paw, as though it was a little kite. Oh, and the little birdy is cut from the DP.

Here's a picture to show you the layers better.

I know it's a busy time of year, but it would be great if you could find time to enter the challenge this week.
(I don't want them booting me out if we get no entries!)
and don't forget you could win a £10 voucher to spend at Crafty Emma's Store (p & p not inc)

Challenges - 
Stamp Something - August Digi Day
and a challenge that's new to me - (check it out if you haven't seen it) -
Crafting For All Seasons - Beach/Ocean

I would also like to enter this card for the St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge
and thank you to Jenny for pointing me in the direction of this great challenge and fund raising blog. I will post this card off to you, and I'm sure I can find some others to go with it. :-)

Supplies -
Catslife Press Stamp
Plus...    Cool Cat digi stamp from Hambo Stamps
Papermania Shimmer Dots (on the waves)
Button from my stash.


Sue said...

Hi hun
fabulous card, luv the waves & the twine flag, awesome colouring, lovely papers & design, have lovely weekend,sue,x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, love ya kitty he is fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic as always Caroline!! xx

Babs said...

Cute card, I like how you did the waves. TFS

Andrea said...

Your card is amazing - I just love the way you have made the waves - fantastic idea. And I love all your layering.
Have a great weekend.
Love, Andrea xx

Donna said...

Haha Caroline, this is such a cool card and a brilliant design, the waves look amazing and so does the sentiment with the bakers twine behind did a brill job hosting this weeks challenge...well done hun :) Donna x

Jenny said...

Hi Caroline, he's one cool cat! Love the waves you've created too.
This would be a perfect entry into St Lukes Charity card challenge this month too!

Jenny x

Jani said...

What a gorgeous card!
Love it!
The papers you used are brilliant and the great!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Lee said...

Ooooh my,this is absolutely Fantastic.How have you got that image to lie like that amongst the waves,soooo clever.Of course i adore that image.Great colours.LOVE

Christine said...

Awww stunning cute creation Caroline love the wave idea..can you plz. check your email I have sent one reagrding your HOP prize you won over at HM chall blog..

smiles Christine xx

Sheena said...

Ooh fabby card! Love the waves and your kite is great (as is this challenge!) Sheena xx

karen said...

So creative Caroline, fabulous card! Karenxx

Julie said...

Hi Caroline - this is just so adorable! Great image but I so love the layered waves with the fab papers, and the way he's holding the string to the sentiment is a fab detail!! Think you've done perfectly for your first hosting!! Hugs, Juliexx

Emma said...

Such a fabulous card Caroline, love the waves and kite.
Hugs Emma x

Mary J said...

Fantastic fun, Caroline! Love your gems on the waves - very clever!

BTW, I featured you on Make It Monday!

Jennifer said... Caroline!! Soooo clever. xx Jenny xx

Aileen said...

Perfect card for up here just now too - summer and floods!! I've got this image too and he's so much fun to colour, you've done a brill job! x

Jan said...

What a fab card thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

Craftilicious said...

Wow, this is a stunner! I love your waves and the cat is brilliant - reminds me of mine :-D
Thanks so much for joining us over at St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge - I hope you'll come back and play regularly if you can.
Tara (aka Craftilicious) x
St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

Stamps and Paper said...

Well he's certainly a 'cool cat'...perfect image and a great card.
Thanks for join in our challenge over at St Lukes, please come back next month


Jenny said...

Thanks so much for entering it Caroline, he's got real 'cat'titude!
Jenny x

Lynne said...

He is one cool cat in his shades and he can always use that inflatable to get around in all the rain we`ve had lately lol. Fabulous card. Thanks so much for joining us at St Lukes Charity Card Challenge. See you next month.
Lynne xxx

Debgem said...

He really is one cool dude!! Love the sunglasses and the drink. You've got so much depth in the layers of the sea - it's fantastic! Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge. We do hope that you'll come and join us again!