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By the Sea GDT at Live and Love crafts

 …. and Hi again ….
This month I was invited to be a guest designer at Live and Love crafts challenge blog. How can you say no to super nice Sandy? Well, you can’t! 😉
The theme for this month’s challenge is By the see. When Sandy told me the theme I instantly thought of Life by the sea collection from Maja design. These papers have such great red and blue colors. Even though I don’t like creating with red, these papers are really amazing. 
I made a Summer explosion box with Edwin catching fish from Sea breeze collection. I cut the camera, anchor and life boat with silhouette cameo. There are also some die cuts and flowers. I hope you’ll like it. 😉

For this card I used:
  • colors: TH distress ink markers and distress ink pads
  • ink: archival black
  • watercolor paper: Langton HP 300g
  • design papers: Maja design Life by the sea
  • stamps: Edwin catching fish (Sea breeze coll., 2013), Ocean map (Sea breeze coll., 2013)
  • dies: Magnolia – jungle leaves, bloomy tag, swirl
  • flowers, leaves from I am roses
  • white lace
  • metal embellishment
  • brown cord
  • stickles glue
  • cheesecloth.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:

  1. Simon Says: Anything goes

Thank you again Sandy for this great opportunity! Hugs, t.


  • Laura Sterckx

    This is gorgeous and so clever. The flowers are very pretty and the beautifully colored image is so cute. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog. 🙂

  • Unknown

    Hi Tamara,
    Hope you're well and enjoying Summer. Sorry I'm so late visiting; I've been trying to make the most out of the nice weather, so I haven't worked as much as usually in July, plus that I have been on vacation. Thanks again for your contribution to this month's LLC challenge; it's a beautiful project with great embellihments (and lucky you that I wasn't serious with the image choice hehe). Take care

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts