Sunday, July 14, 2013

CIC219 - Fresh Brewed

Wowsers!  Look at all these cupcakes.  Those are the inspiration for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge CIC219.  This week we have one of our regular sponsors back - Fresh Brewed Designs.  My favorite images are the coffee cups. So many of my friends and relatives are avid coffee drinkers so the coffee images are perfect for the cards I make for them.  But this week Fresh Brewed has shared some beach/marine life images with us.  You should check out what the rest of the design team has created and then visit the Fresh Brewed store.  You can never have too many digis.

I had a lot of fun making this card. 
I do love a seascape and the summer colors. For the background I used "Under the Sea" and then I made a couple "Flirty Fish" in different sizes which I cut out and popped up on dimensionals.  If I made a large card or project I could have added some starfish, turtles and crabs, all of those images are available at the Fresh Brewed store.

 At the end of this post I am going to share with you a drawing I made many years ago.  If you read down to the end of the post you'll see that I've had this love for many years.  Since the drawing is signed with my maiden name I know that it's from the early 80's. Seems like some loves are lifelong loves.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Fresh Brewed Designs "Flirty Fish" and "Under the Sea"
ink - printer
paper - Bazzill "Whirlpool" and "Glow" card stock; Imaginisce "Splash Dance- Bathing Beauties and Water Words"
miscellaneous - copics; stickles; Stampin' Up So Saffron ribbon; blow fish charm; bling; baker's twine

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC219 - photo
Crazy For Challenges C4C194 - Marine Life
One Stop Craft #234 - Summer Colors
2 Sisters - Make It Sparkle
Sister Act #15 - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles week 28 - Summer Fun
Just Add Ink JAI173 - Just Add Water
Crafty Ribbons #52 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #42 - Life's a Beach
Friday Mash Up #118 - Nature Theme and/or colors - Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Smokey Slate and Soft Suede

And now for those of you who have hung in here this long, here's my drawing.  It was done with Prismacolor pencils.

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again.


  1. what a cute seaside image many thanks for joining us over at polkadoodles x

  2. What an amazing card you have created. I love your scenery you have colored up with all the details. Thank you for playing along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.


  3. What a delightful under water scene! Love the colors!!

  4. Wow, what a fabulous drawing you did! Love it! :^)
    And I love your cute card, too! Great background & design, love the coloring & DP, & embellies! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Fun, little details, Chris! I love the popped up fish.. it adds so much. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  6. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  7. I can see why you had such a good time making this card! It is adorable! I love the sunny colors and the background paper, really nice! SO happy to have you play along with us at CC&CC for our Life's A Beach challenge. Joanne

  8. Really cute! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  9. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! HUgsxx


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