Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Crafty Gals June Challenge!!!

Hello everyone!!! Another month is starting and the Crafty Gals have another wonderful challenge to share. This time was our Barb's turn to challenge us like this:


Vacation!
Many of us will be taking a summer trip someplace, if even just for a weekend. So, your challenge is to create a card that shouts summer fun! Maybe a camping trip in the forest--or a trip to the ocean for a lighthouse tour or time on the beach--or a flight to another country to see the sights--or road trip to see local attractions--or biking along the rails to trails--or ....................... you get the idea. Shows us image that highlights a summer experience you have had or are planning to do in the future. Please include some patterned paper on your card--along with an additional embellishment or two........ If you want to share on your blog post a fun experience you have had on a vacation, that would be great! We all love to hear about trips--just not all of the hundreds of slides or photos.

I grew up in South America, Argentina and every summer there, we used to go for our summer holidays to our house in the beach. Those were my happiest moments growing up. I love that place. My dog even has that town's name in honour of those beautiful moments..."Gesell". We used to go every single morning walking, carrying our umbrellas to the beach, my mom, my brother and myself. My dad used to work on ships, travelling the world so he didn't want to see the sea at all on his holidays!!!. I can't remember being with him on the beach, but he would wait for us with lunch ready and the house neat ready to be cover in sand again. I would cherish those moments forever!!!. When I saw this stamps from Hambo I couldn't help having such a cool and nice feeling!!! Thanks Barb for this challenge... I LOVE IT!!!


Here is a picture of "Gesell" when I was a little girl with my brother and one with my family back when we went down south to visit:




For my card I used:

Cardstock: Whisper White and Sahara Sand from SU
Designer Paper: An old one from a stack from SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Wonkey Scallop die from MFT, button from WalMart and my list of Copic Markers (I saw that some ladies post a picture of the Copics they use so I don't know if it helps, for that reason I decided to take a picture instead of listing them) :

Thanks for looking!!!

13 comments:

Patty Gorka said...

Oh, my goodness! This is adorable, what an awesome card! I love your pattern paper background.

Barb said...

Carolina--I love your card. What cute images and the cars is a picture in itself! Plus I love the pictures you did add.

Thanks for participating in this month's challenge--You did Great!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! Your card is beatiful, Carolina! Thank you for sharing your story, too... and those wonderful photos.

Melina said...

Love this Carolina! That wonky border from MFT is brilliant! I love your card and thank you for sharing your childhood memories and pictures of your beautiful family! :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

Such fun childhood memories! Cute pictures too! Your card is just adorable!

Heather B said...

Ohhhh! I love those beach umbrellas. Love the pictures in your post too.

Athina said...

Beautiful card! I love how the umbrellas peak out from the sand! You copic work looks great!

Liz Williams said...

Carolina, this card is fabulous. It captures a wonderful place physically and special memories in your mind.

Payne Holler Cards said...

big smile here!!! crazy over your card! the beach is my fav place to go to to get away! love your post with the pics and treasured memories too (-:

AnnMarie said...

Great card and I love the pictures! What a beautiful family! :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh what a happy post! The pictures are great! Xoxo

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Your images fit the theme perfectly. The pics of you and your familty are adorable.

carole said...

I love this! You did such a beautiful job coloring and the layout is wonderful. I loved the pictures you shared too.