Monday, July 18, 2011


Here's a yummy icecream image - from the new releases at Stretch'N'Bubbles... I don't fancy an icecream at the moment, as we are in the middle of a freezing cold winter, but it's summer somewhere, so have a treat on me!

Ingredients: Cardstock - Kaszazz; Papers - Provocraft, magazine freebies; Marker - Promakrer Aqua; Stardust Glitter Pens - Sakura; Mini Brads; Pink Adhesive Pearl; Paper Flower; needle and thread... 

I coloured the icecream with Stardust glitter pens and then fussy cut.  I created my layers of paper, distressed with a little marker ink, and created a 'feature' of folded paper - the folds are behind the flower. After fixing the folds, I set to stitching the 3 pink lines across the paper .... and the stitching also holds down the folds!  I fixed it to the dotty layer, and  fixed the minibrads in the corners before attaching to the cardbase.  I added the image last... I hope I've conveyed a summery, fun, retro sort of feel.... at least that's what I got from the dots!

This card is entered into these challenges around the blogosphere: 

Opus Gluei 
- #109 Beat the Heat (1/8)      CCEE Stampers - #128 Icecream (22/7)
AI Factory - Stripes and Spots (22/7)      Crafty Sentiments Designs - Stitching (22/7)
Do You Stack Up?- #28 Sew - Faux or Real (22/7)

Thanks for peepin'!

14 cared to share!:

Deena said...

this ice cream cone image is great...too bad to hear it is not warm where you is roasting here...we have not had a hot summer like this in a long time...not that I mind the heat cuz when the cold gets here, it is soooo cold...keep warm! ...thanks for joining in the Opus Gluei "beat the heat" challenge this week...Deena

WencheP said...

So cute....Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


JOAN said...

Super nice card!! And yes, we have a lot of heat here in the tropic. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Joan

scraphappy4067 said...

I so wish it were winter here!!...we have been in the 90's the couple of days and have the rest of the week of 90's!!!!...your card is awesome, by the way!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the stitching!
Its ment to be summer here (UK) but we have had rain for the last 5 days & I've had the heating on??? lol whats that all about!!??

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing along on our stitching challenge on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxo

Kristen said...

Love this, I love strawberry ice cream!!! I may have to run to the store now!!! Thank you so much for cooling off with us at the Order of the Opus! This is beautiful! Love the sparkly too!

Kim. said...

Lovely card, cute image beautifully coloured and great stitching. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
Kim xXx

*Alison* said...

This is so sweet.. I just love the style of your card and the colors rock! HUGS

princesskitten said...

Great summer look

kitten DYSU team

Electra said...

This is adorable! I love the folds behind the flower-that's such a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei for Beat the Heat!

Hazel said...

Cool card - love the stitched stripes - thanks for joining in the challenge at AiFactory this week (Hazel, Guest Designer for July) x

Gini said...

Yum yum Strawberry with a cherry and a chocolate centre (hey it's a dream isn't it!)
Love your card Polly.
Get your gloves and scarf on then and I'll eat the icecream for you - the things we do for art LOL!
Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei :-)

Rosemary said...

An ice cream cone would be delightful right about now, we are having such roasting temps right now in Maryland. WHEW!

Your card is wonderful, I love the texture and depth using the embellishments and fussy cutting - it makes a big difference taking a card from wow to wowza!

Thank you for sharing with us at Opus Gluei, I hope we can entice you over for more challenges with us!