Thursday, 20 March 2014

MilkCoffee Showcase – Ribbon & Lace

Hello, it is showcase day at MilkCoffee and the theme this time is Ribbon & Lace!

I chose to use one of the new images called Lisbeth Plays with Sailboat Toys and she is available here. 

Now my crazy ideas of late keep coming thick and fast and as soon as I saw Lisbeth splashing around in the sea I thought I would have to put her in a scene. And of course it would be a beach sea with lace for the sand. Obvious really!!??!!

Now I have had a large piece of lace in my possession for well over 20 years.  And it was, believe it or not, sold to me on my doorstep by a traveller lady who proceeded to read my palm. I kid you not!! (I won’t tell you what she said. Suffice it to say her predictions were very promising and highly unlikely!!) Anyway I never thought I would have any use for it until it actually fell out of the cupboard while I was looking for something else. So it became a beach. Bet she couldn’t have predicted that future!!

Stamps: MilkCoffee digi ‘Lisbeth Plays with Sailboat Toys’ – Sunhat and sunglasses from DoCrafts (very, very old but very, very useful)
Dies:  Spellbinders ‘Inverted Scallop Circles’ & ‘Flourish Accents’ - Memory Box ‘Puffy Clouds’
Paper/Card: LOTV ‘Beach Bliss’ (aptly)
Colouring/Ink: Spectrum Noir markers and pencils
Others: Shells (from the very generous blog candy I won from the lovely Sammy, thank you) – Martha Stewart cupcake mould (ice-cream top) – cocktail stick (flakes in ice cream) - Lace and ribbon from stash
Hopeless Hand drawings: Clouds & ‘V’ birds – ice cream cone - flip-flops and beach towel

Check out all the amazing designs by my teamies here and visit the MilkCoffeeshop to see all the super cute images they have.  And don’t forget to join in the current challenge on the challenge blog  which is More than One Flower.

Thanks so much for looking!
See ya!

Colourful hugs
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart – Challenge #10: INSPIRED BY A MOVIE (The Beach!)
ABC Challenges – H IS FOR HAIR
Inky Chicks – Challenge #25: LACE UP YOUR CARD
Picture and Scrap – LACE AND/OR RIBBON
Oddball Art Stamps – Challenge #1: USE A DIGI
Sweet Stamps – Challenge #161: ANYTHING GOES
Craft Creations – Challenge #259: HOLIDAY


  1. WOW! This is wonderful Jane. I love the sweet image and all your beach themed detailing looks FABULOUS! The lace works so well as the sand, I really love all the elements and fantastic attention to detail.
    Sue xx

  2. This is so cute Jane. Fabulous image and colour. Love all of the detail. Such clever design and attention to detail.

  3. Words fail me woman!! With ideas like that you should be running the country!! A totally and utterly fabulous card!! xx

  4. What a beautiful card! I think lace for sand is such a good idea!

  5. Gorgeous image and I love your colouring and card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  6. Another fabulous design Jane, super cute card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  7. Great card, that image is super cute. Love all the little details! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

  8. Så nydelig kort du har lagd :)
    Tusen takk for at du deltar hos Card and Scrap.

  9. wow so stunning jane.your design is fantastic and i love your colouring and fab image :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Tooooo cute and summer overload, this is fantastic. So many details and all your little extras like the hat and glasses are perfect. You had me giggling again with the traveller lady story, only you Jane...LMAO...Hugs xx

  11. Love this lovely summery scene - excellent use of lace for the beach too! Thanks for joining the Crafting From The Heart Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  12. Beautiful card, love the theme :=)
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap

  13. Fab card loving the summer feel. Thank you for joining us at the ABC Challenge for our 'H for Hair' challenge x

  14. Så smukt et kort. Tak for at du er med på udfordringen hos Card and scrap.
    DT Sanne

  15. what a great card! i love the ribbon sun and the way you colored in the girl, shes so cute too! Thanks for playing along with Oddball Arts first stamp challenge

  16. Loving this card, makes me ready for summer! You did an amazing job coloring in the image and the sun with ribbons is such a neat and different touch! Thanks for participating in Oddball Art Stamp challenge!

  17. Absolutely adorable card! I think I need to go back to the BEACH! Thanks for playing with Crafty Creations this week!

  18. Brilliant Jane! Just love this! Judy x


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