Tuesday, June 21, 2016

June/July Challenge at MHK Designs

     Hello, and welcome to our SURPRISE Birthday Beach Blog Hop for the lovely Asha!  You should have arrived here from MYNN KITCHEN's blog.  If not, start at the MHKDesigns blog to complete the hop for more chances to WIN !  We are celebrating a very special lady today, and we're doing so by creating beachy birthday cards to wish her many happy returns!

Here's our Inspiration Photo for this challenge which runs from June 21 to July 17.

 

And here's my card using the Anchor from the "Serene Seaside" set available at MHK Designs.
I originally intended this for a Father's Day card but realized it would
also make a great birthday card for either gender.  So, Happy Birthday, Asha !


     The personal greeting is on the inside.

     I used my ProMarkers to color the anchor and then cut it with a stitched scalloped circle die from Memory Box.  The plain circle is done with a die from Spellbinders.  I used a Darice embossing folder on the blue diamond and the brown CS strip.

     The ribbon is from my stash and the 'bow-tie' bow was made using yellow satin ribbon.  The sentiment is from the set, also die cut with a (Memory Box) stitched die and matted with a small circle (Spellbinders.)

     Challenges:

     Thank you so much for joining in our hop to say "Happy Birthday" to a dear friend!  Your next stop on the hop is ROCKY CRAFTER's blog!  

     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Serene Seaside Digital Stamp SetSerene Seaside


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23 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous use of the colours Connie, a beautiful card.
Faith
x

judith@poppy cottage said...

A super card, great use of the colours, love the addition of the ribbons for that feminine touch, Judith xx

Donna Hanley said...

I really like your layout with this card, Connie. the circles backed up by a diamond shape and the vertical stripe. The plaid paper is ideal. Thanks for sharing this great one.

*Vicki* said...

This is really stunning Connie!! You've done a fabulous job with the colors and yes, I think this makes for a great card for either gender and it's perfect for Asha's birthday too! :) Hope that you are off having a good time on your trip my friend!! HUGS

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Connie, I love the fabulous design and beautiful colours. Have a wonderful time travelling!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Kathy Krug said...

Great layers, papers and embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. Hope You will share with us often.
Kathy
DD DT

Berni Cuttino said...

Just love love this. I wish today, i was on a yacht, ship, or any other kind of vessel on the water to get away from the heat. Sunny California is way too hot right now. My roses got burned yesterday. Fabulous composition and colors.
Have a fab day.
Hugs

Michele Henderson said...

This is so fun! I love how you've used all the colors so beautifully!
Take care!
Michele

Darlene said...

This is fabulous Connie! Just perfect for any age male! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘One for the Boys’! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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MHK Designs said...

Such a fabulous card, NC! It really could be used for anyone--and I adore the layering and that sweet bow! Gorgeous, friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Teresa Arsenault said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous little bow. hugs, Teresa

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card for the color challenge- AND- for a wonderful birthday card. Hope you have safe travels!

Donna said...

Great use of textures and shapes in this card Connie! Thanks for sharing your art with the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge!

Cumbrianlass said...

A fabulous SeaSide themed card NC, super papers and Anchor.
Hugs Janet xxx

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning, like the bold colors and your design! Hope you are enjoying your vacation! Donna

Patricia Chalas said...

Great color combo. Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge!

Simona said...

Great project! Thank you for joining us at the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog Father`s Day. Good Luck! Simona DT

Asha said...

This is a super card, NC! You're right - it works both ways and for any occasion too. I have to say - it's definitely my kind of card! Thank you so much for this amazing Birthday Blog Hop, dear friend. I am blessed to have you in my life.
HUGS, Asha

Janis said...

Beautiful colors and fabulous MHK image!!!
Happy Birthday to Asha!
<3 J

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Chriss America Real said...

very nice


Chriss
http://chrissandlou.blogspot.com/

The Craft Princess said...

What a perfect nautical card....I love it :) Hugs...Janie

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great little nautical themed card!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Beautiful card, lovely nautical image and colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge
Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)