Just Add Summer


Hi there!

I know that I did promise a “bling” card today for the SU! Only challenge … BUT … I did manage to create another card yesterday for the Just Add Ink Challenge #49 … and because this challenge has a deadline that is earlier … I have decided to post this one first! 😀 What a great challenge … JUST ADD SUMMER! Perhaps if we all think positively … summer will arrive! (I am still waiting for spring to appear!!!) 😀 I realise that we have had a few hot days … but truly … it has been pretty cool and very unsummery weather lately! It would just be nice if it didn’t rain while the kids were camping at Merry Beach … but … I guess they will just have to deal with it! 😉 Anyway … here is my SUMMERY card!!!

I just opened a NEW pack of DSP from the Summer Mini. It was perfect for this project. Lovely bright, fresh, summery colours … and a real tropical feel. This DSP is  called “Island Oasis” … and is available through until March 31.  I have actually created a frame with this DSP with a scallop edge around the inside. This was a little tricky getting the sizing right … so if you would like to try it … I have included “how to” on my card recipe! The flowers are created using Glossy White card … white embossing … and some sponged colour! Yummy! 😀 Some knotted satin ribbon & rhinestone jewels finish it off perfectly! 😀 It was so nice to create something other than Christmas!!!!! 😉 Thanks so much to the JAI girls for such a fun challenge! I will be back tomorrow with my bling card! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  1. Gabbi says:

    This is very summery indeed! Love the bright colours!
    You are right about the weather – if only it felt like summer!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    and Laura (Miss 8) 🙂
    Andrea adds: A special hello to Laura! Thanks for sharing my cards with her! It is lovely that you have someone to share in your card making fun! I bet she is keen to be crafting! My two girls at home aren’t that “into it”! But … Stacey enjoys it … just has no time! 😀 So … that is why I blog … so I have someone to share my creations with!!! Giggle!!!! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  2. Great card Andrea, it is so bright and cheery. I am liking this paper more and more.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Karen! I am eager to have another play with this DSP! Thanks for popping by! Hugs xxaxx


  3. Maryanne says:

    nice colour combination Andrea –

    Looking for Summer? come over to the West for some melting hot weather!!
    Andrea adds: I know … you poor things … you must be melting! Hope it improves soon! Hugs xxaxx


  4. Lynda says:

    All this card is missin Andrea is a cocktail (or mocktail) a pool and a Cabana boy (with a nice tummy of abs….mmmmmmmmmmm) but i digress…LOL!! LURVE the scallop frame….it looks MAD and I also love the embossed/sponged flowers. Knotted ribbon adds a great interest point as well. Fun, fresh and funky….SUMMER to the MAX!!
    Now all we need is Summer to arrive!!! ooxx
    Andrea adds: Yes …….. that is all we need! Am giggling at the picture that you have put in my head! Hugs xxaxx


  5. Oooh, that does look tricky! Very effective though! I love it!
    Andrea adds: Just took a few attempts to get the sizing right … but it is easy enough once you have those details! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs xxaxx


  6. Sandra A says:

    Love the sponged flowers Andrea. The perfect touch of summer!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 It’s nice to have a bit of time to check out what everyones doing now that Christmas is over and things are getting back to normal 🙂 I’m not looking forward to real hot summer though
    Andrea adds: No … but even a mild summer would be nice at the moment! 😀 It is nice to see other than Christmas … isn’t it! Hugs xxaxx


  7. Kim S says:

    Wow! This is so wonderfully bright and summery! I am definitely doing the flowers at some point! You wrote up perfect instructions for the scalloped frame, but even with them I have a lot of scraps in my garbage can. I’m going to keep trying, it’s a wonderful look!

    I’m glad you got a chance to make a card!
    Andrea adds: LOL! I had plenty of scraps too! 😀 When it comes to somthing a little tricky or new … nothing can replace a personal demo! I wish I could pop over and show you … but I do hope you manage to get it right! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


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