Wednesday, 23 June 2010

It's Isabella Time!

Happy Wednesday all! It's another Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge and this week we are celebrating summer with our theme, Summer Fun!

I have just returned from the most idyllic and relaxing holiday in mid-Wales.  We booked a self-catering cottage in Wales, in the middle of nowhere (but not too far from a beach!), surrounded by beautiful countryside, with only the sheep and birds for company. 

Here are views from the front (left) and the back (right).  Beautifully appointed - clean and bright and just heaven (here's the link, if you want it)!

Anyway, my brother and his wife were also on a camping trip in Wales at the same time, so we arranged for them to come to the cottage for a family tea on Saturday night.  Obviously, the cottage was well-hidden from the main road in a little village called Llanegryn and I needed to make sure that brother would find us.  So what better way than to send him a card with all the directions?  This is what he received:

Image: Isabella's Sketchbook, 'On The Road'

Papers: Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon - a perfect mix!

I printed out the sentiment on my PC - I couldn't resist quoting Cliff Richard's 'Summer Holiday'!  It seemed so appropriate.

I wasn't sure about the colouring on this one - I'm not very good at metal and this large car bonnet (hood) ws certainly a challenge.  This one is coloured with more Prismacolor than Copic - I just felt more comfortable with my Prismas on this occasion.

Brother was delighted to recieve it and, of course, we had a wonderful family evening on Saturday - much love, much laughter and much food!  Mmmmmm - what more could I ask!?

So, now it's over to you.  Using an Isabella's Sketchbook image (and there's over 250 to choose from!), show us what Summer Fun means to you and you could win two free images and a beautiful 'I Won' badge for your blog!

And don't forget to check out what my Isabella's Teamies have created - you're sure to find inspiration on their beautiful blogs!

Can't wait to see what you create.

Happy crafting.


  1. This is so much fun and has a great retro feel to it. I love all the summery colours you chose.

  2. and I was just about to say that you have captured the light hitting the bonnet so well! Such a fun card, the colours just sing summer!

  3. Wonderful job on the colouring Peri, don't know what you're worried about! Love the whole happy feel of this card and I'm jealous of your holiday! Viv xx

  4. Firstly, I love the cottage... sounds as if you had loads of fun there Peri. The card is adorable. Once I saw this one that song of CR's was stuck in my head! You've done an excellent job with the colouring. Well done!

  5. Beautiful card Peri, your shading is fab and love the colours you've used, really does give you a summery feel. Sue C x

  6. lovin that cottage! what a wonderful holiday and lovin you shared with are so much better when they have a story with them! your coloring is perfect!!! and i love the bright and bold of this card...

  7. Love the bright, happy feeling of this card and the polka-dotted paper is wonderful. Cool front license tag!

    So glad you had a lovely vacation. Mine is winding down too and I'll be trying to get back into the swing of things on Saturday.


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