Tuesday 21 June 2016

MHK Designs Challenge #6

      Hello and welcome to our surprise Birthday Beach Blog Hop for the lovely Asha!  You should have arrived here from Nana Connie's blog. If not, start at the MHK Designs 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!

MHK Desings Blog Hop Inspirational Photo

     Asha's birthday card was made using shells and a sentiment from Serene Seaside along with a greeting from Beachy Keen.
     The shells were used at random to create decoration around the central sentiment, this was printed out twice. The top copy has had the verse die cut to make a window, after colouring with Distress Ink acetate was stuck over the opening.
      All around the window and the sides of the card topper there is foam tape, before sticking the topper to the card the window has been filled with micro beads to make it a shaker card.
     The assembled shaker topper has been stuck onto an easel card, the bottom of which has been covered with paper from Country Farm because in very pale sepia it looks a little like sand.
     The greeting is die cut, coloured and stuck on with foam pads, in the corners are little paper clay star fish and shells to add to the beachy look.

Beachy Keen
Serene Seaside

Country Farm - July Release

     Thank you so much for joining in our hop to say "Happy Birthday" to a dear friend!  Your next stop on the hop is Sathya's blog.  The complete hop list can be found on the MHK Designs blog.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Craft - Summer
Crafty Boots - Summer
Dream Valley - Summer Colours
Melonheadz Friends - Off To The Beach
Ooh-La-La Creations - Sun, Sand & Sea


  1. Lovely card, the shells in the background are gorgeous and provide the perfect backdrop. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time

  2. Hi Rocky, a super shaker card to celebrate Asha's Birthday. Judith xx

  3. Oh wow this is such a clever design making a shaker style card especially with all of the fun seashell elements with it!! Fabulous and fun!! HUGS

  4. This card is so fresh and fun, Rocky! I love all your pretty details! Great color too!
    Take care!

  5. Rocky, this is FABULOUS! I LOVE the fun shaker element you added--and the frame you created is just perfect! I adore all those seashells! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. Beautiful shaker card and thank you for the lovely comment on my card and I know just how you feel about the stamp-my Dad loved fishing and we played the CD Gone Fishing which the Humanist gave to me afterwards-this was 7yrs ago and I still cannot bear to play it x

  7. Fabulous card, I love your shading and the lovely shells. The shaker element looks great. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  8. What a stunning shaker card and the shells are perfect! Donna

  9. That is soooo clever, Rocky! A seaside shaker - your are a genius!!! Thank you so much for this amazing Birthday Blog Hop, dear friend. I am blessed to have you in my life.
    HUGS, Asha

  10. Wonderful beach card!! Love the shaker sentiment panel.
    Happy Birthday to Asha!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  11. Those micro beads are so cool! I very rarely make a "sentiment" card but after seeing this, I have to try!


  12. A shaker and an easel card all in one...my favorite kind...you did a wonderful job :) Hugs...Janie

  13. Gorgeous card and the sentiment is lovely, brought back memories of listening to the sea inside sea shells as a child. Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations
    Alli x


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