19 May 2009

You are my Sunshine.....

Good morning and welcome to another Twinkling Tuesday challenge! Madelynn has been on the go lately and is so very busy, that her brother Jack stepped in this week to cover for her! Thanks Jack!

If you feel like playing this week, upload your card with the keyword MTTSC23 to Splitcoaststampers of Papercraft Planet OR leave your link on the Twinkling Tuesday blog so we can all take a look at it!!

I love that expression "You are my Sunshine", and when I was at Scrapfest a few weeks ago, I saw that The Scrapping Bug, a Canadian company, was now selling Unity Stamps!! They had Unity's beach set available with that sentiment, so I scooped it upright away!

I am so excited because they also are now handling Cornish Heritage Farms stamps, in particular Kim Hughes line, so it really cuts down on shipping and the exchange in the dollar!

Anywhoooooooooo......on to the sketch challenge!

Here is our sketch this week and as you can see I took a couple of liberties, which seems to be my forte, and I hope that Jack isn't too upset. I LOVED the sketch, but my card kind of morphed into a little more somethin' somethin' while I was creating it.

I stamped the umbrella image and coloured it with copics. I added a few clouds in the background and at the top of the card.

I coloured and stickled up the sun, cut it out and adhered it in the corner, over top of some storm clouds... hehehe . Smiley from The sentiment is placed over top of a starfish which is included with the umbrella image but I didn't want it to show in this particular card.

Both the umbrella and the sentiment are mounted onto Spellbinders Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles cut out of Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise cardstock.

My designer paper is Daisy Bucket PlayDay that I got at The Paper Pickle and it is so cute on the other side as well with all the little monsters and such!!

For the sand I swiped away with some copic markers and then sort of haphharzardously placed some Fun Flock on top of it. Now when I look at it, it kind of looks like worms!! What do you think?
I took the photo of the card in the sunlight, which I thought was particularly brilliant! Smiley from

Take a look at what the other designers have done with Jack's sketch and don't forget to stop around by the Twinkling Tuesday blog!! Today's featured stamper is Debbie!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


  1. That sand is AMAZING! I didn't even realize it was flock. I thought it was actual sand. Beautiful card. I love it!

  2. Brilliant card Bonnie!! Loving all that sun in the pic too....I think you sent it my way because today is GORGEOUS!! Thanks for that! :D

  3. jack D.12:17

    Hi this is jack. I love your sun card. Those circles really look like the sun. Thanks for playing my challenge :)

  4. Oh My word Bonnie,

    This is totally amazing!!! I love the sand you did a wonderful job with Jack's sketch girl!!!

    I just love all the aspects of this card!!! I love your coloring and that whole scene!!!


  5. Bonnie, I LOVE this card!! Every detail is just fantastic! :)

    How many days 'til CHA...??? :)

  6. WOW Bonnie!! Another AWESOME card!! See I told you, you ARE Awesomated!! HOpe you are well!! Take care!


  7. I absolutely love your card for the sketch!! The sand from fun flock is awesome!!

  8. this is gorgeous. I thought the fun flock looked like sand until you mentioned worms, ewww! I am not stuck on most uses of the inverted scalloped circles but they sure do look like the sun!

  9. Oh Bonnie.......such a fun fabulous bright, colourful and cheery. Love it.

  10. What an awesome card Bonnie! I love all the texture and colors. I was wondering how you did that sand...(worms? LOL) Great job on the sketch - with those fun additions of your own!

  11. What a fabulous beach card! I love the bright colors and sand!

  12. I love everything about this card. It is beautiful, and you are so talented. Glad I subscribe to your site. I always enjoy what you do. Have a good week!


  13. I was gonna say that I totally LOVE this card...until you pointed out the worms. I don't think I can go to the beach now. Thanks Bon.

    Hey, did you get my card?! Maybe I didn't put enough postage on it...again.

  14. you are so talented!! terrific card AGAIN!!
    worms - didn't think so till you said it!

    and it's late and i'm headed to bed soon - and i'll be singing 'you are my sunshine' as i lay in bed - i just know it!

  15. Ooooh I love this, Bonnie! So bright and happy. Besides which, I love the beach.


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