Joy is not in things!!

It is in us!! What a lively saying, though not altogether true me thinks!! As I found joy in this fabulous stamp set Summer by the Sea, Do wish that Stampin up didnt retired it though!! It's one of my faves, and one that can be coloured in too! I used the marker pens direct to watercolour paper and an Aqua brush to drag the colour around...

This card is for the Friday Sketchers challenge, whilst playing around with the markers, I did another image so made another very simple card below that one, you know me and simple , peas in a pod we are!

Stash Used: All Stampin up!

Stamps: Summer by the Sea
Cardstock: Kraft, watercolour paper
Ink: Stazon, Markers Always Artichoke,Old Olive, more mustard, blush blossom
Papers, Designer seris, More mustard, Always artichoke from the hostess pack 1
Accessories: Button, flower pretties kit, Linen thread

Well I hope you like todays offerings, oh my what has come into me, three postings on a trot!


  1. soo pretty Kim - one to be coloured in that I wish we had too!

  2. Oh wow Kim this is stunning!
    Beautiful creation love those colours!
    kim x

  3. Love the clean and simple lines of your card. Really pretty!
    Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Sketchers Challenge!
    Hugs Jeanette :)

  4. Sometimes simple can be so elegant, this is one of those times!! Great card. TFS

  5. Ooo Kimmie, love these cards too and the colours used. It is a shame they retired the stamp set. xxx

  6. such a sweet saying on the card. beautiful image and you have coloured it beautifully.
    love teen x

  7. Beautiful cards Kim,
    fab colouring x
    Suzie Qx



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