Friday, 1 July 2016

Sandman on Holiday

Hello.  Welcome.  Happy July.  Wow, the year is whizzing along.  Over at Rubber Dance the challenge is Christmas in July.  We have a lovely mood board so get out your shades of sand, blue, brown and red and your beach and christmas stamps and join the fun.

I always think this girl from Take the Plunge looks like she is sprinkling a little fairy dust. I have given her a paper pieced santa style swimming suit and hat.  I used Wow Puff embossing powder to give the fluffy trim.  So here she is, on the beach, building a Sandman.  I masked off Mr Frosty's hat, cos he's on holiday.  Formal dress not required.  I stamped some snowflakes from Frosty Friends and words from Retro Beach.  I added a greeting in Norwegian from the Norwegian Christmas set.

Here's the fun moodboard for this month's challenge at Rubber Dance stamps.  We would like to see the colours and also the Christmassy beachy creation and of course some rubber stamping.  And because Bibi is feeling the joys of the season there will be two prizes this month.  So get your craft on and jingle all the way to the beach.

If you want to get some new christmas stamps Rubber Dance is offering 20% off all the christmas stamps this month.  If you are shopping for other stamps you can get 15% off with my code gail2016.  Merry merry to you all.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Mr Frosty and Miss Santa are joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Irish Teddys Juli Challenge - Christmas in July
WOW Embossing Powder July Challenge - Favourite Embossing Technique emboss and fussy cut
Dream in Darkness - AG 


  1. Hahaha - oh goodness this is hilarious and so charmingly fun! A sandy snowman... or would it be a sandman? Love it!

  2. Great take on the theme! Must make a sand snowman next time I visit a beach! Jo x BTW, why not take a look at our current challenge over at Naughty or Nice???

  3. Sandman - perfectly normal in my world. I hope you slip slap and slopped the girl - the sun is pretty fierce Down Under, and melanoma a real problem. Thanks for sharing at Dream in Darkness

  4. ha ha ha, sooo funny! LOVE this card!

  5. Fabulous card Gail! The image is so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  6. haha this is so cool, love the sandman! So clever, thanks so much for playing along and making me giggle!~kim
    Dream in Darkness

  7. Fabulous sand/snowman! Love this kind of Christmas! Thanks for playing with us at Dream in Darkness, Nan xx

  8. Such a fun and wicked X-mas card. Thanks for sharing at Dream in Darkness, hope to see you again this month .


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