Sunday, December 5, 2021


 Hello everyone,

Time for the last challenge of this year for 613 Avenue Create and the theme for this month is...

" ANY HOLIDAY"..optional of course..

Over here in New Zealand we are right smack bang in the middle of Summer, so a roast is not on the menu..BBQ' that yucky stuff..just kidding, I love food in any shape or form, hot cold or otherwise..

The other thing I love about Christmas over here is fun at the beach..and Barry is here to show you..

After printing Barry I needed to add with my pencil, very lightly, a line to define between the sand and water..

Then painted the water in, side strokes, back and forth and let the brushstrokes show...

Above that I added the sand up to an imaginary line..and then they looked like yellow mountains [sigh]

But I loved my sky with the soft clouds..

We do not have palm trees here in New Zealand, but I needed to stop the sand from looking like a hills, so die cut and coloured palm trees..

Before adding them I wanted to liven up the sand so added dots with my markers....

Then pencil coloured Barry..look at his water wings, too cute.

Then found my white pen from Heaven..this pen is too much for foam on water,
 I LOVE this pen..added loads of dots with it..

Then the palm trees were added, which I think made the sand look a bit flatter..

Goggles all glossied up..and spade blade to his hand[ paw]

And Stanley came to visit and poop on the sign post, no manners at all, and seagulls we have plenty off on our beaches, especially when food is on the table..

Also added a deck chair, bucket and a beach ball, made and coloured these myself..
and the starfish is real.

And there we have Christmas in New Zealand..

So do come and join us HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by.
I will see you tomorrow...


Challenge to enter....

Critter Crazy Challenge  [A/G add a critter]


Dawn T said...

It is really a gorgeous card Chrissy. I Love the sweet Summery Christmas scene.

KarinsArtScrap said...

super cute and very beautiful card Chrissy

Gr Karin

Jackie C said...

What a fab card! Jackie xxx

Janette said...

Another wonderful fun post Chrissy and your card is brilliant, very creative, love all the little add-ons you made.
Can't even begin to imagine christmas on the beach, I always want snow and rarely get it these days, however boxing day the sun can shine and the beach I would go...haha...not blummin likely.xx

Valerie-Jael said...

What a wonderful card, and I always love your descriptions, so funny! Here it's cold, grey and misty, a bit of warmth here would be good! Enjoy your day, hugs, Valerie

Chris said...

I enjoyed reading this post Chrissy- you do make me laugh :) That Stanley definitely has no mannedrs at all! It's difficult to imagine a Christmas with sunshine(difficult to imagine sunshine at all today- it's so dark here!) and beaches and barbecues but I love your card and how you've built it up. xx

Margreet said...

Another great making of card, Chrissy. Love how you build up your gorgeous card!
xxx Margreet

Jean said...

stunning work love Barry hes adorable !

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card Chrissy -Barry still doesn't look too sure even with waterwings lol,love all your embellishments and especially little Stanley-wet and freezing here for the last week!!!
Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely brilliant card Chrissy love the scene you have created for Barry, the Palm trees look great as well, super make
lorraine x

Carol S. said...

He is adorable Chrissy and beautifully coloured. Love the scene scape you have made and the sky is amazing. Big hugs, Carol S.xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Love the way you describe how you make your cards, fabulous one in fact with Mr Barry...xx

Lee said...

WOW,this is just so adorable and fantastic.Love your creative talent Chrissy.xx

Sarah said...

Barry looks very fetching in his swimmers and associated bits and bobs. A great beach scene Chrissy and it's nice to see Stanley getting involved!! xx

pinky said...

That bear has the best time on your blog Chrissy with all the gorgeous scenes you pop him in. This one is brilliant!

Brenda said...

Love this...kinda looks like Christmas here. Love Stanley!

Vesna M. said...

Fantastic card, love your idea and coloring. Vesna

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a beautiful card and a super tutorial, love the image and your colouring. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Critter Crazy Challenge this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Doris Klein said...

what a fun summer card! Great job you've done

Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

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I want to join Barry on that beach. Love the card and the tutorial as usual. Love Alison xxx