Watch Out for Crabs!

Hello friends!  I hope that you’ve had a wonderful 4th of July celebration yesterday!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted!  I have had MANY crafty things going on “behind the scenes” and I will be sharing all with you at another time, so please excuse the gaps in my postings until then.  Hopefully in a few weeks it will calm down a bit and I can post about what I’ve been working on! 🙂

It is already time for another CUTE CARD THURSDAY challenge again!  Where in the world did that week go?!  Really easy peasy “ANYTHING GOES” challenge for you this week, so I hope you will consider adding whatever you’re working on this week to the gallery over there.  The team has plenty of inspiration and there is a wonderful prize from our sponsor, Whimsy Stamps!  I have used one of their images on my card for today…check it out!


Tee hee!  This crab is just too funny and cute!  I have used the Whimsy Stamps digital image called Crabby Cranston.  I colored him with Copic markers and fussy cut him out and attached him to my beach background with foam tape.

To create the background, I have masked off the top portion, blended some distress ink and then spritzed it with water to give it some texture for the beach sand look.  I’ve also taken a few markers and gel pens to add even more texture to it.  I then masked off the bottom portion and blended some more distress inks for the sky.  I had an old beach sign image (given to me by a friend) that I stamped over top of the sand before I attached the crab.

I cut out the beach scene with a MFT Wonky Stitch rectangle die and printed out my own sentiment that was cut with a MFT banner die to attach at the top of the scene panel.  I then mounted this to an A2 sized top folding white card base.  I then added some Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins and added some clear Stickles to the centers of each.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my “Life Lesson” for today! 🙂  Thanks so much for dropping in and I will be back again tomorrow with another week of ICAD and another fun creation I’ve been working on!

challenges I would like to enter:

  1.  Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
  2. Just Us Girls (JUGS447) – Wild Card Week Anything Goes
  3. 613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes w/optional twist:  create your own background
  4. Paper Craft Crew (PCC297) – By the Sea

19 thoughts on “Watch Out for Crabs!

  1. Love your Life lesson! Gorgeous background and a cute crabby, also colored beautifully!
    Have a great day!
    xxx Margreet


  2. Now that’s one scary cute crab!! I’d run the other direction if I saw that on the beach. LOVE your cute card and all that blending. Lynn


  3. That has to be the funniest crab I’ve ever seen, Vicki! Love your sentiment, my friend. Great coloring, too.


  4. This just made my day! Love the grumpy crab, the sign, and especially that colorful and fun background! Love the whole idea 🙂


  5. I love this card! Your background is amazing, it is so perfect, you have crazy skills when it comes to creating backgrounds, I need some lessons from you! Love how you coloured the crab too! So fun! Debxx


  6. FUNeeeee card here Vicky. Love that he is so bold big and yes beautiful. Your background is amazing and what a fabulous layout. Very clever.


  7. LOL! I hate to say it but sometimes that is me at the beach! I get soooo hot, I get a bit crabby! I love your bright background! That crab is downright adorable!!!


  8. Congratulations you are one of this week’s Top Rockers at 613 Avenue Create – don’t forget to pick up your badge from the Top Rocker page.


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