Challenge Up Your Life-Fun in the Sun

Happy June 1st friends!  This month will bring us into the Summer months which means it’s time for all of those fun outdoor activities!  I’m also getting ready for lots of things going on this month including my son’s wedding!  So I know I’ll be busy!  How about you?

This is my last time to be joining the “Challenge Up Your Life” challenge blog as a guest designer.  I’ve had a great time with them as a guest for the past three challenges and appreciate being asked!  Today their new monthly challenge for June is “Fun in the Sun“.  Hope you can share your lovely creations with us this month!  (Check out the challenge blog for details and inspiration!)  And here’s my take on this theme:

What could be more fun than a cute little fairy sipping a drink floating on a lily pad?!  Love those shades too!

There happened to be a good sale on a few digital stamps from LOTV recently and so I snatched a few and this was one of them that I fell in love with.  This one is called Water Lily, of course.  (The sentiment also came from the same company.)  She looked like she was having some “fun in the sun” for sure, so I colored her up with my Copic markers and die cut the panel out with a stitched rectangle die.  I’ve also used a scalloped stitched die to cut out a piece of pink cardstock to go with some of the colors in the image.

For the background papers, I’ve found some great *yellow rainbow paper from Lawn Fawn and then I used a *sun die from My Favorite Things and cut out with some yellow glitter cardstock. (*These items have retired)  I took a wave die from Lawn Fawn and cut out a strip from vellum and used my blue marker to add some color towards the top of the waves.  To attach the strip, I wrapped it around the layers and glued it from behind.  I then added the ribbon with the bow and attached these layers to an A2 top folding white card base.

Here’s a closer look at the image with the coloring I’ve done.  I’ve used a gold gel pen to color in her head band and then a silver one to color in the little “dots” on the ends of her glasses.  I used a glitter brush pen over her sunglass lenses as well as her wings.

I finished the card off with a few colorful sequins.

So does that look like something you’d be having some “Fun in the Sun” with?!  I know I sure would!😎

I sure hope to see you playing along with us this month with your creations!  I also hope that you’ve enjoyed my inspiration as guest designer for these challenges the last few months.  Thanks for your support friends!


  1. Creative Knockouts – For the Kids
  2. Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes with coloring
  3. Crafty Catz – Anything Goes optional “All About the Girls”
  4. Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
  5. Allsorts – Anything BUT birthdays
  6. Everybody Art – Glitter and/or Pearls
  7. Creatalicious – Anything Goes optional: lots of bling/glitter
  8. Creative Moments – Summer is Here

25 thoughts on “Challenge Up Your Life-Fun in the Sun

  1. Everything about this card spells summer fun to me! From the sparkly sun, to those wonderful cooling waves you created from vellum, this is just delightful! Wishing you fun summer days and your son’s wedding is really something special to look forward to! Have a great week ahead!


  2. First – congrats on the upcoming wedding!! How exciting. Now, your card is adorable and that image is so cute (I added her etsy shop to my faves). Wonderfully colored and put together. I’ve missed seeing all the creations out in blogland including yours.


  3. She is so delightful sitting back there with her sparkly sunny’s on and sipping her glass of bubbles..super cute and gorgeous Vicki..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  4. Super cute image and the most adorable and happy card and yes it sure is Fun in the Sun Vicki x. Congratulations with guesting too x. What a busy month for you with your sons wedding x.


  5. What a beautiful and cheerful summer card! So adorable! This image is so cute and it is coloured really handsome. I love your design with those waves at the bottom of the image and the ribbon. And especially the glittering sun is so enchanting.
    Thank you so much for sharing your card with the EAC Challenge.
    Hugs Uschi


  6. Gorgeous Summery card Vicki love the really cute beautifully coloured image with her sparkly sunglasses and pretty ribbon.Good luck with sorting everything for your sons wedding too a busy month ahead
    Carol x


  7. Definitely congrats on the wedding – you will be busy for sure! Your card is so darn cute and that velumn layer is perfect. Love everything you did to this one. Have to laugh though, because I was thinking of the lilly pads in my pond….if a fairy was out there laying on one, she wouldn’t last 5 seconds as one of the catfish, turtles or snakes would get her…. In the crafting world she is safe though – lol. Hugz


  8. Your little friend out on the lily pad is so sweet and such beautiul coloring. She seems to have mastered the ” art of being in the moment.” Right now she is enjoying relaxing and regrouping! As others have pointed out the vellow waves add a delightful touch to the screen, it all comes together perfectly! Another great and inspiring card for sure. I too am planning on visiting LOV and picking up a few things myself. Such fun and creative images! Not sure if you posted the Wedding Date, but I’m still looking forward to all the goodies you are putting together. Hugs and Smiles to you Sweet lady!


  9. What a ‘cool’ image you have coloured so beautifully Vicki. Your layout and papers are top notch as usual. Such a beautiful summer scene. Have fun with all the wedding preps! No doublt it will be magical.


  10. What a sweet image, and you’ve colored her so beautifully! Love the wave, great idea! The glittery sunshine makes me want to go outside! Love this!


  11. What a super fun card – sparkle, colors, vellum, coloring – all perfect. And what a cute digi image. You have done a great job for them as guest designer.


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