Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Tuesday Throwdown #149: Summer Reading

Goood morning, sweet crafters! Are you ready for another wonderful Tuesday Throwdown challenge? And have we got a fabulous one for you this week and it's called "Summer Reading". All you have to do is create a project based on your favourite book: a classic, a fairy-tale, a romantic novel...you get the idea.

Our sponsor this week is Lawn Fawn and I don't have to tell you about their adorable stamps. Swing by their on-line store and take a peek. But I must warn you... resistance is futile!

My card is based on a beautiful book by Sandra Horning called "The Giant Hug".  It's for ages 3 - 7... a little outside my age group but, trust me, it is a delightful, heart-warming book. I bought it for my nephew and couldn't help but read it, over and over again. It will melt your heart. To young mommies out there....put this on your list!

At the end of this post, I've included the synopsis from Amazon, but before that let's take a look at the card I made to go with this book, using Lawn Fawn's "On The Mend" clear stamp set:

I'm using leftover papers from Cosmo Cricket's "Togetherness" 6x6 pad - can't throw away the scraps. Some of the papers here remind me of my Gran.

Now tell me that image will not make Nana swoon! Adorable! I coloured it with Promarkers and used Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles dies for cutting and layering. 

A couple of buttons and some twine complete this simple card.

At the last minute, I decided that the hug should be from all of us.... a group hug of sorts!

I'm also playing along with: Use It Tuesday #56 "Anything Goes" (hoard items: DP and buttons); Sweet Stamps Challenge #119 "Flowers"Craft-room Challenge "Use Your Scraps"Love To Create #67 Read All About It"Craftin' Desert Divas #7 "Ribbon / Twine" and Fitz Town Challenge #01 "Anything Goes".

Thanks for stopping by today. For more ideas and inspiration, skip on over to the rest of my DT sister....and they'll have you creating in no time. And before I forget, here's what Amazon had to say about "The Giant Hug":

How do you give your granny a hug when she lives far away? Send it through the mail, of course! Owen’s hug travels across the country in a series of hilarious, sometimes awkward, always heartfelt embraces between animals of different shapes and sizes. Valeri Gorbachev’s adorable artwork pairs beautifully with Sandra Horning’s charming text, and makes for a fun, funny, and educational read-aloud. An unexpected twist at the end will delight readers and have kids asking for this book again and again.

See you over at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog!



  1. Beauful card

    Thank you for joining us at Fitztown

    Zoe x x x x x x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  2. Beautiful card Asha!
    Thank you for joining Fitztown challenge.
    Hugs Kaija-DT

  3. Wonderful card. Great combo of image and papers. Love what you've done with the inside.
    Thank you for joining us at Fitztown


  4. Wonderful card, Asha! Pretty papers and a cute image! A really happy card!

  5. cute card! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's. We hope that you will join us again for future linky parties!

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  6. Fabulous card - love the colours and the layers. Great use of the buttons and twine :-) Have a wonderful week.

  7. like how you have used all your scraps for this card well done, many thanks for joining us over on fitztown xx

  8. Beautifully creative. Great design, colour and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at our very first Fitztown challenge. Good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Fitztown DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  9. That little flower image is so cute, and I like the added twine and buttons. A sweet, little card!

  10. Asha, love the combo of dps to go with the cute image! Sounds like a great little book :)

  11. So pretty Asha. Love the beautiful papers and the flower is so cute. I've never heard of that book before. Will have to look it up next time I'm at the library.

  12. Hi Asha, this sounds like such a sweet little book and love how you have used papers that remind you of your Nana x

  13. very sweet card, great use of your treasured scraps. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  14. This is gorgeous and so adorable. You've used your scraps in wonderful way. Thanks for sharing with us over at the craft-room challenge.

    Maria xxxxx

  15. Beautiful card. :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Flower challenge over at Sweetstamps.com

  16. Such a cute card! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

  17. This is just lovely! The story sounds so cute!

    Hugs from your teamie!

    Julie xx

  18. Such an adorable card! Love the dp you chose! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Card Crew DT
    Crazy Challenge DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  19. Oh this is one adorable card, love the papers with this sweet image! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.

  20. Love the stitching and twine you have. Great job!!!


    Your DT Sister at Tuesday Throwdown


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