I can finally post this card which I made and sent halfway across the world to my talented friend Hannelie (http://desertdiva-hannelie.blogspot.com/) in Abu Dhabi!
Digistamps4Joy & alphabet stamps from Chiswick.
The sand was created by smearing the bottom with embossing ink and then using a puffing embossing powder. My friend said it made it there, sand and all :D (she knows sand...)
Colored with Spectrum Noirs & banners shaded with Tim Holtz.
Can enter it into;
http://www.spectrumnoir.com/challenge/ (JULY = Friends)