Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Spring and summer spells the wedding season

Its funny how you associate different sounds or smells with different seasons of the year, cinnamon and allspice and pine with christmas and in my case church bells with summer and sometimes spring. our village is quite big really and I have to admit I only know the names of the families my son went to primary school with and those in the local post office and shop. Hubby knows more as he lived in the next village on when growing up, and many of his friends now live in our village.
in summer I love being in the garden , weather permitting of course and along side the traffic I can here from the A57 which disects our village, the tinkling of water in our garden stream and birds singing the church bells seem to ring out on an almost regular basis. I'm never sure if they are just practicing or if it's a wedding but being a true romantic I always asume the latter and so I associate summer with weddings.

Sorry I do waffle on, my brain seems to be addled I have managed to drop a dish and a mug this morning and smashed both. I blame all the revision I am doing to help my son, sorry help my son with his revision, he seems to learn better and take in more when I give him anicdotal triggers. Today we did biology, part of which was micro-organisms which decay things and the temperatures at which they are active. If he redraws the triggers I drew he will have the examiner in laughter or tears, I said to remember that they are aerobic imagine them in skimpy leotards dancing around getting breatheless. When its cold they are asleep or dorment , as it heats up they get frisky anfd reproduce , then get really hot and by 100 degrees they fry and die.

What kind of teacher would I make, but it made my son laugh and he seemed to retain the important bits. 

Stop waffling Julye I hear you shout, get on with the craft!

I used one of my fab lili of the valley stamps, I think it is just so cute. I have tried to combine as many challenges as possible so please forgive me, but school work comes first and as I keep telling Andrew it's only 7 or 8 weeks of hard work for what could be his best shot at getting his foot on the first rung of the ladder of life he wants to climb, and I will help him by giving him the encouragement and support he needs to study and be as prepared as he can. If he does that and does his best I can ask no more, so that cuts into craft time so please forgive me combining.

I coloured my image with promarkers and sakura glaze and glitter pens. The faux buttons are again sakura glaze , I think they are pollycraft but can't find them in my digifiles so can't be 100%  sure-if I'm wrong please accept my appology and correct me so I can edit and give the appropriate person credit.
Papers are form a scrapbook collection from costco. Roses and ribbon from my stash and sentiment is CC designs.

I am entering the following challenges:-

LOTV-here comes summer
Ai factory- buttons
Paperplay-pretty pastals
Totally gorjuss-stitching
Charisma-girly with flower
CRAFT-no square or rectangle cards
Lili-boo-too-shaped card
Meljens-shaped card
Penni's-shaped card
Klsns-inside and out( sorrynot a good inside piccy but you can see most of it)
Simon says-card for Domi
Crafty sentiments-use buttons
Creative Inspirations-congratulations
Cowgirl sunday stampen challenge- spring card
Daring cardmakers-non square easel card
Incy Wincy-anything goes
Everybody art-pastals
Pixie cottage-fab layout


pinky said...

Wow Julye you certainly know a lot of stuff lol. Loving your heart easel card and that cute image (just used it today myself), makes for a beautiful card and I love your faux buttons. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Diane (djuseless) said...

Bravo to you for incorporating so many challenges into one card!! What a darling wedding card! I love all your details too! Thanks for playing along with Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge!

Adrina said...

Great wedding card. I like the shape!!!
Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Kim said...

aw what a sweet card...looks awesome...love the colors..so soft looking...thanks for joinig us at CSSC....good luck!!!!

Gina said...

What a lovely "shaped" card, the colouring is very romantic too!
Thanks for joining in at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge
love as always Gina x x x

Katie said...

Very sweet image a great idea for a wedding card.
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Julye :-) this wedding image is one of my faves and I love this heart shaped easel card ,,, just stunning and I know Domi will love it too :-)

thanks for joining in this challenge :-)

lols x x x

Loopylou. said...

such a pretty card julye, hope the revision gets a bit clmer with the start of your sons exams and the best of luck to him, it is such a nerve wracking time for him i bet. thank you for popping in and playing over on lily-boo too x

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful heart easel. Lovely image .
Thanks for joining us a crafty sentiments this week
Lisa ;)

Davi said...

Love those easels and you did a fab job! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.

Kristina said...

Lovely card. Summer does seem to be wedding season. How great that you are able to put your son's school work into terms he understands better. I'd have to have someone teach me first.
Glad you joined us this month at LB2.

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

Love this Heart Easel Card...
and your so right...the image is so cute.....
Thank you so much for sharing this and joining us over at CSSC....
Hugs Alison.

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

Super heart easel card, the images is so adorable. Thanks for joining us at CSSC. Good Luck :>

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

I am here again still loving this Heart Easel Shaped card...
It's "FAB"...
Thank you so much for sharing this and joining us over at Penny's....
Hugs Alison.

Rika said...

Lovely wedding card, thanks for joining in with daring cardmakers.

valen said...

What a lovely easel shaped card! Love the image you used :) Thank you for joining us at Lily-boo2 this month.

Marion Kuipers-van Eijsden said...

What a great idea to make it with a heartshaped easel card. My compliments to it. Thanks for joining us at Cowgirls sunday stamp challenge.

Lynda said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Kazzy73 said...

A beautiful shaped wedding card,love the rode buds.Thanks for joining us at LB2 this month.
KAren x x x

Risa said...

What a super cute easel card! Your image is adorable and your colors and detailing are fab!. Thanks for joining us at KLSNS!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Aw this card is so sweet! Great job on those faux heart buttons!!!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Queen La Rubba said...

Your cad is so sweet! I love the double hearts and thos turquoise hearts are so yummy! This is wonderful!
Thank you for joining us for our very first "COWGIRL’S SUNDAY STAMP CHALLENGE"! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
I invite you to hop on over and celebrate my DT positions with me by entering in my candy giveaway!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

craftymum said...

Super card. I love those hearts.
Thanks for joining us at TG this week
Love sarah XXX

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful card! I love the shape and the super cute image!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck on the challenge!
♥Dee (Spryte)♥

Trimgym said...

Great shaped card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

cheryl said...

wow this is one gorjus card and such beautiful detail thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week love hugs cheryl xxxx

Lisa said...

Adorable! Thanks for playing with MelJen's Designs this week:)

Kimberly S said...

What a lovely Wedding card, and I love the heart shape! Thanks so much for joining us for the first Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge! :)

jude said...

Cute card hun ,the wedding season is upon us just wish the weather was too...lolThanks for joining us over at creative inspirations this week.Sophie and Chloe still both off school after incident and police had to be called,Wont let them out my sight now!!!Had big meeting after getting fab lettrer from GP.they are not ready physically and mentally they are having someone round every wednesday.Also Rose counsellor coming weekly.School pathetic we have now on advice bypassed school and had to go to LEA...fingers crossed
love n hugs judex

Squirrel x said...

Wow hun, great easel! Super sweet card, loving it. Thanks for playing Totally Gorjuss this week. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Cheryl said...

What a lovely shaped card! Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs challenge. We hope you will join us again.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, sweet image and fab colours.

Sarah A said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Not tried a shaped easel card yet but you have given me the inspiration.

Thanks for joining us over at Cowgirl UP challenge

Sarah x

Pop's Cards said...

Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x

*Ang* said...

Gorgeous spring card Julye. Lovely easel card, with fab embellishments. Thank you for joining us in our first challenge at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge. Hugs, Ang x

Heather "Hev" said...

Fantastic idea with the shaped easel - I havent been game enough to try it!! I am sure it will be cherished!!

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge this week :)

Good Luck!!

Heather and the design team
Please feel free to visit my personal blog Vanilla Hevn

Kelly L said...

Love this adorable image, lovely heart shaped card and sweet little heart embellishments. :) Thanks for joining us at KL Stampin N Scrappin for our inside-out challenge! Hugs, Kelly

Tracy said...

Beautiful shaped card!!
Thank you so much for joining us this week over at Creative Inspirations and good luck.

Farm Girl said...

wow, just beautiful.Thanks for joining us at LB2 :)

Jenni said...

Wow Julye what a great shaped card, perfect for weddings. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Jenni x

Suzi Mac said...

A stunning card Julye, love the shape and the image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. Hugs Suzi x

Beccy said...

What a fabulous card, love the heart shape easel card - thank you soo much for entering our first challenge over at the 'Cowgirls Sunday Stamp Challenge'. Hope to see you again on the next challenge.

Beccy x

Lisa said...

ah so sweet, thanks for joining us at LB2