Friday, 10 June 2011

Summer? what happened has it been and gone?

I know it's only the beginning of June and we need rain around here but where has summer gone and hail? Good job we can craft and have summer and there are so many summer challenges around too. This card is for one of my nieces and there will be more birthday cards to come as towards the end of June starts our birthday madness season in our family well one of them there's another towards the end of the year.

For this one I used one of my sassy girls that I've not yet inked up and she so reminds me of childhood summer days when we use to go bug hunting as a gang of children all with jam jars in hand, holes punched in the top so the bugs could breathe and fishing nets in hand, a competition to see who could catch most and never touch the wings or they'll die. Then at the end of the fun day all setting them free at once and if we were really lucky having at least a dozen or so butterflies to let go at once such a wonderful sight. Do kids still do things like that?

I decided to go with different colours ( like the huneysuckle I can see from my window) for me for a change just for fun and perhaps as the weather was dull too. The papers are from a kit I got from QVC not sure of the brand , the ribbon is from my stash as is the peel-off. The flowers were white but I coloured to match and thought gazinias would look perfect, well for the yellow/orange flowers the blue just because. The button centres are papermania and the butterfly I made from fantasy film. The image is coloured with promarkers of course.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Auds sentiments-summer
Design dollies-colour challenge
crafts and me-stamp something
Little darlings-summer
The sugar bowl-layout
Creative card crew-wings
pile it on -summer heaven
crafty ho's-summer let the fun begin
cupcake inspirations-photo inspiration
the corrosive challenge-summer colours
creative cowgirls -summer fun
pear tree designs-summer delight
stamp and create-summer
paper pretties-summer

Hope its a good day for you all and thanks for popping by.


Squirrel x said...

Don't know about the summer hun but I know that we desperately need some rain! Gorgeous card hun, that image is so cute, and wonderful colours. Love it. Sxx

Elizabeth Hart said...

So cute - the little bug jar (we used to catch fireflies in summer)is ideal for a sumer themed card. Thank you for sharing your adorable creativity at Pile it On this week... Elizabeth

Audrey said...

What an adorable card. I love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

jenny said...

Gorgeous card how you were inspired by nature for the colour combo and the flowers are fab!

Jenny xx

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...


That butterfly is stunning and great colour combo sure screams out summer fun.

Great take on the challenge!

Thank you for joining us on our first challenge at Little Darlings!!!!,Ruby♥

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is so cute. Love the little girl with her big eyes and the papers and colors you used are perfect!

Thank you for participating in the Crafty Ho Challenge this week!

Gina said...

Oh what beautiful sparkly eyes!! Thank you for joining in at Creative Cowgirls XXX

Angie said...

Such bright and summery colors! Your card is just ADORABLE. Thank you so much for joining us in the first Little Darlings Challenge :-)


Lisa said...

Such a cute image! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Chris said...

love that little butterfly on your card. thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty, I am loving the beautiful colors, thanks for sharing!
hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

wendipooh13 said...

ahhhh what a lovely card!!! thanks soo much for playing along with the Dollies!!!

Unknown said...

super cute image and card. love the title of your post, hope the summer comes soon!!! thanks for joining PIO!!!

KarenB said...

You used the colours so beautifully - what a gorgeous summer card :) Thanks for joining us at Design Dollies.

Juls said...

such a sweet card!!! HUgs Juls

Maria Matter said...

sweet & beautiful Julye!