Hello, and welcome!
Well, the title of this post is also the theme for our challenge at
and I had to be dragged to my craft desk, kickin' 'n' screamin' 'cos I don't do HOT.....hahaaaa.....but I settled down, like the good Team Member I am, and got on with it....sheeesh!
So, last week we had a Winter theme....and what a gorgeous set of entries we received!......but this week we want to see just the opposite.....well, our esteemed Boss Lady, Pauline, does.....she lives Down Under and is
sweltering enjoying the heat.....not!.....I think it just might be a tad too warm for some peeps in Australia, at the moment.....but, we'd like to see your summer themed creations.....bring them on!
who is offering a wonderful $10 certificate to shop at the Floppy Latte store .... and if you use a Floppy Latte image in your creation there is a bonus for you! (Please make it very clear that you've used a Floppy Latte image in your creation.)
I was lucky enough to be able to play with the very lovely Butterflies in the Grass for my summer-themed card......
I started with a red card base and added layers of Raspberry Road papers which had been backed with more red card......I like the freshness of these papers...a lot!
I use Serif Page Plus for my digi work and the background to the image is a free digi canvas-type paper that I opened in the graphic programme, then added the lovely stamp image on top. After printing it off, I use Promarkers to colour up......I love the textured look that layering up the paper and image gave....the yellow butterfly was printed and coloured twice, and decoupaged.....
I rolled a length of this pretty lace into a flower shape, adding a small circle of card to the back for stability.....and this ickle ladybird flew onto it.....ha!
The sentiment was typed onto a strip of Safmat....love that stuff!.....printed, then rubbed onto a piece of scrap card....two teeny pearls "anchor" it......
The sweet flowers are from my stash and I popped some moss......yep, real moss, (from Anna Marie's Designs).....it stays where it's put, too, with a few dabs of wet glue......very summery!
A bit of titivating on the inside and it's done!
The Design Team has done a spiffing job with their creations, so do pop over and take a gander......
http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.co.uk/ Birthday cards
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes
http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/ Flower Extra Vaganza
http://inkychicks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/welcome-to-our-1st-challenge.html Anything goes (2nd entry)