Friday, 24 July 2009

Whoever stole summer, please give it back!

I'm a bit down in the dumps today, mainly because of the weather. Rain, rain, rain :(. We go on holiday in a week, Windermere where we're going had 1 1/2" rain in a day last time I looked at the weather records. I know, if you want hot summer sun don't book a holiday in England. Just like last year, we booked lateish in the hope that the hay would be in and the kind friend who looks after the horses wouldn't have that to worry about. Of course, just like last year, the hay is sitting wet and uncut...

Anyway, enough whingeing, I've tried to make the sun come out with my card today. Slightly bizarrely, I've begun by looking at the Pile It On Challenge, the Challenge that encourages combining as many challenges as possible in one card. I've not entered this one before, but it's theme of mostly orange sounded fun. I've not managed to combine it with too many other challenges, but I've certainly cracked the orange thing :).

I've used the sketch from the Sketch & Stash Challenge, which is always fun to take part in. I need to list old, neglected and new stash for this one. The gorgeous House Mouse image is negelcted stash, sent to me by my blogging friend Janet ages ago. I love it and haven't wanted to use it up, how silly is that! The sentiment is new, it's from Dimension Fourth and came as part of my July stamps. The bright yellow flower is old stash, it was a freebie with a magzine ages ago and the orange spotty K&K paper is new stash from Newbury Art Stamps show.
I've coloured in with Copics and a grey Promarker, the card candy (faux brads) are from Craftwork Cards and I changed my beige ribbon to orange with my Copics.

The third challenge I've entered is another I've not entered before: Pink Elephant Challenge this week is to use animals on your card.


  1. This is beautiful Anne! Your colouring is just fantastic! Thank you sooo much for your kind words you left me re: sn position. Really means a lot! I hope you're feeling better soon-it does get you down the weather. Fingers crossed its super sunny on your hols:) Love Rowena

  2. It's a fantastic card - I really love it. The image is brilliant and the sentiment fits perfectly.

    Glad you joined us at the Pink Elephant and I hope you'll be back on Monday. Would love to see more of your work.

    Ann xxx

  3. So totally cute! Wish I could email you some of our summer....close to 100 today..which is cooler than it has been.

  4. Hi Anne. Thank you for the lovely comments you left me on my blog. Another blogging friend told me to glimmer mist the dragonflies after you've cut them out of the vellum. They curl up really tight and you think you've runined them but as they dry they uncurl and look lovely.
    I'm sure Windermere will be wonderful whatever the weather. I love The Lake District whatever the weather, but I know the sun is always the best when your on your hols. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
    Your card is lovely. It has certainly brightened up another dull day.
    Have a great weekend.

  5. wow what a fantastic card! love the colours!!

  6. wow another 3-panel challenge - love what you've done with it - such cute wee mices & certainly looks summer - it a cool but SUNNY winter's day here - so looks like we've stolen it down under

  7. Beautiful card, Anne! I love the cute image and the gorgeous yellow flower.
    Hugs, Vanja

  8. This is so adorably cute..
    Lana x

  9. This card is TOTALLY gorgeous! I LOVE that image!!

    Thanks for playing with us at PILE IT ON!!


  10. What a cute image and sentiment! Great job on the orange theme; you've done a fantastic job on this card. Thanks for joining us this week :D
    - Ann @ Pile It On!

  11. A super cute card, so much fun!! Thanks for playing along at PIO this week!!

  12. Very fun card! Love the bright colors.

  13. fun card! great job with the orange and that sketch :)

    Amy -- Pile It On DT

  14. Wonderful card - that image is adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

  15. Your card is so sweet!! Love the HM image. Thanks for playing along with us at TPE!!

  16. anne,
    that is adorable~~~~~

    -- dalis
    PIO Owner

  17. This is sooo fabulous!! Love the HM image you've used and the orange is perfect....thanks for joining our challenge at TPE with your gorgeous card :)

    Carol x

  18. beautiful card Anne, I love the image and wow your colouring is fab, gorgoeus DP and a great sentiment to match the image, thanks for joining in the fun at sketch and stash hugs Jill xx

  19. I adore your card Anne, so bright and summery, where did it all go??
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
    Love Becky xx

  20. So cute! Love that stamp!

    Thanks for playing!

    Dee fr Pile It On DT


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