Saturday, 2 July 2011

It's summer

but not where I am! So many of the card challenges going on at the moment are about summer. It's hard to imagine hot weather when it's wet, windy, dark at 5pm and cold. Taking my clothes off to get undressed for bed is an unhappy enough thought, without trying to imagine putting on a swimming costume and lying on a beach. Brrrrrr! Now cosying up with Christmas cards is MUCH more my thing at the moment. Hoho.

But in honour of the Scrap Whispers surprise challenge this week I've made a summer card, and I even made it in Neapolitan ice-cream colours: strawberry, vanilla and chocolate {shiver} for this week's Charisma Cardz challenge. I used a beautiful sketch from Creatalicious and featured House Mouse and Friends whose challenge is also "summer". I'm also entering it into Stampavie's "at least 3 layers" and Stampin' for the Weekend's "favourite things": brads, flowers, inking, ribbon and Stickles. It's rare that I don't use all of those on a card.

And the rest of this entry will have to wait until the Stickles have dried. You know how hard it is to wait? Yes? Then you'll be familiar with that test touch which almost always results in getting glittery gloop on your fingers. {Sigh} Soon...

Meanwhile, the Scrap Whispers Big Reveal should be posted any time now, so watch THIS space to see how our wonderful teams worked with Georgina's starting LO. There is a fun, summery (that word again...shiver) prize of a Bo Bunny "Barefoot and Bliss" collection pack for the card challenge - and the DT members are allowed to join in too! We'll be holding our monthly blog hop on the 15th too, so keeping checking back for lots of fun there. See you over there!

Now, has that Stickles dried yet.....?

Yup! Here it is!


Sue said...

Such pretty papers and colors. Your coloring of this sweet mouse and flower is awesome. Thanks for joining us for our summer challenge, even though you aren't experiencing any warm weather right now. New challenge starts Monday at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge I think you will love......hope to see you back for that one.


Sharpshooting by Sherri said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel , he is such a happy mouse picking petals eh !! :-) Gorgeous papers and embellies too :-)
Hope the weather warms up for you soon :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)

Lols x x x

America said...

GORGEOUS colors and coloring with that mix of papers. Adorable take on our SUMMER theme! Thanks so much for playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next time too! :)

Judith said...

This is really beautiful. The colours make me feel warm even though the weather isn't. Thanks for joing in at Creatalicious.

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely DP showing off this fun HM card! I know what you mean about cold is just starting to get warm where I live...been wearing my coat! Thanks for sharing with us at HOuse Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

BA said...

oh so cute, love house mouse
thanks for joining u at SAM
xoxo BA

Christel said...

What a lovely card. Gorgeous colours and a funny image. Love the house mouse stamps! The ribbon is just amazing! Love love love it!!
Thanks for playing with us at Charisma cardz this week/ Christel

VICTORIA said...

Wow what a great card. congrats on winning the challenge. Victoria :)

Mummylade said...

It shows you have used your favourite things. What an adorable creation! Thank you so much for joining in the SFTW challenge and good luck!

Kiki said...

Such a cute image and fantastic papers as well as perfect colouring.

Thanks so much for joining us at SAM.

Hugs, Kiki

Leah the Orange said...

TOO cute! love the happy look on HM's face! fabby papers, and love that ribbon! thanks so much for playing along at Charisma this week! :)

MarikaVaan said...

Really beautiful card:)
Thank you for your participation in the challenge to the SAM.
Hugs New DT Marika