Friday, 15 July 2011

Here comes Summer!

Good morning, peeps! Well it's Friday again and I said I'd be back with another card and here I am, cup of tea at the ready, to tell you all about the new challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and the topic for this one is 'Summer'. By the way, it is rumoured that we're having one but there haven't been too many signs so far!! Anyhoo, here's me card:

My main image is the delightfully cute Molly Blooms (my new favourite!) but the background is 'Beach Umbrella' kindly donated by Meljens Designs who are one of our sponsors for this challenge. The second sponsor is Love to Stamp and both are offering wonderful prizes so I do hope you'll join in this lovely challenge! Do hop over to the challenge blog and see what my talented teamies have created.

I did find this card great fun to make and I just love all the bright summery colours. I also used a different embellishment for the very first time - that's the twig supporting the 'Fun in the Sun' message. There I was yesterday, hunting around the gardens outside our apartment looking for just the right twig! If any of my neighbours was looking out of the window, they'll now be convinced that I've totally lost it!

Well, it's the Summer Crafting show at Doncaster Racecourse this weekend and I'll be there tomorrow adding to my small stash. (yeah, right!) If my friend, Barbara Gray from Clarity Stamps is swamped with customers (not an unusual situation for Barbara!) I will be helping out on her stand so if you see me, please stop and say hello.

I'm also going to enter this card into The Paperlane Challenge, which this month is 'Anything but square'.

Stamps: Molly Blooms and Meljens Designs (digi)
DPs: Bo Bunny (words) and Echo Park 'Sweet Summertime'
Embellishments: Twig from my garden and starfish from my stash
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E21, R11, R20, R30
Hair: E25, E27, E29
Molly's playsuit & hat: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, YG01, YG03, YG05
Rubber ring: R01, R02, R05, E19, YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18 finished with Glassy Accents
Umbrella: all the colours used in the above 2 items + E42, E43, E44
Glass: C00, C1
Lemon slice: Y02, Y06, Y08
Orange Juice: YR12, YR14, YR16

Well, that's all from me for now but, whatever you're doing for the weekend, have a great one!



  1. Hi Diane,
    thanks for joining us at the paperlane challenge. love the card, hopefully summer will appear soon!!!
    hugs Caz z

  2. Love your coloring on Molly. That is a darling image and love the colors you chose to use. Love the beach bg too! Great card.

  3. what sweet and colourful card. thank you for joining us on the paperlane challenge. hope to see you in the coming challenges with paperlane
    klare :O) x

  4. Stunning card Diane, image is coloured to perfection and the twig looks right at home there! Great papers, it's so summery, I love it all!
    Love Nicola xxx

  5. Beautiful Diane, love the vibrant colours. We had summer today, sorry forgot to send it down to you in the 'valley', lol, x

  6. Awesome card Diane, love the beach scene and really fabulous colouring.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Hi Diane
    a fabulous card, a lovely beach scene, awesome colouring, fab design, sue,x

  8. I wish the summer would hurry up then Diane lol...your card is like a real summers day on paper...perfect and I love how you coloured Molly
    Mina xxx

  9. Hi Diane! Thanks for joining in our first challenge! Love the colours and detail on your card! Kerry :-)

  10. Ab FAb again! Love the colours, so bright ans sunny. The bluey teal colour is gorgeous. Yet another masterpiece from the pen of Diane. Love your work. Hugs, Neet x


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