Good morning fellow crafters, friends and followers!
I hope you are all doing fine? I can´t believe we are headed towards autumn with huge steps now! Its been an awesome summer in Sweden though and our vaccy week in Turkey was amazing but still...being the summer lover I am its a bit tough the thought of a looong autumn and an even loooonger winter before things are looking up again. Please..I don't want the usual comments like: "Oh, but hun...it is so awe to be able to sit in the sofa (I don't know about you but I do that all year long...?) and just enjoy a good tv show (eh hello? During summer its communion singing on tv - is that during autumn maybe?) and look at those amazing candles. (Again..I enjoy candles on my patio as often as the swedish summer allows it and during summer you can stay outside all nite if you like...) Im aware there are people that enjoys autumn because the trees are so beautiful as the leaves turn. Okay, so you are right about that BUT! Im a full-time mum and hardly get to actually look at the trees AND..that lasts like 2 minutes in Sweden...after that its here...the dreaded raiiiiiin...leaving leaves everywhere you're going and let me tell you - that eventually smells...not good! ..and the raiiiin...doesnt ever stop...until its snow...
urgh..you get the picture ha? Oh come on mother nature, please keep it summer for a while more?!
To keep my summery feeling a bit longer I created a really summer like card for the midway reminder over at the CLP Challenge blog. Adorable Chelsea always creates THE most amazing sketches for us all and here´s what the one for august looks like:
Isn't that just gorge? You simply have to come join us, promise! You do not want to miss out. Sketches are an amazing thing, I find that following an actual sketch cuts my craft time in half for each card. Its great the feeling of not having to think on my own (at least some times ;)) And with a sketch like this, who can really go wrong? If you need more inspiration my amazingly talented teamies has created some beautiful creations, check them out here.
Okay, so this is one of my fav Tilda's, I know I say that almost every time but it is! She´s one of those that has grown on me, she was not amongst my first batch from this collection ;) She is just so cute standing there with that cross on her chest and the arms behind her back.
The frantage I used is the shabby pink one and I sprinkled it a little here and there. Its around Tilda, on the sentiments I cut out with Magnolia Doo hickeys, the beloved little cherub, the key and some of the edges of the patterned papers. The sentiments are so loved by me, I use them a lot, you can find them in the Little Darling Rubberstamp store. Tilda is inked with my Copics. The patterned papers are also Magnolia. Oh and let me tell you: I´ve used a LOT of goodies I was lucky enough to recieve from dearest Chelsea the same day as I decorated this card. The cherub is hers, the cute, cute small flowers (I bet they are handmade!), the lilly, the lace and the cute to the boot key! Thank you Chels, I loooove it all!
I hope you will like my make and I have maybe inspired you to take the step and join us?
I hope to see you there! Lots of love