Friday 7 July 2017


Morning all.
The sun is out today and it's threatening to be another scorcher.
My hubby has been out on the tractor helping a friend bring in the haym love that smell, even in winter when I pass the hay bay on a sunny day that gorgeous aroma takes me back to sunny summer days.
I even managed to take a photo of my card for the new Alphabet Challenge Blog theme outside, the shadows were too strong from my usual spot on the window sill! 
This time it is


So butterflies, dragon and damselflies, bees, wasps etc. I went with dragonflies with mine. I even saw one the other day buzzing the top of my wild flower area, a sign that summer is really here.

I used a w/c resist technique, stamping these daint ones from STAMPlorations and embossing with white EP then sprinkling on some turquoise and purple Brusho. A spritz with water and sit back and let the magic begin. Once dry, I trimmed the panel of MM paper down to size and added a frame that was left over from an other project on pads. The sentiment was stamped in black on a scrap and attached under the edge.
I usually make lots of teacher thanks cards for my daughter to give to the TA's at work at this time of year but I'm not sure if she will need them this time as she has been off sick with hip problems related to her pregnancy. Still its there if she needs it.
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  1. this is so adorable, teamie!
    love the frame!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Yes please mum, I will be sending them in! That's lovely. Thank yoi xx

  3. I am loving these frames Julie, this one really enhances the dragonflies. I have been sniffing my hay, it's the first time in 16 years that we have made any as we have always been full with liveries. Mary the horse relocating meant we had a lovely spare paddock to nurture this year. I think we might keep it that way so Surprise can always have homegrown!! xx

  4. Glorious background! It suits those lovely dragonflies perfectly. Clever use of the frame really focuses they eye on the sentiment and the large dragonfly. Thank for joining us at The Paper Players.

  5. This is just beautiful. I am so partial to white embossing with watercolor and you have used the Brushos perfectly here. Your design is just wonderful, I especially like the white frame. It used so creatively!!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us over at Double D
    Judy~ DD Designer

  6. Julie, your watercolored background is beautiful! Those dragonflies look so pretty flying by! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  7. What a beautiful coloured panel Jules and the white frame frames the dragonflies perfectly. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  8. Gorgeous background and fabulous overall design! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pastels’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  9. Ooh, those dragonflies are pretty ;) I like how you've done the layers. Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)

  10. Thus looks fab! I love how you've framed the dragonflies. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx


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