Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Summertime colours

I have chosen to make this card for two challenges, Crafts for Eternity "lemon and lime" and {ippity} challenge "Dog days of Summer".
This card says Summer to me because the fresh citrus colours remind me of cool summertime drinks, lemonade, cocktails on holiday and the flower in the middle is like a warm sunshine. I chose the {ippity} sentiment "sweet thoughts of you" from the spring set as i have many happy memories of this summer, meeting up with old friends who are precious to me, and also getting to know new friends on the craft forums. It is a little bittersweet for me too, as i know that when i go back to work very shortly, i will not be able to spend time creating and posting on here as i have been. Here is my card:

and here is a close up of the sentiment:

I also stamped lemon background paper using a "postcard" stamp - one of my little gems I bought on holiday this summer.

Enjoy the last days of the summer, my friends, as the song says - they could be the best days of your life - I have had such a wonderful summer, that I could believe that's true for me.

Elisabeth x


  1. Beautiful Citrus card, love it. Annette

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, love the big flower and button. Great take on our sketch and recipe. Thanks for sharing at C4E this week.

  3. Gorgeous card Elisabeth thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs xx

  4. Hi Elizabeth,
    This is lovely & elegant. Love your papers. Did you doodle those squares round the edge? It is really effective. Thanks for joining us at C4E.
    Andie xx

  5. This is really stunning, I love the design and colors you used! Hugs, Karen

    P.S. If you love challenges then you are sure to love my new blog: