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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 10 August 2015

CCM&M - 145 Warm Summer Colours

Afternoon - it's time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Last week I hosted the challenge and it was great to see all the entries. Be sure to pop over to the blog to check out the winner and top five. 

This week, Bec is hosting, and she is looking for Warm, Summer Colours!! Living on the south coast, summer always makes me think of the beach - and so I have used a Crafter's Companion Halcyon Days image (from the paper kit). It's a decoupage that was meant to go in a 3D frame - but I decided to just use it as it is.
For the base, I used the lovely Ivory Centura Pearl with, and the striped, embossed paper is from a pack called "Summer Fun" from ..... Lidl!! It's amazing what you can get in that shop!! The stripes remind me of deckchairs and sitting in the warm sunshine!! 

To embellish, I wrapped some pink grosgrain, and yellow organza ribbon around another strip of Centura Pearl - and added some resin flowers. The sentiment is from the Halcyon Days Kit. Don't forget to check out the inspiration from the rest of the DT on the blog.

I would like to enter this into:
Country View Challenges - Summertime
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes in August

Back soon!!


  1. What a beautiful summery card Carole, I just love that image and your bright and cheery papers!! It's been so great crafting along side you on the team, see you out there in blog land! hugs :)

  2. Gorgeous card Carole, love this collection.
    Hugs Julie xxx


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