Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Late August summer sunshine

Wow! The weather really has perked up to give us a very hot farewell to August. For a change the weather over the bank holiday was glorious and today it is even hotter. I have made myself a cuppa and this is my current view in my garden from my chair.

However I went for a walk earlier and I noticed a lot of signs that autumn is just around the corner
some of the trees are getting their golden hues
and berries are ripening on the trees
and guess what I spied
 I'll zoom in.......

yes the conkers are ripening...oh my! ( I did a little skip when I saw them ;0)
However in my garden it is still summer and 32c  in the shade at the moment..
did you spot someone photo bombing....
yes the lovely Bear has come to stay for the week.

My card today is one to keep cool with on a hot summer's day. It is another wedding one, this time a lots of layers white on white card, which I took down to Dotty's to sell. I used my Samistamps digi image which I coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut out. I added glitter to the flowers and setniment. The dies are a mix of Memory box, Joy and Tattered Lace and I also used some pearl card which I embossed for extra depth. The sentiment in LOTV.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Allsorts 2/3 use at least 2 dies I lost count with the number I used!
I love Promarkers use a die cut
Sparkles monthly 2/3 lots of layers
Passion for Promarkers make us smile
Let's Craft and Create 2/3 wedding/anniversary
Uniko inspired by a song mine is White wedding by Billy Idol.
Happy Little stampers anything goes with dies

I've cooled down a little and now it's time to head back out to the garden and my studio...I have the windows open wide and luckily it is in shade after early morning.  Enjoy the sunshine and if you don't have any I'll send some your way as we have plenty, with more to come. Thanks so much for popping by and for the sweet comments you take the time to leave. 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Lovely wedding card ,great die cut background,thanks for sharing your card with us here at I Love Promarkers,Lyn D T.

  2. Beautiful wedding card, Your garden is full of colour and sunshine. We went to Highclere Castle today and spent a very relaxing time . Hugs Mrs A.

  3. That's a perfect wedding card.. very white and bright with promise. Your garden looks very flowery.. and bear was the best photo bomber. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. gorgeous photos Jane - its lovely to see the evidence of the seasons changing though - I love Autumn! Wow what a beautiful card - really love this! Hugs Rachel xx

  5. Love the effect of all those layered die cuts, and your summery photographs are lovely.
    Alison x

  6. Beautiful layering on those die cuts and a very elegant image too. Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week.
    Lorraine DT

  7. What a gorgeous sunny view of your flowers there, Jane! We are so lucky to have this hot and summery weather aren't we...and especially for bank holiday Monday this time! Your card is beautiful, so romantic, soft and pretty.
    Have a lovely week!
    Helen xox

  8. I love the white on white Jane, so very wedding-y!! :)
    Gorgeous Bear enjoying your beautiful flowery garden. Weather has been good here too over the bank holiday although we never reached 32deg during the whole summer.
    Enjoy the rest of your week my friend,
    V x

  9. The card is very pretty and love the layers like she is ready to walk through the forest. It is so pretty. I love your pictures and that big doggie is such a cutie pie.

  10. A lovely view of your garden Jane, I need to get out and tidy up after the holiday, lots of dead heading to do and sweeping under the pots. Sadly my apple tree died whilst away, it was a container one so I'll need to get a new one to replace it and the grass has parched too. Love your cool card, it's beautiful and I'm sure will sell quickly. Bear looks right at home outside your studio and obviously knows where to find the shady spots. Must catch up soon xx

  11. Beautiful card, wow Jane!! I love the layers of shimmery white paper you added in, such a lovely touch for the occasion! What a view you have from your window, wow again!! You're excited about conkers, what do you use them for? I was under the impression that they are poisonous, or do you use them for the kids to play with? Just curious. hugs :)

  12. Hi Jane,

    Where did the month of August go?
    Lovely post! I can almost feel the heat in the air!
    Your card is absolutely lovely.

    Today was the 1st day of school for my "little" one so Autumn is definitely in the air!


  13. Absolutely gorgeous - your garden too! Beautiful romantic wedding themed card. thanks for playing at Uniko.

  14. Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy X

  15. Such a Gorgeous card Jane.. love it totally..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge.

  16. Beautiful card Jane. I love the gorgeous image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for Lorraine's 'make us smile' challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  17. Another stunner & more inspiring photos - FAB! Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge & my apologies for commenting SO late. Hugs Bev x


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