Monday, 12 September 2016

Hanging on to summer

I really enjoyed looking after Bear, my son's dog last week and we shared lots of long walks to all sorts of spots I rarely go to. The weather was very kind with no rain other than overnight one night.A very large wet dog is not fun!

He enjoyed sniffing around and I enjoyed the scenery. I noticed the leaves are beginnineg to change into their autumnal hues and there are lots of berries ripening ready for the birds for the winter.

I'm surprised though how many chicks have recently hatched. I wonder it they are 2nd broods of the season?

I have also noticed that the acers I grow in pots in my garden have changed into their autumnal colours.
I loved these seeded wildflowers on our walks

They reminded me of my Tim Holtz wildflower dies so when I got home I had a plan.
 Whilst bear "guarded" me in my studio ;0)

I decided to have a play brayering some distress inks similar to my Tim project last month

I had some left over pieces of die cuts which I also incorporated. I stamped and embossed a birthday sentiment

and made a wildflower inspired card ready for selling at Dotty's.
The house feels a little empty but it is lovely to have our dear Billy back downstairs. He set up camp upstairs as soon as Bear arrived, bless.

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

Pixie's snippets playgound #246 I used snippets of card for my die cuts.
Frilly and Funkie 2/3 things with wings
We love to create 1/2  anything mixed media goes

I hope you had a lovely weekend?  I was busy with some card commissions. I also got some gardening done yesterday as the weather was glorious.  We may have temperatures hitting the 30cs again this week.....we're hanging on to summer. Thanks for visiting.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Oh this is LOVELY Jane and great use of your inky snippets too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. This is a stunning card Jane. The wildflowers and butterfly look great on your inky background. Beautiful photos of your walk too. Barbxx

  3. Gorgeous card, Jane. And what a lovely companion Bear is, you have had some wonderful walks together! I love this time of year too.....hanging on to summer with warm and sunny weather...but enjoying the beauty of autumn too. Have a great week.
    Helen xox

  4. stunning background Jane - love how you've used the lattice too - just gorgeous xx

  5. Wow, that waterfall was gushing.. I'm glad you are able to dog sit for your son.. very handy for him and he's a gorgeous dog. Lovely card, my friend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Fabulous photos of your walks and yes the autumnal cloak of colour is slowly creeping on. Looking forward to a couple of warm days this week to get in the garden but hobbling at the moment. Love your follow up card too with the dreamy background and gorgeous silhouettes. Have a great week xxx

  7. Wonderful card Jane and what a gorgeous companion Bear must be when he's with you. Even if dear Billy heads for the hils! Bless him :)


    Di xx

  8. I love how Bear guards you....I suppose Billy is not so keen.
    Pretty card as always, nature is definitely changing.
    Hot, hot, hot in the south again, we're just back from a couple of days away, it wasn't too bad here today but it poured out of the heavens yesterday!
    V x

  9. Hi dear Jane!

    Beautiful photos and card!
    This month has been incredible weather wise.
    I'm so happy you could enjoy it. I just cannot believe it would be this hot still.
    It's sad to see Bear go but hopefully there will ne next time.
    You need a German Shepherd stamp I think!


  10. A stunning card Jane, I love the gorgeous background you've created and the die cuts you've used.

    Sue xx

  11. Beautiful colors in the background with the lovely pop of the silhouettes over the background. Thanks for playing along with us again this week at the Frilly and Funkie "Things with Wings" challenge.

  12. Gorgeous background inking! Love the way the die cuts pop! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie Things with Wings Challenge!


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