Friday, 15 September 2017

A last blast of summer

I am back from our wonderful holiday on the sunshine island of Rhodes. We had temperatures in the high 30s every day and one day it topped 43c. I do love the heat and with air con in our room to allow  comfortable sleep I find it fully recharges our batteries ready for the coming autumn and winter.
I have not had time to download all our photos yet and I will write some posts but for now I shall just share a few of that wonderful sunshine and the blue Aegean Sea.
 We gazed out to it from our balcony
 and on our trips out each day.
There is no blue quite like this in my books.
We watched one last sunset before we came home...

When we landed at Gatwick at 4am yesterday morning we had a temperature drop to 7c!

I plan to make a Moment of our trip but today I am catching up with my girlie and grand babies.

So today I am sharing an anniversary card I made for Dotty's Teahouse.
As we are saying goodbye to summer I thought one last hot sunny card would be very appropriate.

I made an inky background with summery distress inks, added some butterflies stencilling using my STAMPlorations stencil and then some die cut butterflies. I gave the middle butterfly some texture using Crackle Paste. The stamped sentiment is Lili of the Valley.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;

Creative Inspirations 1/3 Seasonal my season is summer...time to say goodbye!
Moving along with the times 1/3 sentiment as a focal point
Sparkles 1/3 punches or dies
A bit more time to craft 1/3 anything goes
That's Crafty 1/3 fly away

Have a lovely weekend.
I am going to the Ally Pally Stamping show in London Sunday. It will be great to see Helen and Mark, my Visible Image "bosses" again and catch up.  It is such a great show, one of the best imho. Perhaps I might see some of your there? I will be back on Monday with some photos.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. So glad you had such wonderful warm weather and a fabulous holiday to set you up for the winter, love the photos. Great card for Dottys I'm sure it won't stay long on the shelf. Have a great time with the family xxx

  2. It looks gorgeous. I'm glad you had a good time. Pretty butterflies too!

  3. Beautiful holiday pics my dear, I do love to see all that sunshine and blue seas and skies!
    Pretty little card too....I'm sad to be saying goodbye to summer (such as it was at times), we even lit the fire tonight.
    Enjoy your weekend at the show and be careful too,
    V x

  4. Thank you for sharing this lovely card with us at MAWTT. Good luck. Christine DT x

  5. Oh what a gorgeous spot you were at. Simply divine. I hope you had fun at Ally Pally! I know you did. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. Wonderful card and lovely pics, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxxx

  8. Goodbye to summer?...what summer? never really happened up north!! your vibrant card though and your pictures of Rhodes brought back wonderful memories...and the warmth! You are right there is no blue like that sea!.xx

  9. Your photos are beautiful, Jane, and so is your summery card! I'm sure that's going to move fast!

  10. Always a beautiful tale and magnificent pictures shared Jane you really do treat us blog readers so well. Your end of Summer Anniversary Card is the icing on the cake. Thank you again for sharing another treat for us all. Best Wishes in the That's Crafty Fly Away Blog Challenge. Tracey.


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