Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Another hot summer day for crafting

Today it is time for my 2nd DT inspiration post for Country View. I am the hostess for this month's challenge and I chose the theme of Hot Summer Days. Think holidays, seaside, picnics in the countryside, ice cream, relaxing in the garden, summer flowers...I think you get the picture.
You can enter any craft, there is no limit to the number of times you can enter or the number of challenges you can enter. It really is my kind of challenge blog

My first DT post is here, if you missed it.

My tiny garden is still blooming beautifully and provides so much of my summer crafting inspiration.

I decided to use the same stamp but create a very different card. This time I went for a very CAS (clean and simple) design but I still used hot summer inks to colour it with.

I stamped and white embossed my Wendy Vecchi stamp onto mixed media card.
 I used the same summery distress inks as for my first card
 but this time I watercoloured the image

I matted onto deep pink card, inked the edges and added a stamped sentiment....simples!

Here is my finished CAS card.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;

CASology watercolour
                                                           Crafty cardmakers 3/3 summer
The artistic stamper 2/3  anything goes
Paper Creator 1/3 keep it simple
Less is more use something tactile mine is the embossing which gives a lovely edge to the flowers.

I have sorted through my Tuscany holiday photos and I will share more soon but here is one to whet your appetite....a really hot summer day in sizzling Sienna.

If you would like to enter my challenge over at Country view with you own hot summer days craft projects this is the link. I would love to see what you make.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. I love the delicate feel of the watercoloured flowers against the clean white of the background. A lovely summer bouquet!

  2. Your floral card is so beautiful! Have a great holiday in Tuscany! x

  3. A clever idea for your CAS card with stunning results. Looking forward to seeing more of your holiday photos.
    Julie x

  4. Another pretty image today Jane, love the watercolour effect! :)
    Wow, I can feel the heat coming out of that photo of Sienna!!
    Happy Wednesday,
    V x

  5. Love Sienna and love your card Jane. As you say, simple, but very effective! Xx

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous, so pretty and eye catching. Great use of watercolour to create a soft feel against the embossing. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  7. Absolutely beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  8. Gorgeous card.. it's neat how you watercolored into the embossed image.. very pretty. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. absolutely beautiful - this is fabulous - oh and I adore your photograph - could do with a bit of that sunshine xx

  10. Hey Jane!! Beautiful!! I love your watercoloring. You did a great job. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

  11. Very beautiful card. Love the details. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Judy DT

  12. Beautiful colouring!
    Lovely card!
    Love the pic of Sienna too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. A beautiful card Jane, wonderfully clean and fresh looking. That building looks amazing, such wonderful architecture xxx

  14. Beautiful card Jane. I love the white embossing, really makes those summery colours pop! What a stunning looking building! Can't wait to see more of your trip. hugs :)

  15. Love the soft look of your card! Great colouring ;o) Thank you for joining our „Summer“ challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Happy crafting,

  16. Really lovely card Jane, and your garden is looking fabulous xx

  17. Dear Jane,

    Your garden is in BLOOM! Stunning, I wish your weather stays beautiful and warm if until not Christmas ;) but long until autumn, and you can admire all that prettiness AND use your studio. And that card is so pretty, love the colors you chose!

    Happy Friday!


  18. Great embossed flower. The colours are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  19. Beautiful coloring Jane!The embossing adds so much!
    Thanks for joining CASology this week!

  20. Beautiful card Jane. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creators Crafts.

    Pam x

  21. Love your CAS card, dear Jane! The watercolored flowers are so elegant!
    Have a nice week!
    xx Evelyn
    .....oh, Sienna is beautiful!

  22. Fabulous! Thank you for joining in our Creative Challenge at THe Artistic Stamper .


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