Friday, 1 June 2018

A shout out for June!

Happy June everyone...the longest day and first day of summer is now just 21 days away. 
My plants are thriving as we have had a mixture of sunshine and showers so my garden is looking lush, especially my foxgloves, such tall elegant flowers. Mine just self seed from year to year and I have shades from white to pink.
I snapped these photos at dusk and the busy bees were still humming in and out the flowers.

Today is also the start of our June challenge over at Country View Challenges. For this month the theme is "The written word". We would like to see all your crafty makes where you have added text in some form.
 As always you can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with any other challenges. Your make can be anything creative! You may even be the lucky random winner of the £20 CVC voucher.

All the details can be found here

I knew just the set of words I wanted to use, my
Visible Image "Wake up awesome" stamp which Susan has for sale here on the County View crafts website. My inspirational word cards sell so well at Dotty's Teahouse so I decided to make a sunny June card with colours which shout out summer. I chose these Distress oxides for my background colours.
I first white embossed the sentiment onto the less textured side of my watercolour paper.
A little spritz of water gave me the simple bleached look I wanted.
I really wanted the words to pop so I simply distressed the edges and matted up my card with bright yellow and blue card and added some sequins,  just like the sun in the blue sky on a June morning.

I would like to also link up my card with these other fun challenges;

Cute card Thursday 1/3 here comes summer
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
C.R.A.F.T 1/3 come play outside
Little Patch of crafting friends 2/3 anything goes
Simon says work it Wednesday 2/3 summer

I hope you also managed to wake up and feel awesome, we all should be....let's have a shout out for the arrival of June 2018! I hope to see lots of you joining in with our "The written word" challenge. There are so many fab quote stamps out there you are spoilt for choice and I am sure you must have some form on text lurking in your stash.
Here is the link again 

My 2nd DT make for Country View is on Thursday and it's a very non clean and simple card with a Father's Day theme.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. How lucky that those gorgeous Foxgloves volunteer to keep coming back! Great card! I hope your weekend is wonderful. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. What better way to put a message across than a CAS design? The background with the water splotches and sequins looks great and provides a perfect backdrop for the words. Happy June, Jane!

  3. I love this Jane, bright and happy, just like June should be! Have a very happy month, Sue xx

  4. Wonderful DOX background which enhances perfectly your text!!! Beaufiful flowers too!!! Big hugs and happy June!!!

  5. What a lovely fresh coloured card for the beginning of June!!
    Have an amazing June my friend,
    V x

  6. Great card Jane ! Love the colours you chose and that VI sentiment is fantastic !
    Corrie x

  7. Love your foxgloves! They are so colourful. Our plants are just beginning to take off and I am loving it but it has been too warm for me here-35C with the humidex. Thankfully, tomorrow, it is supposed to go down to 22C. I love your card with the background colours with the splashes and sequins. That saying is perfect since I am nodding off right now

  8. Your card is so cool! Love the inking! !!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

  9. I do love that stamp Jane - beautiful! Gorgeous make. Hugs Rachel x

  10. What a fabulous inspirational message! Really love those colors in your background for a Summer feel! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  11. Oh I love this card. Beautiful! Super sentiment! Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  12. Beautiful background, it really makes the sentiment sing!
    Guest designer at C.R.A.F.T.

  13. I refuse to believe it's June! Your foxgloves look wonderful (I always think of Jemima Puddleduck when I see foxgloves). Love your card - the words look great against the inky background, and the sequins add that touch of something special.
    Alison x

  14. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at craft challenge. Marlene DT

  15. I love this, by backing it onto the yellow and blue mat it totally pops, just fabulous!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  16. Great background, just beautifully done.

  17. Beautiful card, Jane! Oh, and how gorgeous are your foxgloves! You must have a green thumb (I don´t know, if you say that in English).
    Evelyn xx


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