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Saturday, 6 July 2013

Summer Days and Holidays - Saturday 6th July

Good morning Friends,

Challenge success and a design team project...

Well it looks like Summer has finally arrived! What a scorcher yesterday! Well when I entered blogland  last night to visit your blogs and I had two lovely surprises..first I have another new follower, welcome Viera and thank you so much for choosing to follow me!

..and then I saw that I had been chosen in the top 5 for my Lavender & Lace entry in Allsorts Challenge blog this was the first time I had entered this challenge, although I had been meaning to for ages so I was thrilled! I think it's probably the card I've been most pleased with in a while.

Today is time for my Design Team post for Emergency Crafters and the theme for this months new challenge is summer days and holidays. I decided to make a wall hanging this time...I made a very similar one before and thought I had posted it, but someone saw it and asked to buy it, so it must have been before I posted it...

I used an MDF art part plaque base, covered it with stripey paper and gave it a coat of modge podge to shine and seal. The beach hut stamp is by Michael Powell and is coloured with promarkers. I matted and layered this on blue and white card and added some sparkle netting as the  base layer. I had some striped material which was a good match for the paper, so I cut this into bunting and secured with bakers twine. To finish I added some starfish and craft rope to hang.

Before I go today, I thought you might like to see this photo of one of Bristol's Gromits. You may know that this year Bristol has  placed Gromits  decorated by celebrities, schoolchildren and other invited peopleall over the city and they are a colourful bunch! Last year we had Gorillas...I don't live in the City (though I was born there) but 13 miles outside and in a neighbouring County, we still have a couple of Gromits of our own...this one was decorated by the children of a local Primary School and is just yards away from my office in our local library...when we get to go into Bristol and I find some more, I will post photos...

Have a super sunny Saturday!

Love Carole X


  1. Another great piece of artwok Carole, love the summer colours. Love the Grommit too, hee hee.

  2. Love your summery card Carole looks like its going to be. Hot today....I think the gromits are fabulous and would love to see them in the flesh


  3. Hi Carole,
    another of your superb creations. Love this wall hanging it would just go nice in my bathroom, as I have a beach theme going on in there. My toilet seat is a beach scene, and my friend when she comes round says this is the only place she knows that she can go to the loo and enjoy the
    Love the stripe paper and doesn't the banner cloth match the paper so well as you say. Wonderful image also.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Love your beautiful wall hanging, love the MP stamps, they are such fun images to colour. The bunting and stars look amazing. Well done on your win too, just been over to have a look at your wonderful creation - one I think I missed, but it is stunning!

    The Gromits are fabulous, much better than the cows we had in Manchester a few years ago! Hugs, Anne x

  5. This is a great wall hanging Carole - the blue and white stripe is just right for the piece. I love the MP stamps, they are so full of interest.

    Congratulations on your top five win you must be really chuffed.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  6. I am seeing these gromits everywhere at the mo! Wish they were closer! I LOVE that card. Beautiful colours and fabulous image. It really is lovely. Congratulations! Happy scrapping, jenx

  7. Good evening Carol,
    loving your wall hanging, I really like these stamps although I don`t actually have any.
    Great project and everything you have done on your piece is fantastic.
    Congratulations on your win
    The Gromits look great would love to see them, must be amazing

    Patricia xxx

  8. Stunning Carole! So fresh and colourful and really reflects summer! Love it!xx