Thursday, 7 July 2016

Butter wouldnt melt

Its July, it's July! We're over halfway through the year already!?
Honestly this year is just on fast forward, I think it feels odd as well that its July and I had my heating on the other day lol. Don't think anybody told nature its supposed to be summer!
So the start of a new month brings another challenge over at Challenge YOUrself. This month is also extra special as we're saying goodbye to some wonderfully talented ladies (We will miss you Tracey, Katherine and Jessie!) but we get to welcome some equally talented and wonderful ladies to join us :)
So like I said, it's July, so this months challenge is to use the following sketch and a summer theme. If your area ia anything like mine you may need to dig out old photos to get a Summer feel rather than a Winter one ;)
I love sketch challenges, and this one was perfect as it was simple enough to give a good jumping off point and could be altered to fit the individual. Unlike me I actually stuck quite close to the sketch and I love the result.
I used this months Like for ever kit called 'carefree' I love the bright colours and patterns, and the ephemera is perfect for clusters. I added some blue texture paste through a heart stencil and did my journaling on the other side.
The photo is from last year. We're really lucky to live near a lot of woodland parks and play areas, one of which offers a free 'Play day' ever Summer holidays with lots of simple things such as cardboard boxes to build with, bats and balls and craft areas for the kids. At this one they all loved playing on the bales of hay dotted about.
Journaling reads 'You all look so sweet and cute, you wouldn't guess you were all ganging up on me to push me off seconds before! Evil children.'


  1. Pmsl love the title and the journaling! That kit is lush too! Xx

  2. Love the mix of colors and patterns here - quite summery!

  3. Hi Gemma! What a wonderful, fun and happy layout! I love your take on the sketch and summer theme! I am so happy to be working with you for another 6 months!


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