Hello everyone in blogland. Firstly thank you for all your entries in our last Challenge 'Circles and Squares' there were some superb entries and to find out if you have made the top three pop over to The Ooh La La Creations challenge blog.
It's my turn to choose a theme this time so I have chosen
Here Comes Summer
So whether you look forward to long sunny days at the beach, spending time in the garden or even up to your knees in mud at a music festival we want your summer themed cards.
I used the latest CD from Ooh La La Creations 'The Paula Oakley Collection' Paula is a wonderful artist and the CD really does have something for everyone and every occasion. You can obtain a copy by clicking on the image below.
As soon as I saw this image when I was sent the CD to create samples for Create and Craft I was immediately transported to a holiday in 2001 with my dearest friend and her daughter to Weston- Super-Mere. One evening after dinner My friend, Diane and I decided we wanted to walk along the beach so the three of us set off. We hadn't gone very far when we noticed rather a pungent aroma. Diane's young daughter, Lyndsey asked what the smell was and trying to be polite I described it as being 'what the donkeys had left behind' Diane suddenly piped up 'You can put it on your rhubarb you know'. I just looked at her smiled and said 'really we always put custard on ours'
Well that was it we looked at each other and started laughing and in that moment it was the funniest thing in the world - much to Lyndsey's utter embarrassment. So we continued along the beach with Lyndsey getting more and more frustrated that the two 'adults' in the party could be so childish, every time we started to get ourselves under control one of us would just say 'custard' and the whole process would start again.
Even now the mention of 'custard' makes us laugh so these two delightful donkeys reminded me of that summer evening.
The card was really simple to make I used the backing papers and mounted them on pale blue and pale pink satin mirror board. I added a strip of contrasting backing paper and die cut bunting from blue card to add along the top.
The envelope is from the CD and I tucked it behind the image which had also been mounted on blue and pink satin mirror board. I added the sentiment and a bow and some pink gems.
I printed the bookmark from the CD and tucked it into the envelope making sure it could be removed as a keepsake.
I liked this image so much that I used it on my friends birthday card in May and of course there had to be a silly poem about 'Rhubarb and Custard' inside. It was slightly different in design to this one but on the day when I phoned her to wish her happy birthday - I could hear the laughter in her voice as she told me she loved the card.