Friday, 27 July 2018

Flowers for a duck

Whew I will be so glad when this hot weather breaks. It was over 30 here yesterday and should be again today. Thunderstorms are forecast for this evening which is to be expected. We haven't had any rain for something like 50 days. Neither hubby nor I like it this hot, 23 is plenty. It has been so hot at night we have slept with the fan on all night which isn't something I can normally cope with as I hate continuous noises.  In fact we bought another fan, a lovely tower one, so that we have that one in the bedroom and the other one in the lounge.

Yesterday was my usual crafternoon and evening whilst hubby was out on powerboat rescue. I had the tower fan in my craftroom on full speed and somehow I managed to make 6 cards. None of them were stamped and coloured though which does make them quicker to make. Plenty of water to drink and lots of running my wrists under the cold tap.

This is one from the other set of toppers free with this month's Making Cards magazine. The cute paper is also from the mag. I added some lace, silver ribbon and a doily. The sentiment is an old one from Little Claire which I coloured. That was the extent of my colouring yesterday. Hopefully I will get some colouring done soon.

As you like it Favourite ribbons or buttons (I do love using buttons but ribbons are my favourite. They really enhance a card and I use them a lot on plaques too. There are so many colours and patterns to choose from.) 
Simon Says anything goes


Isobel said...

Lovely card x

Stamps and Paper said...

Adorable card Marianne


brenda said...

What a really pretty creation with the little Ellie Marianne.

B x

meg said...

super image and card

Christine Dol said...

Very cute card! I hear you with the has been very hot here too!
Stay cool Marianne!!!!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Cute and sweet card!

Linda Simpson said...

So cute, love the the sweet image.
Linda xxx

cotnob said...

A sweet card Marianne, such a cute elephant.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super sweet. Hoppe its not been too hot for you today, we had torrential rain last night and its forecast all weekend, Hazelx

Carol S. said...

Love the Ellie and a very pretty card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Such an adorable creation Marianne. The paper is fab with that sweet pair. Really lovely. Gosh it has been hot in the UK! I'm hoping our Summer won't be quite as hot, I don't do at all well in extreme heat, so I empathise right now. We've had a relatively mild Winter, so I'm worried we're in for a scorcher too! Good trick running your wrists under the cold water and good choice to get the extra fan too! They do make SUCH a difference! Hope there are some cooler days soon so you can actually enjoy the Summer sun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

cuilliesocks said...

Hi there Marianne, what a wonderful card with that sweet elephant, gorgeous colours and design too Kate x x

Fikreta said...

so sweet card!

Lisa said...

What a fun card!! That elephant is so sweet!! I love the balloon background papers!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Stampin Mindy said...

That little elephant is adorable! I love how she has a watercolor look just like the balloons. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday's Anything Goes Challenge. Good Luck!

♥ Mindy

Larissa said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at As you like it challenge.