Monday, 14 July 2014

Dream Valley DT #86 Summer

Good morning! When you read this I will be in Derby with the Olde Manne, the kids and kid-in-law and the gorgeous granddaughter! My niece was married on Sunday, and we all stayed overnight at the hotel where the reception was held. A Four Star Hotel, how posh!

In the meantime, here is the new Challenge at Dream Valley. Our theme is Summer. Now, in the UK Summer quite often includes rain, a cold wind, and even hail - but we're going to be optimistic and go for sunshine, the seaside, ice cream - anything summery!

Friends in the Southern Hemisphere, I hope this Challenge will remind you of warmer days to come!

Our fabulous sponsor is Robyn's Fetish and I have used an image which I've had on my laptop for ages but never got around to using: It's a Dragonfly Day.

I used Promarkers, and covered the Dragonfly's wings with stickles and its body with Glossy Accent. The background paper with the butterflies is one I bought years ago, when we still had a local craft shop - I think it's by Craft Creations. The yellow paper is a very old magazine freebie from a stack of 'The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady' papers. I also used the yellow paper to make the butterflies, using a Martha Stewart punch, and a Pearl Pen to add pearls to their bodies.

The circle die and lacey circle die are both Spellbinders. I distressed the edges with Victorian Velvet Distress ink and mounted it on foam pads.

The sentiment is from the Sentiment Sampler stamp set by Paper Smooches. The banner is made from a Bannerific stamp and matching die by Lawn Fawn and I went round the edge with a purple Promarker to give the impression of a mat, then added it with foam pads.

A very old friend, who lives on the edge of a meadow outside Oxford, has a Big Birthday coming up, and the image and papers are just perfect for her birthday card! Don't you love it when that happens?

Go and see the lovely creations that my teamies have made, then join in our Challenge with your own summer-inspired creations! It doesn't have to be a card - or even papercraft!

Thanks for looking, and have a great week!

love Mags B x


Daffodil Cards said...

SO very pretty, I'm sure it will be well received.

Hope your sun came out and all went well and you enjoyed yourself.

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Mags. The butterflies and the dragonfly are so pretty with the added stickles. Love the green and yellow papers.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty...a true summery feel. love the pretty dragonfly!

mags said...

A lovely card Mags. Love the design and papers used. Hope you had a great time at the wedding.

coops said...

so stunning mags.gorgeous summer image and colours ;D

xx coops xx

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Mags love the papers also that lovely image and the shiny dragonfly it looks super,
lorraine x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous summery card Mags! Love the dragonfly with the Glossy Accents and Stickles, really makes it 'pop'. It is darn cold in New Zealand right now, so crafting for Summer did make me feel cheerier! Big hugs, Wends x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really pretty card hun, love the colours & papers you have used!

Have a great weekend
Hugs Shell xx

Darnell said...

I hope your time away in Derby was wonderful, Mags! Your sweet and whimsical card is delightful and I'm sure it will be treasured by your friend for her milestone birthday! Thank you for coming by to see me!! Hugs, Darnell

Lynne in NI said...

Ahhh this is so pretty, and your DP is absolutely perfect! Your friend will love this :)

Annmaree of Oz said...

Pretty summery card Mags xoxo