Sunday, 19 June 2011

We are Celebrating Summer at Sentimental Sundays

Welcome to the Sentimental Sundays “Celebrate Summer” blog hop.  Tuesday, June 21 is the official first day of summer in the northern hemisphere and we are ready for all the summer fun to begin.  For our friends down under who are moving into their winter months and may not feel like creating a summery project, they may be making “Sparkly or Shimmery” projects. What girl doesn’t like her bling?

You should have arrived here from Joanna .  If you didn't arrive from Joanna's  blog and would like to join in the hop, please start at the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog.

One of the things I love about summer are the butterflies that seem to miracuralously appear once the weather warms up and all the flowers start coming out.  So this is my take on Celebrating Summer.



My main image is a butterfly stamp designed by Jo Capper-Sandon for Stampotique.  I coloured some card with Distress Inks and then stamped the butterfly with Distres Inks.  I then darkened the colours by adding a bit more ink.    I have added diamond Stickles to the wings to give it a slightly ethereal feel.  My papers are 5th Avenue by Melissa Frances, and these have a slightly dreamy ethereal feel to them as well.  The lace is from stash.  I followed the sketch from Crafting Life's Little Pieces

We hope you will join in our “Summery or Sparkly” (plus a sentiment) challenge this week.   Our sponsor is the marvelous Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. This prize will be four INDIVIDUAL sentiment sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection


Your next stop on the hop is Kimberly.   If you should happen to get lost along the way, you can find the blog hop list over at the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog.  Don't forget to leave comments along the way because there are 3 mystery DT members who will each choose a winner from the comments left on their blog hop posts.  The winners will each win a $10 gift certificate to Whimsy Stamps!   The hop ends on Friday, June 24 at midnight EST.  The winners will be announced on the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog on Sunday, June 26th.   So, hop on over to the next stop and good luck!

I am entering this for the following challenges:

Crafting Life's Little Pieces - I followed the sketch
Sweeet Stampin - Things with Wings
Delicious Doodles - Things that Flutter
Fairy Knoll - Sparkle
Inspire me Fridays - Always anything goes
Simply Create - Come Fly with us
The Stamp man - Butterflies and Dragonflies
Stamp Something - Something with pretty papers
The Rubber Cafe - Simply Summer
Alots Rubber Stamps - Summertime

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.


31 comments:

  1. This is so pretty. Love the soft muted colors and the butterfly is gorgeous.

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  2. Lovely card! The butterfly is gorgeous! I love the shimmer

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  3. happy summer!!!!
    bye bye from Italy!
    http://loscrapdelladomenica.blogspot.com/

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  4. Beautiful colors and design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Simply Create for our "Fly with Us" Challenge.

    Good Luck, xoxo Marjo

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  5. Great design Val and fabulous colour inspiration.
    Have a good week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  6. Beautiful Val. Love everything about it.

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  7. Just back to say thanks for joining in with the butterflies and dragonflies challenge at The Stamp man.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  8. Hi Val, It's me Debbie here.
    What an adorable card, love the colours so muted and beautiful. The Butterfly is super and that lace just finishes the whole thing perfectly, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin, lovely to see you. Debbiexx

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  9. This beautiful Val! I love the colors and the shimmery butterfly! The lace is gorgeous too!

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  10. Just so gorgeous Val....!

    hugs Vicky xx

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  11. Gorgeous and elegant card;-))m

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  12. Just Adorable!

    Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

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  13. a vintage look of a card, and a butterfly with 'pizzaz' thanks for sharing

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  14. The combination of butterfly and lace make it so peaceful. I kept gazing and actually relaxed while I was looking at it. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Beautiful soft colors! Love the layering and embellishments. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  16. Hi Val :) Hope you are well hun? :D

    Love your gorgeous card, such pretty pastel colours and imagery. Beautiful lace and layout too.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  17. Beautiful card ~ love the vintage feel and the sparkle! Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Knoll! Smiles ~ Brandi

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  18. What a lovely card.

    Marie-Anne

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  19. love your card, lovely colours!
    Thank you for joining us at simply create!

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  20. SO soft and lovely! This is SUMMER! Thank you so much for joining us at Alota Rubberstamps Challenges!

    Birgit

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  21. Fabulous card hun!!
    Thank you for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  22. Interesting project! Lace is pretty.

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  23. This butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing at Stamp Something. It is a pleasure to see your card. Hugs, Carissa

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  24. Such a lovely card, Val! I love the butterfly & the laces. So very pretty!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥
    Sharrahug’s Sweet Blessings

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  25. Very pretty, thanks playing along with Delicios Doodles this week
    hugs
    Ildiko

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  26. Beautiful colours and a gorgeous butterfly

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  27. Hi Val, I visited last week but blogger wouldn't let me comment & I had to go away :-(

    Thankfully it's ok now! Such a beautiful card hon, lovely to have you joining in at Sweet Stampin, Hugs xxx

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  28. Gorgeous card. Your paper is just stunning and that butterfly WOW! Thank you for joining us for this months sketch challenge at CLP.
    Hugs Bonnie
    CLP Designer

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  29. A really beautiful card!! I love everything about it - I have a crush on butterflies, for sure! LOL - no summer without them! :)) Thank you so much for entering the CLP sketch challenge for June!

    Hugs, Hege

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  30. CONGRATULATIONS! You are the winner at Alota Rubberstamps Summer challenge!

    http://alotarubberstamps.blogspot.com/2011/07/winner-of-summertime-challenge-61.html

    Happy Summer!
    Birgit

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Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx

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