Monday 1 August 2016

August Challenge - Hot Summer Days

 Welcome everyone to our new challenge for August with the title
chosen by the lovely Jane.
We would also like to welcome back Debs who has had a short break.

Well hello August! Summer is now in full swing and I am absolutely delighted to be hosting this month's challenge. It's a first for me and I have chosen the theme of  "Hot summer days". There are endless ways you can  interpret this...think seaside, gardens, summer fruits, ice cream, hot colours, holidays, buzzing bees, outside pursuits... the list is pretty endless. I am really looking forward to seeing what you all create and visiting your blogs.
For me hot summer days means time spent in my hot, sunny garden. I used some really summery distress inks to create the background for my card. If you would like to see how I did it do pop over to my  blog here, a warm welcome awaits you.

So, I’ve gone a little cartoony for August and shared the front page of my August section in my Bullet Journal. I LOVE these JoFy stamps and find myself coming back to them often during the summer months. If you would like to know more about my Bullet Journal (or indeed what one is) and see me use more of Jo’s stamps then please pop over here and see the rest of my pages here!
Gabrielle x

August means holidays, yippie! August brings bright colors, hot days and warm nights, butterflies and bees, swimming in lakes or the sea and much fun! I made a little canvas, where I tried to capture this summer mood. Please hop to my blog to see some steps, showing you how I made it.

Just in case the UK weather is up to its usual tricks, I have carefully designed a plan B to make sure the summer is veggie, veggie hot! Do pop over to my blog and take a closer look.

Crazy Cats on the beach - boys
Following my Crazy Birds on Vacation from last year I decided to let the cats have a little summer fun too! I have done 'one for the boys' and 'one for the girls' so do hop on over to Addicted to Art to see the female version and for more details. 

This month, Jane has chosen the inspirational topic, Hot Summer Days. For me this says vibrant colours, far away places and happy memories. I have chosen a photograph from my holiday last summer that evokes happy memories. If you are interested in more detail, please visit my blog.

Hello everyone, 
Today it's the 1st of August and that means a new challenge.... I have made an art journal page for the theme of "Hot Summer Days". I hope you'll find the time to play along with us.. I have a nice little tutorial on my blog HERE if you are interested in how I made this... 
I'll be back later in the month with more inspiration !!! 
Corrie x

Hot summer days to me means thoughts of the beach! I made a card with this in mind - I hope you can join me at my blog here to see how I put this together!

Hugs rachel x

What makes you think of a hot summer day and where would you like to be? For me I love to be by the sea and not just on the beach but anywhere I can see it, smell it and hopefully feel it, be it with my toes on the sand, walking the pier, climbing the dunes or the cliffs, it doesn't matter I just love being there. So my card was inspired by all those thoughts and pictures in my head.

What is the best place on hot summer days? The beach, of course, where you can cool you down  with nice fresh wind and cool sea water. You hear the cry of the seagulls, collect pretty shells and everything is just perfect around you!
 Enjoy your holiday as I'm enjoying mine!
The details of my mini canvas is on my blog.

I couldn't resist creating a "hot" sunny day in my art journal for this month's challenge. Do please join me on my blog for more details.


it's lovely to be back to share this tag with you. I wanted to capture the beauty of Summer as I remembered  it as a child. With  long hot days, and warm nights, and the constant sounds of nature. Please join me on my blog, where I will share some memories and show you how I created this tag. Hugs Debsxx

wanted Oooh, hot Summer days, yes please! We've waited so long for them and I intend to enjoy them while I can. For me, Summer means days in the garden watching Neil do all the hard work, so here's a garden inspired piece. More details can be found here
See you soon for my second piece xx

Wow these are beautiful projects from our Design Team. So it's over to you now, create your project and link it below with the chance to win a £20 voucher to use on the Country View Crafts website

Thanks to everyone who took up the challenge last month. There are some fabulous entries and the winner will be announced soon.