Hello September! It's time for another month-long challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu. Thank you so much for playing along with us last month. So many gorgeous entries! I hope you'll join us again this month.
As always the 2 teams - Pinks and Purples - are playing together, but in their respective sandpits. The Pinkies are taking it easy with "Anything Goes" and the Purplies are encouraging you to dig deep into your crafty stash and use something "Use Something Old".
Here's offering - a bright and happy card to remind us of the summer we left behind. Truth be told, it wasn't much of a summer this year. It used to be infernally hot, with some days reaching 40ºC. This year the best we've had is 34ºC ... for about 10 days.
The image and sentiment are from Clearly Besotted's Sunshine & Smiles stamped with VersaFine Vintage Sepia. Keeping the design clean and simple with a strip of patterned paper from Papermania's Capsule Collection Sunshine and a few pearls.
A closer look at the image. I coloured it with Faber-Castell Polychromo pencils and fussy cut a little on the left so that it overlaps on to the patterned paper.
I sent this card to LaVonn in Illinois as part of the August Card Chain Challenge. I got a card and a load of goodies from LesLee in California. 43girls made and exchanged cards across the globe! You can see the full reveal over at Deborah Nolan's blog: August 2015 Card Chain Challenge Reveal.
If you're new to the Card Chain Challenge gig, check out the CCC FAQs over at Debi's Society of Stampaholics. Basically we send out card a card a month and receive one in return from anywhere in the world. It's fun getting something other than bills in the mail. You should try it!
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Now it's your turn to create and link up your labour of love over at the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog. Remember, we have 2 concurrent challenges: "Anything Goes" for the Pink Team and "Use Something Old" for the Purple Team. You can enter one or both challenges as many times as you wish, but make sure you link up your projects by 11:59pm UK on 30th September 2015.
Thank you for stopping by today. Here's to a fabulous month!