Sunday, June 3, 2012

It's Winter or Summer at The Squirrel and The Fox

I wish it was Summer here. I am not a fan of Winter. In fact the only good thing about Winter is that it gives me a chance to wear knee-high boots, opaque tights, and a fabulous coat I picked up in Melbourne. With a dress of course. Otherwise I really would be cold - and somewhat of a spectacle.

To celebrate the fact it's Winter, and I use the word celebrate very loosely (must just continue to remind myself of the boots) we thought it could be a very fitting theme for us at The Squirrel and The Fox this fortnight. But given half the world will be celebrating the beginning of Summer, we decided to combine both seasons and our theme is now


I spent the weekend in Canberra visiting my dear friend Linda (aka The Squirrel). The weather was cold and raining, perfect for settling in with cups of hot coffee and lots of time to chat and craft. I also got to play with Linda's crafty supplies, which only added a whole lot more things to my list of 'must haves'.

Given my love of warm weather, is it any wonder I chose to theme my DT card for Summer?

I think I shot this photo on a weird angle trying to get the light right - it looks very crooked!

The image is a darling one from Pollycraft. Pollycraft are having a closing down sale, and for only  £9.50 you can get 100+ digi images. It is a spectacular sale - click on this link to get to the store. The image was coloured with copics.

Who can resist the idea of an ice-cream on a hot Summer Day? When I was little and we would caravan for our Summer holidays down the NSW South Coast, every day we would pester Mum & Dad for the money for an ice-cream. We could ride our bikes to the local store - one of the last local stores I remember - and I would buy a chocolate paddlepop. Even to this day, with all the 'grown up' ice creams on offer, I still love a chocolate paddlepop.

I can't tell you which papers I have used, other than they were in Linda's stash. :)

Our challenge is being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More. They are offering our lucky winner five free digis.

Also entered into the following challenges:

Wags 'n Whiskers - Summer Fun
Paper Pretties - Summer
Fashionista Challenge - Simply Summer
The Crazy Challenge - Childhood Memories
The Ribbon Girl Blog - Use Ribbon or Lace

Thanks for visiting, see you again soon!



Basslady said...

hun, this is so cute and adorable!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Laine said...

Hi Tracey,
Your card is so sweet. I love the image and your colouring and particularly the sentiment.
Thank you so much for joining us this month at Fashionista.

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Tracey this is just the cutest! I absolutely love this layout and the colours are just so soft and pretty :)

Unknown said...

The sweetest adorable image. I love this cutie

Margaret said...

This is so sweet! Love the lace trim at the bottom and the image is adorable!
Your post today made me smile. Isn't it funny how some of the simplest things can bring back such wonderful memories. I went to school in a small town with a dairy processing plant and we always had ice cream on Fridays for 50 cents. My friends and I would buy the Twin Popsicles, break them in half, and share them so it only cost us a quarter.

Andrea said...

I love your card! Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Girl card challenge for June, Andrea x

Karen M said...

This is so cute, Tracey! Love it and the image and sentiment are so adorable! kx

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is gorgeous...fabulous coloring!

enjoy *~*