Saturday, 3 July 2010

A traditional summer's day

Here I am, just getting things ready for the school fete, Jan and I are selling our wares again; Jan will also be playing in the brass band because she skilled like that. Jan's husband will be running the book stall (and perfect he is for it too). So there'll be bunting, brass bands, children, cups of tea and sunshine. Quintessentialy English, yah!
These are a couple of the cards I made using that gorgeous Papermania pad that was on my desk on Wednesday - perfect for layering because although none if it's the matches, it's all the same colour group., so it works really well. I expect there's a technical term for it, but of course I don't know what that is. Anyway, I love it and will be using this pad for cards in preference to layouts, definitely.
Meanwhile, I need to look out an old straw hat with faded roses on the brim so that I can get into the fete groove, I'm sure it's de riguer. Have a lovely weekend!

29 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

LOVE these cards. They will sell like hotcakes. They are fantastic. Have a super weekend, dear. These cards are awesome. Did I mention how much I like these cards?

Darcy said...

The colours are analgous and complimentary which is why they work....or they are just pretty(tech term..fact) and therefore also work lol a technical term for the whole colour scheme would be 'harmonious'

have fun, don't get burned. i shall have an ice cream in honour of your gala.

secret scrapbooker said...

Lovely cards Julia, think i might need to invest in that die, Its a tim holtz one isnt it?
Kate x

Heather x said...

Beautiful cards Julia! Love the birdcage one the best but both are stunning in their own right :)
*hugs* Heather x

Pam said...

Fab Hon. Enjoy the fĂȘte Pam x

Jane said...

These are lovely...the birdcage one is my fave!
x

Kaz said...

Fab cards Julia. HOpe the sale goes well xxx

Helen said...

They are beautiful! Show the papers off to a tee - hope you made a packet (and found your hat, cos it's hot out there!)

Victoria said...

wow stunnign work x

Wipso said...

Gorgeous cards. Hope you have a great day.
A x

Jenny said...

Gorgeous colours, I love them xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Julia, wow these are utterly beautiful! Love the papers and birdcage. Am going to treat myself to these lovely TH dies.

Have a super weekend, hugs Heidi xx

Chris said...

Gorgeous cards Julia and the papers are really lovely. I love the TH die, been making cards with that today too. Hope the fete went well and all your wares were sold. :)

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous cards Hope everything went well today.
Chrissyxx

Loopylou!! said...

omg beauiful cards julia, love the bird and the nest and the paper is scrumptious xxx

Angie said...

Beautiful cards ... a different style from normal ...hope things sell well ... and you have a fun time.

Reading about your fete brought back memories of our church fete when we lived in Norwood. It was held in the Vicarage Garden ...which was HUGE ...there were so many stalls of wares and games ...the Jam and Fudge stall was famous for miles around ...and hubby conducted the local Wind Band which played. I remember DD winning a fancy Dress competion at 5 ...there were several Wendy's but I had given her a shadow. Thanks for reminding me of all the fun that was had over the years ...sadly there now stands a retirement home and some flats.

Patrice said...

I absolutely love those cards, soooo pretty. Love the colours, the bird cage, the ribbon.....just beautiful!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Really pretty cards. Hope you had a fab day!

xx

scrapcat 1 said...

lovely cards Julia, hope the fete goes really well.

Claireliz said...

Love the cards Julia, Gorgeous :)
C
xx

Jan said...

beautiful cards and I must get the bird cage die!

Ann said...

Those cards will be in someone else's house by now I'm sure. They are lovely and summery. And if you're wearing a straw hat with roses don't forget the teapot and tea cosy and the flowered apron will you?!

FlipSyde said...

What fun, cute cards! I now desperately want a straw hat with roses!
Amy

joey said...

Hi Julia

these are two very pretty cards! I love the birdcage, I keep looking at them wondering will I wont I lol,they look so good!

A MASSIVE THANKYOU to you and Mr Dunnit for my fantabulous Easel I absolutely love it, Thankyou both heaps.

Joey.xxx

Nan said...

These are so beautiful...I love the way you used this birdcage die!

Alix said...

love the cards...but what i really want is a photo of you in full fete~gear...floral hat and all!! ;0)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Good GRIEF. I did my discharge tutorial so Crafty Dawn could do some dyeing, since she says Rit Dye is very expensive in the UK.

After reading your comment, I added this to my post: I went to the internet and saw you can also use table salt as a neutralizer. I found it on a blog, then tried to find other blogs to support it, and, in the process, failed to save the link. But this gal showed using salt and water as a neutralizer. Sorry, I didn't write down the ratio of salt to water, but I thought it was 50/50 salt/water mix, although you might want to start with 1 to 4 to begin and add more salt as needed.

Lyn said...

Those cards are positively LUSH and I love the colours. I am also becoming drawn again to the Holtz dies .... but, having been drawn down the slippery slope of Promarkers, I'm trying to be good, I am, honest ......

Have a lovely fete - school fetes, now there's a Blaast from the past - my baby graduates this month!

Minxy said...

These are just adorable :D