Sizzlin’ Summer

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Phew! Another scorcher here in the UK and I can’t say I’m complaining! Yesterday, as you know, I was in London and I’d forgotten just how much I love London in a heatwave. I know the tube can be unbearably hot, but London has a special feel about it when the sun is shining. It takes me back to the days of stretching out the lunch hour for as long as possible and sitting in a nearby park or square (and on the roof of Broadcasting House!) soaking up the rays. We would often go for a drink and sit outside until the temperature had cooled and it was less crowded on the tube. Happy days 🙂

The theme for the current challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon is Sizzilin’ Summer Colours And Ribbon. This month’s Ribbon Club pack is full of citrus summer colours so I decided to make the most of them with today’s card:



This clean and simple card was a result of it being necessary to spend the shortest amount of time possible in my crafty space, which is beyond hot, and a way to showcase some of the super fabulous ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


I used some green leaf ribbon trim and then applied strips of ribbon across the base of the card. I used mainly sunny, citrus colours but added a splash of blue for contrast and to represent blue skies, seas and pools!

P1050012 I’ve added little punched citrusy blossoms to the leaves and a matching stamped and punched butterfly in honour of Amy and Friends.


The finishing touch was to add a yellow button and a quadruple bow of yellow baker’s twine.


Today there were several butterflies hovering around in the garden – apparently butterflies indicate that all is well with nature. They are also an important symbol of lives of those who suffer from Cockayne Syndrome and their families. If you see butterflies during the summer months be sure to cherish them 🙂


Sizzlin’ Summer — 4 Comments

  1. Wonderful design, I love the zesty colours, it seems so appropriate for a scorching hot day. Just like the pack of limes and bottle of Prosecco I have just bought home form the supermarket!

    Have a great weekend.

    Dionne xx

  2. I think if you ever posted something that wasn’t fantastic I’d be so shocked. I love your gorgeously colored card and the simplicity with the ribbons is outstanding. I’m a fan Mrs. Beez. Looks like your butterfly is ready to fly off the card. Love your cards, always,

    Sorry to hear it’s hot in UK also. It’s been so bad all over U.S., people are toppling over, especially older people than don’t have ac or a coolor or even a fan. Luckily we have ceiling fans in our house that go all day/night until we go to bed. We have what’s called an evaporative cooler that are used in the dry western states. It cools off here at night to 70’s so we turn our cooler off. I have a fan in my craft/office that’s going and one in my sewing room when I’m in there. Both rooms are so small it gets pretty toasty in them. Hope you can stay cool.

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