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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!
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 🙂