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Jul 1, 2023

Lemonade with Smiles and Sunshine - Four Seasons July Challenge

July is here and we are in the midst of Summer at the Four Seasons challenge blog. A new challenge starts today so come join us with all your summer creations! As always we have a fun mood board to inspire you but it is totally optional as Anything Summer Goes!!

Here is what I made for this month:

And here is our moodboard that inspired this creation. I'm sure you all know by now that I absolutely love being inspired by a mood board. 

The image is an oldie wood mounted stamp by Penny Black ...Making Lemonade and is hard to find, but there is a clear set available which includes this stamp at a smaller scale - Homemade. I stamped the image on Bristol Vellum paper, colored with Zig Clean Color brush pens and then fussy cut. The background was done using the Faux Shiplap technique. The floor and trim were made with a die set by Penny Black. Sentiment and lemon slice die are oldies from Whimsy Stamps and no longer available. And I used Martha Stewart punches, also old, to make the flowers and leaves.  A little Stickles glitter glue finishes off the card. 

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  1. Such a gorgeous card Ellie - and so great that you get to use your older stash so beautifully - well done!

  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS! X

  3. How CUTE!!! LOVE it!! The lemon slices and flowers/leaves look great with the image! Fabulous design!!

  4. Oh my gosh this card is sunshine and smiles. Super cute image and fabulous card.

  5. Your card is absolutely just the CUTEST little mice I have seen, a creatively FUN card beautifully designed!! You enabled me to purchase this set as I have just recently purchased lots of citrus stencils and papers and this set is perfect for them, thanks for enabling me (I think)..LOL!!

  6. OMGoodness ... what a cute scene you have created! There's nothing better than a cool glass of lemonade on these hot summer days! Thanks for always sharing such amazing DT projects ... you are quite the inspiration!!

  7. oh this is super cute. Love those mice and the lemons. Great design.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! and thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky hugs Sue x

  9. Was für eine entzückende Karte, dieses Motiv ist einfach zum Verlieben, wahnsinnig schön Deine Karte, liebe Ellie.

    Liebe Sonntagsgrüße
    von Anke

  10. Totally adorable card, Ellie! Perfect for the summer to have these mice enjoying some delicious lemonade! Fabulous colouring of those mice --- they are so sweet! Loll xx

  11. Anonymous04:04

    Absolutely adorable Ellie .. I really love everything about this card
    Pauline xx

  12. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


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  13. Oh what a gorgeous card. I am still a fan of Penny Black. The coloration ist perfekt 🥰
    Thanks for sharing at Paperminutes
    Heike DT

  14. Oh my goodness this is adorable, excellent coloring too!

  15. Gorgeous! I love this so cute and a perfect sentiment too! Michelle x


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