Boy, has it been hot around these parts!
Now, I like it hot - take me to somewhere like Greece, sit me on a balcony or terrace with a view of the sea and I will be happy all day long. If I get a bit hot I'll sit in the shade for a bit, take a dip in the sea or a pool, reach for a cold bottle of water - its all fine, But here in England when the temperature heads upward, it seems that so does the humidity - and that's what I hate!
Some years ago we spent a few days in Singapore, the temperature was about 30deg but the humidity had you feeling like a soggy sock within minutes of stepping out from the air-con. A couple of weeks later we were in the Aussie Outback, visiting Uluru and Kata Tjuta where the temperature was over 40deg - but this time it was a dry heat, and yes it was pretty sweltering, but there wasn't that horrible humid sogginess to deal with!
Anyway, enough of reminiscing!
This week Svenja's asked the Daring Cardmakers to come up with ideas for cards to say "Welcome". It could be welcoming a new baby, a new work colleague, a new next-door neighbour. Or maybe a Welcome to Your New Home, or even a card just to say "hello" to a friend
I made a 'hello' card, it would work just to keep in touch with someone or with the cute elephant, it could be a new baby card. Really, I just wanted to use the hello die, its one from a new Spellbinders set that arrived earlier in the week and I love it!
I inked a piece of white card with shades of grey ink, and another with shades of peachy-pinks, then used the following die sets, adding some twine for the balloon
Ella-Fant from the My Little Red Wagon collection by Debi Adams
Hello is from the May Die of the Month set
The scalloped border is from a set of about 5 or 6 curved edge border dies.
That's it, a sweet and east sort of card to put together and I'm quite pleased at how it turned out.
I hope you'll visit our challenge blog and see the cards the other team members have made - we'd love to Welcome You there!