Welcome to August’s Creation Station blog hop. It’s great to have you visit me. This month our theme is ‘In My Neighbourhood’. It’s an opportunity to see what events and customs may be happening if different parts of the world – or just our own lives. It’s still summer in the UK, and the kids have been out of school for about 2 weeks. So here, our focus is generally on summer themes – visits to the beach, holidays and all the best the summer can bring. That said, it’s been a fairly typical English summer, which means rain! Not every day, but the weather was generally nicer before the kids broke up. We had a visit to the beach at the start of the holidays – but it was rather more windswept than sun-kissed – that’s for sure!
I have 2 projects for you today. First up, a summer-themed card, despite the randomness of British weather. Second up is a Congratulations card; August in the UK also means exam results!
I love the Adirondack chair from the Seasonal Layers dies. I’ve die cut it from Wood Pattern DSP for this project and mounted on tiny pieces of Stampin’ Dimensional. I’ve used Timeless Textures to create my background – a mixture of sand & sea I hope!
Finally I added the Just Breathe sentiment. Holidays are a time for that – to just catch up, have a break from the normal routine.
Here in the UK, August is also a time for……exam results! GCSE & A Level students (16 & 18 year olds take these qualifications respectively) receive their marks for their summer exams. For A Level students, these might be the results they need to attend university. I know I have several friends who have children awaiting these results with baited breath, so I felt a Congratulations card was apt for this month:
This is fairly quick and simple card. I made this one up in more masculine colours but you could easily change that depending on the recipient. I kept the embellishments to minimum for the same reason. (Visit me later in the week for a more feminine version of this card)
I’ve stamped and layered 2 banners die cut using the Bunch of Banners Framelits above and below an oval cut from the Coffee Break DSP. A simple ‘congrats’ from the Banners for You stamp set makes the card meaning clear. Layering your banners like this is a perfect alternative to ribbon.
Right, next up is Mikaela, whom I’m certain will have something gorgeous for you to look at:
Or you can go back to Holly:
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