Sunday, 18 August 2013

Summer nights, a bit of chocolate and a challenge...

Good morning!

Another blog post this week, people will start to talk....

I'm busy prepping for Create and Craft on Wednesday but I needed a breather, soooo, I thought I'd use a couple of bits from my desk to enter a brand new challenge over on the Sweet Lilac Flowers blog...

The theme is Summertime, but the rebel in me wanted to play...

So my entry represents a hot moody summer evening.

Actually I think I still have that Turkish Delight advert on the brain from a few days ago, or is it the Fruit n Nut, or am I obsessed with Chocolate?

But you remember the advert right?

This is the hotty....

Reality-closest I'm gonna get is Tommy down the kebab house


And below is me,obviously...

Reality-closest I ever got to this was falling asleep on New Brighton beach after a night

at RJ'S nightclub in 1988.

And here's the card

So apart from yearn for chocolate and that hot bloke, this is what I did...

Gelli plate base using Leafy Swirl stencil.

Used up some UTEE that was sat in my Meltpot to make the tiles, added a touch of Gilding wax.

Tiny bit of stamping with my Clarity Dragonfly.

An air dry clay fern leaf, sprayed beige to tone it down.

And some yummy flowers from Sweet Lilac, I sprayed the Poinsettia to tone them down and pretend they're not Christmas flowers!

Pins, pearls, twine, done!

Hope you like it!

There is a lurvly hamper of flowers up for grabs, so why not go and check out the challenge details here...

Have a lovely Sunday.



  1. A girl can dream eh Maria? Although, to be fair, he is probably an old man by now!!
    Lovely card xx

  2. Gorgeous card Maria - good idea to spray the flowers! Pat x

  3. Hi Maria

    Beautiful card today. Good luck with the blog.

  4. Fab card Maria, loved your reality comments - sounds very familiar :)

  5. Haha gorjuss card Maria and I remember RJ's lol blast from the past that one :-)

  6. Very pretty card, lovely gelli background, I'm really impressed with the utee lettering, I must get some gilding wax x

  7. Beautiful Maria xx and we can all dream right?

  8. Loving your interpretation Maria, it's gorgeous :-) xx

  9. Oh Maria you did make me laugh reading your blog today!!! I particularly liked the bit about Tommy down the kebab house. It all comes back to food doesn't it!!!

    Anyway love the card you made. The colours are very sultry and hopefully we will return to that next week! Hot sultry summer evenings! Xxx

  10. Totally gorgeous card Maria, and I love the way you have coloured the flowers and used for hot steamy summer nights...oh where do I start!!!!! lol...see you soon. Jo. X

  11. I love your card Maria, but sorry, the Arabian guy had me very distracted!!!