Monday, 2 September 2013

Goodbye Summer

Well it's not quite goodbye summer just yet as we're still getting some really nice warm and sunny days in the UK, but this is the theme at Mo Manning DP2 challenge.

At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this theme and I knew it definitely wasn't going to be anything to do with the rain (ugh) so when I saw this super Mo Manning scarecrow I decided I was going to do something just for fun. I made up a little poem - an amateur effort I know, but I'm no poet laureate - and printed it on the same sheet as the scarecrow. I used blue chalks to colour the sky and then I printed another 4 scarecrows which I coloured with Promarkers and cut out to decoupage him. I added some flowers from my stash and penned in some 'sunflower stalks' and then finished it off with a Die-namics fence die and a Memory Box spring border die. I then stuck this to a cheap wooden plaque and this is my 'goodbye' to summer. I'm pleased with how it turned out and even my hubby likes the scarecrow.

I shall enter this in the following challenges
Mo manning DP2 challenge 'Goodbye Summer'
Totally Gorjuss challenge 'Texture'
Simon Says Wednesday challenge 'Anything Goes' (my 2nd entry)
Bearly Mine challenge 'Digi Days' (my 2nd entry)
Lothian Crafts Online challenge 'Anything Goes must use dies'
Oozak challenge 'Anything Goes / Die-cuts / Punches'

Thanks for dropping by and for all your lovely comments. 


  1. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

  2. Hey don't put yourself down - that's a good poem. I love your idea of a plaque! Thanks for joining in with the challenge.
    DT member for Lothian Crafts.

  3. Brilliant card and I love your poem. I've been at York Maze today and got drenched by scarcrows with hosepipes!!!!
    Lorraine x

  4. love this the colours the image just fabulous
    hugs Kate xx

  5. This is brilliant Andrea, I love your fun scarecrow and your poem is fabulous.

  6. Great card I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Lothian Crafts Online.

  7. Fabulous wall hanging, super cute scarecrow.
    Thanks for joining us for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  8. This is fab! Great wall hanging
    Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week
    Kat xx

  9. Oh I just love this! Thanks for joining us at Lothian Crafts.

  10. A really cute creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Lothian Crafts.

  11. Great card, love that cute scarecrow. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  12. Very nice fall card! Keep up the great job! Thank you for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!


  13. I love you verse, it's absolutely perfect for the theme of your card, and your image is coloured beautifully

    Thanks for joining us with your clever creation

    Lin xx
    Lothian Crafts Online

  14. Love the decoupage you did to the image, it looks wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at the Oozak challenge!


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