Well this post is better late than never!
It has been a very chaotic time of late in my home as I've just had a new boiler and some new radiators fitted - so looking forward to a (hopefully) cosy autumn and winter!
But as my boiler is in my work office/craft room I've been unable to work or craft in there until last Friday. Also this same space is about to have everything moved out as much as possible so that I can gradually get it all repainted if the weather isn't too hot the coming few weeks.
But anyway, the long and the short of it is my crafting time depends on my decorating time. :) But I know what I'd rather spend this time doing... I hate painting!
In the middle of all the chaos it was my turn to pick the elemental inspiration image for August over on the Daring Cardmakers Blog:
Lots of lovely elements that can translate nicely to a card I thought!
The three elements I picked were a tiled background, lots of different patterns, a butterfly, and an injection of aqua.
Paper: Pink Paislee - Fancy Free
Die: Neat & Tangled
Punch: Martha Stewart
Other: enamel dots, sewing machine
I love all the random square/circle patterns you get in the 6x6 pad for the Fancy Free collection as they are perfect for die-cutting and punching little shapes that you can layer up and sew onto cards. The stamped sentiment is also a favourite of mine from PTI, finished off with a couple of aqua enamel dots. :)
There are some fab projects over on the DCM blog interpreting loads of the elements in the image, do check them out!