Blimey! I'm actually early for a change - the A Passion for Papertrey current challenge doesn't finish until tomorrow morning and I've made my card already! Its for my sister who will be having yet more surgery on her leg next week!
The Delightful Dahlia set is a favourite of mine and I have the dies to match too. So as the challenge is to make a card using die cuts this was a good chance to get them out. I've cut and stamped the images on orange and kraft card and used my copics to colour them in. I really love using copics on coloured card - a technique I picked up on the fabulous Nichole Heady's blog a while ago.
Here in the UK we associate Dahlia's with late summer and the beginning of Autumn - but I refuse to believe we're there yet! So here are some photos I took a week or so ago of the old rose in the garden. It only blooms once a season in mid-summer so I can't resist trying to capture its ephemeral beauty. It was already an old rose bush when we moved into the house 35 years ago and I'd love to know its name. The blooms are huge, about 5" across and the palest creamy yellow. So if anyone recognises it ........!