Sunday, 4 June 2023

Hello Summer

Well it took its time getting here but summer seems to have finally arrived - we've had a week of glorious weather!  And opportunely, we can celebrate its arrival because the theme for the month of June at 613 The Avenue Create is 

Summertime / and the Living is Easy

My ideal summer destination is anywhere by the sea!  I finally cracked open this lighthouse set (Charlie & Paulchen) for my husband's birthday.   The 'MOIN' banner die was included in the set.  Charlie & Paulchen are a German company but I hadn't heard the word MOIN in German before (though my German vocab is not exactly extensive) however it is obviously where the Luxembourgish word MOIEN  comes from - which means hello and is the first word any foreigner learns when they come to this very welcoming country.   The sea gulls above the heart were also from this set!

I teamed it with this Wavy Heart die from Poppy Stamps - cut from bristol card and coloured with alcohol markers.

 This month we're sponsored by 

How will you be influenced by the theme at 613?  Drop by the challenge blog to see how the rest of the team were inspired - our theme is only optional so you can always play Anything Goes! 

I'd like to enter the following challenges

NBUS Challenge #51 - Both the C & P set and the Wavy Heart are NBUS 

Four Seasons June Challenge - Anything Summer goes

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge Week 731 - Use Your Dies

Inkspirational Challenge #291 - Seasonal - I've chosen Summer

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!



  1. Wonderful card Kate, I love the CAS design. xx

  2. A great masculine card for Allsorts challenge this week, many thanks for sharing.

    B x

  3. What a fabulous way to feature a lighthouse, creative and unique!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at The Four Seasons!
    Diane FS Co-Owner
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  4. A fabulous CAS design, love how it turned out!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  5. I'm with you about the sea, Kate, and I'm glad to hear you are having glorious summer weather there! This is a great lighthouse and you've made your hubby a delightful summery birthday card with it, complete with a wavy heart of love! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  6. What a great design Kate - love that heart, so pretty in the blue with the wave lines - and the sweet light house in the center, a wonderful masculine summer design for hubby! (I was interested so I googled translation of Moin and it came up good morning in English and Hello in English came up as Hallo in German?) Thanks for sharing this delightful card with us at Inkspirational: seasonal! Julia xx


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