Sunday, 2 July 2017

Twelve Month Challenge

Twelve Month Challenge

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Was it a long lazy lie in today
or croissants in the garden with
honey and a big pot of coffee?

Always think there is something
nicely decadent about breakfast
in the garden...........

So, back to earth and on with the

Time for the next verse of
Sara Coleridge's poem:

Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers.

and here is Claire Jackson's canvas
for July:

All you have to do is take your
inspiration from the poem to
make a card, journal page, postcard.
whatever takes your fancy and 
include on it somewhere the
verse for July...........and
just for the fun of it a

Then upload your project via
the link or if that isn't working
send it to me, along with your
blog link, at
and I will add it for you.

The link closes at midnight on
23rd July

Good luck and as always, I'm
looking forward to visiting!

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. A tricky to find out what a gillyflower looks like!!

    1. I interpreted it as an oldfashioned name for a variety of flowers, particularly pink carnations or wallflowers.You'll notice mine are not clearly defined and very much open to interpretation!!! Have fun with the challenge xx

    2. Thanks for that - it does seem to be carnations, wallflowers or stocks. Great postcard and I do love your apricots too!

    3. which leads to the question, what is wallflowers or stocks?

    4. if it is any help, a well known search engine came up with:
      Learn about growing stock flowers, also called Virginia Stock Flower, Gilly Flower , ...
      Hope this helps xx

  2. Welcome July..lots of lovely sunshine today. This is a super month...great inspiration from Claire. Looking forward to making this page xx

  3. A lovely canvas again, I like that apricot tree.
    I looked up the gillyflower too. The Encyclopaedia Britannica mentions the sea gillyflower, ie. a sea pink, might be an option for a coastal scene.

    1. That sounds like a lovely idea. I will look out for your entry. Xx


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