Posted on Thursday, June 6 2013 at 6am
When the sun comes out to play, it's a perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy a bit of a summer break with family and friends. To get you in the spirit (whatever the weather!) we've taken inspiration from around the globe to create our July issue.
Felicity Hall's tropical birds (left) look like they've flown in from a desert Island. Look at their colourful feathers!
Talking of exotic, Lucie Heaton has crossed the Indian Ocean to take inspiration from rich African fabrics to create a stunning elephant gift set (below, right).
Plus, your free gift this month includes everything you need to stitch a trio of oh-so-bright flower cards! CrossStitcher's July issue - on sale now.