Sunday, 18 August 2013

In The Garden






















This is my Midway reminder challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is "In The Garden" So you can use flower stamps, or anything to do with the garden for this challenge.  I used this cute Hedgehog sat on the flower pot with the snail.  Now I have wanted to add to my dies for some time, I don't have a lot and one that I have been after is a Fence die, still don't have one and really wanted to put a fence on this card.  So I thought about it and had a go at making a fence myself, and I'm quite pleased at how it turned out.  I used a fair bit of Frayed Burlap Distress Ink on my fence and papers.  It's funny but I have Vintage Photo but use Frayed Burlap and Brushed Corduroy more, I find them a bit more subtle, and sometime Vintage Photo a bit strong.

We have prizes from Penny Black, Crafts U Love and Classy Crafts. Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal stamps out isn't it!!!!!!











Now if you would like to be a GDT for us, all you need to do is make a creation to fit the theme following our rules.
Are you wanting some inspiration, pop on over to the challenge blog and then you can see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the talented team.

This is the following challenges:-
1. Crafty Cardmakers - #97 - Recipe
2. Paper Crafting Journey - Distessed
3. Stampin' For The Weekend - Butterflies
4. Penny Black Saturday - August - Bright & Sunny
5. Totally Papercrafts - challenge # 180 - Favourite Colours
6. Aud Sentiments - #87 - Anything But A Birthday Card
7. ABC Challenge - T is for Thank You

Recipe:-
Stamps - Penny Black 1446J In The Garden, Popcorn Bear Sentiment,
Papers - Nitwit Country Lady, 
Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Distress Inks,
Tools - butterfly punch, flower punch, Nesties, Grand Calibur,
Embellishments - stickles


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

20 comments:

Tracy said...

Your card is so so sweet.
I love that image and your colouring is stunning.
I really like your fence and the distress colour is perfect for this card :)

Claire said...

This is so pretty hun, love the papers and layout and the cute hedgie. Hugs, Claire x

catherine said...

This is a beautiful card Tracy. sweet image and love the fence at the bottom. pretty colours too
x catherine

brenda said...

If you have not mentioned it Tracy I would never ever have realised the fence was not a die, really genius on your part. And of course a very pretty card.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, good idea for the fence - may 'borrow' your idea - l would love a nice fence die too x Susan x

Lisa Jane said...

awww- love this little scene .. so sweet

linda said...

beautiful card tracy and brilliant way to add a fence; i have a fence die but sometimes it's just not the right size and i've thought of using popsicle sticks. lol i love the vintage look of your card and the delicate floral paper.
linda

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your cute card.
luv
Debby

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Tracy,
fabulous design and cute card,
hugs'n' greetings;-))m

Shirley said...

As usual Tracy a delightful card and cute image. I must say you put me to shame with you perfect fence. I think mine was missing a few planks of wood LOL.

Shirley

Louise said...

Beautiful Thank you card, Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
hugs Louise

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow this is absolutely ADORABLE!! Love these fun stamps and I hardly have a play at them!! Getting them out now for some fun! Thanks for the brilliant inspiration Tracy! HUGS

Linby said...

wow! Great fence, I thought it was a die! Love the card, the matting and layering really gives it perspective.
Lynn x

Whisper said...

Absolutely gorgeous hun and i so love your layout, luv Sam x

sparkling stamper said...

LOve this card - from all the frame layering to the beautiful flowered fence, to your fabulous coloring. Not to mention how sweet the image is!!!
Kathy
Aud Sentiments DT

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Very creative card and lovely colours. This image is super cute :) Thank for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey!
Iwona

Chitra Nair said...

Love this cute card, hedgie is adorable...Thanks for sharing it with us at TPC...

Dragonlady said...

Such a cute image and love the scene you have created. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Gunn (Merete) said...

OHH, what a sweet card. This image is so cute and I love the papers on this one.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Nikki said...

Wonderful card. Your fence turned out lovely. Very pretty DSP you have used too. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.

Nikki