Thursday, 11 September 2014

In the Garden

Have had a nice couple of days - made a few 'quickie' cards to bulk up the stash a bit, finished an order and then today have been out shopping for the 'essentials' for the impending sunshine holiday ( 6 more sleeps then the sunbed for me!!!)
As we've been having some lovely weather lately I made a card with a 'summery' flavour!

Polka dot background paper distressed and stitched, a scrap piece left over from something else torn and stitched then some old white lace overlaid across.
The image (from LOTV), stitched to a plain white die cut frame and I lightly glittered some of the flowers (although it doesn't show up very well!)
Flowers and pearls from my stash and the little wooden 'Friends' banner was part of a challenge win.
Inside decorated to match.

I have a small die cut butterfly which I think may find it's way to the front of this card just to the left of the flowerpots on the bottom of the frame!

Challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - Spots
Oldie But Goodie  - Stitching
S.O.S - Bird image
Tuesday Throwdown - 1image, 2 papers, 3 flowers
Bunny Zoes - Lace
Incy Wincy - Girly
Pennys Paper Crafty - Stitching

Hope the sun has been shining where you are - thanks for looking and if you've left a comment I really appreciate it! x


Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card Viv lovely image and gorgeous papers


Meggymay said...

A beautiful summery card Viv.
Yvonne x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv. The image is beautiful and I love the pretty papers you have used with it.
Sue xx

Olivia said...

Fabulous use of layering and love the soft palette of this card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Mrs A. said...

A lovely shabby chic look. Hugs Mrs A.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A gorgeous card Viv. Beautiful detailing and papers. Susan x

vic said...

Wow viv this is so pretty I love the image and all the gorgeous embellishments :) that polka dot paper is gorgeous what a beautiful card :)
Vic x

Lynne said...

Oh this is lovely Viv. Such a serene, calming image, love it.
Lynne xxx

*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful and soft creation!! What a darling image too!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Jacee said...

So pretty Viv, love the image and your stitching is so neat! a truly lovely card.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Céline said...

so pretty
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Jackie said...

What a pretty card :o)
Jackie xx

aussie aNNie said...

FABULOUS card, love the image and gorgeous papers used...your colours are stunningxx

The Journey is the Start


What a beautiful card Viv, and a lovely reminder of Summer days. Wish it was a bit warmer here!
Have a super holiday - hope the sun shines for you!
Sylvia xx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Viv, back again. Super card with an awesome image and papers, love your colour combo...thanks for joining in our challenge.
The Journey is the Start

{Crafty Sentiments Inspirations DT Member}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Viv, this is gorgeous! I just love all your pinks and that image is so stunning! Love the fancy frame and your strip of lace is such a great touch!! hugs :)

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge!
Helen x

CraftyGirl said...

Wonderful card and I love the real stitching. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, yes, Viv, I think a butterfly there would be a perfect addition to your pretty summery card! I'm glad you are still having lovely summerish weather! If I don't get back before you leave, have a sensational time on your sunshine holiday!! Hugs, Darnell

Chasing the Dream said...

Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

Donna said...

Lovely card! Love all the layers and stitching! Thanks for joining the crew at Shopping Our Stash this week for the "Chicken" challenge!!

Kathleen said...

Simply gorgeous card, fabulous colours and great image.
Would you be interested in joining me on the creative blog hop.
If so please e-mail me at

Love Kath x

Nicole Setter said...

Thanks for sharing your very beautiful card with us at Penny's this week.
Cheers Nicole

Laura W said...

Lovely card. I like how the image pops because of the colours you chose for you background. Thanks for joining the 'stitching' challenge at Penny's -see you Wednesday for a new challenge :)

Chana said...

The coloring of the image is wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana Malkah