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

25 comments:

  1. Very pretty card Viv lovely image and gorgeous papers

    Anne

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  2. A beautiful summery card Viv.
    Yvonne x

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

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

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  5. A lovely shabby chic look. Hugs Mrs A.

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

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  7. 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 :)
    Hugs
    Vic x

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

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  9. 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

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

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  11. so pretty
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments
    hugs
    céline

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  12. What a pretty card :o)
    Jackie xx

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

    The Journey is the Start

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  14. 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

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

    for
    {Crafty Sentiments Inspirations DT Member}

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  16. 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 :)

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

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  18. 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.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Tuesday Throwdown DT

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  19. 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

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  20. 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.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    tuesdaythrowdown.

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

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  22. 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
    kathscholefield@tiscali.co.uk

    Love Kath x

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

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  24. 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 :)

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

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