Sunday, 1 July 2018

Stamping Sensations July Challenge

This month at Stamping Sensations we have the wonderful Crafty Individuals as our sponsors.
Our theme is called 'In My Garden' and here is my DT card -
 I really enjoyed making this as it gave me another opportunity to practice my scene constructing!
And it also reminded me of the garden in our last house which was big and pretty! Along with the house I also inherited a huge dovecote - (no doves, just their house!).
Although I didn't have a dovecote stamp, this little bird house evoked memories of my much loved (but very labour intensive) garden.
The bird house stamp is a set of 2 - the second one is much smaller and I have had them for a long time so no idea which company they are from.

Used Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss for the background with a little touch of Squeezed Lemonade around the sun. Inked the edges of the whole panel with Forest Moss too.

The stamps are a mixture from SU's Wild About Flowers and others from my stash.
The branches are by Inkylicious as are the birds. (I made a bit of a mess of the bird on the house - although I used the Misti, I must have moved the card slightly when stamping for the second time-  but dear husband says it's not too bad as it looks like said birdie is flapping his wings! Don't you love him - forever trying to make me feel better!)

Please have a look at the Challenge Blog and follow our rules before submitting your entry. We are a stamping challenge - and you MUST have a stamp as the FOCAL point of your creation!
If you can find time to visit my teamies and leave them a comment too, that would be really appreciated!
I am linking up at
Dragonfly Dreams - Summer
Sweet Stampin' - Summer Brights
4 Crafty Chicks - Summer is Here
Cardz 4 Galz - Summer Sunny Days

Thanks for visiting. x


brenda said...

It's a lovely scene Viv, the soft colours and misty feel to the background all add up to the feel of a beautiful summers day.

B x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful garden scene you’ve created Viv...gorgeous card


Joan said...

It's a lovely card Viv, I would love a dovecote in my garden, I'm always jealous when I see one in a garden, we have bird tables and houses though.
What a lovely. OH you have, mine shows zilch interest in anything I make.

Joan x

pinky said...

What a beautiful serene scene you have produced Viv. I just love it.

Carole said...

Hi Viv...lovely card...I would never have noticed the birdy...but he is getting ready to fly! Love all your little flower stamps...a really pretty scene. xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a delicate and pretty card. Great scene making. Loved reading your post and how it brought back memories x. What a wonderful DH you have x

Marlies said...

A beautiful peaceful garden scene card Viv. You made a lovely background for the stamps you used. Marlies

Sian said...

A beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Sian.

Tracy said...

Viv this is so beautiful, gorgeous creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous garden scene, Viv! My eye is drawn to the little bird on the branch. Love it! And the wild flowers.


Pat said...

I'm there in that beautiful garden Viv and the bird does look like it is flapping it's wings. I also love the colour of the flowers and the second little bird silhouetted against the sun and the frame of pretty foliage. x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Janis Lewis said...

Love it! Love the flower stamping. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz.
Pause Dream Enjoy

Sally H said...

It's a beautiful garden scene, Viv! I love it!

Aquarius said...

I missed this lovely summery scene - for some reason Blogger doesn't always bring names to the top of my reading list when people post - annoying! I only spotted it today when I saw your most recent post.

Dora said...

Awesome stamping. Beautiful scene.