Sunday, 22 January 2017

Gardening Time

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to win Trimcraft's weekly "Want it Win It Wednesday" giveaway. I've been entering every week for as long as I can remember, and my request has always been for the First Edition Gardening Dies set. They arrived the other day - it's going to be a very useful set when it comes to making cards for Mark - and here is my first make with them.

All the die cuts use scraps from my snippets box - aren't dies wonderful for using up odds and ends? I'm particularly pleased with the fence - the snippet I used was from the notorious QVC "Elegant Vintage" kit of about 15 years ago, that so many of us bought and then were flummoxed by. (That's something else I love about snippets, so many of them tell their own story and bring back crafting memories when you dig them out).

The shed was a bit of a b****r to get out of the die intact, even using my full arsenal of tips, tricks and tools, and in fact this is my third attempt, resulting in it having a bit missing, which I've tried to hide behind the wheelbarrow, as my remaining scrap of woodgrain paper was too small to fit it all on!

The sentiment is stamped with a stamp from a Crafters Companion set,  and I've produced a stylised "lawn" by tearing random strips of grass effect washi tape.

I would like to share this with

Pixie's Snippets Playground weeks 265/266
Sweet Stampin - Dies and Punches
The Male Room - Washi Tape  


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous scene you've made with all of your snippets Jane, love the grass.

Sue xx

Barb said...

Well done on your win Janet. It looks like a great set. I love the scene you,ve made on your lovely card. Barbxx

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful scene and a perfect snippets card.
I think die cut cards are perfect for Di's challenge and plan to try some here myself!
Fabulous card! I especially love the grass washi tape.

Di said...

Wow Jane - this really is a corker! What a card, love the scene you created - and I thought of Mark as soon as I saw it too :) Got your GD comment, brilliant and thanks!


Di xx

Sarn said...

Fantastic scenic card and congrats on your win.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Rocky said...

The fence looks great, weathered and worn. Wouldn't it be much easier to cut the grass if it was washi tape, just peel it back and let it grow again. Thank you for joining us at TMR and congratulations on winning those dies.

Deborah Frings said...

Love the washi tape lawn! Such a great card and wonderful use of the dies. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room! Deborah, DT.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE the card so will the man it's for, Yep! the story about the dies is so true. Great use of the grass washi. Thank you so much for Linking to The Male Room washi challenge. Faith DT.

Cass said...

Fantastic die cut scene. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, this is fantastic Jan, the lovely washi tape and the great cut outs. It's a very pretty garden scene, I'm so looking forward to dig in to my garden lot, I have some new seeds from Kew Garden to cherish.

Love and hugs

Andreja L. said...

You made such a beautiful card and I like how you use Washi :-))
Thanks for playing at Male Room. Hugs, Andreja