Monday, 28 May 2018

Everything in the garden's lovely

As you know, my husband is a keen gardener/garden blogger, so I find myself making a lot of garden themed cards!

For this card, I've used some Sheena Douglass stamps that I've had for 3 or 4 years. I never did get around to buying the matching dies, so after stamping and colouring them I hand cut them - leaving a narrow border because there was no way I was going to fussy cut all those feathery carrot fronds! The sentiment is stamped with the same set. I found a surprise piece of garden themed background paper in my stash - I have absolutely no idea how long it's been there or where it came from - and added a strip of self adhesive hessian and a wooden watering can with the edges lightly inked.

I would like to share this with:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Male
The Male Room - Gardening
Retro Rubber - sketch (I've switched from portrait to landscape but the sketch is still, I hope, in evidence)


  1. A perfect card for a gardener, Jane, everything goes so well together. I think you might be enabling me again - self-adhesive hessian! I haven't come across that before..... off to Google it! xx

  2. What a brilliant card for any gardener irrespective of gender. I love the DP that you've teamed these fabulous stamps with.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  3. Oh yes, the sketch is mightily evident and I love what you've done with it. Those little garden bits are great - beautifully coloured and your fussy cutting skills are A1 too. The burlap ribbon is fantastic and completes the rustic theme. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  4. Cute card, love the background paper and all the elements you added to your card. Great take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

  5. This is wonderful, love the stamps, the hessian and the background paper, all perfect together. Thank you so much for joining us in our Gardening challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith The Male Room DT
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  6. Wow! What a great use of the sketch and love the garden implements! Sometimes fussy cutting is just the ticket to make the images pop! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  7. Great use of the sketch! All the little elements are perfect and I love the matching background paper. I HATE fussy cutting, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do right! Thanks for joining us again at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  8. Great fussy cutting! I love the whole veggie vibe from your card, it's perfect for a keen gardener and our challenge at TMR, thank you for joining us.

  9. Home Grown is always best! The strip of burlap really gives it the outdoor gardening feel, reminds me of potato sacks. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male room Craft Challenge. Good Luck!

  10. This is super! Love the paper, the burlap and those sweet veggies! The watering can is just perfect to complete the look. Super take on the theme. Thanks so much for playing along with our gardening theme at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.


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