Friday 26 October 2012

Gardening Cards - Part 2

Here's the next one in that series of gardening cards.

 I like this one much better than the last. I'm not sure why...somehow I think I felt that my mojo is returning. A couple more of these and maybe I'll have to get the copics out and make a "real card"! lol

Here is a little close up of the fussy cut image. I enjoyed cutting these was very relaxing!
There is a wee bit of bling, a tint dark jewel in the center of the doesn't really show up well in the picture.
I inked everything up on this card ...well, maybe not the wheelbarrow...but everything else, including the edges of the corrugated card, got a good going over with Color Box Chalk Chestnut Roan (one of my fave shading inks)
I stamped the sentiment about 8 times! I've lost my touch as I  kept missing an edge of a differing various  letter each time. I finally managed to get it right on the smallest snippet of white card that I had left. I fussy cut it out as there was not enough card around it to do anything else!!! Mounted it on another snippet of the salmon card and re fussy cut again. I probably should have mounted it a wee bit higher on the banner but was trying to leave that top cloud untouched.

Card base - Recollections  Kraft 6 x 6 in cards and envelopes, Michaels
Cloud banner strip - Echo Park,  hello Summer
Golden designer paper - Echo Park Yellow Quatrefoil Style Essentials
Salmony coloured cardstock - from stash
Fussy cut wheel barrow - Forever in Time, Spring Garden series
Jewels - Bling from my stash (Dollar Store)
Tiny banners on graph paper - Echo Park, hello Summer (fussy cut out)
Shading Ink - Coolur Box chalk Chestnut Roan

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop  (the various cardstock used were all snippets from my were the jewels)
2. Cards Galore  Anything Goes
3. Creative Craft Challenge  3 of anything
4. Through the Craftroom Door     Anything Goes #40
5. Anything Goes Challenge Blog    Make your own embellishments (I hand cut the teensy banner and fussy cut the wheelbarrow)
6. Cards by Lady Anne  Anything Goes
.7. Brown Sugar challenge Blog Anything goes


Tracy said...

Another beautiful card.
I love those banners you did.
You are a pro at fussy cutting, wow.

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Your card is so beautiful, love it and the decoupaged elements you have coloured and cut out the images so beautifully. I would also like to thank you very much for the comment you left over at Lady Anne's, bless you. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Pia S said...

I think the layout of this card is great! The banner with clouds sits perfectly on this card, and I think you've got the sentiment placed just right! Fab inking and colors!

Di said...

Hi Maureeen! I love this card - the sentiment is perfectly placed too! Are you sure it isn't the sentiment stamp and therefore nothing to do with you? Anyhow, it worked out perfectly and I love the wheelbarrow and flowers. Super card and great to see you playing again! Hugs, Di xx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty!! I love the garden theme and the banners and colours are gorgeous!

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely! Such a great layout and love that perfectly cut out wheelbarrow :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Hi Mo, I sure wish I could cut out images like you do. This is beautiful. joann sassy raggedy

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog ... I so appreciate them :) Fab gardening card ... love all the different elements! Anita in France

Scrappin Sista said...

Very nice, Thank you for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar in the "Anything Goes" challenge! We hope you decide to play along with us again!! Good luck!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous cards! You can tell a lot of thought, effort and love go into your cardmaking! xo

Jodi said...

This is just adorable!!! Love everything about it!!
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! It is greatly appreciated!!

Penny said...

Such a sweet card! Love that cloud banner and your sentiment on it. Love the image, design, baby banners and the wonderful cardboard. Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous and fun, great job on the sentiment -lol - eight times , you really are a perfectionist! Love the card with it's delightful clouds and the corrugated paper! Wonderfully done!

Im just me - Marleen said...

ahh what a beautiful Project, Thank you for entering the Cards Galore Challenge xx

Lisa said...

Love the cloud pennant super cute

Lisa said...

Great card I love the cloud pennant

Barb King said...

That's cute, I like the sentiment, too.

Unknown said...

Another beautiful card hun, love the colours you've used! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges :) x

Rosie Guiher said...

What a sweet card. I really like how well you cut the fussy stuff,lol. Beautifully colored too. Thank you for playing along at Lady Anne's.