Saturday 19 May 2012

In The Potting Shed

Good evening to you all in the land of blog
Well the weather has not been very helpful for my gardening today!!!!!! Matt went of fishing early and left me to potter, I did plan on hitting the grass, well not literally but with the lawn mower, strimmer and if my luck and the weather held the scarifier too.  Unfortunately this did not happen, maybe tomorrow will be a little kinder.

I spent the morning in my floral art mode, can't show you what I made or how it was made, as know that the person it is for watches my posts on Facebook, so sorry you will all have to wait, but wow I think the wait will be worth it - keep watching

I then finished off a few half done cards and started quite a few more :) whilst watching the horrid weather.    The card I am showing you today was made a couple of weekends back, but it could be me tomorrow if that little yellow ball appears in the sky. (For those of you who have no idea what I am going on about (you will be in the UK) as we have not seen it for that long now, we have forgotten what it is - THE SUN...............................hope it can here me)

This is an 8 x 8 inch 55th Birthday card for some one who loves gardening, it was an order and was told she likes Whisky (don't we all) and gardening (yes I do too when I get the opportunity)

So here it is in detail
The base layer is a deep green and this is also the contrast.  The papers are from a lovely stack I got from Grimsby Crafts.  The little flowers are from the local department store.  The twine wrap is from Lidl.  The pearls from the Hobby House.  The butterflies are Cheery Lynn dies and the image is Mo Manning called Eileen1.  The butterfly bodies are liquid pearls in the pale green. The sentiment computer generated and hand curled.

Here is the image coloured in copics and just look at those fabulous marigolds, keep up..................................... the ones on her hands not in the pot :) as they are roses!!

I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenge

ATC's and Cards - Anything Goes - Butterflies and blooms
Card Makin Mamas - May Flowers
Crafty Catz - Girlie Time
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude - Butterflies and Blooms
MAWTT - Keep it Real
Fab n Funky - Fabric on Card
Crafters Companion - Here Comes Summer
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - blooms and butterflies



KarinsArtScrap said...

o what a fabulous image kate.
great and beautiful card.

greetings karin

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Kate,love the image and great

Jane said...

Hi Kate, what a lovely card. We have been a little luckier here in Surrey and had a dry fairly warm day. I managed to get out into my garden and planted out my runner beans.They are SO late this year.I hope you have more luck with the weather tomorrow and the forecast is warmer for next week,hooray!
Jane x

Karin said...

Such a lovely card Kate.

Over here (the netherlands) we had our very first nice and sunny day since months. I've heard from a couple of crafting friends from the UK how bad it was over there. I hope you will have some sunshine too, soon!

Hugs karin xx

rachel said...

what a fabulous card - and your colouring is truely amazing - brilliant! Hugs Rachel xx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love your shading on the image.....

Janette said...

Hi Kate, Oh I am holding out for the weather too, am so fed up being stuck in, driving me nuts...tomorrow is supposed to be fingers on the

Love your card, the soft colouring is perfect, somehow makes me think of hot days....xxxx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Kate,
Gorgeous card,fab image,papers and details :) x

Unknown said...

Love this card!!

Luv Jane XX

susiestacey said...

Hi Kate, gorgeous card. Hope the sun shines for you tomorrow x Susan x

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Kate I hope the weather improves for you tomorrow - it's more like February than May at the moment! Beautiful card, love the twine hugs K x

Lisa Jane said...

what a brilliant image - and i love the gorgeous colours
Lisa x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Kate, great image and papers, love the edging and the roses ribbon, very pretty..


Sonia said...

Fabulous card Kate:) very nice image! I like all details:)
Big hug,

McCrafty's Cards said...

fabulous card kate, I like the image,the colours the flowers and the butterflies.
Kevin xx

sue w. said...

Hi Kate, love the edging around the card, frames it beautifully, as does the lovely ribbon.
Hope you get a better day tomorrow to sort out the gardening, I know our forecast is shocking AGAIN.
Hugs Sue W.

Crafty Loops said...

I love this card Kate, that rosette trim is beautiful. Lee xx

Hazel said...

Hey Kate

Lovely card and I just adore this Mo image - fab.

Thanks for stopping by to see me and leaving me a lovely comment.

Take care and Toodle Pip.

Hazel xx

Kim x said...

Hi Kate you have some fantastic cards on your blog, sorry I don't have time to comment on them all.
Thanks for stopping by.
hugs Kimx

Sandra H said...

Hi Kate, Another absolutely stunning card and the image is gorgeous:)x

Tammy said...

Very sweet Kate! Love the image and beautiful colors you used!

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

this is beautiful thank you for entering in to fat pages and cards with attitude challenge and good luck emma xx

Pia S said...

Your card is so sweet. The coloring is wonderfully done, and those flowers at the bottom of your card is so beautiful and decorative.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, fab layout & colour combo!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Angela D said...

Great card, love the image, thanks for joining us at ATCs and cards with Attitude this fortnight

Misty's said...

Hi Kate
Brilliant birthday card. Great use of all your fabulous elements. The image is fab too.
Michaela xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely card Kate. Yes I did look in the pot for the Marigolds, doh!!! Then I realized the joke. Fab colouring and layout as usual sweetie.


Kim. said...

Great card, lovely image and your layout and colour choice is fabulous. You have just helped me decide on an image for my mum's birthday card in a couple of weeks lol. Thanks for joining us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
Kim xXx

coops said...

stunning card kate.i love your colours and the image is brilliant ;D

xx coops xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

Lovely card Kate love the roses & border punch, lovely colour combo. Hugs Janet

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a cute card (hope she's not got the whiskey hidden in that plant pot!!). Love the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas for our Flowers Challenge hugs Susan x

Manderly said...

Kate, this card is gorgeous! I love the softness and your coloring is fantastic! Thank you for entering Fat Pages Cards with Attitude!

Emma H said...

Great card, the twine wrap really adds a touch of the 'outside' to your card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Fab N Funky this week!

carol said...

super card, image looks fab, thanks for sharing your creation with us at crafty catz x carol

Margaret said...

Hi Kate Your card is great and I love the image and detail you have used. Thanks for taking part in the Crafters Companion Challenge.

Jane said...

Gorgeous card! love the colour scheme! thanks for joining us at Pretty Little Ribbon Shop! hugs, Jane x

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