Friday, 18 May 2012

Amongst the flowers

No rain for two days now and so far it's a nice, but chilly morning here. Washing is on the line but I shall be keeping an eye out for showers. Hoping for a fine weekend as I am at an outdoor event on Sunday, first outing for the gazebo.

I'm really pleased with the way this card turned out. It is a Penny Black stamp which I remember admiring a couple of years ago at a craft show and finally it is mine. I love my peachy Promarkers and they don;t get used enough so I was determined to use them on this card. The gorgeous papers are Echo Park Victoria Garden and I've used DI Spiced Marmalade around the edges. I tried something new with the seam binding, fraying the ends and pulling a thread through to ruche it up. I also used my MS flower garden border punch and added three of the Memory Box butterflies cut from kraft.

Challenges
Penny Black Saturday In the Garden
Sweet Stampin' Flower Power
Friday Sketch Fab sketch which I rotated
Willow Sketchie Use 3 papers
Paper Shelter Birthday card with a sentiment
MAWTT Keep it real
I made top 3 there this week with my beach hut card. Thanks girls

31 comments:

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you have used and the cute image...

cotnob said...

This is lovely, gorgeous warm colours and cute image.
Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.
Pauline
x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is gorgeous .. i love cats and i love tulips .. and the colours are so pretty
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Stamps and Paper said...

SUch a sweet puddy tat...lovely card Marianne

Anne

Rebekah said...

Such a cutie Marianne! hugs Rebekah xx

Christine said...

gorgeous card! that image is adorable and shaded beautifully. thanks for joining in at Friday Sketch Challenge xx

julie_woolston said...

This is so lovely Marianne, love the image and those gorgeous colour for the flowers and a sweet little head just poking out between them.
Love the papers and all the lovely detail.

Hugs Julie x

kath said...

Hi marianne...thank you for joining in the garden challenge at Penny Black Saturday this week with your gorgeous card...hugs kath xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super Marianne, I love the colours they are so bright. Hope you have a great weekend and the weather is dry for you. Thanks for playing on MAWTT and Willow Sketchie, Love Hxx

rachel said...

gorgeous card Marianne - fabulous stamp image and terrific colouring - its just lovely xx Hugs Rachel xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fab card, love the sweet image and such lovely colours. Love what you have done with the ribbon too.
Lyndsey xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Marianne, this image always makes me smile! :) Beautiful card, just gorgeous!

Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Tracey T said...

This is really sweet, Marianne. Love the colour and the stamp is super-cute! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

craftybunny said...

Very pretty and such lovely colours/papers.Love the punched border and the way you've done the seam binding.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Kazabing said...

Hi Marianne,
Playing catch-up now that hopefully I have fixed my Blogger issues. Fantastic batch of cards you have done lately.
Have a lovely weekend and finger-crossed for the weather on Sunday.
Hugs
Kaza. xxx

Mamma Mia said...

Gorgeous card Marianne - how cute is that cat? Love the colour combo. Hope you have a good weekend and stay dry. Helen x

mags said...

Great card Marianne. Loving the image and the colour combo, so fresh looking.
Mags
x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card dearie.Love the peachy colours so fresh and zingy.Cute stamp.Really pretty.Hugs Debbie x

Sarah said...

Hi Marianne, such a cute card! Love the image and your colour combo is perfect.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.

Sarah

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful card Marianne, love the colours. Chris xx

Debs said...

Lovely card, gorgeous spring colours, great take on our sketch, thanks for joining us at Friday Sketch Challenge.
Hugs Debs

coops said...

gorgeous card marianne.i love the peach colours and fab sweet kitty :D

xx coops xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Marianne, Another fabulous image and you have created an adorable card lovely colours and background papers used too!:xx

Janneke said...

What a pretty card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

HI Marianne wow! what a gorgeous card -you've coloured that image beautifully and I love those delish papers too and the way you ruched that seam binding, Have a great weekend, Hugs, Teresa x

Jo Davies said...

Just adorable! Jo xxx

Claire said...

Great card Marianne - love the image and warm colours. Thanks for playing along with Willow Sketchie and MAWTT this week. Hugs, Claire x

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card! Such a lovely choice of colours :-)

Lisa x

Jackie Thomas said...

Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Hooked on crafts.
Hugs Jackie

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Marianne
Love the image and beautiful warm colours.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Marie said...

Stunning card with lovely colors. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week and good luck.
Love n hugs
Marie