Monday 19 May 2014

In The Garden

Well, in the garden is where I've been for most of the weekend, or at the garden centre, or the beach .. .. when the sun shines Cornwall is a glorious place to live!  And, we even got a craft fair after all on Saturday.  The one planned was cancelled at almost the last minute, but thanks to Stamps and Memories, Dragonfly Designs and the The Craft Studio, a lovely show was put together at the Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club - and we even got Lili of the Valley too!  I must admit that I didn't spend a lot .. .. well hubby was with me walking the dogs and it was a hot day, and I'd just ordered some stash on line as I thought the show wasn't going to happen .. .. fingers crossed for another one soon .. .. perhaps in September?

The card I'm sharing with you today is one I made a while back when the weather was not so good, and I had no internet .. .. so what else was there to do but craft!  I got to play with one of the new Marianne Design border dies, Anja's Flowers CR1273, a set of two with the daisy edge and the plainer edge with the cut out sections - you can see it on the card in a bit.  First, my image is a Sarah Kay stamp I've coloured with my Copic pens, and for the glittery edge I used Stardust Stickles and Pansy loose glitter, so very sparkly!  I've moved the craft cupboard from the conservatory to the porch, it's closer to the dining table where I sit and craft and in the process of emptying things out and rearranging I found the box with all my loose glitters .. .. so expect to see more sparkle!

And here's the card in all it's sparkly glory!  The papers are from the MD Hello Baby paper pack PB7041 and I've added the embossed faux stitching around the edges then inked with a grey/blue chalk ink so it stands out.  The plain card is a coredinations piece in a purple/grey and the ribbon is a little piece of wired purple organza from my stash, being wired it keeps the shape of the bow quite nicely.  Pale blue pearls finish things off.

The Crafty Creations challenge is to use at least two items from the recipe list they've given: I have flowers, die cuts, ribbon and purple so way to go! Crafty Little Fairies challenge is 'in the garden' so my card fits that theme too, and Sketchy Colors would like to see grey and lilac shades - perfect!

I still have lots of catching up to do .. .. still no fast broadband connection here so it can be a bit iffy at times getting about, but I hope to visit everyone who has left me a comment recently and catch up with my blogging friends soon.


  1. gorgeous card, love the Sarah Kay image. sounds like the perfect weekend - glorious weather and a craft fair!
    Kim x

  2. What a beautiful card, this image is just so lovely. Great decorated and gorgeous colors. Thank you for participating in Sketchy Colors, good luck.
    hugs Monica

  3. Another wonderful card Annie, I do so love the pretty colours you have used (need those papers!!) and the dies, as ever, are fabulous, what I wouldn't give to have a sift through your impressive die collection!! xx

  4. Gorgeous card ,Annie, adorable image. I love the papers and beautiful sparkling too.
    hugs Dorte

  5. This card is stunning Annie..gorgeous image and colouring and love the sparkle and gorgeous card design..
    Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Lovely soft colours and the sparkly border die cut is fabulous.


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