Friday 30 December 2011

The potting shed

I am so looking forward to spring .. .. I've had enough of cold, wet and windy weather and hope that in just another month I can start sowing seeds in the conservatory. Mind you, now that I have a garden shed I'll have to check and see if there have been any winter visitors sheltering from the weather! I've coloured my LOTV image with Copics - and did you know that there are 12 new Sketch shades coming out in 2012? I have updated my chart and printed out a new one ready to colour in, although with plenty of gaps still in it, I'll not be rushing to get all the new colours straight away. The two new green shades, G43 and G46 will be top of the list along with E84 and E89 as they will go perfectly with the existing shades I already have. If you would like a copy of my blank chart just email me and I will send it to you - it prints out on 1 page of A4 in landscape and is an excel file.

Back to my card. The papers are more magazine freebies, I think they are by Nit Wits, and I have matted with coral textured card. I've inked all my edges with brown chalk ink then decorated with Marianne diecut pieces and a bow tied with seam binding tape. The old WOJ text is stamped with brown Momento and seemed the perfect addition to this cute little micey nice scene.

The Dutch Dare card challenge is for favourite things: mine are LOTV stamps, dicuts and gems - it's not often that I create a card without one or more of my favourite things on it. Today I managed to persuade my hubby and son to bring down some more craft boxes from the loft so I will have to unpack and find homes for more stamps and embellishments .. .. .. it will be good to have things organised and to hand, but might take me a while longer yet!


  1. oh what a fabulous image .. i love the colours .
    Makes me think of spring
    Lisa x

  2. lovely card Annie, such pretty colours
    have a lovely New Year

  3. Let's hope you've not had visitors to the shed. This little lot look friendly on paper & I love your soft colours with the coral matting. Your seam binding is a glorious colour & I must admit I tend to go for gems rather than pearls - but that might be something to do with the fact that I didn't have pearls at the start. Good to hear that your tools are gradually increasing! Take care.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. Aaawww lovely card Annie, I can't wait for spring either :D I love the colours and the little mice are so cute :)

  5. I love your card and all the cute little LOTV mice :)

    Hugs and happy New Year,
    Jay Jay

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Annie, I adore your image and the papers suit so well.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Wow Annie this is fantastic what a fabulous image and I adore not only those papers but also the flowers and ribbon this is superb.
    Lorraine x

  8. All those little mice are just darling. Your flowers are super. Lovely dies. Fun, whimsical little card you've made.

  9. Beautiful card Annie, these images are so cute of LOTV. Nice paper you used, it makes me happy.
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs Gretha

  10. Wow, what an absolutely fantastic card! I love the LOTV-images too, they are too cute :)
    Wonderful creation!
    Thanks for playing with us at DDCC!

  11. Stunning project!! Love your colouring and all the details!
    Happy New Year and thank you for joining us at DDCC this week! Lilia DT

  12. Hi Annie, I've just been surfing the blogs and found yours. This is my favourite sort of image, love just about all the LOTV stamps.
    Great colouring and super all round card.
    Cheers from Australia


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