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Monday, 7 May 2012

Uplifting Occasion



Hi Crafters
It's a fair few days since my last post, I've made cards,but just not blogged them. I've got a headache at the moment so I'll keep this brief.
My easel card features a super penny black stamp called uplifting occation, I've coloured with my markers in pale pastel colours to match the pretty papers,rose garden by papermania.The lace punch used was a martha Steward and the other decrative edge was the wastage from a rosset die. All the edges where inked in sour apple colour box chalk ink.
This card is for a special Birthday,my Mum in Law, who will be 70 soon. She loves flowers and ginger cats so I hope she will love this card too. Please click on the image for a better look, the small pic looks rather grainy, my crap photography and the dull day.

challenges entered:

Penny black Saturday : cased Jenny's gorgeous easel card.
Dream Valley : for a special lady
The squirel and the fox : one for the girls
Fussy and fancy: butterflies,ribbon and punches
stamping for the weekend : at least 4 layers

A few pics to show. The flowers where a bargain £1.63 in the asda sale bin,I always look in there. I pepped them up with some cut stems from my garden, they look very pretty in the hall window.
The other pic shows the garden ,the clematist Montana full bloom and growing wildly.




Still dull and chilly here but no rain as yet today.
Enjoy the bank holiday. janex

17 comments:

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the beautifully coloured image.xxx

coldwaters2 said...

This is such a cute and adorable card Jane, I love that image also the softness of the colours and design. Your garden looks awesome.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Sazzle said...

Gorgeous pastel colours and great fun image too :-)

Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy - good luck with the challenge!


xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Sazzle

Lisa M said...

Headaches are the worst, I hope you feel better soon! As for your easel card, that image is adorable with the cat maxin' and relaxin' in the bra. :) Humorous and beautiful card for your MIL. The dp you chose is a knockout!

Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
Good luck to you and we hope you come back next week to play along again.
Lisa xx

Dawn said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week

pinky said...

Photos are gorgeous Jane, wouldn't mind a nice afternoon in your garden and good bargain on the flowers. Your card is just brilliant, I am sure she will love it and have a wee laugh. Hope the headache clears away soon:(

Lisa Jane said...

oh i do hope your headache doesn't linger much longer . Its no fun. LOve the card - you reminded me i have that stamp, must dig it out.
Fab flowers and your garden is looking wonderful
Lisa x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous card Jane. I love that image and the colours/papers you've used look great.
Your garden looks fabulous too!
Lorraine x

Katina said...

Beautiful card as always Jane! Your garden looks stunning!
xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww an adorable card, luv this image, fab colouring, pretty papers & design, gorgeous flowers, lovely looking garden, mines full of weeds with all the rain n bit of sun! sue,x

Beryl said...

Your card is delightful. Love the pastel colouring and the pretty papers. I have this stamp and really should give it an airing - along with the cat with tulips one - which I was thinking about today.
Your flowers were a real bargain and your garden looks wonderful. Pity it's not the weather to sit out and enjoy it.
Beryl xx

Lynn said...

What a gorgeous easel card and the soft pastel colours and papers are just wonderful:)

Thankyou for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Challenges..Hope to see you again :)
Huggs
Lynn xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely beautiful sweetie, I love everything about this card x

Juls said...

I do love this image! Love all the pink girlyness fab!! hugs Juls

kath said...

Hi jane...such a pretty card...hope your headache has gone...thanks for sharing the pics of your beautiful garden and for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Carrie's Corner said...

How stinkin' cute is that image! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Hugs
Carrie

Pauline C said...

Adorable card Jane - fabulous image and colour combo. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x