Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Pretty Pansies

Morning crafters, nice and sunny here today after the rain, but still cool for mid May. Nature is doing a wonderful job though, blossom and blooms every where. I could make garden /flower cards all day long.
We gardened yesterday and the wind was so strong it was blowing my bucket containing weeds and prunings out of my hand. My hubby has been looking at houses in Corfu online , now 9 months of lovely warm sun a year , I think I could handle that !

My card is garden inspired of course. The stamp used is from a set of Joanna Sheen stamps , by the artist Jane Shasky, I have her cd rom too, heart of the garden, it's wonderful and I can highly recomend it, I've made lots of cards using it , I will blog them at a later date.
I stamped the image with memento ink London Fog, this pale grey line when coloured blends with the coloured image to give a softer more water coloured look, I like it but would like to know what you think?
I've coloured with promarkers and used blue whispers ink for shading .
The die cuts are Marianne Design and the sentiments are lili of the valley stamps, bought at the show.
The pretty papers are first edition , bird song.

challenges entered :

sketch n stash : followed the sketch
2 sisters : Mothers Day (card for a female )
sisterhood of crafters : April showers bring May flowers
inky impressions : for a lady

off to walk my poodles , have a great day and happy crafting. janex


cotnob said...

This is a pretty card Jane, lovely image and fabulous die cut ivy and bird house embellishments.

brenda said...

Blooms and blossoms are at last showing themselves Jane, I've just come back from the AHT at Newmarket with Holly and was amazed how things have greened up the last few days. Nature in indeed wonderful.

And you card is a lovely botanical creation.

B x

Darlene said...

Oh so pretty Jane and I love your design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘April Showers Bring May Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card!!! Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions this week, don't forget we have a DT call!!

hugs Vicky x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jane. The flowers and colour scheme look so pretty.
Lorraine x

Danni said...

Very pretty! Thank you for playing along with the Inky Impressions Challenge!
Danni-Inky Impressions DT

Anonymous said...

So pretty Jane! I love making floral cards too.

Would you like a lodger in your house in Corfu?!

Little K Smith said...

Such a pretty card Jane, a lovely image and you've coloured it beautifully!

Liz McGuire, said...

This card is a beaut! Room for one more in Corfu?

Liz x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, adorable card

Beryl said...

I didn't know you had stamps to go with the CD too. This one is gorgeous and you have coloured it beautifully. It's a gorgeous card.
Had a real downpour here last night. Won't be able to garden for a bit here now.
Beryl xx

Camellia Cards said...

Hi Jane, this is a lovely pretty card. Lovely colouring and the die-cuts finish it off beautifully. Hugs xx Clare

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is fabulous love the colours too huggles Pops x x x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous...fabulous image and

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jane it is nice to be able to come visit you again, I didn't realise that you were back from your blogging break, I am afraid I am not blogging as much as I used to. I love this gorgeous card Jane, that image looks so soft and delicate, such lovely colours and design
lorraine x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the beautiful image and the colours, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Juls said...

Just beautiful!! Hugs Juls xxx