Sunday, 12 May 2013

vegetable patch , lili of the valley vintage boy

I went to Happy Stampers in Port Sunlight , Wirral , yesterday , I'm really lucky to have a great stamping fair nearby (about 8 miles away) that's on twice a year. I bought lots as usual but defiantly bagged some bargains. There was another craft sale on over the road with free entry, we popped over there and got some excellent buys . I bought lots of packs of button embellishments (the carrots on my cards where from a pack) for 50p-99p , they are usually 2.99 in hobbycraft. I was showing Dawny P the carrots yesterday,she was working on the Lili of the valley stand, and I said they would be great with this gardening stamp, vegetable patch.

It was lovely to meet up with Beryl , from, Beryls Place , we chatted for about an hour then shopped, we had a real laugh about vinyl, she will know what I mean. Beryl gave me some fabulous stamped images that will no doubt pop up on this blog soon.

I love my crafting/card making hobby and the lovely crafting friends I've met through it.

I had fun making this card, I coloured with flexmarkers and inked with chestnut chalk ink. The sentiment was from a bargain sticker set for 50p along with the carrots , mentioned previously . The wheel barrow and ivy are Marianne design diecuts, I diecut bazil colour core paper , embossed it then sanded . The various layers add detail and texture as does the flower soft in sand on the soil. The paper is from first editions , family ties only £3 a pack at the show.

challenges entered:
stamping sensations : May challenge, embossing and texture
fussy and fancy :anything goes
crafty catz : anything goes
dream valley : no squares allowed

well there's no gardening going on around here , only crafting, it's rained nearly all day , and it's cold. Could this be yet another rubbish British Summer!

happy crafting. janex


Pia S said...

This is so sweet, Jane! I like this image, and the wheelbarrow and ivy die cuts are so perfect for the gardening theme of your card. I LOVE the carrot buttons too!

Jac said...

Gorgeous card, such wonderful detailing, well done on your bargains, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great colouring, love those carrots.
Sounds like you got some real bargains..
Hugs Kelly

brenda said...

I've always heard it a nice show to go to Jane and lucky you it's so close.

Lovely cards with your new makes,thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

B x

pinky said...

Lovely you got to meet up with Beryl again Jane. Sounds like a lovely day. I adore this card, even those gorgeous embellishments. Pure perfection! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image and those carrots and wheelbarrow are the perfect finishing touch.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jane!! Love your bargain buys.

So glad you had a good time. I spent most of the day wishing I was there too but, never mind, October will soon be here, lol!

Lisa Jane said...

oh thats the perfect image for you - and i agree the carrots are perfect .. as is the little barrow
Lisa x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Jane, fabulous image and I love your card base and die cut embellishments - your carrots are perfect.

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your gorgeous, adorable card.

Beryl said...

Oh this is lovely Jane. Those carrots looks great in the wheelbarrow - what a lovely die.Like the ivy die too.
Haven't had a chance to play with my new stuff yet - hopefully later on this afternoon.
Hope your weather is better today. The sun was out when I opened the curtains so I put the big throw from the spare bed in the wash and now it's raining here. Grrr.
Beryl xx

Céline said...

gorgeous scene
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

May said...

Gorgeous card Jane, Love that sweet image coloured so beautifully.. Fabulous design & I Love the carrots...they were a great buy... Hugs May x x x

Jules said...

Hi Jane

A great shaped card and fabby image.

Pleased you had a good time at Port Sunlight .. .. pleased you treated yourself!!

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

MagsB said...

Oh Jane, what a wonderful card! Image - colours - papers - carrots - all just fabulous! I love all of it! And thanks also for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous card Jane I do love these lovely images you have coloured this one beautifully.
lorraine x

Juls said...

I love this .... Love all the inking around the edges! Hugs Juls xxx