Tuesday, 24 June 2014

In the garden

Afternoon crafting friends , hope your well . The weather has been nice here , it was my birthday on Saturday, Summer Solstice  , it was good because the weather was warm and the sky clear allowing a really (longest day ) . We had a lovely meal at my Mums with my hubby , who is soon to be 50 , giving me then my Mum piggyback ride around the garden , all after a few G&T's

My card today is Summery and floral with pretty pastels. The card was bought as a polka dot card (a pack of 8 in 4 colours ) from hobby craft. I've made my own embellishments using a wide variety of dies and punches . The papers used are first edition , spring drop. The adhesive button are from Hobby craft. I added some faux stitching with a fine brown marker and stamped a sentiment from a secret garden clear stamp set.

                                    My Mum getting a piggyback from my
Hubby in her garden, and me getting a piggyback on the drive .

             views of the garden and the adjoining field with pet sheep

challenges entered :
Sweet Sunday Sketch 224 : followed the above sketch
Allsorts : how does your garden grow
crafty sentiments : summer or summer colours

got a bit of blog catching up to do , have a great day . janex


3ickleangels said...

I love the soft pastel colours you have used on your card, it's very pretty. And your Mom's garden is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiment Designs for the 'Summer or Summer Colours challenge. Kerry GDT Member xx

cotnob said...

This is a lovely card Jane, such pretty pastel colours.
I hope you had a lovely Birthday, it certainly looks like you had fun.

brenda said...

Happy belated Birthday Jane, mine on Friday so we are both June girls.

A very pretty card for this weeks theme, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Jane love the colours and design the flowers are so pretty.
lorraine x

Liz McGuire, said...

Looks like you had a fab birthday, belated wishes!

Gorgeous card, liz x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and a great take on the challenge.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'How Does Your Garden Grow' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Helene E said...

wow Jane, this is sooo nice! Thank you for sharing at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

Jules said...

Hi Jane

Belated birthday wishes .. .. sounds like you had a good day!

Loving your beautiful card and all the photographs. Can't remember the last time I had a piggy-back and I have never seen my Mum having one - even when she was young and active enough to do the "jumping up". Bless!!!

I hope you have had a good week.

Love Jules xx

MagsB said...

Oh so pretty! What delicious pastel colours!

Fab photos, too, your Mum's garden looks lovely! Many happy returns for your birthday!

love Mags B x

Aunty Sue said...

such a lovely summery card great layout and thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments hope to see you back next week

Aunty Sue said...

such a lovely summery card great layout and thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments hope to see you back next week

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, I love your color choices and the stitching you added. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments!!