Thursday, 9 June 2016

Everything In The Garden ...


... is lovely, and growing like crazy in all this lovely warm sunny weather we've been having.  The stars have aligned for a few challenges with this card.  The leaf background (Penny Black - Fronds) had been sitting in my stash patiently waiting to be used, and I thought it would make a nice background for my new Poppystamps die.  I'm adding it to the following challenges:

AAA Cards -Watercolour (watercoloured background and die cut)


Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Summer Garden.  The team are showcasing Paper Artsy stamps, and although it's not a requirement, I did manage to use a Paper Artsy stamp (the text stamp on the background).


And because I've used a text stamp on the background, I'm entering it into Inkspirational where the word prompt is 'text'.

My first time playing along at Poppystamps - this month's challenge is Tic Tac Toe.  I've gone for the diagonal - flower, yellow, twine.

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies


And last but by no means least, CAS Mix Up where the challenge is stamping, dies and your choice.  I've used watercolouring, sponging (round the edges of the petals) and twine.


32 comments:

  1. LOVE this card Shirley. The frond watercoloured background is awesome. I have that stamp, but it's another NBUS. You have inspired me to pull it out. Gorgeous, gorgeous background and so perfect to go with your new flower die-cut. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  2. WOW! This is one stunning card, Shirley! Love your background and that poppy diecut is beautiful.
    Thank You so much for playing with us at HLS - Anything Goes With Dies.

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  3. What an awesome card, Shirley! I love this background and your flower is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  4. I'd like to see you do an entire wall one day, Shirley!! Gorgeous! xx
    =]

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  5. Way to knock out the challenges, Shirley! This card is a winner to me!! It has a very "Lolly" feel to it and that's a wonderful thing!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. OMG Shirley...I Love your ferns and text background e your beautiful artsy die cut flower. Your twine is the perfect simple embellishment. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

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  7. Beautiful card Shirley, you have so nailed these mixed media backgrounds. Totally eye catching

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  8. Beautiful work as always, Shirley, Jo x

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  9. What an amazing die cut. Love your coloring of the petals. Hope your shopping tour was successful.

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  10. So full of CAS and elegance with beautiful watercolour detail Shirley. Love it and thanks for sharing at AAA Cards

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  11. I like to background and the colours you've chosen, very much. It sets of your new die beautifully.

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  12. That artsy background is perfect for your pretty flower. Thanks for joining us at Poppystamps.

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  13. Love the background, absolutely beautiful card...Ruth x

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  14. Delicious, zesty, mouth watering backgound, Shirley ... so gorgeous with that lovely poppy! Hugs, Anita :)

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  15. This is so beautiful!! Love that background and the subtle use of text. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at Inkspirational! :-)

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  16. beautiful card Shirley...love the frond background and that gorgeous flower... ...thank you for sharing with us over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

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  17. This leaf background is stunning, and I love the way you have used the die to over lap this. Thanks for joining AAA

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  18. Your background is just stunning, I love it! The one flower works so well, and the twine is a great touch! So glad you joined us this week for our Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Maura

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  19. What a stunning background and beautifully inked die! Love this design! <3

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  20. Wow that background absolutely stunning :)

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  21. Fabulous cas and mixed media, great colours ...love it!

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  22. Hi Shirley! Your cards are lovely, and I wanted to stop by to say hello. I enjoy seeing your art. I run a challenge blog called Word Art Wednesday, and I'd like to invite you to stop by and share your wonderful cards with us. Our prize this time is $25 from Simon Says Stamp. I'd love to have you play along. I hope you'll join us.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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  23. I LOVE this card! Absolutely FABULOUS!

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  24. Such a stunning card. I love the background you created. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies.

    Emma - Design Team Member

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  25. Beautiful card, love the background! thanks for sharing with us at AA Cards!

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  26. Such a unique design! Thank you for joining in at Inkspirational!

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  27. Nice background ? This is an amazing background , wow what a stunning card! Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Challenge,Shirley!

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  28. Beautiful background Shirley! love the colours.
    Thanks for joining us over on Poppystamps blog.
    Pam x

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  29. Fantastic background and the blue flower looks gorgeous against it!

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  30. Beautiful card in lovely colours. The background is so well done. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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  31. Beautiful! That background is amazing with the colored up floral die!

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