Sunday, 31 July 2011

In the garden

At  Sentimental Sundays  we are haveing a Garden Party this week, with, of course, a sentiment.  That should allow for a lot of leeway to see lots of gardening projects this week.

The background papers for my card are from the Prima Madelaine pad - just love these papers, and the butterflies down the side panel tie in so well with the garden theme.  I have chosen this beautiful image of a wheelbarrow filled with flowers, which you can find here.  My sentiment is Floral Haven by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps.   I have scrunched up some seam binding down the side panel, and added roses which I bought at the Newbury Show from The Hobby House.  The punch used for the senitment is from SU, and the butterflies at MS.

The prize for this challenge will be four individual sentiment sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection.   If you like the weekly freebies offered, please visit the store to see even more!

We have also been asked to help with the fundraiser for Kim Sherrod's friend whose son was admitted to the hospital for heart problems. Kim is trying to raise money for her friend to be able to see her son, but it's not going well. Her friend is struggling financially and can't afford to make the trip.

To help with the fundraiser, Ann (Raindrop Echo) designed some fab stamp sets that are going to be sold as digital stamps, but will also be available as clear stamps for those who prefer it.

To support the cause, make a donation and get yourself these gorgeous stamps, please click here.

I am entering my card  for the following challenges:

Anything Goes - Pick of the Bunch - Flowers
All Sorts Challenge - Free and Easy
Crafty Ann - Summertime
If the Shoe Fits - Summer
Inspire Me Fridays - Always Anything Goes
Mami Doodles - Flowers
Paper Play Challenge - In the Garden
Paper Star - Anything Goes
Phindy's Place Challenge - Delightful Die Cuts
Polka Doodles - In an English Country Garden
Sew many cards - Anything goes

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you. Hugs,


  1. This is so beautiful Val...gorgeous colouring and image...lovely
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Oh wow this is gorgeous I love these Prima papers and your wheel barrow is fabulous, beautifully coloured.
    Teresa xx

  3. Saw this on Joyful Stamper! Just beautiful, LOVE the colors:-)

  4. Woooow, pure gorgeousness, Val! Fantastic use of colours, so summery and flowery!

    I am going to have a look at some weekend workshops, if you have any date in mind let me know :) Would be nice to meet in the SA!

    Hugs, Joanna x

  5. Love this lime and turquoise card! Beautiful colourwork, beautifully embellished! Hugs, Lesley

  6. Oh my! You have amazing coloring skills. I love the way you've shaded the image, the blue background is such a great touch! And the pleated ribbon looks so pretty!
    Thank you for sharing your creation with us this week at Papercraft Star! I hope to see more of your creations with us soon!

  7. Love your gorgeous card Val, fab colours.

  8. Ooh those colours are just delicious and what beautiful flwoers, didn't see you buy those:). Thank you for joining in with this week’s Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll play again this Friday!

  9. Fabulous card Val. I love the colours and that seam binding adds a very special touch.
    We had a real garden party yesterday and what lovely weather - for a change!!! Hope your weekend was good.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  10. This is stunning Val, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  11. What a stunning card ! I love everything about it, the colors and the design and theme of course =) THanks for playing with us over at polka doodles.

  12. Wow val lovely card, love the scrunched up ribbon and the gorgeous colouring of your wheel barrow, thanks so much for sharing with us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

  13. Oh Val this is so pretty, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  14. A very pretty card Val, love your colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

  15. Oh wow this is absolutely beautiful, thank you for joining in with our challenge this time at Polkadoodles,

  16. What a gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. Love the papers you've used too. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon x

  17. Fantastic card!!!

    Thanks so much for joining in our free and easy challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck in the draw.....

    Emma xxx

  18. That wagon is just colored fantastically!! I’m so glad you could play with us at Phindy’s this week!

  19. Wow, I really, really like this card. Really like it. xxx

  20. Oh this is gorgeous! I LOVE the colors you used.

  21. Absolutely gorgeous. Your colouring is fabulous and I love the papers and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

  22. ohhhhh this is delightful, so petty and a lovely choice of colours, so glad you joined at Polka Doodles this week

  23. Oh this is so gorgeous, I love your colourng, thank you for joining in with our challenge at Polkadoodles this time,

  24. such a fab card.. i love everything about it..
    Thanks for joining us over @ Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck !
    Hugs xx

  25. This is so beautiful Val! I really love the ruffled ribbon and the pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at Mami Doodles :)


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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