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Saturday, 4 June 2011

One done, two to go...

Hiya!

Apologies for the late post, I thought I'd scheduled this one but obviously didn't lol!  We had some decking laid in the back garden so I've got the green fingered bug at the moment!  I got up early to wait for some new tea light lanterns I bought from eBay to be delivered and then went to the garden centre to get some more plants for more pots - told you I've got the bug, lol!  A few years ago (before I got into card making!) I used to be out in the garden every spare minute pruning and planting and dead heading (Alan Titchmarsh was my absolute hero!) but I guess I got busier and had less and less time for my garden  :o(  Now with the decking laid the garden is a lot more low maintenance so I can get back into it without spending hours working, happy days!  Hubby is away racing this weekend so my plan is to try and get all the plants bought and planted (with the help of my Dad as I can't actually dig the holes yet, possibly an upside to recovering from a broken wrist?!) before he gets home.  That way he can't moan at how much money I've spent!.....well I guess he can moan but I can't take the plants back he he he!  So that's why I'm late, been potting!  :o)

Onto my card and this is one of the 3 Fathers Day cards I need to make ~ one for my Dad, one for Hubby's Dad and one for Hubby's Step Dad - all very confusing ay!  I did make this one for my Dad, but since we've been doing all the gardening I found a Wild Rose Studio Gardening Man stamp so I think I might make him another card using that stamp instead...



Close up of LOTV's Armchair Bear...



I've decorated the inside (less the embellishments) the same as the front...



And a side view...



This week over at Sketch Saturday it's the turn of my teamie Jeanette to host and create the sketch, what a fab sketch it is too!...



And this week we're sponsored by...



My Favourite Things Stamps who have donated $25.00 Gift Voucher to spend in their store, fab-a-roony!!  Look forward to seeing you playing along too  :o)

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday lovely people and I'll see you soon, I'll be catching up with all your blogs later :o)

Much love,




Challenges I'm entering my card in:
LOTV Challenge Blog ~ Challenge 99 ~ Punch It Up!  I made all the buttons using punches and dies

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Bazzill Bling, MME Stella and Rose Hattie Papers
Stamps & Images ~ LOTV Armchair Bear, Elzybells 'Happy Fathers Day' sentiment (inside)
Dies & Punches ~ Martha Stewart Button Punch, Joy! Crafts Button Dies
Embellishments ~ Twine from The Ribbon Girl, Sentiment by Craftwork Cards
Other ~ Versa Mark, Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers:  Fur ~ E33, E31, E53, E51, E50, R20, R00;  Chair ~ B97, B95, B93, B91, E42, E41, E40;  Other ~ E25, W5, W3, W1, C1, C0, C00.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils:  Brown Earth, Pale Brown and Indigo


15 comments:

Faye said...

Hey Sweets. Sounds like you've been having a fa time outside and some quality time with Pops too. Happy Days. This is a super card Hun, as awlays. Fabby colouring and I love that you always match the inside too. Luuurverly. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. xx

karen said...

oh fantastic job! Love this Cazza and fab colouring too! hugs, Karen xx

Lisa said...

Hi Cazza, Wow this is FAB! Love the papers and cute LOTV image ... have you had a little spend on some new stamps :-)

I also used to be a very keen gardener before I had the children. Still like it but don't have enough time to spend doing it properly these days ... mainly pots and hanging baskets now.

Lisa x

Katina said...

Absolutely gorgeous Cazza; LOVE IT!! xx

Chrissy said...

This is just a gorgeous card. I love the layers and papers, and fabulous image.
What a wonderful Dad you have helping in the garden,
Luv CHRISSYxx

coops said...

wow!! fantastic card cazza.i love the bold colours and papers and your design is stunning,gorgeous image too.
i love gardening too but can`t cut the grass because of hayfever.am ok once its been cut though and love planting and pruning but it always seem to be raining when i get time to do it :D

xx coops xx

jules said...

Hi Cazza wow gorgeous card!! your colouring is amazin!!!,
im so jealous about your decking! i keep asking o/h for it but no joy!! i shall have to nag him now!! lol!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card cazza :-) the image is adorable and your colouring is fantastic !! the papers and embellies are perfect too ,,, this is just fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card cazza :-) the image is adorable and your colouring is fantastic !! the papers and embellies are perfect too ,,, this is just fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

maddy hill said...

oh i adore this card , totally fab !
thanks for joining us at Lili of the Valley this week.
hugs
maddy

Pami said...

Hi Caz, do you want to pop over and sort out my pots!! I am rubbish at keeping anything alive! I love your card, really fabulous, love the papers and the detail. Speak soon. Pam xx

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is so lovely Cazza! Adorable image, gorgeous colouring and love the papers. The inside looks fabulous too :o) Lisa x

Annchen said...

beautiful layout and papers and gorgoeus card

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Cazza love the image you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Arline said...

This is a stunning card. Love this image!x