Monday 6 May 2013

Busy Little Gardeners

Morning Crafters,

It's a bank holiday in the UK today and the sun is set to shine, yippeeee.  Well my Son has started to venture off on longer journey's in the car on his own this weekend and it's kinda of weird.  I'm so used to having him home that he left after Hubby had programmed the Satnat to avoid the motorway, and me and Hubby went for a walk with Ollie.  I said goodbye to my Daughter and reminded her to lock up after she goes out for the evening.  We arrived back home an hour later and I said to my Husband have you got the key..... he looked at me and said no, have you.. Lol, we were locked out.   I had to call my Daughter and ask her to come home to let us in, she wasn't happy with us, lol. Guess we'll get used to noone being at home anymore.... sob, sob, sob. 

My card today is my DT card for Live and Love Crafts, the theme that the DT are following this week is "Animals".  The Girls are really so talented that hop on over and become a follower if you aren't already, you won't want to miss the inspiration and all those yummy goodies that LLC stock. I have used a Lili of the Valley image,  and water coloured with distress inks, aren't these two gardeners just the cutest.  The laces are absolutely gorgeous and I have used 3 varieties, all thumbnail links below as usual.

The beautiful papers are by MajaDesign Vintage Summer Basics 1921, really love this paper, in fact I have just ordered some more, lol.

 The mini bark heart was stamped with the text from the Magnolia Butterfly kit.  The wooden butterfly was embossed with the shabby white frantage and an Idea-ology game spinner and pearl added to the centre.

I have used shabby rose frantage on the 2mm beads around the image. Add edges have been distressed with gesso and snowtex.  The little watering can charm is from TheRibbonGirl and perfect for these little cuties.

Hugs Tracy x

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cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful card Tracy, love the image, of course its LOTV,, but i also love your design and all of your embellishments, kate x

Louise said...

Gorgeous creations, I so love the edges with Gesso and snowteck, is there a trick to using this because I always seem to make a mess and yours turns out beautifully
hugs Louise

Kelly said...

Your story is funny, we've had that happen too. So fun to coordinate your life with your grown children. Love your card, so beautiful. The embellishments are nicely put. I love the ribbon across the bottom is really pretty.

Unknown said...

Beautiful colouring as usual and wonderful design.

Paper Profusion said...

Breathtaking card Tracy - wonderful image and your card is truly beautifully embellished. Nicola x

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Tracy, love the card shape, fantastic colouring and all the gorgeous details..


sue w. said...

Hi Tracy, love those papers too and the image is a cutie. Fab details and the charm is super.
Hugs Sue W.

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy hope you are well,been a little while since my last visit I know but just not enough hours in the day and not enough days in a week.I just love this card,what great colours and your image is beautiful there is so much to look at,fantastic detailing,stunning work.Jacqueline.S

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy,hope you are well,finally got time to visit you once again I just love this card,so much detailing to look at,stunning creation and such a lovely image.Jacqueline.S

Anneke said...

i am speakless.
a very beautiful design and shape.
the colors are awesome and i like the way you play with embossing enamels.
greetings from Ann

Heidi said...

Absolutely stunning!
Your card is beautiful:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Words and Pictures said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! The gardening bear is just adorable - what a wonderful image, and your colouring is exquisite.. the shading of the sky around her is amazing!
Alison xx

Sandra said...

Oh wow. I love this pair.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges x

Karen W said...

Love the story and love the shape of this card, I see you use this often, is it a die cut? Your cards are fabulous. Karen Wallace in Illinois and you can answer me at Thanks,