Tuesday 9 July 2013

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - In the Garden

It's time for a new Oldie but a Goodie Challenge, and this fortnight our theme is:

'In the Garden'

Our sponsor for this challenge is Iva Nova Chest

With the lovely weather we're having in the UK at the moment, surely the only thing to do in the garden is snooze in a deckchair?! Well...that's what I went with anyway...and used a Penny Black stamp that I picked up in the sales just after Christmas last year called 'Catnap', which I coloured using watercolour pencils. The papers are from the 'Farmhouse' pad by Crate Paper, and the sentiment stamp is from the 'Sending Sunshine' set by Simon Says Stamp.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge.


  1. Now if this were real, all it would need would be a big shady tree and I'd be a happy squirrel! Those two look so content soaking up the sun, what cuties! Gorgeous card hun. Hugs Sxx

  2. Gorgeous as always Helen - perfect image and I love your doodling :o)
    It's been great 'working' alongside you.
    Debs xx

  3. Fabulous card Helen and l just adore this image x

  4. What a brilliant image and card Helen, lovely entry for my garden challenge. Jx

  5. This is just precious. Loving the doodling around the edges.
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  6. lovely card, great image and layout. Hugs, Claire x

  7. The perfect card for a day like today
    Lisa x

  8. The doodled frames really tie all the layers together quite nicely Helen - and you have done a beautiful job with your coloring! Glad you are sharing your project and best of luck in the “Two Word” Sentiment Challenge!
    ~ginny g
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  9. What a gorgeous card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  10. Lovely card and a great sentiment
    Thanks for joining in at Aud Sentiments

  11. Your card looks great! Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty friends. I hope to see you again there!
    X - Natalie - X

  12. Ohh what a cute stamp and lay out!!

    Thanks for joining our Summer challenge at CRAFTY FRIENDS,
    Hugs CF DT Blankina

  13. Great card, lovely image
    Thanks for joining us at crafty friends
    Hugs Kelly

  14. Your card is beautiful Helen. I love the cute image.


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x