Monday, 16 October 2017

Reminder: The Flower Challenge # 13 - Our First Birthday!!

Hi there everybody!! Hope your weekend was as sunny and warm as mine, and if your weekend still hasn't finished, enjoy every last minute!!



This month at The Flower Challenge we are celebrating our 1st Birthday, which I still can't believe has come around so quickly. And our theme for this challenge is:






We all have our favourite floral stamps, dies and stencils, so if you don't have an actual image of one of your favourite flowers, we would love to see what your favourite floral product is!!

One of the Sponsors for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. I'm very proud to be on their Design Team and the owner Michele has generously given a $25 gift voucher to their store as one of the prizes. She has also given you all a code to use to save 20% on any purchases from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps using code 'flowerchallenge' until October 25th. So make sure you take advantage of this and grab those products you've had your eyes on!!


To honour CAS-ual Fridays Stamps I decided to use their products on my reminder card and used one of my favourite floral background stamps:


Yep, I went floral for a Christmas card!!! That's the joy of using flower images, they are good for so many types of cards!

I started off by stamping the background stamp 'Full On Floral' using Hero Arts Shadow Ink 'Tide Pool' on the card front. I then stamped it again on a piece of watercolour CS and heat embossed in gold. Using Distress Inks 'Peacock Feathers', 'Mermaid Lagoon' and 'Salty Ocean' I randomly painted the flowers, drying and repainting many times to get the bright colours I desired. Once I was happy I die-cut it using the large circle die from the 'Ornament Tag Fri-Dies' set. I used a hole punch and threaded through some gold thread and tied in a bow.

Foam tape was added to the back of the circle and it was placed on the card front. The sentiment (from 'Lovely Blessings') was heat embossed in gold as well and popped on foam tape, along with some gold sequins from Neat and Tangled.

You have until October 25th to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and pop over to the blog if your needing any help with inspiration, the rest of the Design Team will wow you with their creativity!!

There are so many amazing prizes to win this month, I don't want you to miss out so make sure you get your projects linked in time, the more the merrier and I can't wait to see them all in the Gallery!!

Take care
Shona
 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

CASology Challenge Week #270

Hi there everybody!! I hope I haven't scared you all off with my last two Halloween cards. I've had lots of comments left by people who have loved them and laughed a lot, so that makes me very happy!! I have lots more to show you, some cute, some gross so hopefully I can share one with you every day between now and Halloween!!





As you can see the theme for this week at CASology is 'Odd'. How could I NOT join in this one and I have the perfect card to show you:


So instead of 'odd' in the way of numbers, I've gone with the 'odd' as in how odd that this person is saying they are late when they are covered in blood, and what is the actual reason? The reason itself would be quite odd I can imagine and I would tell you a few scenarios but don't want to scare you....you can just use your imagination.....

I must tell you, my husband took one look at this and thought the reason this woman was late was because she had just gotten her period. I laughed and said that's a good thought but its probably a bit more sinister than that!!

As you can imagine this was ridiculously easy to put together. I used my MISTI to stamp these bloody hand-prints from Inkadinkadoo 'Bloody Scene' using Altenew 'Velvet' ink. I stamped them 3x to get them really red. The sentiment is from Create a Smile 'Creepy Cute' and was stamped in black ink. Done!!

Since I created this one on World Card Making Day this past Saturday at my Mum's house, I'm going to link it to the Simon Says Stamp - WCMD Challenge 




Its dinnertime and I've got nothing organised at all. The kids have their friends Alex and Ella staying the night tonight because I'm driving the 4 of them to Nelson for the day tomorrow (its around 1.5hrs away). Should be a lot of fun and the kids can swim and trampoline jump with their friends instead of me. I'm sure I'll be able to amuse myself with trashy magazines and a hot chocolate or two while I watch.......or maybe I can do some colouring!!!

Take care
Shona
  

 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

So, what did happen to the little boys leg....????????

I knew you'd be back!! Your curiosity got the better of you didn't it?!! Even though you were grossed out and horrified by the poor little boy smiling over his torn off leg, you just had to know where it ended up.....are you ready for this???




Yep, I went there!! Totally crossed the line and Ellen Hutson will probably never speak to me again or let me buy any of her products but the Gardening Lady was the perfect 'witch' for this card. Especially since she came with her own sharp cutting tool!!!

It still makes me laugh every time I look at it and it made my Mum look twice and go 'oh no', then giggle, so I'm hoping you will do the same!!

So, to create this horrific scene I started off by stamping the Gardening Lady on to some white CS. I used a black fine pen to make her hat pointy like a witch and then coloured her with pencils. I then fussy cut her out and used a red pencil to add the smeared blood to her face.

I used my favourite Inkadinkadoo 'Bloody Scene' stamps again with Altenew Velvet ink to colour the card front and then popped the witch on to some foam tape. I tried cutting the boys leg a bit to make it look like she was holding on to it and removed her thumb to make it look more like a grip. I used double-sided tape to hold the leg in place and used the red marker again for blood. The sentiment is from Hampton Art and popped on foam tape as well. 

When it was finished I realised that apart from her nibbling on the leg (witches eat children right??!), she needed some way to have removed it. So I stamped the secateurs that come with the Ellen Hutson 'Gardening Lady' set and die-cut with the matching die. I glued it in place and used the red marker again to add blood to it and her other hand, as if she had dropped it. 

I can't wait to hear what you think of this one!!!!!

For once I don't actually have any challenges to link this card too, let me know if I've missed any but will go and put this on Instagram now and freak out everyone there and on Facebook. I really hope I don't offend anyone with these cards, they are just supposed to be funny so my fingers are crossed your laughing with me!!

Take care and I'll be back again soon with yet another Halloween card.....eeekk!!

Shona
  

 

Monday, 9 October 2017

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge

Its nearly 11pm Monday night here, way past my bedtime but I only had two hours left to link this card, so here I go!!







The theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge is 'Halloween and/or Dark Colours'. 

I've been a fan of horror movies since I was really little. My Mum used to watch horror movies every Sunday night and I suppose it rubbed off on to me. About two years ago I started making Halloween cards. Halloween isn't really celebrated too much here in NZ but its slowly becoming more popular. I had so much fun making the cards, especially last year, that I had the idea to blog one Halloween card each day for the month of October. Well, as usual life got in the way but.......

I spent this past weekend at my Mum's place and had a card making marathon, which included lots of cute and not so cute Halloween cards. I'm hoping I have time to make some more but probably after seeing some of these ones, you will be hoping I don't.......

For this card I'm really hoping that Danielle from Neat and Tangled doesn't ban me from buying their products after seeing what I did to one of her cute children images...:


I'm not sure how his leg was removed but he doesn't look in any pain so that's a good thing...right??!!

Hopefully you're having a laugh about this poor little fella and haven't been so grossed out you've stopped following my blog, unfriended me from Facebook and blocked me on Instagram!!

This was incredibly simple (and painless) to put together. I stamped the image from Neat and Tangled 'Better Together' on a piece of white CS and coloured with my pencils. After fussy cutting out, I cut off his leg and used a red marker pen to add some blood to his clothes. The blood splatter on the card front is from Inkadinkadoo 'Bloody Scene' which is the most amazing stamp set for blood images (which you will be seeing more of I warn you.....). And the sentiment is from the same Neat and Tangled stamp set.

I'm also going to link this to the CAS on Friday Challenge #118 which has the theme 'Fall/Halloween'.




I can't keep my eyes open so I'm off to bed and my electric blanket. I do have one thing to mention, if you want to know what happened to the boys leg, come to my blog tomorrow, if you dare......LOL!!

Take care
Shona
 

 

Reminder: Time Out Challenge # 93

I'm late, I'm late!!! My life has totally gotten on top of me over the last few weeks, too many things to do and no where near enough time, so unfortunately my reminder card for our current TIME OUT challenge is very late, please accept my apologies!!

The theme for this challenge is:


                         Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Friendship


As October is 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month' we would love for you to design a project for a friend or maybe a friend who is also touched by cancer. Unfortunately we all seem to know someone who has been affected by this terrible disease and any support we can offer is fantastic.

We have an amazing Sponsor this challenge CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and they are offering two prizes. They have a collection called Calling All Sistahs which consists of stamps and dies with supportive messages. And a percentage of the sales from these products are donated to Breast Cancer Research.






I wanted to create a card for either a friend going thru a tough time or possibly they have someone close to them who isn't well:



Firstly I gathered all my pink inks and lined them up. I cut a panel of white CS and began stamping with the shape from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Breathe' stamp set, keeping the end of it in the middle of the panel on the left hand side. I just moved it around slightly each time, alternating the colours as I went. When I was happy with it I cut it down slightly and put on the card front using foam tape.

The sentiment (from the same stamp set) was white heat embossed on a piece of plain vellum. I cut it down to a rectangle shape but then used the smaller circle die from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Ornament Tag Fri-Dies' to die-cut the end of it to cause a curved edge. I added small pieces of double-sided tape behind the words and pressed it into place, and glued on sequins from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Calling All Sistah's Sistahood Sparkle Sequin Mix'.

Since I made this card on World Card Making Day, I'm going to link it to the WCMD Challenge at Simon Says Stamp. 






You have until Wednesday 11th October to link your projects to the TIME OUT  challenge.  And if your looking for any ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our fabulous Guest Designer Yulia from Scrap Horse Blog have created for you. I'm so looking forward to seeing your beautiful, supportive creations in the Gallery!!

Take care
Shona
  

Friday, 6 October 2017

Little Tangles Challenge - October

Welcome everyone to a new month at the Little Tangles  challenge!! This month we have a fantastic sketch to inspire you:







This is such a fantastic sketch as it can be turned around any way and it still creates a focal point. I think its brilliant and I know its going to inspire a lot of you to make some amazing projects!!

Strangely enough I was in a 'Christmas' mood when thinking of my design and I knew instantly what I wanted to do:


Finally, another Christmas card for my very small stash!! Each year I tell myself I will start making cards earlier in the year but I never do. Maybe its because I'm waiting to see what the companies release for Christmas with their stamps and dies etc. Which reminds me, have you seen the latest Neat and Tangled releases?? If not you must go and look right now!!

To put this together I started off by cutting a panel of white CS slightly smaller than my card front. I then die-cut a piece of white CS using the Hexstar Cover Plate which I glued on to the CS panel and cut off the overhang. This was then put through my Cuttlebug using a small round die from Couture Creations.

Holding the panel over the card front, I made a few marks with a pencil to show where the circle would be and using Distress Ink 'Salty Ocean' I blended over that area. I had been watercolouring with some Nuvo Mousse 'Pure Platinum' and there was still remnants of it in the waterbowl, so I used it to flick water over the Distress Ink and dab away with a tissue. This made it look like snow drops as the mousse left a sparkle behind.

On a piece of white CS I stamped the elf and presents from Merry Little Christmas, coloured them with pencils and then fussy cut out. I put the die-cut panel on lots of foam tape and on to the card front. The elf and presents were also put on foam tape, as well as the sentiment from the same stamp set. To finish off I added clear sequins and white blobs of Nuvo Crystal Drops in 'White' on the die 'intersections' for more of a 'snowy' scene'. I also added it to the elves' santa hat for a bit more dimension.



 
I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Christmas'.



You have until Thursday 26th October to link your projects to the Little Tangles challenge and if your short on ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. I can't wait to see how you use the sketch in the Gallery!!

Take care
Shona
 

Thursday, 5 October 2017

The Flower Challenge #13 and its our 1st Birthday!!!!

Your not going to believe it but its been one whole year since The Flower Challenge began and we are celebrating big time!!!!!!!!!! There are so many amazing prizes for you to win and even some codes to save you some money, so you definitely want to join in the fun this month!!

I still can't believe its been over a year since the fabulous Aileen asked if I would be interested in joining the Design Team for a new challenge revolving around flowers. Its been a fantastic journey and the challenge has grown so much. I'm extremely lucky to be on a team with all these talented and supportive women and have loved getting to know them even more. And yay for all the companies that are designing such gorgeous floral stamps and designs these days, you need somewhere to display those projects right??!!





So for this months theme we want you to 'Use Your Favourite Flower'. If your lucky enough to have a stamp image, die or stencil of your favourite one then we would love to see it. However if you don't, how about you make us smile with projects using your favourite floral stamps/dies/stencils.

This is exactly what I did, I used one of my favourite stamp/die sets from one of our Sponsors Neat and Tangled. Danielle (the owner of Neat and Tangled) very generously offered one of their popular floral stamp and matching die sets as a prize for this challenge:

 
I have never made a triple-fold card before in my life. I was really needing to create a card for this challenge and while I was trimming one of my hedges I suddenly had this card idea in mind. It opens up like this:

 

It took me FOREVER to work out how to partially die-cut the floral heart but got there in the end. The weird thing was when I went to bed that night, I went on to YouTube and Jennifer McGuire had just posted this video about 'partial die-cutting'. How cool did I feel to be on the same wave-length as Jennifer McGuire!!!!

Here's how I put this together. I cut a strip of white CS 11.5 inches long, 4 1/4 inches wide. I scored it at 3 1/8 and 8 1/8 and folded the flaps over. Now this was the tricky part. 

I put the Floral Heart Die on the longest flap with the bottom of the heart being right on the edge. I opened the card longways and put it on the bottom cutting plate. The top plate was only put over the end of the die where I wanted it to cut too. Basically I had to carefully put it thru the Cuttlebug with more than half of the top plate hanging off the end over nothing and hold it in place until all the plates met between the rollers and then roll away. And it worked!!! I was so happy and then I just had to use a blade to cut across each side to release the bottom of the cut panel.

I stamped the Floral Heart image on the cut panel and coloured with my pencils. The 'celebrate' die was cut once from gold CS and twice more from white CS. I glued them all together for some dimension and then over the heart. For the bottom sentiment I simply stamped it with Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold powder. And I added some green, blue and gold sequins for a bit more bling!!

All of the products used on this card are from Neat and Tangled and thank you so much Danielle for your generous prize for one of our lucky entries this month!!

You have until Wednesday 25th October to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and if your mojo is lacking and your in need of inspiration, please pop over to the blog to see what my amazing team mates have created just for you!! And you will also find all the information and the HUGE list of prizes up for grabs this month.

Thank you all for supporting this challenge, it really means a lot to us and I'm sure the next twelve months will zoom along even faster!!

Take care
Shona
 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge - October

Its October....what????!!!! I still can't get over how fast this year is disappearing and how I need to start preparing for Christmas, especially cards!!! The wonderful thing that I like about a new month is apart from some of the companies like MFT and Neat and Tangled having a New Release, is its the start of quite a few monthly challenges, including this one:





This month for the Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge we have the 'optional twist' of gold, and who doesn't love gold!!!!!! The Gallery is going to look sparkly and metallic this month!

For my card I definitely had to use the twist and I used some stamps that had arrived in the post that day:


Its a gold extravaganza!!!!! And I just love gold and pink together for a pretty, feminine card.

I cut a panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS. Using Distress Inks 'Picked Raspberry' and 'Worn Lipstick' and I large, round brush I watercoloured an ombre background from top to bottom. Once I was happy with the colours and I had dried it well, I was ready to heat emboss.

I used my powder first all over the panel to make sure there were no wet patches of paint. I then stamped the images on the panel (using my MISTI) and heat embossed with gold powder. The panel was then cut to size and adhered to the card front.

The 'thanks' die was cut from the same Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS and twice more from white CS. Using a smaller brush I watercoloured the die-cut using the same Distress Ink colours and dried with my heat tool. Putting a piece of washi tape across the word I then pressed the Versamark ink pad along the bottom half and heat embossed in gold. The two white CS words were glued together and then the painted on top, slightly higher to show the white. To stop it blending into the background I die-cut a heart from some vellum and adhered it to the back of the 'thanks' and then to the card front.

To finish off I glued on the rest of the sentiment and some gold and pink sequins for a bit more shine.

The 'thanks' die is from Altenew, as well as the stamp images from the 'Floral Shadow' stamp set. The sentiment is from Neat and Tangled 'Scandinavian Prints', as well as the sequins. I don't know where the heart die is from as it was second-hand.

I've got three challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)



Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge (Heavy Metal) 



NBUS Challenge # 12 - new Altenew stamp set


You have the whole month of October to link your projects to the Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge  and you have the chance to win a gift certificate to the HLS shop!! And for any ideas pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created to inspire you. I'm looking forward to seeing your metallic projects in the Gallery!

Take care
Shona
 

Thursday, 28 September 2017

NBUS Challenge # 12 - Entry no. 2

NBUS??? Just incase your wondering what that means, it stands for 'Never Been Used Schtuff' which was a phrase coined by the delightful Darnell of djkardkreations!! I'm sure you will have come across Darnell somewhere in the card making community, she is loved by many and leaves the sweetest comments. A while ago she decided to create a challenge to make us all use those products we just had to have but have never used. I'm sure we all have these hiding somewhere.....





I received the most perfect stamp/die set for my birthday from my lovely friend Coni. Its the Ellen Hutson 'Plant Lady' set and it is me in stamp form!!! During this months Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge I was able to stamp out the images and colour away at the skatepark while Max rode his scooter or in bed watching Veep. I have a lot of images to make into cards, this is my first one:


Isn't she the cutest?!! I never look this clean for long so need to work out how to make her look like she's splattered with dirt and mud for the next card...

To start off I used my My Favourite Things 'Cloud Stencil' and Distress Ink 'Salty Ocean' to blend some soft clouds on the card front. I also blended 'Mowed Lawn' along the bottom to represent some grass. 

The pots and plants are actually separate images that I stamped together and fussy cut out. The tomato was adhered to the card front and the other pot put on foam tape, along with the card lady. I also added in a pair of secateurs and the sentiment in black ink. Its so easy to do when everything is already coloured and die-cut!!

I have two other challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)



Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge 



The rain has finally stopped and I've been able to work in some gardens the last two days. Tomorrow (Friday) is the last day of the school term and then the kids will be on holiday for two weeks. Unfortunately I'm so behind after all the rain with my gardening work that I'll probably have to work each day but it will only be a few hours and I will make sure we have a chance to spend a day in Nelson at the Indoor Trampoline place at some stage. Thank goodness for my Mum being able to take care of the kids. I owe her a lot!!!!

Take care
Shona
 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - Girl Friday post - September

Hello there and welcome to my CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Girl Friday' post for the month of September!!






For my card this month I was still on a 'Chibitronics'  high after our collaboration blog hop this month, and was dying to try out another card. This time I challenged myself to using three coloured lights and I'm so happy with how it turned out:
 


It was so much easier to make this card, as I had learned by my mistakes with the first one. I also made sure the design had a bigger area to use so I wasn't trying to squash it all behind something small.

To start off I stamped and heat embossed the image from Floating on a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS. I then watercoloured it using my Zig Real Color Brush Pens, keeping the colours as pale and pastel as I could. Once I had finished and dried the panel, I die cut it using one of the Bubble Box Fri-Dies. Now for the fun part.....


I poked holes thru the three larges flowers on the image and then marked out where they sat on the card front. That way I was able to arrange my circuit so the colours showed thru each hole. I used the same idea for a 'push button' on the battery so the lights didn't stay on all the time. I got this idea from THIS Jennifer McGuire video.


This shows how the 'push button' works and the colour of the lights. Once I was happy with the circuit I was able to put ALOT of foam tape on the back of my painted panel and press it down over the lights. Voila!!



Sorry this photo is so grainy, I shut all my curtains so you could see how much the lights shine in the dark. They are pretty bright and I love the glow behind the flower shapes.

To finish this card off I stamped a sentiment, also from the Floating stamp se,t on a strip of white CS and put it on foam tape, along with some sequins from Neat and Tangled. If you've been putting off trying the Chibitronics products because you don't think you'd be able to work it out, you needn't worry. The instruction book is so helpful and once you've mastered it, you'll feel like Thomas Edison!!



If your interested in buying any of the products I used today or any others from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, make sure you use my special code to save yourself 15% and it even works if the items are already on special too!!



Whew, that was a long post but I wanted to include all the photos of the circuits so you could see the 'guts' of the operation!! Actually when you think about it, its actually like playing the 'Operation' game except I've lit up something prettier than a big, red nose and there is no loud noise!!

Take care
Shona
 

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Altenew September Challenge

Talk about crazy Spring weather!! After 7 days of rain last week, we had the most gorgeous and boiling hot weekend. It was glorious!! Yesterday it kept threatening rain but managed to hold off all day, which meant I was able to do some work.  Well, today...its rained nearly all day and when it stops it comes out with boiling hot sun. Talk about frustrating!! Cross all your fingers and toes for me for the rest of the week, its not looking good but I have so many gardens to get too!!





One of the good things though about being at home (apart from doing the housework....) is being able to make a few challenge cards. I love the colours for this months Altenew challenge and even grabbed the chance to use one of my brand new stamp sets:
 


I received this Altenew floral stamp set 'Blooming Bouquet' from my gorgeous friend Coni for my birthday. I love how huge the image is and thought it would be great for this challenge!!

I started off by stamping and heat embossing the image in white on a panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS. I then watercoloured the flowers using Distress Inks 'Spun Sugar', 'Picked Raspberry', 'Mermaid Lagoon' and 'Twisted Citron', using lots of water to keep the colours soft and pale. Once I was happy with the colours I dried it with my heat tool and fussy cut it out.

In the inspiration photo the flowers are sitting in a pale blue jug. I wanted to try and emulate this by using a piece of light blue CS and die-cutting a curve from the top of it using a Pretty Pink Posh stitched-curved die. The blue CS was popped up on foam tape. I added foam tape behind the top half of the flowers and double-sided tape to the part sitting over the blue CS.

To finish off I stamped the sentiment from Altenew 'Adore You' stamp set on a strip of white CS, put it on foam tape and glued on some pastel and clear sequins from Neat and Tangled.

I've got three other challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Pop it up)



Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge 


NBUS Challenge - September 2017 


Oh how I'm loving daylight savings!! Everything just seems nicer (even if it is raining...) when the sun stays around for longer. We can start taking the dog for a walk after dinner or go to the skatepark. Both Max and Phoebe are playing tennis this year so it will give us time to go and practice each night. If only it would stop raining.....

Take care
Shona
 

Friday, 22 September 2017

2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Entry # 3

I'm whipping in with one last entry for the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop while I have a few moments spare....

I don't usually make many cards with an 'Autumn' theme but have loved getting all the fall colours together with my inks and pencils. Maybe now I have a few more colours to choose from it makes it more enjoyable!!

For this final entry I really wanted to create a one-layer design and knew which stamp sets would be perfect:
 

 
This was so much fun to make and love all these warm colours together. And the details in those leaf stamps are fantastic!!

Firstly I stamped the cup and saucer image with black ink and then the sentiment above it. That way I was able to stamp all the leaves around them. I used my MISTI to stamp all the leaves 2 or 3 times each, which took a bit of time but I wanted to make sure I got really good coverage with the ink colours. I used Altenew 'Dark Chocolate' for the brown leaves and all the brown leaf vein details. The other leaves were all stamped in Hero Arts 'Soft Cantaloupe' and 'Soft Vanilla', and Altenew 'Peach Perfect'. 

Once I was happy with the leaves I coloured the cup and saucer with my Faber Castell pencils. Normally I would add some sequins but I felt there was already so much going on with this card, it didn't need anything else.

The leaves are all from Hero Arts 'Let Love Grow' and the cup/saucer and sentiment are from Waffle Flower 'Warm Wishes'.

I've got three other challenges I would like to enter:

AAA Card Challenge # 99 



The Cat's Pyjama's Tuesday Challenge # 339 



A Blog Named Hero - September Challenge 



Dave has just left to pick up our pizza so I better get a move on. Even though I haven't been gardening this week I've still been so busy catching up on housework and other jobs. Has been rather nice though being home on my own but I'm rather desperate to get my hands covered in dirt again!!

Take care
Shona