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Oct 1, 2022

Gardener's Delight

Hello and welcome!

This is my second post for today, they needed to be scheduled at different times so I couldn't combine them. I'll post a link to today's first post at the end of this one, so you can visit it if you like to.  

Today is the start of a new theme at Allsorts challenge. It's Lynn's turn to host this week and she chose the theme of "Gardener's Delight". I always love a garden theme as there are so many options and I had a few stamps on my mind to use for this week but decided on one I haven't used before. Thought it was quite perfect for this time of the year when many of us are thinking of planting a few spring bulbs so you can look forward to spring blooming :) I planted lots of bulbs last fall and it was wonderful to see them in spring. It did take quite some time though, our spring was late to start and maybe I planted a later blooming variety. At one point I thought I did all the work for nothing and planted bad bulbs but the wait was well worth it when they finally bloomed! I think I had planted about 50 daffodils and 50 tulips, plus 25 grape hyacinth.  

This stamp is from a stamp set I purchased from eBay a couple of years ago, by Flourishes. The company is no longer in business so it will only be found on secondary markets occasionally. I'm pretty sure the artist behind this stamp set is Marcella Hawley, and you can find some of her current work on her site Power Poppy where she sells digis as well as traditional stamps.

I stamped the image using Versafine Onyx on Bristol Vellum paper then colored with Zig Clean Color markers. You've seen me using the script border stamp many times before, it's an oldie and retired from Whimsy Stamps. The Audrey Hepburn quote is from Penny Black set Blooming Sentiments

I tied some natural jute twine around the image panel then used foam tape to adhere it to the embossed card front. Embossing folder is Sizzix by Stampin Up but several years old.

Hope you get some time this week to join us. Our prizes  come from  Oakwood Direct and Ruth Hamilton Design

Thanks so much for visiting!

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As mentioned, this was my second post for today. 

If you would like to see my first post simply visit this link or click the image below. 

I plan to share with these blogs:

Can You Handle The Pressure? - Embossing with twist of leaves // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Krafty Chicks - AG // Crafty Gals Corner - Signs of Fall (a garden scene in fall) // Simon Says Stamp - AG // ...

Always AG:

Link Parties:
Dare to Share //  Sunday Showcase - First Sunday with Ada and Mireille  //  Inspire Me Monday // Random-osity Good, Random, Fun // You're The Star Blog Hop Link Party @Stonecottage Adventures // Anything Goes with Your Hosts @ My Random Musings // Jenerally Informed The Happy Now // Spread the Kindness Linkup @ Shelbee on the Edge // 
Wonderful Wednesday // Thursday Favorite Things // Little Things Thursday // Encouraging Heart and Home @ Slices of Life //  Funtastic Friday //   Link Up On The Edge


Sarn said...

Absolutely delightful garden card. Nice embossed background too. xxx

Pia S said...

A lovely garden themed card. The image is beautiful and I love how you grounded the image using your script border stamp. And the striped background in white is a great detail too.

brenda said...

How bizarre Lynn and you both used the same quote, it's a perfect one for the theme and also a lovely BP set, the twine added a perfect finish as well.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

This is so beautiful Ellie I love the image and that wonderful sentiment a super make
lorraine x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful design and gorgeous colouring as always Ellie. I love the sentiment, it is just perfect.

Amy Johnson said...

Oh my goodness! I love this card. You can send it to me. ha ha. What a great quote. So true.

Regina said...

a beautiful garden card!

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card Ellie - a great quote and such a lovely image of the watering can and gloves, etc. The simple embossed background really sets the image off to perfection.

Chana Malkah said...

Lovely card! The composition is spot on! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at colour crazy

Joanne said...

Very pretty! I bet your flowers looked beautiful!

Linby said...

I see we both went with the same quote stamp! A beautiful card and a lovely background. I love the idea of bulbs but then get daunted planting them! Well done.

Mervi said...

Fabulous stamp, love her images. Lovely sentiment. Gorgeous card for gardener, love it;-))m

Jennifer said...

Super cute!!

Curated by Jennifer

papierelle said...

Diesen Spruch mag ich sehr und er passt perfekt zur Kartengestaltung!! LG Gundi

Lia said...

This is amazing! I like the embossed background and the phrase that comes with the image! (Audrey Hepburn has lived and grew up in the same Dutch city as my husband did!)

Pauline C said...

Fab garden themed card Ellie - great image, and love the sentiment.
Pauline xx

Diane said...

A beautifully designed card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure! We have a NEW challenge starting today and if you like to stencil then check it out, the link is below!
Diane CYHTP Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Can You Handle The Pressure}
{Stencil Fun}

DIANA L. said...

Such a pretty card and I love the sentiment
Thank you for entering the DL.ART OCTOBER 2022 Linky challenge.
Have a blessed day


Cathie w said...

pretty ,thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals callenges

Carole J said...

Such a pretty stamped and coloured card, Ellie. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” October Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such a lovey card and saying!

Billie A said...

Beautiful coloring and images. Thanks for sharing over at Colour Crazy.

Creaine said...

Love this!! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Crafters Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
DT Ine

Kate said...

Gorgeous card - I love the grounding with the script stamp and the jute bow and I love the simple but effective embossed background! What a lovely image and beautifully coloured! The sentiment is perfect!
Thanks for your joining us on the front porch at 613 The Avenue Create! Hope to see you again soon,
Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Lovely card Ellie. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Wendy DT

Anonymous said...

Lovely stamp.. wonderful project. Thank you so much for your participation in CRAFTS GALORE ENCORE challenge.. ❤️DT KOYEL