Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Gardening days

Well as Tuesdays are crafting at Jacqueline's days, that's where I was this morning when I started my male inspired card.

It's for the Make My Monday challenge, where the theme is MEN AND BOYS with added MALE SPORTS OR HOBBIES

Here is what I came up with 

The wheelbarrow and its contents are separate stamps which I coloured with Pro markers and SU Write Markers. I then cut them out, stuck them together, and water coloured the background before matting it and placing it on some card stock with the die cut vines bordering it.

Recipe :
Card = Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and card base from my stash
Stamps = Flower Soft and Verve
Inks = Basic Black, Bashful Blue, TH Tea Dye, and various SU Write Markers and Pro Markers
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Marianne design vine, and Stamp-a-ma-jig

I will be giving this to my friend's partner on his birthday, as he spends hours pottering around on his allotment, regardless of the weather!!! so when you see this Rita, don't tell Bill.

In my last post I mentioned the sculpture that Nathan had made for me, and I know how you've all been waiting to see this masterpiece, so here it is.                                                  Jacqueline came up with a great idea to hang bird feeders off it, and I think that's what I'll do. The only problem is keeping Monty away from it as he keeps stealing it and wants to gnaw on it!!! 

We had a great day yesterday with Sophies first Birthday, we walked the dogs in the woods ( well I went as far as I could and then returned to the car to wait for the adventurers to return!!!), flew a kite, had a picnic, then opened and played with presents, ate too much cake, and then went for a pub meal in the wonder I dont want to do too much today!!

Anyway, thanks for dropping by, and hope you can come back again soon


  1. Totally stunning is your card great for a gardner too!!:)x

  2. Really wonderful card Bev. Love the image and your use of the die cuts for the frame is inspired.
    That's a great sculpture too and hope you can use it as Jacqueline suggested as that's a really good idea.
    Thanks for joining in with our MMM challenge this week and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x

  3. Love the card Bev. Very impressed with putting the two stamps together and really like the muted tones.
    Louise X

  4. What a fabulous card! LOVE the way you've put the two images together! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  5. Hi Bev - grear card, perfect for our challenge this week at MMM - thanks for joining in. - Jacqueline xx

  6. Hi Bev...fabulous to see you again at Make My Monday! This card would be perfect for my hubby too as if he is not at the football he is down his allotment. It's a great detailed image ...may I ask which brand it is please? Suzanne :)

    1. Hi Suzanne, thanks for your comment.
      The Stamp set is from "Flower Soft", and the wheelbarrow comes with 3 filler stamps ( mine is Harvest ), but there is Autumn and Flowers as well. You can go to their website at
      I hope you can get them too, as they are always handy for those tricky male cards!!

  7. What a gorgeous card Bev and perfect for a gardener of either gender! Sounds like you had a great time celebrating Sophie's birthday so I can imagine you're arranged on a chaise longue today! I can see I've missed some fun around here so I'm just off to catch up on Nathan's sculpture... Vicky x

  8. Hello Bev, lovely to see you at MMM with this delightful card... I love the wheelbarrow ful of delicious garden produce...
    suzi b x


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