Some time ago I won my first digital images and I showed in this post how I had made my very first cards with them. Since then I have been a very lucky girl and have had no less than 5 more wins from my card challenge entries. Amongst them are some from my Blog Buddy Kerry who owns Ladybird Craft Inks. I decided to have a play with her "Gardener's Delight" digi images which I really love. I re sized my favourite called "Watering Can" and printed out 3 images on a sheet of A4 card and then had fun colouring 3 different colour ways using my Promarkers and my Prismacolor pencils. Here are the finished coloured images.
I thought red, blue and yellow were good colour ways to use for this time of year. I then decided to make them up as cards and the first one I used was the blue colour way.
I used some very pretty blue daisy paper from my stash and decided to keep the card very simple.
All I added was a central dotty plaque, a lovely blue satin-edged organza ribbon and one of my favourite LOTV round sentiments.
I put this card into my Etsy shop and it sold within a couple of days. Since then I have made up the yellow and red versions but I sold those too. They have been very popular and I must find the time to colour some more. I also think they will make great Father's Day Cards.
I am having fun with these digi images and they are a lot cheaper for me to buy than real rubber stamps and much easier to store. Mind you to me there is nothing quite like a "real" stash of stamps to drool over, I can't see me ever stopping buying the real ones ;0)
I would like to enter my card into the following card challenges.
Ladybug Crafts Ink Birthdays
Creative Craft Crew #9 Ribbon
My Mum's Craft Shop #54 The Great Outdoors
Divas by Design #32 Buttons and/or bows
I love Promarkers #114 Flower Power-Floral image
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Make it Mondays Link up Party
Joanna Sheen A card for someone special
Cupcake Inspirations Veggie/garden photo Inspiration #157
Little darlings Flowers #22
On the subject of Gardener's Delight my much loved tiny garden has had a much needed soaking of rain. In fact today has been torrential. We certainly don't need to use a watering can at the moment. Between the showers we are still getting some lovely sunshine too. Luckily I took these photos yesterday. My Viburnum is fully in flower with it's glorious scented sweetness.
Every time I walk down to my Studio the scent of these flowers wafts up...mmmmmm...
My daffs have nearly finished flowering but they have been succeeded by my wonderful tulips. On the right is the bud of one of my tulips which over the course of a few days developed into the flower below.
How striking a colour is this!
And here is another colour of my Parrot Tulips. All these just came from a few packets of bulbs I planted into my pots last autumn.
The days have been a little chillier here than in March but the much welcomed April showers have certainly been working their magic in my garden.
I hope your gardens are beginning to explode into colour and if they are not quite yet do enjoy my photos ;0)
One other person who of course is enjoying the garden is....
...Our Billy. He loves to keep an eye on all that is going on in the garden. He is never far away when I am out there and also loves to find a sunny nest to sleep in on the warmer days. Today though he is sleeping indoors on his favourite green chair. He does not like rain at all. Thank you for all your lovely comments about my son's gorgeous new puppy Bear in my last post. Bear is settling in well and is having his first set of injections this weekend. It will not be long until he will be able to go out for walks. My Hb has taken his last week of annual leave this week and has been up doing a few puppy duties. I shall post some new photos soon.
Back soon and for those of you in the UK...Keep Dry and Carry on Crafting ;0)
Bye for now,