Tuesday, 30 July 2013

A limited edition Pimm's O Clock

Welcome to my final guest designer post for the ladies over at the Loves Rubberstamps challenge. Yes I have made 5 cards for the 5 Tuesdays in July. The challenge this week is to make a long/tall card which fits a business envelope measuring 9X4". Do pop over here  and join in with the fun.

 I decided to use one of my favourite stamps from my stash, Bella Sleeping by Wild Rose Studios. I have used this stamp several times to make new baby cards but this time I had some inspiration from a new  version of my favourite summer tipple, Pimms. More about that later.   Here is my card.

I coloured my stamp with my Promarkers and
highlighted with my Prismacolor pencils. I made another flower with my Craftwork cards card candi. The backing paper are also the delightful Time Flies papers from Craftwork Cards.

The sentiment in Lili of the Valleyand the die cut is part of the new Joy craft butterfly border.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Creative Inspirations Bingo I have used the first vertical line, ribbon, stamp and flowers
Ali-Craft Butterflies
Crafty Ribbons anything goes
A+T Emerald Faeries Birthdays
Sentimental Sundays anything with wings
Papercrafting Journey die cuts/punches
Make It Monday Linky Party #151
Rhedd and Rosie anything goes 3rd and final entry

This is my inspiration below, yes a limited edition Pimm's which has been made for this summer. It is created with elder flower and has wonderful hints of blackberry in it. In the late summer I will have ripe blackberries from my garden that I can add. For the time being though I have added strawberries and lemon. Mmmm it is quite a sweet taste but I really enjoyed it. There is nothing to replace my Number 1 cup Pimm's but it is a delicious change.

This was the scene in my garden on Sunday.

and my Hb had the ordinary Pimm's

a perfect drink to enjoy with our evening meal.

I am *blush* delighted to have been approached again to join a couple of card challenge design teams but much as I am very flattered I again have to say that I can only take on guest DT creations at the moment. As a busy physiotherapist working for the NHS I just don't get enough time for my crafting. Please email me if you would like me to join your DT as a guest. Even if I can't fit making them in now my favourite season of Christmas is on the horizon and I really am Mrs Christmas ;0)

Thanks so much for your visits and the comments you take the time to leave me, I love reading every single one of them.

************Remember that my celebration giveway is still running here...do enter, everyone is welcome and you could win my handmade necklace below. Closing date is 8 August*******

Back soon, (yes with photos of our fab day out ;0)

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Dear Jane, I enjoyed your garden and Pimms and evening meal. I'm not sure what Pimms is, but I bet I'd like it. Congrats on the stamping honors. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Firstly where on earth did July go to, that was quick wasn't it!!! Your 5th masterpiece is beautiful, I love the colours you have chosen, thanks to good old Pimms for inspiration!!
    Actually your garden table looks very enticing ~ I'm coming round!!! ;)
    Have a great day my friend,
    V xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Jane and the Pimms looks good too.
    Caz x

  4. loving your photo's as always and those juicy strawberries, but today my eyes were drawn to only one the gorgeous Bella beautifully presented do share this with us on the WRS facebook page won't you
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. My hubby wouldn't let me buy that Pimms! Is it nice???
    Your card is gorgeous, but I'm biased...I LOVE little Bella! Thanks for joining in the fun at Rhedd & Rosies.
    Fiona x

  6. Your card is gorgeous! I love the super sweet image and the color combo. Love the pictures of your garden, so beautiful! Hugs, Ivonne

  7. Jane this is so fabulous! I love the cute image and the fabulous card design and colors. Your coloring is so great. I also love your inspiration bottle, what a fabulous label! Enjoy. thanks for joining us this month, you were fabulous!

  8. Ahhh, such a sweet card! The image is gorgeous and I love the colours you have chosen too. Spotted this on MIM xx

  9. Just great, love the image.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie challenge blog, hope we see you again.

  10. fabulous card Jane and that Pimms looks delicious - will need to look out for that! Thanks for joining our challenge at CI and good luck x

  11. Thanks for you entry in the crafty ribbons challenge with you card and your Pimms
    P x

  12. Hello dear Jane,

    Lovely card, I am in luuv with that little heffalump! Just adorable! And Pimm's is a traditional summer treat here in Jane's Journal, I wish I'll get a sip someday!

    Have a lovely day, dear friend!


  13. I wish I could taste that special Pimm's with you! The label on the bottle is lovely.
    Beautiful card as always!
    Have enjoable moments in your garden! x Teje

  14. Gorgeous card what a wonderful image, and I like the look of those strawberries. Roll on summer!
    Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog hope to see you again soon.
    Margaret M

  15. Good morning Jane...Little Bella is so sweet and the colours are beautiful!
    I'm joining Vivienne and coming round to share a glass of Pimm's with you!
    Happy Wednesday,
    Susan x
    P.S Thank you for adding the link ♥

  16. OMG Jane waht a sweet image , love your little elephant,,,,waht a supberb colorization my friend.Thanks for your comments at Kate' s blog about my Kewpies adorable pict,,,so feel free to ask me your favorite product from all my stuff. (nicecrane@yahoo.com)

  17. Gorgeous card Jane :-) I love Bella and the whole design of this is lovely :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    Lols x x x

  18. Such a sweet card and gorgeous colour scheme. Good luck with the Ali-Craft challenge. Angela x

  19. Now what a fun post is that! I can't tell you how much I love the movie Dumbo and seeing your card made me want to skip doing laundry and watch it all over again...LOVE THAT!! The coloring and layout are wonderful. Thank you so much Jane for the very kind words on my blog and I hope this finds you doing well.
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa x

  20. I enjoyed your post too and your adorable image which you colored so beautifully. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  21. What a lovely card, Jane. I'm not into purple but I could make an exception for this sweet card.

    Enjoy your special Pimm's; would like to taste this variety. What a gorgeous bottle.

    have an enjoyable weekend, the sun is poking out its face today.

    with many greetings from America,

  22. I saw your card on MIM and so glad I did or I would of missed the rest of your blog. I love the card and it's precious the little baby elephant and the colors are great. The wine and strawberries look good and refreshing. Nice jewelry and gems.


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