Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Strawberries and Pimms...it must be time for Wimbledon

Hi everyone and welcome to Jane's Journal if you are a first time visitor. Today I am starting another Guest Designer post and for July it will be for the relatively new but delightful challenge blog, Loves Rubberstamps. Laura is the owner of the website shop and the challenge blog and she is across the pond in the good old US of A. I was delighted when Laura contacted me and I nearly missed the email as my over zealous spam catcher on my email had deposited her email rudely in my spam folder. I am so glad that I happened to be checking for a missing link and found her lovely email there. Thanks you for having me ladies. This is my first GD spot with an American based card challenge.

So without further delay here is my first GD card for this week's challenge where the theme is anything goes.
I made a stepper card using Magnolia Sweet Rainbow Strawberry Yummy stamp which you can find in Laura's Shop here You will understand me being inspired by strawberries when you read the end of my post.

Here is a view of the inside step, on the left, where I have used a Memory Box flower die and a Marianne watering can (I used the wheelbarrow in the right step, see below). You will also spot my first use of my Lili of the Valley tags ;0)
Don't they look great.

Here is the inside of the right step.

and here is my stamp in close up. I coloured her with my Promarkers and highlight with Prismacolor pencils. You will see that I made the strawberries extra juicy looking by adding Glossy Accents to them. I also used this on her wellie boots. You will also see that I paper pieced her little dress.
I added buttons and bows from my stash and the papers are an Etsy download.

And here is a final view from the side.

Do pop over to the challenge here. It is an Anything Goes theme this week so everyone can join in.  There is the chance to win a voucher for spending on some of Laura's goodies in her shop. I have my eye on a few new stamps. There is also a link to the shop on my side bar. You can also a peep at a recent photo of me, not something I often do here ;0)

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

Joanna Sheen Don't be square
A creative Romance Don't be square
Magnolia-licious and Wee stamps Challenge Love is in the air
Visible Image Inspired by a song....what else but Strawberry Fields Forever by the one and only Beatles ;0)
The ABC Challenge Q for Quite a lot
Cupcake Crafts Anything but square
Country View Crafts Summer Sizzler
Make It Monday Linky Party #147
A Little Bit Crafty Dying for it..use dies
Simon Says Stamp anything goes

As all my long term blogging buddies know I am very partial to strawberries (and mermaids) as summer images. It is also a very special week this week as it is final week of Wimbledon and this is where I was yesterday....

Yup, I was at Court Number 1 sipping Pimms and eating strawberries whilst I watched the tennis action. As I had to schedule this post for 5am so that it links in with the USA I did not have time to download my photos but I will be back to share them with you on Thursday.

Thanks as always  for visiting me and for taking the time to leave your kind comments, it really means a lot. May I also extend a very warm welcome to my new followers too....anyone for tennis? ;0)

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. This is SUPER CUTE Jane! Your coloring is STUNNING! We are super excited to have you on the team this month!!

  2. Gorgeous card! So summery! I look forward to seeing your tennis photos.. did you get a new charm? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. So sweet, Jane! Love your stepper card with all those scrummy strawberries and cute Tilda! My plants are overloaded with strawberries this year, can't wait to eat them straight from the garden! Hope you enjoyed your day at Wimbledon, I've been watching a bit of the action, so might have even seen you in the crowd sipping your Pimms! Hugs, Lisa x

  4. Fabulous card, love the image, colours and layout.
    Caz x

  5. Oh my goodness, those little strawberries look good enough to eat Jane!!! :)
    Hope you had a wonderful day at Wimbledon , looking forward to the pics. Come on Andy!!!!! :)
    Right must dash, we have a cake to pick up, busy, busy, busy!
    V xxx

  6. Very pretty step card, love the colors and details. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  7. Lovely stepper card, and strawberries are one of my favourite themes. The ones on your card look very shiny and delicious! Hope you had a great time at Wimbledon.
    Helen x

  8. This is adorable Jane! I love that sweet image and all of your beautiful details, fabulous design! I hope you had a wonderful time at Wimbledon, what a great way to spend the day!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Hugs, Tammy

  9. Fabulous card Jane. The image and design look gorgeous.
    Congratulations on your GD spot too.

    Thanks for joining this months challenge at A Little Bit Crafty.
    Lorraine x

  10. Hi Jane, this is just Faberooney, I absolutely love the design, great fold and cute image. Popped over from mim. Joey x

  11. WOW! Gorgeous step card. The paper piecing looks amazing! Hugs, Ivonne

  12. OMGosh this is so super cute, I love the image and the cute dp and design.

  13. Hi Jane! I can imagine your with strawberries and coctail in Wimbledon - sure you had great day! Your strawberry card is so sweet! Have a lovely day! x Teje

  14. Adorable strawberry card, Jane!! She's a cutie.

    I hope you and Mr T had a great time in Wimbledon.

    Happiest July.....
    Anne x
    PlumCreek Studio

  15. What a gorgeous step card! The design and coloring are beautiful. How wonderful to go to Wimbledon...

  16. Hello dear Jane,

    That card is just...just...just... Perfect! I love the colors and theme, and the detailing is just amazing. Wow! And it's the Wimbledon-time again, oh my! Did you find yourself something tennis-themed this time, like a new charm for you beloved bracelet perhaps?

    Have a lovely first week of July, dear friend!


  17. A very yummy creation...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  18. This is gorgeous! Love the image and fab embellishments, especially those cute little strawberries! Thank you for joining us at Joanna Sheen.

  19. lovely card saw it on MIM xxx

  20. Love this card, perfect for summer
    Thanks for sharing at ACR
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

  21. Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details on your card! A big Welcome to Loves Rubberstamps Design Team!

  22. what a fab card ,so beautifully co-ordinated and your papers are lovely
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  23. Lovely work and a great card shape. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  24. Lots of lovely detail and colour on your stepper card Jane. Thanks for sharing it at Country View Summer Sizzler Challenge this month.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


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