Sunday 1 July 2018

In my summer garden

Happy July 1st everyone! I am delighted that it is time for me to host my annual challenge over at Country View. I love being able to choose the theme and I have chosen, "In the summer garden" for our July challenge.
I would like to see anything you might see in your own summer gardens. This could include flowers

Insects like the busy buzzing bees
or moths/butterflies
or even dragonflies.
Perhaps pond life...
Or bird life?
Home grown veg perhaps? (Or is that too random?)
You could even include outdoor eating and drinking
I of course had to make a floral card as I adore my pots in my summer garden.
I started off with some Infusions
added some stencilling

I stamped my Tim Holtz's flowers which I watercoloured and fussy cut out (yes I don't have those dies!)
 I added glossy accents to the centres of the flowers
 I die cut the ornate frame and painted it yellow
and then added some crackle paint and vintage photo distress ink for an aged effect.
I stamped my Visible Image words from their new "So much stronger"set. Susan will soon have all the new releases in stock. I then put my design together.

This is my finished card.
and a few close ups

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

A vintage journey stencil it
Creative fingers 1/3 anything goes
Crafty catz 1/3 anything goes +/-embossing
Fussy and fancy 1/3 pretty in pink
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Creative moments 2/3 anything goes

So now it's your turn. We would like to see all your crafty makes where you have been inspired in your own summer gardens.
 As always you can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with any other challenges. Your make can be anything creative! You may even be the lucky random winner of the £20 CVC voucher.

I am really looking forward to seeing all the entries.

All the details can be found here

My 2nd DT make for Country View is on Tuesday..something very different. I hope you will come back to see it. Have a fabulous July and I hope your summer gardens give you as much pleasure as my own one does....someone else who loves my garden is Billy. At the moment though he is keen to find the shade. This heat wave is quite extraordinary..and it is due to get even hotter!
Keep cool and carry on crafting (and gardening)

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Your garden card looks full of life and summer blooms, as does your own garden. This is all so far from my own neglected patch! Your fussy cutting is impressive Jane, it's quite a detailed shape you had to cope with! I try and avoid fussy cutting whenever possible... xx

  2. What gorgeous photographs Jane, your garden looks amazing. Your card is beautiful, the Glossy Accents finish your card off perfectly. Billy is looking very cool, he just gets more handsome! Have a lovely Summer, Sue xx

  3. Wow, a gorgeous card so full of colour as is your garden, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, x

  4. So many beautiful summer colours on your card and in your garden!!! Great challenge theme!!! Have a lovely July!!! Big hugs

  5. Amazingly colourful piece Jane - absolutely beautiful - love this theme! Hugs rachel x

  6. Fabulous topic Jane - I love your flower pics. Your project is amazing!

  7. Your garden is blooming beautifully.. love the lush begonia. You little grandson is getting so grown up, I'd love to see a closer photo.. he looks like he has blond hair! And Miss Daisy is having such fun in that photo! Your card is a delight. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Gorgeous card with amazing pictures of your garden. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. Pat K xx

  9. Wonderful card, Jane and your garden is beautiful!
    Have a wonderful summer!
    xx Evelyn

  10. What gorgeous photos and I love your colourful floral card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  11. First of all, your garden looks fantastic, amazing photos! And I love your colourful summery card! Thanks so much for adding this beauty to our Stencil it challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  12. Amazing photos ♥ love your finished flowery card :)
    Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers & good luck!
    ♥ DT Tindaloo
    PS: If u want to join in, I have a fab blogcandy going until tomorrow night! :)

  13. Sorry for the late commenting. What a fabulous card. Love the different techniques you use to create the terrific textures on this gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  14. Gorgeous card and garden!! Have a great Summer x


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