Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer gardening

Wow, this is only my fourth post in August!  As you can tell, I've been distracted by summertime fun and haven't been spending too much time in my craft room.

My garden is suffering from lack of weeding--obviously that's not where I've been spending my time either, and working on this card made me feel a tad guilty LOL!

This little cutie is a Bildmalarna image available at Paper Jewels, called Tossa Garden.  I coloured her up with copics, and then did some stitching on the edges of the main image and dressed it up.  
The background that looks like lace is made using a CHF background stamp in brown stamped onto the beige cardstock.  The green bow is embroidery thread.

Still got a ton of new stamps that I got recently that haven't seen ink, but I think you'll all have to wait till September to see them used, I'm going to take it easy through these last few weeks of Summer and enjoy the sunshine while we have it.

Hope you are all doing well, love seeing your comments and would also be interested in hearing what is keeping you motivated crafting at this time of the year too (or alternatively, what is distracting you...).


  1. I'm back. Hopefully to stay this time...

    Do love that background stamp now that I've seen it. You're sewing machine is getting lots of use. I'm so impressed. Mine is still collecting dust...

  2. Ahh! What a sweet image and a lovely card. Glad you are enjoying the summer, it's a shame to miss out being stuck indoors. The motivation keeping me crafting is the fact it is the only thing i have that is real "me time" during the school holidays. It is my sanity and relaxation!
    Linds x

  3. Hiya. Hows things. Your card is lovely. Super cute image and your design and colours really set it off. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  4. so cute! the lace stamp is wonderful - looks like real lace.
    The only thing that's distracting me from crafting is the heat - somehow when it's over 30C and humid I don't feel like doing anything ;)

  5. Beautiful card love that lace stamp it looks like real lace . That image is so cute and like how you sewed around the circle. It's till so hot and humid here in NS so crafting is sort of on the hold now days .

  6. I really like the lacy background and border.

  7. This is very pretty! Adorable image! You showcased it beautifully with your wonderful design.

    Enjoy the time playing in the summer sunshine! Winter will be here before you know it!

  8. She is sooo adorable! Makes me want to go out and tend to my (neglected) garden :o) Love the layers and that lace background stamp is beautiful.