Tuesday, May 22, 2012

In the Garden



Over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge last week, the challenge is was "In the Garden"  I love my Penny Black stamps especially my Critter stamps.  I had fun with a little Hedgie lying in a bed of flowers.

Hedgie Garden

Don't you just love the bright flowery PP I used for the background.  It is from a magazine so is really shiny and bright. I took the sketch from City Crafter's Challenge Blog, turned it on it's side.  As I like to do, I coloured my Hedgie with Distress inks and an aqua brush.  The flowers are more yellow in real life, not so washed out as the photo shows.  The sentiment is also from the same PB set.  My little piece of grid at bottom is washi tape.  Love how transparent this tape is.
And here's a peek into my garden over the weekend...







The autumn flowers are looking really good and the Hydrangeas are just keeping on going and going.  But do excuse the lawn.... it's in the process of being re-seeded and over-sown. 

That's me for the night... It's getting late and I am quite tired... but a bit of a sleep in tomorrow as I have a visit to the skin specialist at 9.00am tomorrow for my annual skin checkup.... and then to work.  Usually in the office by 7.30am so it will be nice to stay tucked up in bed for a little longer!

Dawn

17 comments:

cardcreationsnz said...

A lovely card. I love the colourful background. Such a cute hedgie image too, with great colouring.

Sorry that you have had no comments from me for a while. About 4-5 days without internet and a home phone line was very frustrating. Should all be good now. I have missed catching up on your blog and others. Maybe now I will get to blog about Stamp Camp. Seems a while ago now.

Isha said...

Lovely card Dawn and beautiful flowers. TFS this lovely post:)

joy said...

Love your cute hedgie card, Dawn! And, thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of your garden - how glorious are those hydrangeas!

Barb said...

I love the days when I can sleep in late too, Dawn! Love your darling card, and your garden looks wonderful! Gorgeous flowers! My peonies just started to bloom and I am sooo enjoying their beauty and fragrance!

Kara Lynne said...

Cute little hedgie there! I'd be happy too if I were in a bed of flowers surrounded by that fun PP background! Your garden looks gorgeous, too!

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely card, and such amazing flowers in your garden! we are enjoying some rare sunshine here today. Hope you are keeping well, Jo x

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely card, and such amazing flowers in your garden! we are enjoying some rare sunshine here today. Hope you are keeping well, Jo x

Sue said...

Hello Dawn
The hedgies never date do they?
I have to admit to not using mine for a long time.
Your Bg looks like a garden of flowers, and he/she is nestled in the bed quite comfortably, with the little smile on his face, someone is going to love this card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lisa said...

WOW! Love all the flowers!
Hedgie is so sweet, Dawn :) and I like that you color him with water and distress inks. I tried that for the first time the other day and I finally feel like he turned out! It really gives a great look (like I know what I'm doing!- haha)

hugs to you-

Suzanne C said...

You make the most sweetest hedgie card! Adorable! Love the pictures of your flowers!

MaxineD said...

Lovely card Dawn - love the Hegie images :-) and you colour them beautifully.
Your garden looks fabulous - ours is pretty much done now as we are that much colder than you - hope you enjoyed your lie-in.
Blessings
Maxine

sheila said...

Adorable card Dawn! And thanks for sharing your garden shots.....wish mine would look that good comeautumn!

Greta said...

Cute card, Dawn! Your flowers are just gorgeous! Rain did a number on my roses that are just starting to bloom, but there will be more.

Anita Recksiedler said...

Oh boy you work early! :> Love your pretty card today, it made me smile!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow love your work on this card. And the pics are gorgeous. Love seeing these personal pics. Really made me smile big.

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, how I would love a stroll in your beautiful garden....a great source of inspiration and color. Wow! Love this little rolly-polly guy, too. Great job!

~Tammy~ said...

Your card is gorgeous just like your card!