Friday, 29 July 2011

In An English Country Garden At Polka Doodles

Good morning everyone, the weekend is nearly here thank goodness and, being Friday, we have a new challenge for you over at Polka Doodles. Emma is our hostess this week and she's chosen a really lovely theme - In An English Country Garden. A really good one as there are so many things in a garden and I decided on butterflies as we get quite a lot in ours.

It's quite a quick card from me this week as I'm still suffering from my sinus troubles brought on by last week's cold.
I've used some pretty papers and the lovely garden element from the Sundae Of Seasons CD. I've then added some lovely stamped butterflies (Hobby Art) stamped with brown ink and coloured with Aquamarkers for a watercoloured look. I finished off with a central border of cream crochet lace, a glittery punched strip and some pearls then a stamped sentiment from the Sensational Sentiments stamp set. Really easy!

You have until 12 noon on Sunday 7 August to enter and hope to see you there. Don't forget to see what the rest of the Design Team has made and to check out the rules too.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Inspiration from nature
Paper Play - In the garden
Divas By Design - Summer
Digital Tuesday - Gardens with things with wings
Everybody Art - Garden

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card Fliss. The papers, colours and images are very evocative of a lovely summer garden and the butterflies are a superb finishing touch.
Hope your sinus problems sort themselves out soon and have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

craftattack said...

Beautiful card Fliss! Hope you soon feel better, take care of yourself! Hugs, Valerie

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Beautiful card!

Dezinaworld said...

Such a pretty summery card Fliss, Love the freshness of this one.

If you get chance drop by my Dezinaworld blog today to grab some freebies and see the new prize challenge for the month
Have a fabulous weekend

Cheryl said...

oh this is one beautiful card hun just love the color tones,on this hugs cherylxx

Ellie said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Stunning image, I wish it was available for digi download without having to get the so pretty!
Beautiful card design and colors.
So happy you shared with us at digital tuesday! Hope to see you again next week!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Fliss.Gorgeous colours.Sorry you've not been so well.Take care and hope you soon feel alot better.Love Debbie x

Barbara said...

What a beautiful card. The flowers look like I'm in a garden with butterflies zipping around.
Thanks for entering the Art Impressions weekly challenge.
Barbara - AI DT

Fiona said...

What a beautiful image Fliss, just perfect for your butterflies to flit around. Hope you feel better soon.

Vicky Hayes said...

I really love this pretty scene! Hope you're feeling a bit better now - I've come down with a nasty cold too!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely image, beautifully coloured on this very pretty card! Hugs, Lesley

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge this week.

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful cottage garden scene, beautiful colouring
Thanks for joining our summer is here challenge at Diva's by design
Lisa x

Mandy said...

Oh wow Fliss this is beautiful, so very pretty the image is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx
P.S Fliss did you ever get my email???? I let a comment here before too but am guessing you didn't find it xx

laney said...

wow this is gorgeous!!! love the image!!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you next time too

Gram's Treasures said...

Thanks for your lovely comment, and I've come for a browse. What an adorable card with that pretty garden scene and the butterflies. I see you are also on the new Fashionable Stamping DT. Good for you!
Joyce xx