Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Gardening and the Rain

Thinking of the little rhyme " Rain, rain go away...come back another day..." Can you believe it, when I lived in the UK I spent most of the time wishing it would STOP raining, and now in France I'm always wishing it WOULD rain!!! My garden is needing a good watering as it's soooo dry (and it's only April), and so my wishes have come true, it's finally RAINING! I only hope it lasts more than 10 minutes, as we usually only get a shower!

In the meantime, I have been busy doing a few cards...all with new stamps that have seen ink for the first time. The first one is on a gardening theme, my hubby bought me the stamp for Easter and I wasn't sure at first as the impression isn't that detailed (only prints the outlines and no detail). I was a bit disappointed as he bought me three in this range, and all are the same, however after having a go colouring the image I have to say I'm fairly pleased with the result...




The stamp is from Inca Stamps, Wonderful World of Beatrix Potter. Of course this one is Peter Rabbit. I coloured it with Distress Inks and Whispers Markers. Paper is Basic Grey Boxer, also used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Sentiment stamp is Papermania. The card is for the Stamptacular Challenge which is "This is for the birds" hence cute little robin.

Second card is for Friday Sketchers challenge, which is a fab sketch by Jacqueline...


Used Sugar Nellie image, Basic Grey Sugared paper, and bits 'n' bobs from stash.

Finally (phew I hear you saying) this card is for Cute Card Thursday which is "Chocolate and Marshmallows". I love the brown and pink, reminds me of eating Neopolitan ice cream when I was little lol!


The Gorjuss Girl stamp from Sugar Nellie is so cute, and I love the cat! Papers again Basic Grey, sentiment from CCSR Sentiments, rest from stash. Sorry for the naff photo but I had to take this inside as it's RAINING outside (yipee) lol!

23 comments:

Deb said...

oh wow, all amazing cards, they are so fabulous!
Thank you for joining in the CCT challenge, have a great evening, Debx

Crafting Joanne said...

Hi Shelly

All wonderful cards, what fun to use your new stamps.

Thank you for taking part in the challenge this week over on SSC and good luck.

Joanne x

Skraptacular Designs said...

Hi Shelly...I just love the image you used for this week's "This is for the birds" theme! You've done a fabulous job coloring...very realistic and just pops off your card! I've say you've adjusted to outline stamps very well...you have created your own detail with the colors and shading you've done!

Thanks for participating! Hope you'll join us again next week for some more challenge fun!

Hugs,
Priscilla

joey said...

phew wow shelly you have been so busy :O) creating these beautiful cards! love love the peter rabbit card, your colour choice and colouring is gorgeous! thanks for joining us this week. Joey.xxx

Liza said...

Wow Shelly, you have made some wonderful creations. I love the Peter Rabbit stamp and you have coloured it beautifully. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

The Crafty Den said...

Wow Shelly, you've been a busy bee! I love all your cards but the colouring on your first card is fantastic. Don't moan about the rain, it's supposed to be torrential here tomorrow lol! Hugs, Denise x

Jilly said...

Great cards thank you for taking part at SSC

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful cards, thanks for joining us at FS.
Carole :D

Donna said...

love your Peter rabbit card, it's very very cute, and your coloring is lovely. And your other cards are just as lovely. Thanks for playing along this week at SSC.
Hugs
Donna

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love how you coloured the Beatrix Potter stamp. I have had it for ages (actually its the 1st stamp I ever bought) but always got stuck on how to colour it

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Wow! Your first card is amazing. Love the papers and your coloring is AWESOME! All the cards are beautiful! Thanks for playing along

Paula said...

All your cards are just fantastic...I'm really loving Peter Rabbit...your coloring is outstanding and I really LOVE how you used put your sentiment on dp...very unique! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges. Hope you can join us again next week!

Pleasantly,

Paula

Janneke said...

Fabulous card ;)
Thanks so much for joining us this week!

Janneke X

All Pink girl said...

Stunning card ,fabulous colouring ,love it ,hugs Dawnxx

Carmen O. said...

All the cards are beautiful. I'm partial to the Peter Rabbit one though. I love the design and the robin on the shovel is fabulous. Guess I'm a Peter Rabbit fan.

Lilsweetpea said...

These cards are all fantastic! Thanks for joining us this week.

Michele said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the images and the colours you've used. Michele x

Carly said...

Oh I so love your SSC card!! It is beautiful!
Thanks for playing!
Hugs,
Carly

Diane said...

Shelly, these cards are gorgeous. There is something over on my blog especially for you, please take a look. Thanks, Love Diane

Line said...

These are all wonderful cards and your colouring is fabulous!
Thanks for joinig us at SSC this week and we hope to see you back next wek!

Hugs, Line

Artyjen said...

Love the peter rabbit card with the little robin. We have two visiting at the moment.
xoxo

Sarpreet said...

wow! beautiful set of cards, those new stamps look amazing.

ella bella said...

wow Shelly what fabulous cards, i love the Peter Rabit image and your colouring is just stunning.
hope you have had a good weekend
Tracy x