Monday, May 16, 2011

Cupcake Craft Challenge - In The Garden

Hello and good morning! Spring is well and truly here, and although everything looks so green at the moment, I fear that it won't stay that way as we are DESPERATE for rain! I do love my garden, but it's impossible to water everything (the cost for one thing) and I'm sure we'll not be allowed to soon due to the drought! I'll just have to make the most of my garden now!

Ok, this week at Cupcake Craft Challenge our theme is just that... IN THE GARDEN... need I say more?! Well, the lovely Faye (she's the boss at Cupcake) has chosen the challenge and she would like to see things you find in the garden on your cards/projects! I've gone for a fairly simple card, using lots of green and this cute stamp from Penny Black. I've used Distress Inks to colour the image, not a medium I use often now but I do love the effect, and have kept my embellishments to a minimum. I wanted the attention to be on the sweet snail and hedgehog image! I'm entering this card into the challenge at:

We are sponsored this week by Sassy Studio Designs and our monthly Icing on the Cupcake Sponsor is Crafts U Love... also to celebrate Jane's arrival, The Ribbon Girl are kindly giving us this lovely stash of Baker's Twine to give away...

Now why not pop over to the Cupcake blog to check out all the prizes on offer and also the other DT cards, you'll be green with envy lol! Thanks for your visit today, hope you have fun with your gardening project!

17 comments:

louise said...

Hi Shelly Beautiful card and for not using distress inks much your colouring is gorgeous.
Louise xx

Saskia said...

Lovely card, so cute! :)

Catherine said...

Oh Sweetie what an adorable card ! I love your colouring ! It looks like watercolouring actually... What a sweet image ! Great work as always ! And if you need rain come here in the West Midlands !!! Hugs and love from Catherine

sari said...

Hi Sweetie!! Such a lovely & gorgeous card! I just love the colros and that sweet image! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

sari said...

hmmm..i ment colors... Sometimes i'm in too much of a hurry...*lol*

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Violets Corner said...

Love the card Shelly, your colouring is beautiful.

Hugs
Maarit

Lau W said...

Coucou ! Ta carte est jolie, aux couleurs du printemps, et j'aime cet adorable tampon ! Ici la météo est vilaine aujourd'hui, il y a un vent de fou ! Mais toujours pas de pluie non plus !
Bisous, bonne journée !

Faye said...

Hello Minxie. I love this clean and fresh card and the image is adorable. Have a great week. xxx

Sara I. said...

We're getting tons o' rain in Jersey so I'll send some your way! Love your fabulous coloring - really makes this sweet image come to life and your papers are perfect for this!
~hugs
Sara, Guest Cupcake

Delphine said...

Shelly, your card is simply gorgeous! I love your colouring with Distress Inks, the image is totally adorable and I love the CAS layout! Hugs Delphine xx

kath said...

adorable card shelly...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday... hugs kath xxx

Liza said...

A gorgeous card Shelly and I love the image and they way you have coloured it.

Liza x

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fab so cute and beautifully coloured.

Thanks so much for playing along with Penny Black Saturday this week!

Ali x

Pauline C said...

Awww thsi is absolutely adorable Shelly - fab image and gorgeous colour scheme - love the cute buttont oo. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Donna said...

Super sweet little card Shelly and just perfick the way you have coloured this lil fella :) Donna x

Mary J said...

ADORABLE Shelly!! I love your colouring!