Monday, May 1, 2017

Love Grows.....

And this is not only true for house plants.  And then try adding chickens to the mix!!  I have tomato cages covering the emerging plants in my garden that I don't want the beasts getting into.  :)

Hi, Friends.....

I actually got to work in my garden a little bit today! Yay! I am still trying to get over this sinus infection and got pretty tired out there, but I loved getting my hands dirty......every bit as much fun as getting them inky!! :) Here is a garden-inspired card that I made to play in several challenges:

1. Cupcake Inspirations #405 - Inspiration Photo/Colors (ends May 6) - Look at the lovely cupcake inspiration photo for this week! Scrumptious!!!

2. Mod Squad - Love Theme (ends in just a few hours....Eeek!)

Supplies used:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Verve - Sprightly Sprigs die set
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangles die set
Watering can image from stash
White embossing powder from stash
Sakura Gel Pens to color image
Flowers that crafty pal, Karen Ladd, sent me (THANKS, Karen!!) layered with some Prima flowers.
Sequins from stash

That's all for now. I hope you enjoyed my gardening card. The weather is supposed to be sunny and almost hot later this week. Quite a change from the snow we had last week!! lol... Hope you are having lovely weather where you are.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Cupcake Inspirations #405 - Inspiration Photo/Colors
2. Mod Squad - Love Theme
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Crafty Hazelnut's May Patterned Paper Challenge
5. HIMCR Challenge #299 - Freestyle
6. DL.Art May Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
7. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Great Outdoors
8. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes, must stamp no digis
9. Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Challenge - April Showers Bring May Flowers

10. Allsorts Week 413 - Embossing 


  1. A lovely, bright, summery card. I love the watering can, I've been zooming in to see if it's stitched or stamped, but I'm not sure. Whatever it is, I love the effect. xx

    1. Thank you, Liz! The watering can image is sweet, isn't it? It comes with that stitched detail as part of the design. I stamped it and then heat embossed it in white.


  2. I love those vibrant colors and that's such a great image.

  3. Adorable gardening card! Such vibrant colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

  4. tahat photo of plants and cats is so true!
    my cats eat my plants all the time!
    your card is so nice!

  5. What a sweet card using this week's color inspiration! So glad you linked up to this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

  6. Our weather changes daily but I have had some time in the garden. I like your pretty card.

  7. Gorgeous card Janis! It's so sweet and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Cute card Janis. I love the watering can. It was so hot here today we had to water twice. I love the cat picture too funny. Thank you for joining the DL.ART May Linky Challenge

  9. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Sweet and lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

  11. Another pretty card! Again thanks so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations.

  12. Your gardening card is fantastic and as a long-time cross-stitcher, I'm especially smitten with your 'stitched' watering can! So thrilled you shared this gem in the Cupcake Inspirations galllery!

  13. Such a pretty card! I love the look of that watering can. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!


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