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Friday, 8 March 2013

Gardening - not my favourite past time!

I don't want to get my hopes up high, but I think perhaps Spring is trying to reach us in the UKI hate the Winter so I'm very pleased about this but the only problem is that it means that things are growing again in the garden - and I HATE gardening!  Bleh.  But anyway, this week's Bellarific Friday we had a sketch to follow so I thought Uptown Girl Pippa Loves to Plant would help to get me in the gardening mood...

She looks so calm and serene - when I garden I just look like a MESS!  And I kill all the plants (unintentionally) so there's nothing blooming in my garden - it's all shrubbery and trees!  Anyhoo, I matched her up with My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing papers and a touch of sheer ribbon and lace.  I also distressed the edges to soften the look.  I am entering this card into Simon Says Stamp for a touch of green.

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Chrissy said...

I luuuurve this one Mary J, fabulous colouring and love all her potted plants..[If only I could look good in those shorts...hmph]..great sketch and papers.
Have a fabulous weekend..


Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours.

I can't believe it was -18 this morning and we had a snow storm last weekend. I'm so ready for spring.

Maybe you should grow potatoes and onions? I've found them very easy compared to flowers.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a pretty image and coloured beautifully. I love the papers and fabulous layout. Your neat cutting out always amazes me!
Sue xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Mary J love the colours and layout
jacqui x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

DesignerDiva said...

Another image I need! Will you stop please I want them all!!!
Fabulous little number, I'd take up gardening if it made me look like that!
Hugs Laurie xx

Squirrel x said...

You do make me laugh, you crazy woman! Funnily, I can just picture you out there with the flowers, tending and weeding, lol. Gorgeous card hun, these images are so brilliant. Hugs Sxx

Pop's Cards said...

Wow this is gorgeous ♥

Huggles ♥ Pops x x x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Mary, lovely image and such a colourful card


Fiona said... beautiful!!


Pauline said...

Mary this is gorgeous! You just blow me away with your creativeness. Fantastic take on this weeks challenge. Love your colour tones.

Sasha said...

Beautiful, Mary. Pippa looks gorgeous! A great take on the sketch, too x

Lisa M said...

I'm with you Mary. I love looking at beautiful gardens but left to my own resources, I'd botch the job in a minute! Had one once, thought it was marvelous. Little pops of color coming up everywhere until one day something massive started growing all through it. Somehow a cantaloupe seed blew in and choked all my flowers out. Grrr! Yummy stuff though....
AWESOME card that really gives hope to us for SPRING!!!

JanR said...

Lovely card! That bit of lace is the perfect touch.

Gardening, not much of a fan either....I liken it to ironing, not fun, but if you want to look presentable sometimes it's gotta be done. :-)

Sue said...

Aww this is really sweet Mary.. what a lovely Spring scene and you have coloured it beautifully… and the sentiment is perfect! love the pretty papers and lace! :-))
Aww I used to love Gardening but can't do it any more with my spine pain... so our garden is a bit on the wild side!! LOL
hope you have a good weekend hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Alyce said...

amazing!!! this is so beautiful... love the flower pots and the colours. such a beauitiful design :)

Anita said...

Gorgeous scene you've created with this gardening gal Mary J!

heidy said...

Wonderful card MaryJ,love the fresh colors!!
XXX Heidy

Rachel Parys said...

This is too cute! I love that sentiment, it's perfect for a bff card. Love this!

Nina Macaulay said...

Spring is on its way to us too here in Norway, the snow has almost melted in the garden, and the sun is out doing its best to melt it all :O)) Is there no end to you creativity Miss Mary?!! Love this card and the design papers you've used.
Hope all is well :O)

Hugs Nina x

coops said...

ooooo so stunning mary.really fabulous image and i love your spring colours :D

xx coops xx

Hanneke said...

I sure hope spring is going to arrive soon! I love your card, the image is fab and I love the DP. I hope you have a great weekend! Hugs, Hanneke

Tress said...

Would never have thought to put crocheted lace with this design...but it works! Fabulously!

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Mary, love the scrummy details. Your fussy cutting is amazing as always.

Donna x

Tina said...

beautiful card..lovely image gardening, means summertime is here...have a great weekend

ScrapSoon said...

Hello dear Mary,

Again an awesome card you have made.
I'm so jalouse about all those cute and great stamps you have.
I haven't find those here in Holland.
Lovely sentiment that is perfect for this card.
You did good for choosing the the lace like if it is the ground.

I'm also horrible in the garden.
I let flowers and plants going dry out so much.
Also i can't see the difference between real flowers and plants and what's not.

Eventhough this is made from a sketch i wonder how long you are sitting in front of your desk watching at your card.
When i'm making a card it looks often i'm taking hours or days to finally decide how to layer the papers.
And of course witch papers i have to use and wich embellishments.
But when i'm looking at your cards it looks like your ready in a second.
Again great job in making this cute card.

Have a great weekend!
Soon Han X

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a sweet little scene .. i love gardening .. so its right up my street
Lisa x

Kathleen said...

I do love the way you cut round your images, although I paper piece I would be terrified of doing that, they look fabulous, may have to practice.
Nice bright card.

Kath x
Have a great weekend, no fear of you having to garden yet, snow if forecast.

Vicky said...

Adorable and gorgeous as always hun..:o)

have a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

cebelica said...

We had some very, very beautiful sunny days last week and it got warmer too. And I was all like "yay, we are finally getting spring". Imagine my shock when I heard on the news today that we are supposed to get snow on Tuesday again!!! :S

Oh my, gardening ... I hate it as well! And I'm also useless at it. Once my mum asked me to help her with some stuff in the garden and I only did damage (what she had just planted earlier that day I pulled out, because I thought it was weed. *ooops*

I hope that Pippa is better at gardening than me. ;) Great card! Hugs! xx

Anne-Marie said...

Wow, this is something special, it!

fabiola jaques said...

oh la la ce qu'elle est chou, biz

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful card. If only my garden looked like that! I only have green fingers when I've been using green ink!

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mary...LOVE it.
Wendy xx

Dianne said...

Well get you Miss Smarty pants MJ:):). its way cool how you have the grass sitting out like she is really standing there, that beautiful, skinny legs and all LOL I love it thanks for making me have a huge smile...Have a great day sweety..

Tracy said...

Gorgeousness in my favorite colors Mary. I don't have this one yet. soon......hee hee Hugs!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Well I'm like you too. I HATE gardening! I leave it to hubby;-) oh my, I love your fussy cutting and I bet you have skinny legs like her :-P

Susie Sugar said...

I'm the same I'd rather be crafting than Lady Chatterley I leave the gardening to Mellors !! AKA my husband !! Lol
But your gardening theme Uptown girl card is fabulous your fussy cutting too, so neat.
Yes it's a bit cold down here today and we are promised snow tomorrow but yesterday was a gorgeous spring day, we had the French doors open and let the sun in ....but just knew it wouldn't last .....roll on summer hey !!
Hugs Susie xx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Fabulous card! I love that sweet image! Great design too!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Dana White said...

Mary this is gorgeous oh I love how you cut her out


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