Monday, 20 April 2009

Mary, Mary, quite contrary

Shirleys2Girls has a new challenge called 222 World Wide Challenge, which closes at 2pm on the 22nd. The challenge is the nursery rhyme "Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?" with the colour palette of lavender, orange, lime, black and white. Phew! Quite a challenge to tie the zingy colours with an English country garden inspired rhyme :).

I started with a pretty maid sitting in the garden (a Gorjuss stamp), being contrary by not doing any gardening even though lots of flowers are springing up all over. She is sheltering under a tree with vivid lime leaves coming into bud (Elusive Images arboretum stamp) and the flowers are from Craftwork Card's graceful grasses designs.

I've framed the card with orange and added a lime ribbon. The left hand side has shells stamped onto it for the cockle shells, they don't show up too well but they are there! The lavender blooms are highlighted with Glossy Accents and there is a little gold glitter glue in the centre of the orange flowers. This is the first card I've made for a few days, hope you like it :)


  1. It's perfect for the challenge! Excellent job! I love it!

  2. I love the wonderful scene you created for the challenge. Excellent take on the 222 challenge for Shirley's 2 Girls.

  3. This card is so fantastic! I love it!!!!! You did an awesome job!!!

  4. Very nice!! You did so well at creating a scene!!

  5. I think you did a wonderful job on the challenge! she looks so peaceful! :)

  6. anne i love your cards, they are always so different! :) I need me some gorguss girls!

  7. This is so cute. I like how she has an anime look or feel to her . Thank you for coming out to play with us. We will also have a Twisted Thursday challenge that you can play if you would like

  8. are our WINNER! congrats!!! thanks so much for playing along! we just LOVE your take on our 222 Challenge...
    (my fav part...her leggings) : )))

    email us at:
    for your Winnings info...

  9. Anne, you did an incredible job!! Gosh, I HAVE to get me some of those stamps, they are just too cute. Your card is beautiful! Have I told you I love you lately? You are one heck of a great sister!
    Love and hugs, Leslie

  10. Anne this is absolutely gorgeous!

  11. Beautiful card, Anne! You've created such a lovely scene and that "quite contrary girl" is so adorable. :)
    Hugs, Vanja

  12. congratulations on your win, i remember seeing this darling card on her site!!! Great job hun!!!! Its perfect!! :)


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