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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Nothing grows in our garden, except washing. And babies.

Every time I think I've identified a favourite image from Phindy's Place, along comes another to usurp the previous favourite and this is no exception! Called Spring Breeze, it's a pretty, retro image that can be used for Mother's Day. We've already had Mothering Sunday in the UK but this card is certainly destined for my Mum. Mum always quoted and then misquoted Dylan Thomas about our garden when I was growing up. She changed the quote from Under Milk Wood to "Nothing grows in our garden, only washing. And puppies." I'm an only child, Mum far preferred puppies to babies and, to be fair, she bred some very good show dogs:). She's also no gardener, to put it politely.

Having finally steeled myself and cut into my Basic Grey pad of Kioshi, out it came again for this easel card, I am loving the soft colours of it. The flowers were bought at MakeIt in February, leaves are punched from scraps, ribbon and brads are from stash. Image is coloured with Copics and Distress Inks.

There are a couple of literary challenges to enter my card for: Stampin' for the Weekend has "Getting to know you" using one of your favourite books for inspiration, Under Milk Wood is one of those wonderful pieces of writing to come back to again and again; Charisma Cardz Challenge has "Quote me" for their theme. Dutch Dare's challenge is an easel card with something repeated; I've repeated the ribbons and the flowers. I'm also entering Totally Papercraft's Recipe Challenge, which is 4 embellishments, 3 papers, 2 ribbons, 1 image. I've got 4 types of embellie: flower, leaf, brad and ribbon, but more than 4 in total, hope this fits the bill:)

16 comments:

  1. Hi Anne,I'm loving your Basic Grey pad, the papers are gorgeous. The image you've used is lovely, and I loved the anecdote about your Mum. Judith x

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  2. Just adorable...love the image and those BG papers...what a great card.

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  3. Love this Anne. Such a brilliant image, and there is such humour in it. I'm sure all mum's had this problem some time ago, although with my mum gardening was the love of her life and that is what I really remember her for.
    Hugs
    Valxx

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  4. Love this image!!! Beautiful colors and I really like that Basic Grey paper! The roses are the perfect extra something!!!

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  5. I love this quote - your Mom sounds such a hoot! Admiring the way you have created the background ... I need a laser printer so I could play watercolouring too!
    Hugs and happy Sunday
    Still a bit pukey - stomach bug - Annika who's typing with one hand due to sleeping toddler on her lap. lol

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  6. Hi Anne
    oh what a great image, awesome colouring, beautiful papers & layout, luv the flowers, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

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  7. your mix of papers is always superb. Cute image and your coloring is great. Love the little flowers too, they are such a nice touch.

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  8. Gorgeous card, love that image & the sentiment is perfect!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend & Good Luck :)

    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  9. This is so stunning. I love this card. Papers are fab, image is just adorable and great sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
    *Gunn*

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  10. This is so beautiful! Th image and colours are gorgeous
    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
    love tasha xx

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  11. I love easel cards and this one is so much fun. Love the subtle colours. Thanks so much for playing at Charisma! xxx

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  12. my goodness, your card is the cutest!!! And such a great sentiment :)

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  13. Love this image and your card. Such soft colors. Just might have to cut into my Kioshi, just admiring it so far.

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  14. Gorgeous card Anne :-) the image is fabulous ,, love it ! and the papers and embellies are perfect :-)

    Recipes are always open to interpretation :-)

    thanks for joining the TP Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x

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  15. What a gorgeous card. LOVE that image!! Wonderful colours and design.

    Thanks for joining us on SFTW, good luck :)

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