Sunday 30 September 2012

Down in the Garden

I was honoured and delighted to be invited to Guest Design for the Joanna Sheen Challenge,  I absolutely love Joanna's products and the DT cards on the challenge blog are always stunning along with the entries.

This is the card I have made for this fortnights challenge - Down in the Garden.  I was reaching for my Jane Shasky - from the heart of the garden CD, but changed my mind and instead I have used one of the gorgeous images from Ivory Cats, this CD features the paintings of Lesley Anne Ivory:

The base card stock is also from Joanna's shop - unfortunately I think it is now discontinued.  The floral papers are from the CD and the spotty ones are from Bearly Mine Designs - I have inked the edges of the papers to tie them together.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I used the same papers and die cut shape to decorate the inside of my card:


Image:  Joanna Sheen's Ivory Cats CD
Papers:  Joanna Sheen's Ivory Cats CD (floral), Bearly Mine Desings Mini Dots
Card Stock:  Joanna Sheen (discontinued)
Tools:  Spellbinders - Scalloped Circle, Standard Circle, Ribbon Banners
Die-namics - Butterfly
Embellishments:  ribbon, button, string and gems from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV - Simply Sophisticated

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 70 - Fur or Feathers
House of Gilli - Use 2 of your favourite things (Butterflies/Gems)
The Crazy Challenge 129 - Spots or Stripes
The Paper Shelter Challenge 83 - Anything Goes
DYSU Challenge 91 - Scallops
Sothern Girls Challenge - Show us your spots and/or stripes
Flutterby Wednesday Challenge 207 - Anything Goes with a Butterfly or Fairy
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Free choice of recent sketches (my final sketch - 9th August)
An Oldie But A Goodie - Show us your ribbons - CD, card stock and dies are all over 6 months old

Make sure you pop over to the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog, take a look at the fab DT inspiration and join in with this fortnights 'Down in the Garden' challenge.

Thank you for popping in today.



Doreen said...

Love this, what a gorgeous image..fab

Sue said...

Congrat on your GDT spot Pauline.
This is gorgeous, I LOVE the image and the colours and layout are so beautiful

I hope you have a good Sunday

Claire said...

This is so lovely Pauline, love the colours. Hope you are well? Hugs, Claire x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Ahhh...such an adorable image and lovely layout.
Diane xx

Seafield Jo said...

This is gorgeous Pauline, great choice of image and papers and I love your embellishments, particularly your gorgeous bow.

Jo x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

WencheP said...

This is so pretty. What a beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Denice said...

What a gorgeous card and wonderful embellies! Thanks for the sneak peek to the inside...just as wonderful inside as it is on the out!
Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday this week!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is gorgeous Pauline! What a sweet image I just adore cats and this one is a real sweetie. Love your choice of papers and layout too! x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Pauline, I am just playing catch up! Love your card, both inside and out! What a lovely puss! Judy x

Dawn said...

Pauline, your card is just adorable!
Dawn xxx

rachel said...

super card Pauline and congratulations on the GDT - marvellous - Joanna's products are just amazing - I love the ivory cats especially xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW Pauline this is amazing, what a stunning card, well done on being Guest DT on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us on Willow Sketchie this week, Hazelxo

Janice said...

What a brilliant card Pauline - you fir in perfectly on the JS DT with works like this. A lovely image & a great card design, perfect also for the OBAG challenge, Jx

Joey said...

Pauline this is stunning, such a beautiful image and I love this layout. Thanks for joining us at Flutterby. Joey xx

Carol said...

Congrats on the GD spot, it's well deserved. A gorgeous card Pauline (although I don't do cats lol), love your layout. Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowww Pauline this is absolutely beautiful, wow, I totally love the image also the wonderful design this is one top notch card, congratulations on the GDT.
lorraine x

Stephanie Eaken said...

This is a stunning card! Thaks for playing along w/ us at SGC!!

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

Many congratulations at being asked to be a guest designer .. .. how exciting for you.

Your card is gorgeous and so very neat as always .. . perfect for the theme.

Love Jules xx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Very pretty card, love the soft green background papers, lovely card design.

Thanks for joining our Spots and Stripes challenge.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Southern Girls DT

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

Jan Garber said...

Terrific layout. Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

jan farnworth said...

just stunning thanks for joining along at fbw.

Sonia said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!
Great Job!
Thanks for joining us at WSC.
Good Luck!
-Sony WSC-DT

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

This is simply gorgeous!!Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

Miradormakings said...

This is beautiful Pauline i can think of a few cat lovers that would adore this card.

Joan x

Rebecca Mosher said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along with DYSU!

Jan said...

Congratulations Pauline on your GDT with this gorgeous card xx Jan