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Saturday, 18 July 2015

No Design Paper....No Problem!

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I hope you are keeping well!

A couple of weekends ago my mum treated me to a trip to Hampton Court Flower Show....we both love our gardens and really enjoy trips like these. On this occasion it was a really hot day, and the show was packed...but we still made the most of the day and bought some lovely plants.

There were some beautiful ladybird poppies at the show that mum loved....but we couldn't see them to buy anywhere. They were bright red with black spots and looked very pretty, it was a shame mum couldn't buy any....so I found her the seeds from a local garden centre. I then needed to post them to her....and decided to use this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin to create a card for her.

Our theme is "no design paper" - so no pretty patterns. I trawled through my stamp collection to find the perfect image and created this card....


I used a gate fold card for this project and decided in the end to use no papers at all. I stamped and cut out the seed packets, once coloured I attached them to one side of the card in the middle. I then stamped the cute little flowers on the front too. Once they were coloured I added the faux stitching to complete the border.

I decided that I also needed to make the inside pretty...so I continued the stitching theme and added some more stamped flowers.....


I hope mum likes her card....and more importantly loves the seeds!

I didn't take lots of photos at the flower show this year....as I had too much to carry....but here is a taster....




For more inspiration for this week's challenge pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog and take a peek at all the gorgeous DT cards. While you're there take a peek at this week's sponsor too....





Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

5 comments:

Tracey T said...

Your card is beautiful, Wedgie, definitely one of my most favourite of your designs. Your mum must love it! Feeling quite envious when I look at the Hampton Court photos - I would have loved to have gone there or to Chelsea and it's obviously been warm and sunny too, unlike here. Had the heating on last night for a while, it was so cold! xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

It's a lovely card, Wedgie, love the design with cut out seed packages and the stitching. Glad to hear that you found the seeds for her, it's such a joy to plant and see them grow.

The photos are fabulous, I can imagine that it was a real treat to visit. Have a wonderful weekend!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Chris said...

This is a lovely card Wedgie, great design with those cute little seed packets. How nice that you managed to find those seeds for your Mum, so thoughtful.
Enjoy the weekend.
Chris
x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous Wedgie. Love the CAS design and the flowers inside are fab. Hugs, Wends x

Abi said...

It's beautiful Wedgie, I love the CAS look of it & I bet your Mum was touched with the seeds. I surprised my sister a few years ago with a plant that we'd seen together but couldn't fit in the car, she was delighted when I had it delivered to her & still treasures it. Enjoy your weekend sweetie xx