Thursday, 26 July 2012

Jam packed with love ....

... Hi - it's been a few days since I last posted.  Mum and I have been busy in the garden and I have rediscovered muscles that I'd forgotten I had!!!!  I ACHE EVERYWHERE!  However, where I once had weeds (and lots of them) I now have pretty flowers - see bottom of the post.

And I finally got to play in my craft room with my lovely new stamps from Waltzingmouse - they are so yummy.  I've used this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC107 (sketch designed by Tosha Leyendekker) to make a card for Mum as she bought me the flowers and helped me dig up the weeds!  And this is to say thank you and I love you!!


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Jar Fillers - Jam Packed, Big Berries - Strawberries, Candy Jar - Christmas Fillers, Faux Fun
Inks:  Memento - Tuxedo Black, Love Letter; Stampin' Up! - Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery; Distress - Antique Linen
Accessories:  Button Twine (WMS); Papers - Serif - Picnic in the Park (free with UK magazine); Card from stash

I knew I wanted to use the fabulous big strawberry on my card, but it was too large for the design of the card.   I stamped it several times onto shrink plastic using the rock and roll technique - which gives the strawberries a feeling of depth.  I love watching this stuff as it shrinks, such fun!!  Next I made the jam jar by stamping the jar outline, filling it with strawberry jam, making a suitable label and adding a pretty jar topper.  I stamped the label onto white card, cut it out and attached it with some button twine.  I made the green ribbon by stamping onto white cut, fussy cutting the ribbon (Claire, a die for this would be great) and then sewing the button twine through the centre.  I cut a strip of backing paper attached that to the card base and then attached all the elements.  I distressed the white card base by adding a touch of antique linen to tone down the white.  I used 3D foam to attach the jam jar and pinflair glue for the strawberries.

Here's a close up the the shrink plastic strawberries and the graphic from this week's challenge.


Finally, here are some photos of the flowers in my garden - it is so pretty - now all I have to do is make sure it stays that way!!!



  



That's all for now - see you soon.

14 comments:

Buffy said...

Beautiful card Debs. I love your flowers, nice and bright.
Buf xx

Teresa Kline said...

your card is darling, I luv strawberry jam...sweet flowers too! My birthday is Sunday and to celebrate I am giving away gift on my blog, stop by leave a comment for your chance to win!

enjoy *~*

Ardyth said...

What a great idea for shrinking the berry stamp! Gorgeous flowers, too!

Craftilicious said...

we've both been playing with the same stamps today ;-) I love your shinky-dink version though they look brilliant. Looks like you've been very busy with the garden - I love echinachea flowers but they seem to die on me.
Tara
x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card Deb! Love the country charm!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely cards Deborah and great pictures of your lively flowers

Anne

Kelly S. said...

Sweet, sweet, SWEET! I love the patterned paper with these images, Deborah...so perfect! Those glistening berries look good enough to eat. That jar topper is ADORABLE! A wonderful garden-inspired card. Nothing like a garden workout, hee! I noticed the same muscles aching when I helped Jason plant in the spring...and I only did about 3 rows to his 8 :)!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

What a sweet card! Love your take on the sketch with wonderful jar and the matching dp strip! Perfect design!
Hugs, Karin

Renee said...

Fabulous!!
Just got these sets...
my mailman FINALLY stopped hating me...
and I the first one I dug out was the berry and I think it is now officially my fave set...
but I haven't had a chance to play with the jam...
or pinwheels...
Island...
so my thoughts will change weekly!:)
But a wonderful card...
the papers are perfect!!
So glad you're getting settled in...
flowers just make it seem like "home" don't they?

Claire Brennan said...

OMgosh those shrinky strawberries are F.A.B! and I hear you on the border - would a cut file be any good to you - do you use a cutter Deborah? Pop me an email if you do and I can do that pretty soon!
hugs, c.

Vickie Z said...

Y'all are just having too much with shrink plastic!!! Those berries are perfect shrunk! You and your mum's work paid off...lovely flowers!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Deborah! You've been working lots lately lady! Shrinky berries, fussy cutting the trim and the fabric lid on the jam jar... but oh so worth the effort - just like your lovely garden! So nice to sit back and take it all in! Well done!

Sharron said...

What a wonderfully SWEETcard! The shrunk strawberries are a fantastic idea and look so yummy. Love the jar topper and the pretty background paper! TFS a bit of your garden too--the flowers are lovely!

~Tammy~ said...

Wonderful and yummy!

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