Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I Love Topiaries

And here in Florida people have them in their gardens...but not me. My husband doesn't like them. So, I have to settle for a plastic one in my kitchen. Oh well. At least he likes flowers!

Here is a pretty little topiary image from Designed 2 Delight. I just noticed that it looks like a 
Romeo and Juliet moment! How adorable...
I used a sketch from Catch The Bug Challenge:
The colors are from Make My Monday
as well as a CASE color challenge at Designed to Delight.  The card I cased is by Katie Tate:
Enjoy The Simple Things

I love black on my cards...and in my house...and on me! I used some stash paper by CTMH, and also used their cloud stencil. the lace is made with a Martha Stewart punch. 

I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and the sky is chalked. I used some Stickles on the topiary and birds. The gems are from The Paper Studio.

The ribbon is from Offray. Years ago I went to their outlet store in PA. I love making these little bows. I use the Martha Stewart method...make two loops and tie them. Easy Peasy!

The buttons are from my stash. I have had them FOREVER.  They seemed perfect for this card, but needed some shadow, so I punched a couple of black circles...

I am entering this card in some challenges...
Designed 2 Delight - CASE a card color pallet from the DT
Catch The Bug - Sketch
Make My Monday - Colour Wheel Challenge
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digital image
The Crafty Pad - Things with Wings
Crafty Mess - Birds
Secret Crafter - Bright and Cheerful
Paper Pretties - Thank-you Cards
The Paper Shelter - Glitz and Glimmer
Scrapbook Sisters - Things with Wings
The Ribbon Reel - Button It

Thanks for stopping by...come back often!



  1. This is absolutely darling!!! LOVE your little scene and your amazing bling! Thanks for joining us this month at MMM--don't forget that the challenge runs until the end of August so join us more than once! ;)

  2. Thank you so much for entering our current challenge 'birds' over on the CraftyMess challenge blog.
    What a superb entry! I love the bright summery colours and the mixture of backing papers is fantastic. I love the image and all the different elements to the card.
    I hope to see more entries from you in our future challenges on our blog.
    Love Lisa xxxx

  3. I love this card, it is so bright, cheerful and summery, unlike the UK weather at present. Beautiful papers and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday, We are open for this challenge all of August, why not have another entry. Caz

  4. what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    hugs Kate
    ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already celebrated with me :)

  5. Loving the cols so bright, thanks for entering are challenge over at Craftymess. xxx Nicky

  6. Love the cols nice and bright, Thanks for joying us at CraftyMess.
    Nicky xxx

  7. Love the colours, a lovely bright, clean crisp card loving it.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us over at Craftymess.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  8. perfect for the challenge this week
    thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
    Debbi x

  9. Such a beautifully put together card. Hugs, Buttons x

  10. Super cute! Love the contrast!
    Thanks so much for joining the Stella Says Sketch Challenge this week over at Catch the Bug! Hope to see you again!

    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamp

  11. Beautiful card! Love the bright colours.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  12. Bev, this is just lovely!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Things With Wings Challenge.
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx
    PS I have candy on my blog if you're interested

  13. What a supercute card!! Love the edge punch towards the black background.

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog

  14. Beautiful card! I just love black in the background. i think it looks amazing!! Love your attention to detail. Great work!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time! Good luck.. hope to see you next week!

    - Susan
    DT Member at OSAAT Challenge Blog

  15. FABulous card! I love everything about it! The colors, image, and details are just perfect.

  16. Very pretty! The images, lacy border and buttons are super. Sue x

  17. Sweet card Bev. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!

  18. This is absolutely gorgeous I love that image also the wonderful design, like you I also like to use black in my crafting as often as I can, the design and attention to detail is super, thank you for joining our challenge at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Lorraine x

  19. Love the colours, so bright and summery, and a great little image.
    Thanks for joining us at craftymess.

  20. This is fab & I love the zingy colours :)

  21. Such a cute image and a fun card... I love the button shadows!
    thank you for joining us at MMM
    suzi b :)

  22. Fantastic card! Love the striking color combo! Thank your for sharing your creation with us in our “Stella Says Sketch” challenge at Catch The Bug! We're so happy you played along! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  23. Thanks so much for joining us on Bugaboo's "Stella Says Sketch" Challenge at the Catch the Bug blog. I wish you good luck and hope to see you enter the next challenge too!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  24. Gorgeous creation with the colour wheel challenge requirements.
    Thanks for entering and good luck!
    Fliss x


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