A pocket full of posies

Another Thursday,another Willow Sketchie Challenge!This week we have a fabby sketch by Claire :

Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational  bunch.

You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!

As soon as I saw this sketch I knew I had the chance to  incorporate a hidden message.Something I’d never done before and was inspired to do by Sharon Armstrong’s article in issue 101 of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine:

Us DT girlies are still enjoying playing with the adorable Polly Pickleberry CD-rom from Willow Designs.Here I’ve used one of the digital stamp images coloured with FlexMarkers.The bush she’s watering is from an embellishment sheet,also coloured with FlexMarkers.I drew some water drops and covered them and her wellies with Glossy Accents.Here’s a closer view :

The little blue roses I cut from a backing paper and adhered them on top.The tag is cut in to shape from one of the sentiment sheets and I made a pocket on the back for it to slide in and out of.This was quite easy to do.All I did was cut a piece of card a bit bigger than the tag and add adhesive to three sides, remembering to leave the edge I wanted the tag to fit open.The pretty pink rose paper is also from the CD-rom.I found this gorgeous textured pearlised card in a bargain bundle at my local craft warehouse and used a previously unused embossing folder on the piece behind the image.I added a dark pink metallic eyelet and tied a length of cord through it.I found these cute flower buttons in my stash and threaded them with some floss.

There’s also a SALE  going on at Willow Designs.You know we all love a bargain – so go on grab some!

And just to remind you the DT call is open until 15th February too!Check the challenge blog for details.

Supplies : 
Images,backing papers and sentiment : All from Polly Pickleberry CD-rom by Willow Designs
Mediums : FlexMarkers,Glossy Accents
Card : Trimcraft textured pearlised card bought as a bargain bundle fro my local craft warehouse
Tools : X-cut guillotine,Siesta Lip Pattern Corner Punch,Craft Concepts  Garden Swirl Embossing Folder,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors,Crop-a-Dile
To embellish : Eyelet,cord and buttons from stash,We R Memory Keepers Floss

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Sentiments :  Let’s Get Girly
Deep Ocean Challenge : Love You
Digital Tuesday : Pink or Red
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Love
My Time To Craft : A Is For Adorable
Paper Take Weekly  :Anything Goes with the option to add a heart or do a love theme
Lexi’s Creations  :  Love
Stamp with Fun : Love
The Pink Elephant : Pink
Victorine Originals : Love/Valentines
Come and Get It Challenges : Love
One Stitch At A Time :  With Love
The Crafty Pad :  Lets See Some Fresh Spring Colours
Catch The Bug : February Anything Goes
Hotshot Crafts :  Flowers
Patties Creations :  Embossing
Stamp Man : Embellish It
I Love Promarkers : Love is in the Air
Little Darlings Challenges  :  Favorite Embellishments (buttons)
Paper Pretties : Texture
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment :  Love + photo inspiration  
(The inspiration of  the whole garden theme and fresh pretty colours along with the bushes and flowers)
Whimsy Inspiration : Love Themed

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maya Ariffin
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 11:10:36

    Hi. What a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at DTC.

    Maya xx


  2. Pauline
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 11:17:49

    This is such a pretty card Lisa, I love your little tag.


  3. Ira
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 11:51:54

    Oh your card is fab Lisa! Love your colouring skills! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, have a lovely day, take care, Ira


  4. shellshearer
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 12:12:15

    Hi hun, fab card, just love the colours you have used & those water drops are a great idea!
    Hugs Shell xx

    Oops thank you for sharing with us at MTTC this week, good luck!


  5. Brenda
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 13:21:21

    What a sweet, sweet card! I love the hidden sentiment!!


  6. sarahwrightdesigns
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 15:53:02

    Super card
    Thank you for joining us at HSC for our flower challenge

    Our new challenge starts tomorrow

    Hugs Sarah x

    p.s. Have you joined our followers list


  7. Lorraine
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 15:57:24

    This is totally gorgeous Lisa that image, the colours and design look truly wonderful, thank you for joining us at the Crafty sentiments challenge this week.
    Lorraine x


  8. Anne Temple
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 16:02:28

    Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the hidden message and your coloring is great. So glad you joined us for the Embossing challenge at Pattie’s Creations.


  9. NikkiByrne
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 16:10:53

    Gorgeous card, lovely image 😮 Thank you for joining us at OSAAT challenge and hope to see you again. Hugs

    Nikki DT


  10. Sandi DeFalco
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 17:37:42

    Thanks for playing in our ‘Embossing’ Challenge #36, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie’s Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie’s shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!


  11. Cathy Lee
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 17:40:29

    Adorable card, Lisa. Sweet image; I wish Spring would come sooner.
    Cathy Lee


  12. Anne-Marie
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 18:17:12

    Your card is wonderful, really amazing.

    Anne-Marie x x


  13. tweetybugshouse
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 19:04:29

    very cute love the little pull out tag for your sentiment thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.


  14. Maggie S.
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 19:35:04

    What an adorable image. Your card is fabulous. Love your colors and coloring. Thanks for playing along at Perfect Sentiment.


  15. Hazel (didos)
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 19:36:00

    Oh I love this card and your secret message is brilliant. Love her shiny wellies and the water drops, perfect finishing touches, Love HAzelxox


  16. Cindy
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 03:03:51

    What a sweet image, and love that embossing folder you used behind her. Thanks for playing at Come and Get It


  17. Ashley
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 04:07:09

    Super cute card! 🙂 Thanks for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment.


  18. Julie
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 17:45:37

    Beautiful card love the image and the papers you have used.
    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x


  19. jodie
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 20:37:03

    cute card! i love the details you put into it…thank you for playing our Anything Goes challenge at Catch the bug!


  20. Jessica
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 21:18:34

    Lovely image! Great colors! THanks for sharing this wonderful card with us at The perfect Sentiment!

    Become a follower of my blog for a chance to win Spellbinders!


  21. Leslie McGhee
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 21:53:31

    What a great jog you did colouring your image…it makes the card. Thanks so much for taking part in this week’s Love challenge on Come and Get it Challenge Blog.


  22. Leesa aka The Navy Wife
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 12:44:09

    this is beautiful! I love the image, she is a real cutie and the embossing is a really nice touch with this. Thank you so much for sharing and playing along in the Spring Colors challenge at The Crafty Pad this week. We also have a DT call on the moment if you are interested in applying 🙂


  23. **Evi**
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 15:09:55

    What a cutie! Clever to adhere some flowers into the bush yourself!
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsy!


  24. Arielle
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 17:48:52

    Adorable card, Lisa – your coloring is just superb! Thanks so much for playing at the Pink Elephant this week!


  25. Andrew Llewelyn-Brinsley
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 02:18:15

    Such a beautiful card. Love the way it’s been coloured, love the papers and I love the embossing folder you’ve used too! Perfect. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers this week, Good Luck x


  26. Tina46
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 20:18:23

    Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining Stamp with Fun and EAC this week.
    hugs tina46


  27. Andrea
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:58:54

    This is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly, Andrea x


  28. Sassy
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 23:04:53

    Cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Perfect Sentiment.


  29. Susan
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 17:55:20

    Love your card and the hidden message is so cute too! Thanks for sharing at Lexi’s Creations hugs Susan x


  30. Meihsia Liu
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 19:16:46

    Gorgeous card. Love the image and how you color it. Thank you so much for joining us at My Time to Craft. Hugs xx


  31. Samantha Kania
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 23:01:09

    Beautiful flower buttons and coloring! the little hidden sentiment tag is such a cute bit of interest. Thanks for playing along with the Perfect Sentiment.


  32. Mindy Baxter
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 06:42:57

    How cute is this!
    Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings Challenges.
    Hugs, Mindy


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