Sunday, 10 July 2011

Plant A Seed........

Happy Sunday Bloggers!
Today is a new challenge over at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog!
This week the theme is "Lots of Texture"! 
We want to see lots of different textures on your card!
Here's the card I made.

I raided my stash to see what I could find!
I think I've managed to use lots of textures!
The base card was made from a sheet of A4 textured brown cardstock.
I added a matt of white linen textured card, then two matts of yellow 
corrugated, card, topped with some hand made paper, 
which was wrapped with some hessian mesh.

The image I have used is Polly With Flower, from The Crafty Pad Designs.
I've coloured her with promarkers & added a couple of 
mullbery paper flowers, which are held together with a brad.
I also doodled a couple of little birds in the sky as I felt I'd left a bit of a space 
when I cut her out with a nestie! 
(Perhaps I should have moved her over a bit or used a different shape of nestie)
I popped her onto another piece of the corrugated card & cut round by hand, 
before securing onto the card base.
The sentiment panels were computer generated & mounted using foam pads for dimension.

To finish off the card, I added some buttons & a couple of flourishes cut with a Marianne Designs die.

Because I love the colour of this brown card & the fact I wanted this card to have a gardeny (is that a word?) feel  I didn't want to add an insert. 
Instead, I adhered a panel of white card to write on, then  added some hand made paper corners.
Thanks for stopping by to see my card!
I hope you like it & that you can join in with us at 
The Crafty Pad this week for our "Lots of Texture" Challenge!
We are sponsored this week by our very own lovely Lorraine 

who is offering one lucky winner
A £10 gift voucher for her shop.
I would like to enter the following challenges with this card!
Crazy 4 Challenges Summer Themed
One Stop Craft Summertime
Totally Gorjuss Summertime
Crafty Ann's Just Because
Aud Sentiments Challenge Sentiment With At Least Two Words
Paper Take Weekly Anything Goes + use buttons
The Burtonesque Dolls Make it Double (2 panels 2 pieces of ribbon 2 Clusters of buttons, 2 single buttons, 2 flourishes etc
Stamps R Us There was a little girl.


  1. Hi. Lovely summery card, Dawn, and some fab buttons. Thanks for joining us this week at Phindy's Place & I hope to see you next time too.
    Tine :)

  2. So very pretty. Love all the yellow and great use of that mesh.

  3. Hi Dawn! I absolutely LOVE this! Gorgeous colours and FULL of texture....perfect! Big hugs, Ali x

  4. Hi Dawn

    Fabulous card, love the colours and texture. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

    PS Why not check out my candy too

  5. Lovely summer colours, great card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
    Jen x

  6. Cute, cute, cute! Love the bright spring-like colours and that mesh is very cool.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

  7. Well Dawn, there certainly is tons of texture....luv the layers as each and everyone shows us just how lovely your texturing really is. Thanks for joining the Daisy Doodles challenge.

  8. Beautiful, bright card Dawn - it would make anyone feel good. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  9. Sweet card Dawn. Love the buttons and flower, very clever!

  10. Love how you used the mesh in your background and a flower on the image. Great looking card.

  11. Wow what a bright and beautiful card!!!!! The colors are awesome!!!! Fabulous work Dawn!!!!Love your cards!!!!!

  12. Oh Dawn, this is fantastic. I love the bright colours which are perfect for the cute image. xx

  13. Lovely card Dawn, love the lovely bright colours and the different textures too :)

  14. Terrific card, Dawn! Great colors and textures, and the image is so darling. Love the mesh - such a nice touch.

  15. Gorgeous card Dawn - this is so colourful and sweet :) Good luck in your challenges - it's just perfect xx

  16. Such a sunny card, yellow is my favourite colour. Love all the wee buttons, very cute. Lee xx

  17. Wow Dawn I just love this card the colours the texture it is just beautiful love Linda

  18. isn't she a sweetie, beautiful card Dawn!
    Thank you for playing along @ Aud Sentiments!

  19. they way you have used that flower is so creative, i really love it make

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Thank you for taking the time & trouble to comment! I truly appreciate your feedback!
Dawn xx