Thursday, 25 July 2013

Garden Bench

Happy Thursday all!
I hope your week is going well!
I've been mad busy these last few days both at work & at home!
 So, it's now time for my latest Just Inklined card!

The image I have used for this one is the beautiful & serene
Garden Bench one of the images exclusive to 
This card is for a dear friend who just loves her garden!
As I was making it, I couldn't get a song out of my head!
English Country Garden
My mum & I used to sing it when I was young!

I coloured the image with....wait for it..... water colour pencils! 
I've had these for ages but not played with them much!
I have to say, I like the effect acheived with just a few different colours.
The papers I have used are from my stash, not sure where they
are from but Ii I was to guess, I'd say they were Papermania

The corners are cut with a sizzix die.
Not really my thing but I've also added a few little roses from my stash!
You can just about see I have decorated the inside too!
Thanks for popping in, I hope you like it!
I do love it when you come to call!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Inky Impresssions - Birthday
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delights - Inspired By A Song (English Country Garden)
Papertake Weekly - Die-ing for a punch
A Little Bit Crafty - Die-ing for it
A&T Emerald Faeries - Happy Birthday
Country View Crafts - Summer Sizzler
Crafters Companion - Die Cuts
Craft Your Passion - Happy Birthday


  1. This is really pretty, Dawn. It's a beautiful image and I love the die cut corners you've used. So classy and sweet!

  2. A lovely card Dawn and the perfect image for a garden lover.

  3. Gorgeous card Dawn and my hubby would love this as he such a keen gardener.

    Linda xxx

  4. Aww, this image brings back wonderful memories of my mam & the card and now I'm going to be singing this bloomin' song all day! It's nice listening to music while reading blogs, though xx

  5. Love this card Dawn, and a great result with the watercolour pencils. The little flowers set the whole thing off perfectly, and ah yes, I remember singing that song too x

  6. Oh, this is so romantic! Love the vintage feeling of this card. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx

  7. A gorgeous card Dawn, I love the soft colours of the image x

  8. Lovely card Dawn, love the colours, so fresh, thanks for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

  9. It is brillant I love the way you have use die cuts in the corners. if you like challenges pop along to Just inspirational Challenges -
    Stichy Bear -
    Through The purple Haze -

  10. O such a beautiful card gorgeous cols xx

  11. very pretty card - the colouring is beautiful, it must have taken ages. Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  12. Gorgeous card Dawn. Obviously you have this cd as do I, but just in case your followers are interested, did you know that LaPashe have this on sale at the moment reducing it's normal price of £19.99 to a mind boggling price of just £1.99 !!!!! OMG thats so much more than a bargain - it's insane!! :)

  13. Fabulous, love the colour combo, and a lovely image.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie challenge blog.
    Hope we see your creations again.

    Moira DT.

  14. Lovely Card Dawn!Thank-you for joining us at the Scrappers Delights Challenge Inspired by a Song.

  15. So beautiful is your card Dawn lovely scene too x

  16. A beautiful card and such wonderful colours xx

  17. Beautiful card, love the effect you achieved with your watercolour pencils. Thanks for sharing with us at A Little Bit Crafty! Susan x
    PS loving listening to the song - a real trip down memory lane I used to love this song and I'm sure I won't be able to get it out of my head all day today! Susan x

  18. Fabulous inspiration and a lovely card.

    Thank-you for joining us at the Scrappers Delights Challenge Inspired by a Song.

  19. Love the softness that the watercolour pencils give the gorgeous image. It seems so fitting. The die cut corners are very pretty and suit the English garden theme as do the lovely flowers in the cluster. So fun to include the music. Thanks for joining our Happy Birthday challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  20. Fabulous card Dawn, love it, such a fabulous image, and thank you for putting yet another song in my head, is competing with Bobbing Along....LOL, love and hugs hun xxx

  21. A gorgeous card with a lovely garden scene and fabulous bright layers. Thanks for sharing it at Country View Crafts Summer Sizzler Challenge this month.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  22. very pretty garden scene. Love those corner die cuts that you added. Cheers, Holley

  23. Dawn this is so pretty, such a peaceful image, thanks for joining us at the paper shelter. Joey xx

  24. Great card Dawn, love the water coloring on this image, gives it a nice soft look. Great for the Garden Lover.

  25. Lovely card Dawn! Love the soft watercolors. Thanks for joining us this month at Crafter's Companion.

  26. Nice color combo, great coloring!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Makeover.
    Ardilla :)

  27. Such a pretty card and colour combo.Your watercolouring gives a lovely softness to the image.The roses are the perfect finishing touch.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  28. A wonderful summer's afternoon scene. Love the image and the soft colours you have used. Fabulous layout. Perfect card for our challenge at Crafty Creations, thanks for sharing with us Dawn and we hope to see you back soon. Meighan DT

  29. Lovely garden scene! A perfect birthday card for any gardener! Thanks for joining us this week at Inky Impressions. Good luck in the draw!

  30. Really gorgeous, beautiful colours die cuts and layout
    Lindsay xx

  31. How did I miss this one? It's gorgeous, Dawn! Incredible coloring and I love the decorative corners.


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Dawn xx