Monday, 13 June 2016

Gardening Nut

My friend asked me to make a birthday card for her other half with a theme on gardening or bees.  I went straight to Bugaboo Stamps and showed her the Gardening Nut image.  I've previously used the Nuts About You couple and really love these images.  
Needless to say my friend loved the image so I've created a layered card with papers that compliment the gardening theme. (I'd normally do some complicated fancy fold or pop-up for her, but I have to post this back to UK, so wanted to keep it simple!).
I've also cropped out a bee from From The Heart's Bee Happy Birdbrain image which is a freebie, so pop on over and grab it for yourself.
Other materials I've used to finish this card are:

  • Paper Flowers by Recollections at Michaels
  • Dovecraft large brads
  • Card blank
  • Leaf patterned paper by DoCrafts Papermania - Inspirations Colossal Paper Pack in Earth Tones
  • Promarkers - Apple, Pine, Forest, Lime, Bright Green, Cool Greys 1, 2 & 3, Burnt Orange, Peach, Soft Peach, Mustard, Sandstone, Caramel, Burnt Sienna, Walnut, Henna & Cocoa

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
  1. A Bit More Time To Craft - #21 Anything Goes
  2. A Beautiful Mess - #3 Anything Goes
  3. Catch The Bug - Theme Masculine
  4. Craft Your Passion - #316 Anything Goes
  5. Crafting By Designs - June Anything Goes
  6. Crafty Cardmakers - #166 For a Special Man
  7. Crafty Creations - #317 Tic Tac Toe (sentiment, flowers, leaves)
  8. Creative Fingers - #111 Anything Goes
  9. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #35 Anything Goes
  10. Cute Card Thursday - #429 Hobbies
  11. Love To Scrap - #79 It's a Boy Thing
  12. The Corrosive Challenge - #6 Lots of Layers
  13. The Crafty Addicts - #17 Anything Goes /Summer


  1. Very cute! I'm sure your friend will love it! Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck! Hugs, Robin

  2. Thanks for joining our Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges.

  3. Thanks for joining our Challenge at A Beautiful Mess.

  4. This is adorable, Nicola. Great coloring of the Bugaboo image. Thanks for sharing with the Masculine Theme Challenge at Catch the Bug this week!

  5. Hi Nicola, what a fun card, sure to bring a smile to any gardener, Great backing design,Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you back with us soon and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  6. Ganz super gemacht. Danke für die Teilnahme bei A Beautiful Mess.
    LG Dreja

  7. Oh what a fun card (LOL) Nice colours and cute image.

    Thanks for playing along with our current challenge at A Beautiful Mess and good luck!

    Doris *DT*

    *DT* A Beautiful Mess
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    Kleido’s BastelStüble

  8. so excited, its gonna be prefect for him!!!! thank you and good luck with the challenges xoxoxo

  9. This is fantastic!!! Certainly fits the bill for the order :) Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Fingers this time around!!
    Susan - DT

  10. Great card and a cute image.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  11. Super fun card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela DT x

  12. Such a fun card!!! Thanks for playing with us at CYP Challenges. Hope to see you again next week.
    Good Luck!!!

    Jenna, DT ♥
    Jenna's Design

  13. Such a cute and funny card thank you for entering our challenge
    cazazzled dt

  14. Great image and awesome colouring! Thank you for joining our „For a Special Man“ challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Happy crafting,

  15. So cute! Thanks for playing in the Creative Fingers challenge Penny (Creative Fingers DT)


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