Sunday, July 1, 2018

Life Is A Garden

It's the first of the month
(can you believe it is already July?)
and that brings us to a new challenge at
This time is an 'anything goes' challenge.

I decided since I had so many new dies I hadn't used yet to pull one out
and create with it.
One of the newer Sue Wilson dies is the
The sentiment, butterflies, garden glove, rake and flowers are
all from this die set (and there are more dies included).

I backed my card stock with Stick It Adhesive Sheets,
then die cut the sentiment, these sheets put a nice 'sticky' backing on,
making it easy to adhere an intricate die cut piece.

and Precious Marieke Grass Border behind the flowers.
The entire upper card stock panel was inked with
Distress Oxide Ink Salty Ocean for the background.

The card is much brighter then it shows, my camera went to camera heaven
so I had to rely on my phone for pictures for now
and that is still a learning work in progress!!

Make sure and visit the Dies R Us Challenge blog
to see all the rest of the beautiful creations my 'teamies' have made,
and join in with us too, there is always a 'prize' up for grabs!!


Leslie Miller said...

What a cute die set! Gee, you have the perfect fence, too. There's something about fence dies that I just love. This is so darling and summery. Both of my cameras went to heaven a while back. I replaced with one, but I miss my little pocket camera for when we're out with the dogs. Your phone is taking pretty good pictures!

Darlene said...

This is awesome Diane! LOVE your theme and all the gardening dies! I see a few I must add to my wishlist (especially that sentiment)! Great job on that sky ... don't you just love those oxides? Happy 4th! Stay cool or go jump in the lake! LOL

Maria said...

What a lovely card! As soon as I saw it I thought of my sis, the gardener! This card is perfect for one who loves to garden! Beautiful sky, flowers, and sweet butterflies!

Barbara said...

Diane, such a beautiful garden scene - perfect for a gardener :) These small butterflies look great on the sky... Have a great day! Hugs!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so beautiful! And, thanks for the reminder to use my Sticky Sheets too. For some reason I always forget and then it is an ordeal to add glue and get it on a card. So I shall try to use mine more often for intricate dies especially.

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the scene you've created!! The little butterflies are so gorgeous!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Kathy Krug said...

Fun, fun scene. Love all the details you added in front of and behind the fence.

cuilliesocks said...

This is just beautiful Diane, lovely dies creating the garden scene, Kate x

laurie said...

So sweet! I love the dies you used to create your garden scene. All the details are so fun Diane!

Birgit said...

Oh Diane, this is such a sweet, sweet card! The pink rake tickles my fancy and now I want to get a pink rake. I'm so easily enabled. ;0) The little butterflies and flowers against the fence, everything is perfectly darling! Have a happy summer and happy 4th!

Ros Crawford said...

I was so happy with my garden this year but this heat is killing it... sigh. Your card is delightful and so cute! Have a great week my friend... hugs

Sherri said...

What a beautiful scene you have created! Love all those cute dies combined into this wonderful summer scene! Makes me wish I didn't have yard service so I could be out there raking!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh this is so sweet! I adore your gardens, real and in paper form! Perfect little scene and that die cut sentiment is everything!