Sunday, 2 June 2013

The Squirrel and the Fox Dt #45 Winter or Summer

Good morning! One of the most interesting things for me about being on a DT for The Squirrel and the Fox, which is an Australian Challenge Blog, is how I now comprehend how the seasons are reversed between here and Down Under. Yes, I knew it intellectually before, but now I can experience it via the Internet. While we are (supposedly) heading into Summer, Down Under it's Autumn, heading into Winter. I hope your weather is better than our cold and grey Spring, chaps! *waves to Aussie friends*

Our new Challenge is Winter or Spring and we have the fabulous Saturated Canary as our Sponsor! The amazing prize for one lucky winner is 2 - yes, TWO! - digis! I wish I could enter - though to be honest I have a mahoosive file on my laptop of SC images already!!!

This card is made with one of them, this is Picnic and she really speaks to me of Summer with her picnic basket full of goodies to eat and a blanket to sit on!

The papers are an old My Mind's Eye set called 'Bloom and Grow' which is gorgeous! The card I used for matting was rather too bright so I distressed with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, and also used it to stamp one of the LotV Everyday Grungy Messages sentiments. I also used a Martha Stewart punch, which you can just about see, on the horizontal layer towards the bottom.

The orange ribbon, which is glittery, came from Hobbycraft. I also glittered the flowers on the sentiment in orange Stickles. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and I punched a couple of green leafy branches with a Woodware punch.

Oh, I used a Spellbinders Labels Twenty-five to cut out the image.

I hope you will saunter over to The Squirrel and the Fox to see the fabulous work of my teamies, and then join in!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B

Promarkers and *Flexmarkers: Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, March Hare; Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink, Antique Pink; Forest Green, Bright Green, Leaf Green; *Pumpkin, Amber, apricot; Gold, Canary, LEMON; cOOL gREY 1, 3


Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a sweet card! LOVE your colour theme and gorgeous flowers too :)

Sue said...

This is stunning Mags. I love that image, your colouring is fabulous and the papers and details are so beautiful.
hugs Sue xx

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful, gorgeous card.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous image and

Anonymous said...

She is super cute and springy! Love the greens and orange with the flowers, great sentiment too! Love your colouring!

Have a great weekend xoxo

mags said...

A beautiful card Mags. The image is coloured beautifully and love the colours and details.
Hope you had a good weekend.

coops said...

so stunning mags.i love your colours, some of my fav and your sweet sc image and sentiment are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

downrightcrafty said...

two gorgeous cards with great images love them
Hugs Kate xx

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous , gorgeous colouring . I love this card. That image looks so cute nestled amongst the flowers. Hugs Mrs a.

Dianne said...

Your layout for her is fabulous, love the colors you used, that orange bow is gorgeous with those pretty flowers, your image colored to perfection Mags, great work, thanks for sharing, and for your visit big hugs..