Tuesday, 31 July 2012

LOTV 'With Love' and a Garden Update

Good afternoon. Just thought I'd pop by to post a card I made earlier today - the first one I've made since last week - before my scrummilicious Grand-Daughter Lola Arizona arrived for a few days :o)
But now she has gone back home to Mummy in Southsea (Portsmouth) and I miss her terribly :o(
Thank goodness she will be back again in a couple of weeks and we will get to see here before we go on our jolly holibobs :o)

I also wanted to share some photos of the garden makeover so far - they are at the end of this post.
So grab a cuppa and here we go:

I have had this little beauty since it was launched earlier in the year and today is the first time it has been inked up - how rude!!!!

I just knew I wanted to use it for this week's challenge at Lil's Little Fairies as soon as I saw that the theme was 'A Touch of Romance'

 Image: Close Your Eyes - available here Coloured with PM's

DP's - Nitwits 'Butterfly Kisses Too' - available here

 Challenges I would like to enter:
Lil's Little Fairies - A Touch of Romance
Papertake Weekly - Fab Dawny P Sketch
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Hands Full of Love
Pile it On - Cute as Can Be
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Wedding/Anniversary
Waste Not Wednesday - Use Your Forgotten Stuff

So before I go here are a few photos of the garden before:

Last week:

And so far:

Thanks for your visit today - I really appreciate it.
Hope to catch up with you all later this evening.


Sue said...

Aww this is SO sweet Debs! it's a really cute image and you've coloured it beautifully! Love the gorgeous papers and the hearts and twine! :-)
Glad you had a fab time with lil Lola Arizona!!
Your garden looks as if it's coming along nicely… I bet it will look amazing when it's finished… can't wait to see the photos of it...
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Wishcraft said...

Aww such a sweet image and a very pretty card Debs! Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous Debs...and the garden is looking great too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Lisa Jane said...

what a sweet little image .. and i just love the punched hearts .
Your garden looks to be going along nicely .It will look fabulous when its finished
Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Debs that image is so romantic and full of delight, the wonderful colours and design look ACE.
Lorraine x

Claire said...

Great card Debs, love the image and gorgeous papers. The garden is coming along nicely too - keep us updated. Have a lovely evening. Hugs, Claire x

Whisper said...

Aaah what a sweetie and i'm your garden will look fabby once it's done, Luv Sam x

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Debs, that image is just delightful and coloured beautifully. Love those papers too.
Your garden is looking good so far, quite a transformation

bye for now

Hugs Sue

Mary J said...

Can't wait to see more photos of the garden as it progresses, Debs!

What a very sweet card - perfect papers with that lovely stamp!

Diane J said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Good Luck and your garden project is fab!!! Diane x

Joy said...

Such a cutie of a card, love your image and the pattern papers you chose.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Lisa aka Myran said...

Great take on the sketch Debs! This is such a cute image, and so is your card :)
Thank you for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly!

Bea und Doreen said...

fabby card Debs. Love the lovely image and the colours are brilliant.
Good lick on your garden project and I'm looking forward to see more fotos ;)
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Jingle said...

What a sweet card! Love the twine and heart accents! Thanks for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Faye said...

The garden is coming along! Fab card, really pretty details. xx

Dortesjs said...

really great card, and thanks for the view of your garden looking good. will be good

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Debs, sounds you have had a lovely time with lil' Lola Arizona. Love the gorgeous card, a very sweet image and the design and details are so pretty. Your garden is coming on a treat hun.

Donna x

DesignerDiva said...

Hello Hunny your card is gorgeous, I have so many stamps I love and still haven't got around to inking up its a crime!
Your garden looks amazing, I love decking and can't wait to see the finished results, lets hope the nice weather comes back in time for you to enjoy sitting out in it!
Hugs Laurie xx

Emma H said...

Aww, what a sweet card, love that image! Thanks for sharing your 'cute' creation with us at Pile It On this week!

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous card! However please can you make sure you link to the blog post and not just your blog next time hun :) xxx

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #158 and #277.
I would love to have you visit my blog!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...this is such a beautiful card. Love the beautiful layout and perfect coloring! Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday this week.... :)

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Oh my goodness!!! So cute!!! Thanks for taking part in Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.