Friday 16 May 2014

Hooray! A male card for a gardener

My brother, Ray, celebrated his birthday last week. He's a lovely man who gets great pleasure from his garden, so I made this card for him:

It's unusual for me to combine lots of different stamp sets on one card but I used no fewer than four sets on this little scene! Can you spot them?

After sponging in 'earth' using a ripped piece of paper as a mask, I added grasses from Wetlands; the trowel from Tag It; speckles from Gorgeous Grunge; and a sentiment from Geometrical. When I first saw this sentiment I saw immediately how I could pick my brother's name out in a different colour and got very excited!

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Card stock: Whisper White
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We're enjoying a heat wave here in Buckingham which, combined with all that rain we had in the spring, means the triffids in my garden are preparing to pounce! If I'm not back on Monday, you'll know what's happened...!

Have a wonderful weekend,


  1. Genius! I'm sure your brother will save this one forever! Great work!

  2. This is so cute, you are so clever. My brother's name is Raymond.....but he hates "RAY", so no go for using that sentiment. Although I COULD do that and tease him a little bit, huh?! I love your little scene, it is just the sweetest!

  3. This card is so clever and cute! Your brother will love it, I'm sure! Thanks, always, for the great inspiration on your blog. Love your cards!

  4. Love all the elements if this card Vicky. fabulous! X

  5. What a terrific male card Vicky. Perfect with the play on words too!

    Wishing you a happy weekend.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Wow what a gorgeous card.......such a relaxing scene you have made. It made me smile the minute I saw it. Hoping your weekend is relaxing. Cheers Donna Z :)

  7. What a wonderful card - just perfect for a man who loves gardening.
    We are also having a heat wave here in Scotland - so much so, that I can now get away with just wearing one set of thermals! I'm sure I remember the sun shining at least once within the last few weeks but I may be mistaken!

  8. Love this card, such a clever use of the stamps!!

  9. Love this card, such a clever use of the stamps!!

  10. Great combo of stamps to create a unique card Vicky, love it!
    Val x

  11. I love this card!! So very, very clever!

  12. Such a perfect card for gardener Vicky, bet he loves it.Great stamping and colour as always too. Thanks for the good wishes, feeling better now at last :) Viv xx

  13. What a great idea! Love the way you have combined all the stamps, absolutely perfect.
    You're brother will love it!!!
    Well done!

  14. Very clever combination to make this lovely scene, and I will look at sentiments differently from now on, to see who's names I can spot! x

  15. Love this card. You make some really great cards.

  16. What a clever combination of stamp sets to create this birthday scene!

  17. What a great card - that sentiment is just perfect. I bet your brother loved it. x x

  18. Hooray for you sharing your talent with us, Vicky!! This card is genius! Sorry I haven't been around for a while. I don't know how I suddenly got so busy at this age! (You can say it: I'm not getting busy, I'm getting SLOWER!) Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell


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