Well, we are half-way through the time allowed for this Challenge #31 New Beginnings, and my worst nightmare of no entries has been proved to be no more than a daydream. We have some lovely entries but there is still time for you all to get your crafting hats on and make a CARD for this challenge - New Beginnings - at Unstampabelles. Remember the lovely prize for this?
I did so love the book The Secret Garden and these images and quotes from the book are very how I imagined the whole thing whilst reading it. I found them on a 12 x 12 page from Graphic 45 in my stash, called appropriately Secret Garden - Springtime. It had such lovely images and so I took to it with a pair of scissors. The piece yielded 11 images and two sentiments! I made 6 cards and 5 tags from it as a result. This image is my favourite.
What has this to do with New Beginnings? This card is for a friend who is retiring and she loves both her garden and reading, so.......plus the new miracles from the garden are all new beginnings of beautiful flowers!!
Once I had the images I had to find some papers to match, and so scrabbled around in my stash for these. Mostly I used a 12 x 12 set (name unknown to me) from SU but there are some various papers which were just sitting loose in the paper box (names unknown). I also had a packet of flowers and butterflies that I think were Kaiser - I used some of the remaining butterflies I had. Card used was all SU - with the base of each card and tag being Kraft except for the diecut butterfly and music which are from a scrap of pearlised card from Kitty Lane.
All the flowers were from my stash and were mostly Prima. This spray above I am not so sure of - it might be Manor House. I added some Kiddie Glitz.
This birdie is diecut using a Memory Box die and scrap paper glued to card. The eye is bling (black)
The ribbon and trim are also from the stash and are from Webster's Pages. I have had them for quite a while too! The die cut fence is from using a Cheery Lyn die.
I will enter this in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes/use ribbon - yep, done that
Card Mania: Anything Goes
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Simon Says: A is for......A New Beginning (this card is a retirement card!)