In The Garden

In The Garden Masculine Card French Countryside Trolley Stampin' Up! 2020 Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping

I’m not sure about you, but we have been spending quite a bit of our “shelter at home” time, out in the garden, enjoying the sunshine and fresh air (well, except the last couple of days which have been rather chilly and overcast), and getting stuck into the garden.
Since it’s the end of Autumn here in Australia, it’s a great time to get our garden in to tip-top shape and we are enjoying having the time to make the most of it.

I’m also enjoying some time to do some stamping and cardmaking, and have been sorting out all the retiring things, so that I have room for new goodies that come with a new Stampin’ Up! catalogue.
I do get sad though, I love all of the gorgeous Designer Series Papers, it is my special addiction, I just have to have it all!
But then I don’t like to cut it up and use it.
I don’t think I am the only one with this addiction though.
Anyway, I found some retired Designer Series Paper which was just perfect for the current challenge at The Male Room, which is “In The Garden”, and made up this card especially for the challenge.
In The Garden Masculine Card French Countryside Stampin' Up! 2020 Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping
The gorgeous stamp is from the French Countryside stamp set, one that is, unfortunately, retiring in a week or so.  It’s gorgeous for colouring and hasn’t had enough use in my craft room.
And isn’t that gorgeous pumpkin paper just perfect for Autumn?
I have popped a strip of it inside the card to keep the theme going.

In the Garden Masculine Card Inside French Countryside Stampin' Up! 2020 Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping

Hope you are having a crafty day.
Happy stamping!
Chris
xx

4 thoughts on “In The Garden

  1. This card is gorgeous. Love the stamp and the retiring designer paper. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room, happy crafting, Clarissa DT

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  2. I LOVE how you have put this together, the colours, the image and the paper, a stunning card. Great you finished it off with the insert too. Thank you so much for joining us in our In the Garden challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith The Male Room DT

    We would love it if you could display our challenge badge on your blog too, thanks.

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  3. So lovely! A very beautiful stamp indeed and you have used in such a wonderful way. Love your card. Thank you so much for joining our “In the Garden” challenge at The Male Room.

    X Lise Mariann, DT

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  4. Fabulous card, love the backing papers and the pretty stamp.

    Like many crafters, I find myself buying some papers to keep and another set to use.

    Dionne xx

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