Monday 4 June 2012

Green Fingered....not quite!

Today I have been doing something quite unusual for me....a bit of gardening!

Although I love flowers and gardening I am actually totally rubbish at it, but, around about this time every year, I see all the bedding flowers in the shops and I can't resist buying a few to add a bit of colour in my garden.

So, much to my son's disgust, I dragged him out to B&Q this morning where  we bought a colourful selection of flowers and set about planting them back between the showers of course!!

I am also very happy today as my strawberry plug plant, which I bought a while back, has not only survived, but I noticed today that the first strawberry has started to appear! It is smaller than a pea at the moment, but I have great hopes for it and I hope that we get to taste it before the bords or squirrels!!

Talking of flowers, it's time to move on to my card for today, which has once again come from  my Polka Doodles Sugar Plum Fairy CD.  I have selected another lovely background and coloured the main character with my 'Pro's'. The background papers are actually from the Pretty Sweet CD, but , as Nicky Hall always says, everything on her CDs is always interchangeable!

Finally I have topped it off with soe ribbon and some lovely flowers from Wild Orchid ( Idon't part with these flowers very often, so I will have to make sure this card goes to someone special!!)

And here is a close up of the fairy......

I would like to enter this in to these lovely challenges:
Thanks for coming to see me today.

Sharon x


  1. Hi I saw your lovely card on MIM. Glad to hear that you are trying some gardening as next to my crafting gardening is my fave hobby. Enjoy ;-)
    Jane x

  2. Beautiful card - such pretty colours!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  3. hi just popped by to say i think your card is just lovely well done :) love craft-mad-manning x

  4. I hopped over from MIM; spectacular card. Good luck with the gardening. I do a veggie garden at this time of year and flowers, I have multiple beds. Experiment!

  5. I saw you card on MIm and had to come and investigate. It is even more gorgeous in the bigger picture :)

  6. Oh my gosh! I'm jumping up and down this is SOOO adorable!!!! So pretty. :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  7. My bad, I meant to say thank you for joining us at Make It Monday..not Top Tip Tuesday..LOL...sorry! :) I think I need a nap.

  8. A very pretty card - hope your bedding plants give you months of flowers - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge to use ribbons or lace, Mary G x

  9. Very pretty card, love the pinks,

    Liz x

  10. Ahhh! This is just way too cute! Thanks for joining us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Good luck!

    =) Becky G

  11. very cute! thank you for playing our anything goes challenge this week at Catch the Bug!

  12. Adorable! Great colors! Thank you for sharing your creation with us in our "June Anything Goes" challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate that you played along!! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  13. love the fairy and the background, great card, saw it on mim x

  14. Such a sweet image and a very pretty card Sharon love the colours.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Good luck!


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