My Family & Other Animals

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

"Oh How Real Those Roses Seem To Be, But They're Only Imitation..."

So, another day, another card. This one is for the latest challenge over at I ♥ ProMarkers (#130) and our theme this week is - Gardens. A nice open challenge this one, lots of different options for you to do so I am expecting a massive turnout, which is always a treat when it comes to commenting duties, you get to see so many beautiful creations, it makes being a Design Team member really worth doing.
My card has a lovely Cheryl Alger image which I got from Quixotic Paperie (available here). Oddly, the stamps appear on their site under Kraftin' Kimmie!! They are called Springtime Lulu and cost an amazing £15.99 which I thought was a great price for good quality rubber stamps that have three images per sheet (there are quite a few sets) and loads of sentiments too.
If you like this image then you can also find more of Cheryl's images at Sassy Cheryl's Digis. It's a great site with loads and loads of really cute images and also some real bargains in her $1 and $2 Bargain Bins. She even has a Challenge Blog too where you can win images.
Enough about Cheryl then. I have received some great feedback about my last entry which concentrated on Sunday's and how they differ today from the Sunday's of my youth. I enjoyed writing it and would like to do more writing like that, so keep your eyes open and you never know, this time of year always makes me melancholic and I start thinking about the great times I spent on the beach at Redcar or in the cinema (the one place on earth I always felt safe in). The weather reminds me of those biting cold walks home from school, eyes shielded from the swirling sand which seemed to be on every street, no matter how far you were from the beach!
God, this is making me nostalgic now, who knows what I will write next time! There will be another entry here soon, on that you can be certain.
If I don't see you through the week, I'll see yo through the window,
Hugs 'n Stuff,
Entered Into: Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #128 - Favourite Colour Combo
Cards And More Challenge #62 - Anything Goes
Part Time Tuesday's Challenge #81 - Garden Delights
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #35 - Butterflies
Freshly Brewed Challenge #109 - No Digi's, Rubber Stamps Only
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge #33 - Bright Colours


  1. hmmmmmmmmmm... there were no words last time I looked lol..... ignore the email... :)
    Redcar beach... not a place I went to often but did go there a few times for dog shows. I seem to remember Seaton Carew (is that how it's spelt???) but that was in my long distance past when my mam and dad would take me out with the motor bike and sidecar. Oh how great it was to be old enough to ride pillion..... no such thing as a crash helmet on sunny days... but omg when you got caught in the rain.. literally soaked to the skin.... as Barbara S. would say.... memories.
    On to todays card :)
    Cute image, love the sentiment and fab die cuts.May I say sir... her hair is brilliant. Well done you.
    Eileen x :)

  2. Gorgeous card, such a sweet image and coloured so beautifully. I really love the basket of roses and fab sentiment.
    Just off to check out Sassy Cheryls digis now...


  3. Andy this card is AWESOME. Your coloring is magnifique! TFS

  4. LOVE the comment. . . 'enough about Cheryl'. Totally LOL on that. This is a GORGEOUS card, Andrew. Beautifully colored with such fabulous little details and the sentiment is perfect. LOVE IT!
    Thanks for playing in the FAVORITE COLOR COMBO challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  5. Hi Andy, what a lovely card. Your colouration and all your lovely details are just pefect arranged.
    Thank you very much for joining us at Cards und More Challenge.
    Hugs Claudia

  6. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby’s Rainbow challenges for our * Butterflies * challenge

    Hope you will join us again
    Hugs Shaz x

  7. A great card
    Thank you for joining in Ruby's rainbows butterfly challenge

    Jackie x

  8. Gorgeous card and so nice to see a beautiful card created by a guy. Awesome!!! Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge :)

  9. how totally sweet and charming and delightful!
    love it!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  10. Gorgeous card Andy, love the flowers, Hugs Ginny ♥

  11. I love all your attention to wonderful detail and all the little extras that make your card really pop!
    your colors and coloring are awesome.
    Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl Fave Colors Combo this week!

  12. Gorgeous card♥, and i just love the basketof roses♥. Stunning!!!!

    Hugs, Marita

  13. how cute!!
    thanks for playing our Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  14. Andy, I love your card and so enjoyed reading your post. Cheryl does do amazing work, doesn't she?! I love the details you've included!
    I'm so glad you joined us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  15. A gorgeous creation

    Thankyou for joining in with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our Butterfly challenge

    Hope to see you again soon

    Ang x

  16. This is fab thanks for playing along at CFAS xx Jan


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