Thursday, 7 May 2015

Gardening

The theme this fortnight at As You Like It Challenge is to make something either representing land or sea, whichever is your favourite.

Although I live by the sea and love the beauty of the coastal views, I'm actually not very fond of boats (might be the absence of sea legs!) and can't remember the last time I ever went in the sea.

I'm much more of a country girl; growing up listening to a sheep chorus from the fields behind our house, riding horses when I was younger and spending lots of time visiting my friend on her family's farm just down the road from our house.

I love the changing seasons represented in the fields, trees and animals.

I like the romance of country farmhouses and open gardens.

And despite the aching limbs which I end up with, I do actually quite like tending my little plot of land in my own garden, growing veggies and flowers amongst the mass of weeds.

 So today's card for me represents land, with a spot of gardening.



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Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



15 comments:

Sarah said...

A brilliant interpretation Annette and I love your darling little couple busy in their garden. It's obviously a country mansion judging by the ornate fence!! xx

Squirrel x said...

Awh, just super hun. As much as I love the sea, I think I am with you on land. It must be hard to craft on a boat. Love this little couple, they look so content. Hugs xx

Sue said...

Annette, this is a gorgeous card. Such a beautifully coloured image put together with such pretty paper and flowers...I love it...(My dream is to live by the sea...getting closer to realising it, just need to redistribute a 22 year old and a 19 year old...(-; ...)
Sue...xxx

coops said...

so stunning annette.another great card shape and i love the gorgeous image :D

xx coops xx

Samantha said...

Such a lovely Image and a great card for your love of land too! LOVE your sky beautifully coloured Annette love it! hugs me xx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and love this image. I have it too but not used it for a while. The colours and the background are lovely, as is the design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Pollard Carole said...

What a lovely post I love this image one of my favorites and your card is just wonderful love and hugs Carole x

Lynn B said...

I love your die cut card and the image looks fab on it and beautifully coloured.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x
DT

Christine L said...

You've certainly captured the countryside with this one hon...of course, that looks a bit like me and Barry in the garden (I always wear a big hat! LOL!) Now, if only we had a topiary tree like that!! hehe! Fabbie card... love it!

Hugs
Christine x

Ellibelle said...

This is adorable! Great choice of colors and I love the card shape.
Thanks so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More!

brenda said...

A gr eat shaped card Annette and the image is coloured beautifully.

Many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card, love the shape and the beautifully coloured image.
Deborah A

Kat W said...

I'm with you on this one...I like looking at the sea but actually going in it...not something I enjoy!

This is a fave image of mine and is a perfect celebration of gardening, which I also really enjoy...although I find I spend less time doing that and more time making cards at the moment!

The fresh green shades are lovely too and the fence die is fab :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Mojca said...

Oh this image is so cute and I love how you coloured it. Hugs! Mojca

Zw@@n said...

Great card, Annette. I love the shape of it and the beautiful coloured little couple. Luv, Wilma

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