Sunday, 13 April 2014

Down on the farm!

Normally I formulate a card design in my head, sometimes I'll sketch it out but I never design as I work and usually complete a card in one sitting (last night the juices were flowing and I stayed up until 2am!).

This week was the exception, I knew I wanted to use the Harvest Blessings set, in particular the image of the tractor on my Dad's Fathers Day card - as he has a small farm.

So I started by stamping it out... then thought I would make it into a pop up card... and that was the end of day one.

Throughout the week I added bits and pieces. Turning the card into a barn - I just love the little mouse from Life In The Forest peeking out from the grain sack made from a short piece of Burlap Ribbon tied with some Linen Thread.

The barn doors and walls are of course made from the Hardwood stamp, with Candy Dot door handles.

Once I had mounted the tractor and finished the front of the card, I felt the inside needed a bit more attention. In a flash of inspiration I thought how fabulous the Word Bubbles framelits would be as tractor smoke - and the sentiment from the corresponding Just Sayin' stamp was just perfect.

Finally I thought I would use the Banner punch from Saleabration to decorate the bottom - If you missed it during SAB - don't despair. It will be back in the main catalogue later in the year.

That Sketch Alphabet is such a useful size!

I can't wait to give it to him now! I'm sure he'll love it. I just need to make sure I don't put it in one of "those" safe places you can never remember. Hope you've had a good weekend!


  1. Hi Paula, I just love this card it's really cute on the outside and fun on the inside xx

    1. Thank you Annette, thats kind of you to say so. xxx

  2. Wowsers! I love this card! Now I HAVE to go and buy harvest blessings and life in the forest so I can have a go at this! You oughta get commission from SU on the extra sales they'll make when everyone buys the sets you've used. This is such an appealing card. I'm glad I've got three dads to make it for! Thanks for sharing this card :)

    1. I was so chuffed (very pleased) with your comment! Thank you so much - and if you would like to send me a piccy of one of your creations I'll share it on my blog :-D xxxx


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