23 June 2010

It's Summer at Isabella's

Happy Wednesday everyone... welcome to another challenge at Isabella's Sketchbook. Today we'd like you to create a Summer card... there are plenty of lovely images to purchase at Isabella's Boutique, so pop around and do some shopping, we'd love to see what stunning creations you'll come up with.

I've used Garden Gate.  It's a newbie for me and I am very pleased with the result. Makes me think of the walks we used to enjoy as a family, through the english meadows when we lived in the UK.  Dad used to place us on the fence and then we'd point at the cows and ask "Is that a Moo Cow Dada?"  Funny how certain pictures bring back special memories!

And here's a close up pic to show off the glaze.  The patterned paper is from my stock, I've used it before on my blog and this is probably the last piece. The gorgeous flat-backed pearls and cherry blossoms are from Paola's shop. The nestie was purchased from Scrap-a-Doodles and the sentiment was computer generated by myself.

2 free digi images from Isabella's are available, as well as that I WON badge.  The DT have created amazing cards this week, I am sure they will inspire you to take part!

Take care, hugs Sharon

25 comments:

Hetty said...

Wauuuw wat is dit mooi zo alleen een hekje ik vind hem super

gr hetty

Jess's Crafty Things said...

aww Sharon I love this stamp and what you did with it (luscious papers) and you brought the memroeis flooding back with moo cow!!

Crystal said...

Sharon what beautiful papers...I love your layered nesties and this image is soooo pretty!!!! WOW what a wonderful card my friend....I can't wait to see how US plays today..we could so use a win!!! Have a good one!! Hugs!

Pink lady said...

A beautiful card, Sharon!
Lovely colours, paper and image:-)

Have a great day! Hugs Laila.

dolcreations said...

Wow..I just love this image! This card is just so pretty. I love the paper that you used in the background it goes so well together with your wonderful colouring! You have totally outdone yourself with this card! Lovin' the soccer!

Catherine said...

Oh Sweetie this is such a gorgeous card ! Everything is so wonderfuly coordinated ! It's so beautiful ! Sandra is back home, she is still in a lot of pain - it's early days - and she won't be able to craft for a while but she will do some blogging soon ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

A Cards Delight said...

Hey sweet pea! This is adorable! I love the fence with the shinny flowers and cobblestones! Your paper matches so beautifully with the colors! Awesome job! xo

ursula Uphof said...

Oh such a lovely one Sharon. This must be one of my favourite images, as I have used it a few times and it always come out so well. Enjoy the next round of soccer watching. Warm wishes

Cec said...

Gorgeous card and so summery with all the floral elements. Your colouring and layout are beautiful.
Hugs!
Cec

Annika said...

Beautiful work, the colouring is wonderful and I really like the paper and flower. Good idea to position different coloured pearls like you did!

Ilonka said...

Hi Sharon love your card so much.

XX Ilonka

RosesMarijke said...

Hello my friend!!
Wat een super mooi kaartje Sharon....echt geweldig hoe mooi jouw kaarten zijn de laatste tijd!!
Wat leuk dat je vader de kaart zomooi vond fijn is dat he?

LOve and Hugs....Marijke

jimlynn said...

Simply STUNNING! How beautiful this is.
Lynn

Riet said...

Prachtige kaart Sharon,leuke stempel,mooi papier.

Liefs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Sharon what a beautiful card!
Such beautiful colouring and love your pretty paper and detail!
hugs
kim x

Cherie said...

Totally gorgeous Sharon,love it so much.
Hugs cherie

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Sharon
I love your card it's so pretty and very English country garden , if you don't mind me saying, It reminds me of a gate we had in a house we once owned, it was Edwardian and we had a pretty cottage garden, the next owners made it into a car park...
Good result for England in the footie, put my hubby in a good mood, he's just done the roots of my hair with a dye, much needed.
Poor South Africa out but I hope you still enjoy the others.
See you part of a challenge, I will defo look into entering.
sorry if this long comment is boring. janex

Viv said...

Sharon this is so elegant! Love the papers and flowers you've used. Just beautiful! Viv xx

Jerusha said...

Love your new blog look! This is a beautiful card Sharon. Wow!!!

Peri said...

Beautiful Sharon - gorgeous colouring, gorgeous papers, just beautiful!
Hugs
Peri xx

Sue C said...

Really beautiful Sharon, the background papers are perfect and the glaze on the flowers makes the image come to life. Sue C x

Payne Holler Cards said...

stunning! but no surprise, your cards always are!

Jodi said...

This is absolutely beautiful Sharon!! I love everything about your card!! Gorgeous work!! Thank you so much for your very sweet note, I can't wait to see more of your Belles n' Whistles creations!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Anonymous said...

Totally lovely, Sharon! Such a beautiful job coloring this awesome image. It looks so fab with the colors and the DP you have matched it up with!

wordbird said...

Sharon...This is gorgeous..I love seeing this in these rich beautiful colors! :D Diana Q