Monday 17 October 2011

Nature's Gifts

This time, the challenge over at Stamps R Us is entitled 'Nature's Gifts'.
Now that could mean almost anything couldn't it? animals, flowers and trees, fruit and veg, the weather, a beautiful scene somewhere, even a precious baby. So you are bound to have the perfect image to play along with this one, if you don't, or want to have a new image anyway (and who doesn't?) then perhaps you might like to go take a look at the selection of lovely images available from our sponsor for this challenge, Heart Song Designs.
There's a great offer available right now, for every 3 digital images purchased you will receive your choice of another one free!
and who doesn't love to get a freebie eh?

The design team were given images to make their cards this week (thank you), I chose 'Flowers and Bumble Bee'...

I wanted to paper piece the flowers and leaves to match the  backing paper.
The paper is by Echo Park and is from a collection called 'Little Girl' I won this collection in a competition and loved the papers in it so much that I decided to buy the digital version of the same collection so that I could always print off the pretty designs from it. Hence why the flowers are a similar design, the only difference is that I resized the pattern smaller so that the design could be seen better on the flowers, there is a difference in colour too, but that might be the fault of my printer. Even so, I'm still happy with how this card turned out, and the flowers and cute little bee were crying out to be layered a little too...

my first time of sponging a sky background too.

You can feast your eyes on more Heart Song Designs loveliness by seeing what my fellow teamies have made for the challenge.

And I do hope that you will find time to join us too,
you may even be the challenge winner and receive a prize from our generous sponsor :)


  1. Just wonderful! Really like that red checked ribbon too and how you used it for the flowers! Precious card.

  2. This is gorgeous, the paper pieced flowers look perfecto. xxx

  3. Jo, this is so pretty, love the colors and how you paper pieced the flowers. Beautiful.

  4. Oh, Jo this is soo PRETTY! 8-) Love your pretty paper pieced flowers and your Beautiful fluffy clouds too!

    Shannon 8-)

  5. Adorable, cute card Jo, beautiful papers.

  6. Your sponged sky background looks fab. I thought it was printed paper! Hugs Mrs A.