Friday, August 16, 2013

Cottage Garden

“God made a beauteous garden
With lovely flowers strown,
But one straight, narrow pathway
That was not overgrown.
And to this beauteous garden
He brought mankind to live,
And said "To you, my children,
These lovely flowers I give.
Prune ye my vines and fig trees,
With care my flowers tend,
But keep the pathway open
Your home is at the end."
God's Garden ~ Robert Frost

The Craft's meow

I have the pleasure of creating cards for the August Release at The Craft's Meow! Today marks the debut of two sets, Cottage Garden and Potted Garden, created by Clare Buswell, and they sure are beauties!

My first card features a single image stamped three times from Cottage Garden and colored messy-like with Copics. I stamped a sentiment onto the card base too from the set, because it has a series of amazing sentiments. I finished with a bow tie of May Arts Burlap String (SM10).

The second card features a stamped and colored image from Potted Garden. Gosh, did I ever have fun coloring. It is so relaxing. I die cut it out and adhered it to a card base that had been tied with May Arts Silk Ribbon (SK22) and the Burlap String again. Finished the card with a stamped sentiment from the set, more amazing sentiments!

These two sets are truly beautiful and inspiring, and hit right to home with me now that I enjoy gardening. How about stopping by The Craft's Meow to see the other amazing creations using these two sets from Clare? You've got a chance to win these two sets for free!


  1. these are beautiful my friend!! :)

  2. What a beautiful introduction to these new sets, gorgeous cards Karen and thanks for the poetry insert. Really lovely.

  3. I love the sweet little windows on the first one and the second one the pink is perfection in my book.

  4. Both cards are stunning. Love the bright bow on that second card.

  5. Such pretty summer cards Karen! I just love the geraniums in the bucket!!

  6. Wow, these are beautiful! I especially love that 2nd one. The colors just pop!

  7. So gorgeous! I love these blooms and how you showcased them! Happy weekend, Karen!

  8. These cards are just gorgeous!! I love your coloring and the layout of the images. I always enjoy getting your emails and seeing your lovely work!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sue Brailey

  9. Your cards are stunning Karen, love how you have repeated the image in the windows of the first card!

  10. I love what you did with the stamps! Gorgeous cards. Love the poem too!

  11. Both of your cards are gorgeous.

  12. The flower stamps are beautiful and you did a great job using them to make your beautiful cards.
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