Tuesday 12 May 2015

Piggin' Gardening!

This birthday card is for my step dad, he's a keen gardener and enjoys growing veggies in his greenhouse, as well as flowers for the garden.  The image is a digi from Pink Gem, from the new range of pig digis, this one is Piggin' Gardening.  I've coloured it with Promarkers and added a hint of colour to the sky with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.
 I used an Xcut Build a Scene die to cut the leafy frame from Core'dinations card, which, after cutting, I passed through a leaf design Embossalicious embossing folder, then gently sanded to highlight the pattern.
The plant pot was cut with a First Edition die, I hand cut a garden cane and used a Woodware punch for the foliage.  The seed packets were fussy cut from a sheet of Papermania, Lucy Cromwell Home to Nest paper.  The potting compost along the bottom is Flower Soft, and I finished my card with a sentiment stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp and some fine twine.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Cardz 4 Guys - #70 - Make Your Mark
Creative Card Crew - #87 - Embossing - Dry, Embossing Folder
Top Tip Tuesday - Animals
Incy Wincy - The Great Outdoors
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #136 - Embossing - Dry, Embossing Folder
Pile It On - #68 - Cute Animal
Kitty Bee - #47 - In The Garden
The Stamping Boutique - Die Cut or Punch
Seize the Birthday - Use the Negative - This die set is designed to use the negative of the cut
Southern Girls - #110 - Animal Crackers


  1. Oh how gorgeous Wendy....the design looks great and once again your colouring looks absolutely flawless and shows the light and shade perfectly xx

  2. Tthis is a lovley card, a great result with the embossed leafy frame. Wonderful colouring of little piggy. So pleased you shared with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  3. Fabulous card and cute image Ginny x

  4. So cute Wendy, fabulous card.
    Wendy xx

  5. Brilliant card Wendy, such a fun image, love your design and colouring, Kate x

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. Super cute card Wendy! :oD

  8. So stinking cute! Totally love your scene. Thanks for joining us for our 'Animal Crackers' challenge #110.
    Alicia (Southern Girls DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  9. Fabulous colouring Wendy .... love it! x

  10. Fabulous colouring Wendy .... love it! x

  11. Such a darling card! I really love how you framed the image and added the gardening details. Thanks for sharing your creation at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  12. very cute little piggy sweet card thanks foer joining incy wincy
    Lynne DT x

  13. Love all the added little details on this fab card.
    Thanks for making your mark at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  14. Your Coloring...is OMG unbelievable! I was for certain it was a pre-colored dig image! Very impressive Wendy! So glad you joined us at Seize the Birthday and sure hope to see you again soon!

  15. What a gorgeous card - loe the frame and the leaves you embossed on it...so clever! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle... Vic, DT x

  16. Fab card Wendy and I just love the embossed leafy frame. Cute image too! Thanks for joining us a Incy Wincy Designs this week.
    Helen x (DT)

  17. Fabulous card. I love the leaf frame and that adorable pig image. Great coloring and perfect accents. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  18. What a great design, Wendy - I love the little scene you created and lovely colouring. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz this time.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  19. Beautiful project. Thank you for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge.
    Naz xxx

  20. A wonderful design, such a cute scene and the cut out embossing to frame the image is just brilliant :-)

    Thanks for playing along with our 'animals' challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

    Hugs, Kat x

  21. Oh how cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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