Saturday, 3 July 2010


I've made this card over a few days, adding bits and pieces when I think of something else!
It's a drawng of the arbour in my garden where I relax when I get the chance.The image is available from here.
My actual arbour isn't painted blue but I thought it suited this card better in blue. I've added lots of detail, some of which is only visible in close up.
I made the little roses on the climber by coiling a small spiral punched shape and gave the white flowers some depth by using an embossing tool.
There is glossy accents on the tumbler,bowl and plant pot, as well as glitter on one of the plants.
Sir Stampalot.....lazy, hazy days of summer
 Allsorts .......create a scene
DareU2DigiStamp....the Great Outdoors


  1. Hi Ruth,
    Your card is amazing! The whole design is fabulous - I love it.
    Thank you for entering it into the challenge at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  2. Hello Ruth, this is a beauty, love the step card and what you have added to it, its so gorgeous.
    thanks for joining us in the sir stampalot Challenge.
    love chris xx

  3. Hi Ruth one of the things I love about visiting entries into challenges is that I get to see some amazing creations and this is one of them I am so impressed by your creativity and inspiration I just had to not only become a follower but treat myself to the digi image of this arbour it is fabulous I so love the shaped card and your colours thank you so much for sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Lorraine x

  4. Its just gorgeous Ruth, perfectly suited to the step card. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.

  5. Gorgeous card Ruth, fantastic colour & a lovely scene. thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  6. This is beautiful Ruth, so cleverly done, the arbour is so pretty. Hugs Debbie x

  7. Hi Ruth

    Your card is lovely, a really grear summer country scene.

    Thank you for joining Stampalaot Chellenge this month and also my theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  8. fantastic card ruth,great image and i love the design and all your attention to detail.luv coops.xx

  9. Fabulous card Ruth! I love how you've created a scene with the lovely image and gorgeous papers and the little roses look great! :) Love, Georgia xx

  10. Great, this is so different. No wonder it took days to make, all the detail is lovely. Elaine

  11. Beautiful work, Ruth! A very relaxing scene! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month

  12. this is really fantastic, such a lovely scene. Thank you for joining Allsorts this week, good luck.

  13. Ooohhhh Ruth this is something very special, another adorable card, lol

  14. This is beautiful Ruth.....such wonderful detail.

  15. really beautiful - love this style of card

  16. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s Challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth