Wednesday, 4 February 2015

At the Allotment

Good morning Crafters!

We have finally had a smattering of snow so my son was happy as it was just enough for a snowball.  It only lasted the morning and now we're back to it just being cold!

It's my husband's birthday in April and no doubt we will be busy at our allotment at that time of year.  We were allocated an allotment last year after a 6 year wait, all we've managed to do so far is clear the weeds and plant some fruit bushes and an apple tree.  Once it gets a bit warmer we'll be putting in a new shed and plenty of veg.  With all this in mind when I saw this mini cross stitch kit in Hobbycraft I knew it would be perfect for his birthday!

I used a pale green paper for the background and framed the picture in an aperture card from my stash with a woody pattern.  I stamped a sentiment on a pale green circle.  I had a flower pot die cut in my stash and added some paper flowers wih gems in the same colours as the pot in the picture.

A butterfly sticker and some green gems complete the card.  I may stitch this picture again for my father-in-law for fathers day as he is a keen gardener too.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


  1. A stunning creation, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  2. Great Card Claire. Love that woody card! Lisa x

  3. Stunning, wodnerful X-stitch work, a super wooden card too. Thanks for joining us at MTTC. Caz


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