Nature’s clock

Another grey day here in Somerset, looks as if the sun has gone on holiday! So here is a cheerful card made with this month freebie image from The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge.

Materials used:SAM_1990(watermarked)
Digi stamp – Wishful Asha (available from Outlawz Challenges)
blending card
yellow card
shimmer white paper
white enamel accents
Copic pens
archival black ink pad
circle and scalloped circle dies
Britannia flower and leaf dies (new!)
Thinking of you acrylic stamp from stash
19.5 cm square card blank
gold gems

I printed out my image and coloured it in with Copic pens. I cut it out with a circle die and cut a mat out of yellow card with a scalloped circle die. I cut out the flowers and leaves I needed with the Britannia dies from white shimmer paper and used Copic pens to colour them before assembling them.


Some flowers for you

I attached my topper, flowers and leaves to the card and added gems to the centre of the flowers. I put dots of the enamel accents on the dandelion clock to make it look like the seed heads. Finally I stamped the greeting at the bottom.

Unusually for us we are off again next week for a few days, no television and no wi-fi! We are staying in a property owned by the Landmark Trust. It used to be where the stoker lived when the pump engine (next door) was working. The stoker had to make sure the engine was running to keep the water level in the canal stable. It looks like an interesting place to stay, something a bit different.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into:
Outlawz Challenges – Progressive Freebie August
Your Scrapbook Place – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations – Anything goes/stamp and die
Not just cards #23 – Anything goes
Pennys Challenge #241 – Anything goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #90 – Anything goes
Crafting Challenge at Polkadoodles – Use something new
Crafting With An Attitude #6 – Anything goes
Inspiration Destination #47 – Anything goes
Crafting From the Heart #73


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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8 Responses to Nature’s clock

  1. Jennifer Bradley says:

    Hi Pippa, gorgeous card, love the cute image and get colouring. Love how you have kept the background CAS. Enjoy your break, sounds interesting. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny’s Paper Crafty and we would love to see you back with us again. Jennifer DT member xx

  2. Mary H. says:

    Cute image, and of course – brilliant copic coloring. I like the sunshine yellows of the scallop mat and those pretty flowers. Lovely look. Enjoy your time away. It sounds very peaceful & calm. Maybe you can take some images along to color in your leisure quiet time! Whatever, relax and restore. TFS & Hugs.

  3. ahlers5 says:

    Beautiful coloring and lovely flowers. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination this week.

  4. Love the flowers! Thank you for sharing with Creative Fingers!

  5. Stacey S says:

    Great card Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Keep Smilin’,
    Stacey xxx
    Creative Fingers DT
    Lasata’s Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  6. Lyn says:

    Thank you for sharing your cute card with us at Crafting with an Attitude, good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Lyn – DT

  7. Eret says:

    So cute! Love your coloring of the image and thouse pretty flowers. Thank you for sharing another wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  8. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and at Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.

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