Friday, November 11, 2011

Just Elfing Around (lots of garden photos)

Hi today I am using two of my newest discoveries.  The Just Elfing Around digi image from Cardmadfairy and these wonderful Christmas Brights Combo Papers from Blue Edge Crafts.
Yes, I have already made a card with these two items together except the papers had a white background.  It is here.

This time I started with a plain white card and then a layer of Stampin Up Melon Mambo and then layers of the stripes and baubles from the Christmas Brights Combo Papers.
I coloured the image with my Copic Pens and used a little Christmas sentiment stamp from a Stampin Up set courtesy of Ruth. :-)

I must also share with you that I so lucky to win a prize over at Michelle H's blog - I Luv Scrapping.  I left a comment but didn't realise I was taking part in a blog hop so I was very surprised and now excited. :-)  Thanks Michelle.

Also, the lovely Monica of Handmade Cards with Love has featured me this month on her blog.
I am very honoured, thanks Monica.  Please be sure to visit Monica and see all her wonderful creations.  Monica is a generous and kind lady.

I would like to share this card with the following challenge:

Supplies Used:

This is what I have been up to in the garden.

This is pile number one of bamboo ready for mulching.

Pile number two surrounding the tree that is now at ground level.

What is left of our bamboo plant. :-(
The above two piles mulched.

The mulch pile after four gardens being mulched.  Is it getting smaller???

Garden one mulched, weeded and trimmed Monday

Garden two mulched and weeded Tuesday (Thursday was spent raking all the bamboo trash up that has been on the grass since we started chopping)

Garden three mulched Sunday

Garden four the vegi garden mulched Saturday.  Marigolds in foreground planted to hopefully rid the soil of nematodes and watermelon, pineapple and parsley at the rear. more tree.

Fingers crossed the yard will get a mow this weekend which will make things look so much tidier.  


  1. Such a cute elf!! Love the patterned paper you used too!

    WOW! Your gardens are GORGEOUS!!! And I still say that is ALOT of bamboo!! LOL!

  2. Gorgeous card Merry, fab colouring of the image and I really like the papers, what alot of work you have done in your garden.
    Kevin xx

  3. you've made some lovely cards recently
    very busy in the garden too - best wishes Lesley x

  4. Very lovely card, love the image and paper! Congrats for your winning and for blogger of the month on Monica's blog!
    Your garden look so nice! You did a lot of work there!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Hi Merry,
    Love this sweet card and the colours are brilliant....

    As for your 'Yard' it looks so vast.....omg....a's a massive place, mine would fit in one of your flower beds....fabulous.xx

  6. Love that elf! great papers too!

    you have an awesome looking garden and yard too!

  7. Love the embossed squares and love that elf card!!
    Very pretty cards!!
    WOW a lot of bamboo!!
    You gardens are gorgeous!!

  8. I get exhausted just looking at your garden!


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