Monday 24 September 2012

In The Garden - JS Design Team

Good morning all and what a lovely way to start a new week! Blustery winds & driving rain! Sigh.
Hope that your weekend went well and that you have some nice things to look forward to this week?
Just a quick post from me today you'll be pleased to know - after the long rambling one yesterday lol!
A few weeks ago there was a DT call over on the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog and so I thought I would give it a try. And I'm thrilled to report that I have been shortlisted to the final 12 from which 3 new DT members will be chosen. When I first started paper crafting (a fair few years ago now...) the first website I ordered from was Joanna's - and still do on a regular basis! I have collected quite a few of her cd's and love all the ribbon supplies, embellies, etc., and swear by the Elegance Satin card for stamping and colouring - works so well with promarkers, etc.

Anyway, onto the card! All the prospective DT members were sent some images & papers to work with from the JaneShasky 'heart of the garden' cd- a decoupage project! - so completely out of my comfort zone! I'm definitely more of a stamps & colours sort of girl! We could use plain cardstock & any die cuts we wished, but to keep to the JS images & papers. So this is what I came up with!

I decided to make an easel style card, as I thought it fitted the image and layout quite nicely

I used an A5 pearl card base, with coredinations card for matting and layering. I added the Memory Box 'arboscello tree' die cuts with the DooHickey 'lovely fence' which I sanded back slightly to give a 'weathered' look (and most of our garden is definitely on the 'weathered' side today lol!).  I've also added some Marianne 'ivy' die cuts and a Memory Box 'buckle' which has been coated with Glossy Accents.  The sheer ribbon is from Joanna Sheen and the small flowers are from WOC. The watering can was from my stash in amongst my cross stitching paraphenalia, but I was so pleased I found it as it just fitted in nicely! 
I only used 3 layers of the decoupage as I'm personally not too keen on the very raised images, but I did love the subtle shades on these papers. 

Sorry, bit of an overload of pics there, but I hope you like the finished product! 
All the projects from the shortlist are on the JS Challenge Blog HERE and there are some fantastic creations! There isn't a 'vote' as such, but the Design Team are looking for comments and opinions about the projects and will base their final choice on that. So I do hope that you will pop over and have a look at the creations - and if you liked my card I do hope that you'll be able to add a positive comment for me to the challenge blog! (I'd never make a politician - I feel so uncomfortable asking for votes lol!).
I know that they will have received many applications to be part of the DT and I'm delighted to have been shortlisted! So do go across and have a look at all the work. And thank you so much for all your support! It's only from the positive & supportive comments I receive on my craft creations on here that I've had the confidence to try other things - so a big thank you! 
Back soon, Kim x 


  1. My vote goes for you hunny buns!!!!. This is beautiful darlin and you totally would deserve to be on the JS DT. Hope you are well and keep up your beautiful work. Huggles Clare xxx

  2. Good Afternoon Kim, Great card and so much lovely detail. Good Luck with your entry. xx Flora

  3. Hello Kim. Oh my goodness, this is amazing. Such a wonderful design, I love the trailing Ivy, such fabulous detail.
    Good luck, you so thoroughly deserve to be chosen.
    Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

  4. Stunning project Kim. Congratulations on being short listed, well done to you. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  5. Completely stunning! I love those garden dies - why didn't I use that tree!!!!! Just perfect. Good luck. Hugs, Jayne xx

  6. Congrats to you too Kim, love your creation it's absolutely fabulous, really gorgeous...Good luck.
    I too am not feeling confident, all the projects are stunning.
    Wendy xx

  7. Hi Kim gorgeous card, the design and colours are fabulous. You thoroughly deserve to be on the JS design team. Good luck. Hugs Caroline xxx

  8. Lovely card Kim.
    Best of luck.

  9. This is stunning Kim. I love the design and all the details you have added
    Well done for making the final 12 and good luck!


  10. Hi Kim!
    Firstly, thanks so much for leaving the sweet comment. I just love reading comments! Secondly, I was perusing through JS Challenge blog and saw your awesome card you entered for the DT call. Fabulous! I must say, if I were judging....YOU WOULD WIN!!!! There were many beautiful cards (obvious talent going on there!), but yours is my fav! Good luck! I'm now following you and will be back soon in hopes of congratulating you as a new DT member!

  11. This is gorgeous Kim. Well done in being short listed sweetie. I applied but of course was not so lucky to be chosen. Your picking was very well deserved.


  12. Lovely card Kim, Good luck, lou x

  13. good luck with the DT place kim, your card is beautiful. i think i 'need' that lovely fence die! lol

  14. fab card kim...makes me wanna do the the easel hugs sassyxxx

  15. Love the scene you have created here Kim. Well done you for getting into the final 12 and good luck
    Eileen x

  16. A gorgeous card, Kim, I love the natural colours

    hugs Vicky xxx

  17. hi super card Kim....will pop on over there and vote hunny x

  18. Well done Kim. Love the card you have created - such lovely embellishments. Good luck to you Kim. Fingers crossed.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  19. YAY! I saw earlier that you had made the shortlist. Best of luck to you! This is beautiful Kim. I love the layering and the distressed fence. Hugs!

  20. Hi Kim, This is fabulous hun. Lots of gorgeous detail, love the Ivy. Congratulations on being shortlisted and good luck with the final call hun.
    Hugs and fingers crossed Sue W. X

  21. Hi Kim, thanks for stopping by my blog. Your card is lovely, I particularly love the roses on the fence! Good luck!

  22. oh love what you did with the required elements, a gorgeous scene makes me wish Summer was back instead of this horrid rain, good luck
    hugs Kate xx

  23. Gorgeous card, love all the die cut details, soooo pretty. Good luck ! Colette xx

  24. Your card is beautiful Kim, you've displayed the image so well and the dies-cuts all enhance the image so well.

    Congratulations on making the final 12, you really do deserve it, your work is beautiful. I'm keeping everything crossed for you.

    Jo x

  25. I love your card Kim! :)

    Beautiful decoupage and a fabulous designed card! Good Luck hun!




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Kim x