Sunday, September 29, 2013

~gardening is an art~

Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Hope you all had a great weekend. It was so beautiful here with lots of sunshine and warm days.
Some of our flowers are still blooming and have lots of buds so hopefully the killing frost will hold off for a few more weeks. I took some photos out in the back yard and on the deck the other day and have them at the end of this post.
Onto my card for today. This one I made for The Friday "free for all challenge" on Splitcoaststampers. Wendy was our hostess and she challenged us to make a card with four squares.
My card is a 4 3/4" square with 4 squares. My images are recycled from an old calendar I had saved because I liked the images and thought I might use them for a card someday. Well, this was the day.

My sentiment is from the garden art set by Mark's Finest Papers and stamped directly on designer paper.
I thought it worked perfectly with the herb images I am showing. I plan on giving this to my next door neighbor who is an avid gardener. She has all these herbs and then some in her garden.

To complete my card I added some butterflies, pearls and an arrow to bring attention to the "art" word in the sentiment.
That's it for me for today. So until next time.........God bless.
Here are some of my garden and deck photos:
vinca flowers and potato vine

angelonia and pink geraniums


friquolet dahlia

friquolet dahlia


tall zinnias

small zinnias


mums and lantana
 I am also entering:
1.  Robyn's Fetish has a nature challenge.
2AllSorts has a "how does your garden grow" challenge.
3.  Creative Corner Challenges is the great outdoors.


  1. Lovely card Mary. And I can see you are quite a gardener. Your flowers are sooooo pretty.

  2. A great card for this weeks theme Mary, thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  3. What beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing them. How clever to recycle calendar photos into such a pretty card.

  4. What clever recycling and it all works so well together

  5. What sweet images for a gardening card! You truly are an artist with your beautiful flowers! It seems like they're always the prettiest in the Fall. Have a wonderful week, Mary!

  6. Your flowers are so lovely - and so is this fantastic card! Love everything about it - and yes, gardening really isn't work, but an art. Gorgeous card.

  7. what a great way to re-cycle calendar pages Mary! a lovely garden card - and your flowers look wonderful like it's still summer! mine are starting to pass by mixed in with some 'already falling' leaves!

  8. Lovely card and layout. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Nature challenge, good luck cheers Sue x

  9. Beautiful card Mary!! I love the soft garden look with the sentiment. Thanks you for sharing those beautiful garden pics, so lovely you want to touch them :) Have a great week!

  10. Hey Mary! What a beautiful card. And such a great recycle of an old calendar! I agree with you that it was perfect for this card. Your neighbor will be touched by such a great creation. Your backyard flowers are so beautiful! What a green thumb you have. Can you come to my house and work your magic in my backyard? My fav is the Jack-O-Lantern plant. I'm going to have to go find that one. . .with my love of Halloween, that is a natural for me! Best, Curt

  11. Beautiful card! I love the herb images behind the wonderful sentiment!

    Your flowers are beautiful too! A fairly dry summer has been hard on most of our flowers.



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