Sunday, 2 July 2017

CD Sunday -' Up the garden path' - chosen by Margaret

Well it certainly is a bit cooler whilst I am typing this and we have had some much needed rain - which seems appropriate for Margaret's challenge -' Up the garden path '.
I am off out to a Garden Party in a little while.  Our parchment tutor has a beatiful garden and every year about this time we 'parchers' gather in her garden and chat and put the world to rights.  We hardly ever chat about parchment.  Funny that!

Any way - my card for the challenge.  Much to our Wynn's amusement I have strayed from my 'square is a shape' philosophy and voila!

I used an image etc from the  Behind Closed Doors Pop Up Card CD  by La Pashe. To add drama I have made it as an easel card.
I had great fun making this but must confess there were a few mutterings - but what's crafting without them.  We do get more when doing parchment.  That's because you can't just print another piece and start again.
It really does look better in real life. I know we all say that - but it does. The lovely little sprigs of trailing flowers were from my embellishment pot. They are stitched and I bought them from a friend at a show many moons ago.
The stone paving effect backing card is brilliant.  It looks so realistic that when you touch it you expect bumps. It was a free download.
The folder on the CD is called ' Secret Garden' and HERE I found this beautiful music of the same name 

Our team have made some super cards to give you inspiration. I will be showing those when I do the blog. Please visit their own blogs and share their enthusiasm. They always seem to make the challenge come alive.
Bye for now - off for some eats and perhaps a glass or two.


  1. the paving paper looks so realistic Carol and leads the eye to the paving path leading to the garden gate, beautiful card and layout

  2. I agree about the paving paper. so realistic. I love those trailing flowers too Carol. I great card and a great shape. Thanks also for the link to the music, I could listen to it all day.

  3. I agree your paving paper is brilliant and leads you into the wonderful image, brilliant card, love your design and shape.
    Hope you enjoy your garden party

  4. I love this fantastic card Carol, reminds me of that book about the secret garden.

    Sue xx

  5. A beautiful card Carol, such a beautiful image and great design.
    Pauline -
    Crafting with Cotnob

  6. Beautiful. I'd not thought of it before but you've shown that those Behind Closed Doors images are perfect for easel cards!

  7. That stone backing paper really does look as if it is coming right out of the card. Really pretty composition Carol.
    Jocelyn x

  8. Carol hope you enjoyed your Garden Party and the chat! Great that you've come out of your comfort zone with this one.....see you can do it lol!! Fabulous card and I'm sure it'll be treasured. Wynn xx

  9. Forgot to say thanks for the link to the song. It's so beautiful and not heard it before. Going to add it to my favourites. xx

  10. Hi Carol. I love your choice of image and the fabulous paving paper which complements it so well. I have this cd and am ashamed to say I have never used it! I always look forward to the challenges at CD Sunday.

    Jo x


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