Saturday, 5 July 2008


With my design today i have managed to combine two challenges, which is good as i seem to be playing catch up with them all at the moment!!
The great sketch over at Friday Sketchers is what i have used for the layout, and CCT is to make a card with an outdoors theme!

Before getting into papercraft in such a big way, i used to have a bit of an 'obsession' with fabric, fat quarters in particular. This was boosted by the fact that i attended some beading workshops in a lovely patchworking store that sold the most beautiful fabrics...and, i acquired a fair bit of it!!!
The gorgeous Scarecrow is from a piece of Debbie Mumm fabric where all the images are surrounded by the black chequered border, so i've added a similar effect to the background papers with my Zig pen!
All papers are Basic Grey 'Sugared' 6 x 6, the sentiment circle is a Pink Paislee stamp and the wording is from a set by Printworks.
This card reminds me a little of my childhood, when i lived in the coutryside where you would often see Scarecrows out in the fields, but none were as handsome as this chap :)

You may well be seeing some more cards with fabric as i found some other good ones today, completely by chance when i was looking for something else!!I received this fabby award recently from two of my FH team mates Kath & Allison. I would like to award this to all of my visitors, so feel free to copy it and pass it on to seven of your favourites, with a link on your blog :)


  1. Such a cute card...I love it. Love the background. Thanks for trying my sketch at FS.
    Carole ;o)

  2. beautiful card. Great image, beautiful coloured!!! Love what you did with your zig pen to the background papers. Thanks for joining in. Love from Holland.

  3. Love it, very original and I love the scarecrow :)

  4. wonderful card, great colours. Gorgeous.

  5. This is such a wonderful card. I adore the colours. Your blog is full of lovely cards especially love the house mouse. Oh and those adorable hedgehogs, thats the real ones! Glad im not the only one who has changing obsessions! Linda x

  6. Fabulous card as always Carol - love the scarecrow image and how you have used fabric and the stitching - just love everything about it.

  7. Fabulous card, love the image.
    Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

  8. Your card is so beautiful. I love the details and the colors. Great job

    Hugs from

  9. Another triumph, Carol! Love that image and what you've done with it!
    You are always so inventive in the way you construct your designs! :o)

    Heather xx

  10. This is such a great card Carol, What a brilliant idea to use the fabric.hugs rach.xx

  11. love your original card:) love the image and papers too.

  12. Wow! So gorgeous! Totally amazing work! Love all details!

  13. Absolutely wonderful card, the details are amazing

  14. Wow this is amazing and so different! Pauline x

  15. I love this card Carol :o) The scarecrow is so cute and the whole layout of the card is fab!

  16. This is a wonderful and cute card, Carol :-) I really love every card you make! Your creativity is outstanding!
    Hugs, Sylvia


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