Welcome to My Garden – PDCC #140 and Graphicat #12

Just a little peek into the paper garden!  The medallion on the card could almost be considered a miniature, my second crafting love!  I haven’t done The Play Date Cafe Challenge in quite a while (www.theplaydatecafe.blogspot.com) and this is my first Graphicat Challenge (graphicatsketches.blogspot.com).  I have been admiring their sketches posted on Graphicat for some time now and finally decided to try one.  This is what we were given to work from:  

Here is what I used in making this card…  Paper: Core-dinations, DCWV.  Ink: Distress Scattered Straw. Vintage Photo and Broken China.  Image: Seneca Pond.  Tools: Spellbinders Dies, Cricut Embossing Folder, Big Kick, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Fiskars Cutting Tools, Martha Stewart Punches, Glossy Accents, Stickles, Jelly Dots, Foam Dimensionals, Recollections Flower.  Rosebuds, Daisies,Twine and Ribbon from my stash.

Here is a closer view of the garden.     

While you are here, let me know that you stopped by…  I love hearing from you!!  Blessings and Hugs, Ya’ll….

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About Charlotte Zweigoron

Married, retired. One of my most prized possessions is my very own craft room! Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been living in Georgia for over thirty years after a four year stint in Chicago. Crafting, reading and playing Mah Jongg are my favorite activities right after spending time with my four grandchildren. One grandson & his wife have recently made me a great-grandmother; The other grandson joined the Navy in December, 2011 at the ripe old age of 23! He is now a chef out on the seas!
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16 Responses to Welcome to My Garden – PDCC #140 and Graphicat #12

  1. Hi- I just had a look around and love your work. I am a subscriber now, too! Thanks so much for your comment and visiting my blog… I read your profile, and I, too, am so lucky to be part of this community where we continue to inspire one another…xxx Ann Marie

  2. Oh my GOSH, Charlotte, this is so gorgeous!! I love, love, love this card! So creative and amazing!! WOW!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  3. Wow, this is so beautiful! Especially love the little chalk board and shutters. You used that burlap ribbon on my birthday card. I love it! Great job!

  4. Tanya S says:

    Wow amazing !!Fabulous card hun!!Thanks for joining us at Graphicat Sketch Challenges !!

    • Entirely my pleasure! As I mentioned to Yvonne (Scrapbliss), I think you have the best sketches around!! I love the flourishes and detail elements that most other sketches don’t have. I will be joining you as often as possible!

  5. Ann says:

    You know I love your miniatures. This card has everything! The shutters blew me away.

  6. Oh, gosh, I LOVE that miniature scene! I too love miniatures, and have a sweet dollhouse up in the attic. Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe!

    • My doll house is on the one wall of my craft room re-do that you can’t see on my recent post. I keep all my mini equipment (nicely organized) on that wall along with my granddaughter’s doll house. Neither of them is complete… works in progress. Eventually, mine will go on a shelf or a display table in my craft room. It is my inner child’s home so I can’t put it in my attic! In order to learn how to do minis, I took a number of classes and have several finished projects but now I feel I can go it alone and concentrate on finishing these two. Blessings & Hugs, ya’ll!!

  7. Yvonne (ScrapBliss) says:

    Great job Charlotte! Thanks for joining the Graphicats for this challenge! This card is absolutely stunning! Love it!!!! Hugs, Yvonne

    • So sweet of you to check in on me! If I didn’t say it in my post, I want you to know that I think you have the best sketches around!! I love that they have delicate elements, not just circles, squares and rectangles!! As Arnold Schwartzeneger would say, “I’ll be baack!!”.

  8. This is absolutely stunning! You are very creative and thanx for the lovely view into your garden! Thanx for joining us at Graphicat Sketch Challenges.

  9. Nancy N says:

    really pretty card, love the little ‘miniature’ too, lovely 🙂

  10. Susan Pippin says:

    Cute! I especially like the shutters. Susan

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