Thursday, 17 August 2017

Scarecrow

A 70th birthday card for a friend we've known for over 30 years.   He is a keen gardener and has his own allotment, so I wanted to make a card with a gardening theme.

 
I bought this pre-loved Art Impressions stamp on eBay at least eight or nine years ago for 99p including P & P.  It was at the time when I'd just discovered eBay and it was one of those bargains which seemed too good to miss!  I put in the minimum bid and no-one else wanted it, so it was added to my collection of wood mounted stamps.  However, this is the first time I've used it!  The image is stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with Promarkers.  The embossing folder I used is Cuttlebug 'Numbers Collage'.  I used MB 'Stitched Oval' dies and Creative Expressions 'Stitched Flags' dies for matting and layering.

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34 comments:

  1. A great card using this jolly scarecrow and I'm sure your gardening friend will love it.

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  2. Indeed it is Liz, well at least that's what I tell myself constantly.

    Love the scarecorow image and it's prefect for a keen gardener and the number embossing all adds to the lovely design. Many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts, Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

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  3. This is so beautiful!! I love the scarecrow!! The embossing is fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Fabulous scarecrow Liz. Love your colouring. I have a scarecrow stamp I bought at a show and think I have only used it twice at the most. Must get him out again. Hugs Mrs A.

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  5. Such a fun card Liz! Love the image and the numbers background is awesome for this card.

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  6. What a cute scarecrow Liz and great to get an opportunity to ink him up and the numbers EF is perfect with it. I have quite a few stamps I have bought and not inked yet. I keep promising to get out a NBUS stamp/set every week and make two or three different cards with it, but it hasn't happened yet...lol. x

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  7. A bargain for 99p Liz and a fantastic stamp. I love him and can see why you bought him.

    Sue xx

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  8. A perfect stamp for this card Liz

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  9. I love your cute scarecrow stamp with the oval frame, Liz, and the embossed numbers. I am sure your friend will love this fabulous card. Kisses, my friend.

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  10. A super card Liz, such a fun scarecrow and great embossed panel - a fabulous design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  11. Super card Liz, great image and a really nice and useful EF.
    Thank you for joining our 'Name and Number' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  12. So cute scarecrow and love the design! I'm sure that your friend will smile seeing your card for him!

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  13. Thank you for Joining us at allsorts Tracy x

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  14. It may have taken a while, but you found the perfect occasion to use your bargain stamp. I also like the embossed numbers. Great, personalised card. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

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  15. I love how you tied the embossing folder into the age, that is so cool. What a perfect image for a gardener. I bet he will love it. You really got a bargain.

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  16. This is cute. It's always nice to have a gardener living next to you. We have some vegetable gardeners next to us and they are very generous. Nice embossing folder a good find on eBay! with the stamp. [Bunny]

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  17. Love the embossed numbers background and the scarecrow Liz. Looks great. Hugs Veerle x

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  18. What a bargain buy that was Liz! Super card for your gardening friend. The embossed numbers panel is a great idea too.
    Janice x

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  19. Hi Liz,
    what a very brilliant stamped image, and designed card.
    I do love the whole card , but that scarecrow stamped image ie so unusaul and brilliantly coloured too.
    Beautiful embossing also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  20. OH! he is going to be thrilled with the card, it's fabulous, love the embossed numbers and the image and the colouring and a Great sentiment too.
    Faith
    x

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  21. See the stamp came in useful after all! The perfect validation to enable you to buy more bargains. Love the card, the sentiment and the embossing folder are the perfect combination x

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  22. What a lovely image - shame it took so long to use it Liz! Haha. Fun make. Shabneez x

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  23. Darling card & so perfect for your friend's BD!

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  24. Fabulous card Liz, perfect for the gardener and love the sentiment, so true...
    Not sure what blogger is doing but I just now Had to follow you again!!

    x
    Have a lovely weekend.♥
    [aNNie]

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    1. Blogger seems to have a mind of its own! I knew I had lost a follower recently, but had no idea who it was. Thanks for following me again. xx

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    2. Great it's all working now, wonder who else I have 'stopped' as a follower... You will love playing with the D/Oxides and can't wait to see your results..x

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  25. Love the stamped image, great card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

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  26. Hi Liz

    The perfect card for your friend .. .. and to think the stamp was just sitting there waiting for you. Great forward planning LOL!!

    Your sentiment is perfect with that embossing folder too!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Love Jules xx

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  27. What a beautiful stamp. Beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

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  28. A perfect card for a real gardener! Love the blue lines! Enjoy the weekend!

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  29. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  30. Love the cute stamp and it's even better when it's a bargain one too isn't it :) I've just been playing catch up on the last few of your cards, sorry I have been slack on commenting this week
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  31. This is a sweet scarecrow! A lucky day for you!

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  32. Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More August challenge and good luck x Susan x

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