An English Country Garden

Kia ora koutou

Today I have a very special card to share with you. I was asked to make a very special birthday card for a very special Grandma who is about to turn an incredible 94 years old and she lived in England. The brief was for roses and alstroemeria flowers as these were her favourite flowers and I thought that I would do a English country cottage scene with different flowers, a lovely seat to sit on and admire the garden and some sweet birdies to fill the air with song. The Heartfelt Creations Gateway Fold cards were perfect for this occasion. I have used many different products from Heartfelt Creations and as I did not have a lot of time I die cut the images from the paper collection rather than colouring them. I am so happy how this turned out and Olya if you are reading this I really really enjoyed making this. Thank you so much for asking me to make this card and I hope your Grandma really loves and cherishes this very special card/gift that has come from the heart from New Zealand.

Scroll past the photos for a full list of the products that I have used in this card. I will also have a video tutorial on my YouTube channel showing you how I have made these roses coming soon.

Products Used:

Heartfelt Creations 5″ x 7″ Gateway Fold Card

Lattice Flourish Gateway Die

Heartfelt Sentiment Stamp set

Eyelet Frame Gateway Die

Tear Drop Lattice Gateway Die – outer frame die

Cut Mat Create 1B die – sentiment

Spellbinders Victorian Numbers die

Cottage Tree’scapes – leaves and floral spray

Countryside Cottage Paper Collection

Hollyhock Stem and Bloom Dies

Hollyhock Garden Paper Collection

Wishing Well Oasis stamp and die – chair

Hollyhock Fence – hollyhock

Floral Fashionista dies – small flowers

Rustic Sunflower Bucket Die – bucket

Rustic Sunflower Paper Collection

Clematis Birdhouse and Trellis Dies- birds

Climbing Clematis Paper Collection

Classic Rose dies

Sweet Pea dies – alstromeria

Garden Lily Die- alstromeria

Leafy Accents Dies

Countryside Cottage Collection – pot plants – fussy cut (Cottage Summer’scapes

Hollyhock Garden Paper Collection

Ranger archival inks – Vivid Chartreuse, Leaf Green, Olive, Rosey Posey, Magenta Hue, Sunflower

Artline black pen

Petite Pollen Stamens – medium

Wow embossing ink

Ranger gold embossing powder

Pink Fresh Studio Jewels – pink, yellow

Foam tape

Bearly Art Glue

Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper

Luxe Gold cardstock

Rajni Chawla’s Flower Shaping Paper

Copic markers – C7, C5, C3, C1

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Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I thought I would share a card made with Dress My Craft products.  I really enjoy making flowers with the Soft Floral Oriental paper and I have paired them with some gorgeous background dies and papers from Dress My Craft.

I like to make more flowers and leaves than I need so I have extra flowers to make a quick card.

I have a video on how I have made these flowers here:

Please visit the Dress My Craft website here.  However, India is under Lockdown so it may be a while until everything gets back to a new normal.

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