Saturday, October 1, 2022


 Hello everyone,

Oh, what a great few days I have had, talk about tag making, I went quite silly over it, and had a great time water colouring trees and making snow mounds and stuff, but not today, today I have another easel to share for a retirement and went silly over them as well, and made several..but, first up.

I went online and found heaps of pictures which I printed and fussy cut for a box of ephemera..

Hats, watering cans, wheelbarrows, garden seats, stuff like that..
and all prepared for a marathon of retirement and easel cards..

I had already cut and stored loads of papers for any size that I make,
into colours as well that match, or shouldn't, but do.

Rusty brown spots and black and white gingham.

Then made my cluster of ephemera, those tiny snowdrops are very cute, cut beautifully and fun to colour and I have no idea where they came from..

The spade and fork from Marianne design..

All planted at the bottom of the card, the sun hat from the net.

A bit closer..

Added the sentiment, also off the net and a garden fence with more snowdrops.

Added a wee bird with a black gem eye.

Gave the spade another bird and looking down the card..
the congratulations and retirement are dies, awesome size too.

Right side..

The bird on the spade.

and the card all closed up with its envelope..

So, there you go..
Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter....

Creative Creases Challenge   [ anything goes with a fun fold]

Creative Fingers Challenge   [anything goes]

All Sorts   [Gardeners Delight ]


Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, Chrissy, your cards are just out of this world! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Dawn T said...

Great retirement card Chrissy. Love the whole design

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful card you have made Chrissy

gr karin

Pia S said...

An awesome rustic garden scene. Your coloring of the die cuts is superb, I think those garden tools look very realistic. A well put together card that will be cherished by its receiver.

Margreet said...

Beautiful card Chrissy. Your fussy cutting is so neat! Love the way you have put all together to create this wonderful easel card!
xxx Margreet

Janette said...

Brilliant and thoughtful, love all the gorgeous dies you used, so sweet and they make a lovely story don't they. Can't wait to see whats next.xx

Chris said...

It's a fabulous retirement card Chrissy, love the easel designand what a perfect selection of ephemera and die cuts! xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is fantastic Chrissy love all your details and colours a right little smasher
lorraine x

jimlynn said...

Wow! Sensational card and all those elements make me happy. Wonderful card!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous retirement card Chrissy love all the perfect dies especially the little snowdrops
Carol x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a delightful Retirement card, beautiful die cut elements following the garden theme. Thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.

brenda said...

This is really lovely and what a delight to receive, thanks so much for joining us in the garden at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Linby said...

What a fabulous retirement card. All the lovely elements go together perfectly and just right for my challenge. Thanks for taking part in my Gardeners Delight theme at Allsorts challenge this week. Lynn x

Conniecrafter said...

I do love how you mixed images from the net with your dies, the added birds to it at the end was a great touch, terrific retirement sentiment too!

Brenda said...

Another beauty! I love the fence detail on the inside and the birds and snowdrops are so cute.

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, Chrissy, this retirement easel card is beautiful! I love all of the great gardening elements and the picket fence! Perfectly done and will certainly be loved and appreciated. Thank you for playing at Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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Mervi said...

Stunning garden themed card, perfect for our challenge.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Rae said...


Your retirement card is absolutely adorable. The gingham check and polka dot papers send me back make me think of a romantic time where ladies put on their straw hat, gloves and apron as they tend to the flower beds.

This fold is PERFECT for your card. Finishing it off with a white, picket fence, GENIUS!

Hope to see you for our next challenge.