Friday, July 6, 2018

Sweet Strawberry Hugs

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I have a card to share using some of the Market Fresh Collection by Debi Adams. We all know 'fresh is best' and these beautiful strawberries and limes look good enough to eat. Speaking of which, we have been busy in the garden, preparing Wicking Beds to plant some produce - we have never done it before and are enjoying learning the process. Now onto the card...

Cut/emboss four (4) Strawberries from the Aren’t You Sweet Etched Dies using red card stock and four (4) strawberry tops using green card stock and the  Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine .  Sponge the strawberry tops with green ink and use a white Gel Pen to embellish the strawberries.  Adhere the strawberry tops to the strawberries using liquid glue.   Cut/emboss one Lemon, Lemon Half, Large and Small leaves using green card stock and one stem in Kraft card stock.

Cut/emboss one Lemon Slice and one (1) flowers from the Make Mine Lemon Lime Etched Dies in white card stock, use the Lemon Slice Die as a Stencil and sponge the exposed pieces of white card using Bamboo Leaves Ink.  Adhere the white Lemon Slice to the Lemon Half using glue and adhere the sponged inserts using glue.  Sponge around the edges of the Lemon and the Leaves and Glue the Stem to the back of the Lemon, followed by the leaves to the back of the stem.  Adhere the Leaves to the back of the Stem using glue. Glue one Flower to the front of the Leaves and Stem.
Cut/emboss a card front using the Nestabilities Fancy Edged Rectangles Etched Dies and white card stock, adhere spotted ribbon around the centre of the  Rectangle, securing at the back using strong tape.  Layer onto patterned paper, followed by a slightly larger pre-cut white card base,

Arrange and layer the fruit onto the card front, making sure to pop up some of them using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares for dimension.  Add a computer generated sentiment onto the top right corner of the white card front.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
House That Stamps Built - Great Outdoors
That's Crafty! Challenge - Close to Nature
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - The Great Outdoors
Card Mania Anything Goes
Country View Crafts' Challenge In the Summer Garden
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: For a Hero
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy - Summer

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. What a gorgeous rustic card Linda - that fruit looks wonderful. Going to check out the wicking beds....

  2. Beautiful card, that fruit looks so luscious! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments

  3. What a pretty card, you have me craving strawberries! Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built.

  4. Beautiful!! The fruit does look almost good enough to eat. Love the reds and greens you used; they really pop together! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  5. I love you strawberries!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at 2Sistersontheblog.
    Caroline DT

    ps: are you a follower yet? I can't find you. You must be to participate. Please do if you aren't.

  6. Thank you for following our blog!

  7. What a lovely card with the strawberries.
    Thank you for joining us and that you became a follower.
    Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

  8. Beautiful card, Linda! Love the bright colors and the way you layered up your strawberries! Thanks for linking up to The House That Stamps Built!

  9. Now that's my idea of a good garden… I love the design of your card. Thanks for joining with us at Country View Challenges this month!

  10. Such a beautifully composed card! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge!

  11. This is realy pretty. I love the design and the lay-out. So glad you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you'll join us again soon. I want to leave you with the inspiration of God's Word in 2 Peter 3:9 which says, "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." Have a blessed week.

    JO ANN

  12. What a pretty card with fruits!!! Great for our July challenge at the Country View Challenges!!! Thanks for joining us!!!

  13. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional for a hero” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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