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Monday 18 December 2023

Secret Garden

Good evening, afternoon or morning , whichever the case may be 

Just a reminder Don’t forget, you can enter this challenge up to 5 times and could win a fantastic £60 Lavinia Stamps Gift Voucher! Entries close on the 25th of this month. After the Closing date, a winner will be drawn entirely at random.

To enter the challenge or to take a look at all the other beautiful entries, follow this link:
Have fun creating

I have making this card on and off all day.  The first three ended up in the bin lol

I used cream card to make a DL size

Lavinia stamps -  Pipin, Mini North Star, Icicles, Fairy Path, Secret Garden sign, Wild Pine, Orchard Grass, Woodland set 2 and Winter Magic

Versafine clair Pinecone

Elements Sahara and Truffle

Yellow, orange and white pastel pencils

Water brush to take out the colour on the sign post and icicles 

Used truffles and sahara to blend in the path and sign

Wink of Stella

Gelly roll stardust

Holographic Glitter

Thank you for visiting me yet again - really do appreciate you coming on over

Thank you again

Elaine xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

ABC Christmas - Y is for Your Choice (Anything Goes) 01/01 unlimited TOP TEN

 Crafty Gals’ Corner #250 - ‘Tis the Season 01/01maxed

Creatalicious #273 - Anything Goes with option Last Minute Christmas 01/01 2/3 entries

 Inkspirational #305 - Celebrate 01/01 unlimited

 Krafty Chicks #694 - Christmas 20/12 unlimited GOLDEN EGG

Little Red Wagon #735 - Christmas 01/01/ 2/3 entries FEATURED

Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas 01/01 maxed TOP THREE

Sweet Stampin’ - Christmas 01/01 maxed

Fab 'n' Funky:  Christmas 01/01 1/3 entries

Dragonfly Dreams:  Christmas 01/01 1/3 entries

A Place to Start:  anything goes RISING STAR

Ellibelle's:  anything goes 01/01 unlimited 


  1. Fabulous card and love the colour and stamps.
    Carol x

  2. I want to be in that Secret Garden, it's a gorgeous card, worth all the work. x

  3. Hi Elaine just popping back to say---THank you for joining us at Dragonfly DReams
    Carol DT x

  4. Wow, this is stunningly beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT
    {Nellies Nest}
    {The Sisterhood}

  5. Such a beautiful card, a magical scene in gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining in at Sweet Stampin' and at
    Fab'n' Funky Challenges.

  6. Wow - stunning card. I love it all especially those touches of snow on the tree. Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks Christmas Challenge

  7. Such a wonderful card, love this scene and the glitter on the tree...nicely done. Thanks for playing our Christmas Challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week. Merry Christmas.

    Leanne DT Member/KCC

  8. A truly stunning card, beautiful scene and fabulous colour pallette.
    Thank you for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky challenges
    Buffy (DT) xx

  9. Outstanding presentation, as always! I love the background color. So tonal! Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!

  10. I absolutely love you background! The colors are beautiful! Thank you for joining us this week at
    Crafty Gals Corner Challenges .
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Blessings! Jeanie Ellis, DT, Crafty Gals Corner

  11. It’s a beautiful design with a great mix of stamps and I do love the monochrome color choices too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Inkspirational

  12. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining as at A Place to Start

  13. Love love love this color scheme and as always a truly magical scene!
    Thank you so much for sharing again at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  14. What a beautiful card, Elaine! You are so skilled with your use of ink.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.
    Carol x


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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