Monday, May 28, 2012


happy monday! this weeks challenge at thebug2 is a garden challenge. create a card or project of something youd find in a garden using any cartridge. i made 2 projects for this a card and an altered jar.
be sure to check out the rest of our awesome DTS projects as always youll be totally inspired and amazed and of course we want you to play along too . we really love that! 
ill show you my card first
                                        i used walk in my garden for all of the cuts. 
                                                  i just love this little caterpillar :)
i used foam stickies under some of the leaves. i inked it all up with colorbox fluid chalk.
the b/g paper is dcwv.
                            and of course it aint a  done card til i add a cheesy saying ;) 
                                                          yeah i know...groan.....

                                                       now for my altered jar

 this was a real pain to photo, sorry. its really prettier in person. i used a real candle for the post but so it can actually be used i added a flameless tealight candle.
                                              can ya see the little bit of that tealight "flame"

                                               heres the flowers and leaves i added on top
i used accent essentials for these.i cut the image 3 times in increments then just moistened the shape then scrunched them up. i added spun sugar distress stickles and colorbox fluid chalk to them. i also added a bow using crinkle ribbon.
                i added paper doilys to the top and front using tea dye distress ink. pearls and some twine.
                               inside i added some tulle and ms punched butterflies. and some crimped paper.

thanks a million for stopping by for a visit your comments always make me smile, thank you for that :) have a great rest of day xxxshelly


Jayne said...

Shelly your card is soo cute and love the sentiments you always add!
Your jar is so pretty,fab flower and inked doily details.
Jayne x

Sandi said...

love love your jar and that card is stinkin cute, happy memorial day, hugs

Carole Beath said...

What a cute cute garden card. Love your little caterpillar.

DonnaMundinger said...

HeeHee! I LOVE your "cheesy" sentiments. May have to lift. Really cute card Shelly and your jar is just beautiful! Love the flowers you made. xxD

Jeri said...

Your card is simply adorable, Shelly, but your candle creation is beyond fantastic. Well done, my friend.

Stephanie said...

Love your cute caterpillar card. The candle is beautiful.

Brenda said...

Your card is simply adorable Shelly! I love that little catapillar and his chewed leaves, too cute! Your alter jar is just beautiful too. I love candles and altered things. Hugs

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Shelly how cute is your card, even used leaves with hole s in! I love your attention to detail and the sentiment I love it you are always so clever with them! As for your altered jar it is just so beautiful!

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

The details r superb..Love the little jar..R u on pinterest? Krista

Suzanne said...

Shelly love your little caterpillar and the cute little flowers on your crd. Your jar is gorgeous.

Julia Moss said...

Your catepillar is just too cute!

Penniannie said...


I love your Garden card, that little catapillar is just too cute...

Hugs Penny

Glenda said...

Love both your projects! So many great little details!