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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Who Cut Down the Peach Tree?

I cannot tell a lie!  It was  "The Blizzard of 2011" or as some would call it, "The Beast."  We had the most beautiful peach tree in our backyard, from which this card was inspired.  Now there stands a satellite where our lovely peach tree use to be.  At least we got the satellite installer to move the dish to the side of the yard instead of in the middle of the yard (serious!) as he had planned- lol! 

This card was made for Gingerloft's Spring is in the Air Challenge-- going on now!  The image is called Flowering Tree.  Lovely, isn't it?  Very versatile.  I used the neatest layered paper-type flowers, compliments of Peggy at The Wired Angel (I will write more of her in a sec.  Wow, what a woman!  So giving, caring and talented!).  I colored them with chalk and added knotted crochet thread, colored yellow for the stamens. As for the tree, I rubbed various pigment brown inks on the trunk, cut the tree out while leaving the underlying flowers attached, and then outlined and interlaced the tree with twine, using small dots of glue.  The twine is again a Peggy exclusive!  Then I glued on the prepared flowers and leaves.  It was all quite sturdy, which surprised me!  The whole caboodle was then pop-dotted onto the easel card.  The border punch is a Fiskers, which I double-layered.  Love that punch!  Compliments of Peggy!    Finally, I added a bow (yes, a Peggy!) and glued a few flowers around, leaving a space for the sentiment.  

Are you getting the idea about Peggy now and what she did?   Yep, sent me a whole box of card making goodies-- punches, papers, papers, papers, brads, buttons, ribbons, Crop-a-dile, rub-ons, stamps, gems, oh, you name it, she probably sent it!  And she said she was excited to do it!  Can you believe that?  The whole thing was her treat.  I don't know which one of us was more excited!  I am still in awe of her kindness.  It is so nice to want to do something to a card that I couldn't before, and bingo!  There it is, via Peggy!  When you get a chance, please go meet Peggy at The Wired Angel.  She is amazing.  Thank you, Peggy.  I am very touched.
Night all.

P.S.  The little butterflies are from Chrissy at chrissy's cardland.  Remember she sent some cut shapes all the way from New Zealand!?   I added a light layer of that clear glitter in a tube stuff to them...another Peggy exclusive!  I think I am getting spoiled and I like it!

I am having a go at the following challenges:
Digital Tuesdays- #152 Life is Peachy
Fussy and Fancy
Little Darlings- #19 Spring is in the Air!
PaperCrafting Journey- PCJ #5 Pretty Pastels
Flutterby Wednesdays- Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges- Photo Inspiration  - 1st PLACE WIN!
Crafty Ann's- #61 Spring into Spring!
Delicious Doodles- The Wonder of Life

Phindy's Place- #97 Spring has Sprung!

Stampin' for the Weekend DT- Photo Inspiration
Little Claire's- Spring/Easter

Totally Gorjuss- #123 Spring!
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges- Colour Inspiration
Ladybug Crafts Ink- Anything Goes!
Getting Cricky- Simply Sunday Challenge Favorite Project


  1. WOW! Manderly this is AMAZING! That tree looks awesome love all of the techniquest that you used. And how lucky are you to receive all of these goodies? :)

  2. Hello Sweet Lady...finally get to see this gorgeous card on your blog..and I really think it is GORGEOUS...those flowers are so pretty, beautiful bow....a beautiful easel card...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. This is gorgeous,really love the

  4. WOW Sissy! Beautiful card! Peggy & Chrissy are very generous! Many thanks from Manderlys Little Sis! Thank you Sissy for the beautiful get well card & the trip down memory lane. 143

  5. Wow Stunning card Rebecca, I love the tree, and the beautiful punched borders, How kind of Peggy & Chrissy to send you all the lovely crafting goodies, I know you will put them to good use.
    Kevin xx

  6. wow! beautiful details on the tree. very pretty card!

  7. Beautiful, love how the tree turned out. Thanks for playing Just Inspirational Challenges this week and good luck!

  8. Wow! Stunning card. Love that tree and how you have made it look like the blossom has fallen to the ground by adding it to the easel base. Briliant. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons in our Birthday challenge.
    Dawn xx

  9. What a beautiful tree! I'm sure looks like it was alot of work but the final project worth it! Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week!

  10. This is an absolutely gorgeous card! Just stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place!

  11. wow stunning
    TFS with us over at OSCC
    Kym DT

  12. Absolutely stunning Manderley and such a lot of work and dedication - you can tell you really enjoyed yourself! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  13. WOW! You must be a very patient person .... this is one gorgeous project! Absolutely stunning .. the colours are sensational.

    Thankyou so much for sharing this special project with us at Stamping With The Dragon.
    xoxoxox Carly

  14. Super card. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our ribbon challenge
    Hugs Sarah x

  15. Thank you everyone for leaving such nice comments. Sure helps me to stay inspired...I appreciate you!

  16. So lovely! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday! :)

  17. Beautiful easel card! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our Pastels challenge! HUgsxx

  18. WOW! What a beauty =) That tree is stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Birthday Challenge!

  19. Fabulous piece of work, the tree is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  20. a very pretty card..thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley..hugs Debs x

  21. Lovely card, you were spoiled and definitely making good use of your crafting goodies!
    thank you for sharing at PCJ for our pastel Challenge. Good luck in the draw.

  22. Beautiful, amazing card! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

  23. Gorgeous hun! Perfect for our theme at Delicious Doodles this time. Good luck in the draw!
    Teri x

  24. Wow stunning card, actually this is more like a gift, I certainly would want to frame it as it's amazing. Thank you for joining us a That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy x

  25. I thought I should stop by before you thought I fell off the face of the is flat you say hello.

    What an absolutely stunning card. You really are one very gifted lady. And....your post is so so kind. I think of you often and hope you are doing well. Love and huge doses of vitamin H coming your way. Peggy x


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