Sunday, March 11, 2012


The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of my favorite childhood books. I read it aloud to my daughters, and I look forward to reading it aloud to my granddaughters. I think we all dream of a little place tucked away that no one else knows about, except maybe one or two special friends like this chipmunk. The adorable B-Line stamp of the little girl on the mushroom just begged to be inserted inside multiple frames to suggest a magical world only just glimpsed.

I'm entering this in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 18 - Doilies.  I cut apart the Cathedral Lace Frame, reserving the outer part for another project, and used it to mimic wrought iron gates, albeit in pink. The outer edge of Cheery Lynn's  Emperor's Swan die is the interior frame, encircled by two copies of Cheery Lynn's English Tea Party Doily. The flowers, of course, are the large and medium rose dies. This time I used distress reinkers on coffee filters. Finally, to continue the theme and pull the design components together, I de-embossed a Sizzix leaf folder and enhanced the veins with VersaMagic chalk ink.

I'm not sure this card is going anywhere.  I may just sit and dream about magical, secret worlds inside the garden wall.

Materials used:
B-Line Designs Chloe (ZBB120E), Stampendous Chipmunks (L076), Stampscapes Leafy Branch (277F), Stampscapes Reeds (067B), Art Impressions Vine (D-2062)
Cheery Lynn Cathedral Lace Frame, Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily, Cheery Lynn The Emperor's Swan, Cheery Lynn Medium and Large Rose 
Paper: K&C Que Sera Sera;
Sizzix Fall Set Embossing Folders
Copics: E00, 02, 35, 51; R02, 12, 20, 22, 27, 35, ; B00; BG05


  1. Oh Deborah how gorgeous! What lovely detail. Good luck in the challenge a Cheery Lynn Designs.

  2. Wow this is really stunning work!!!! Wow what a fabulous card!!!!!You did an outstanding job on this!!!!!! Wow !!!!