Recently there has been a major investment made and the pathways have been tidied up and even a map produced showing the trail.
The island is only small but perfect for sweeping away the cobwebs and getting used to walking again after such a dire winter. No one else was there so we had the place to ourselves and the wildlife. Cycles are not allowed inside this part of the Wandle trail either.
Several little bridges have been built since we last visited many years ago. There were lots of ducks and birds on the water. We even spied bat boxes in the tree, although we did not see any bats as they are usually nocturnal.
The island is a real little haven and yet so close to suburbia.
All this walking inspired me for my challenge card for this post. Walking and shoes came to mind and I knew just what stamp to use. I used one from the Killer Heels release, this one is called Rose. It is made by my buddy Kerry's company, Ladybug Crafts Ink. They have a blog hop on at the moment showcasing some fab new stamps called "Through the ages". I have a link in my sidebar. Do take a look and join the fun.
I also wanted to enter the super challenge being run for Cupcakes Inspirations 200th post so I combined the 2.
This is my inspiration cupcake photo I used , it is number 72 from their blog.
I used the pink colour from the flowers and also I liked the black swirls.
So do you want to see what I made..................
Here is a close up of this fab stamp. I had great fun using my Promarkers to colour it. I added some bling to the details and a silver sparkly ribbon. The tags are Lili of the Valley. I also got my Bigshot out to play and cut an oval for the 21 sentiment and used my great Memory Box bow too.
Now I don't think I will be wearing these killer heels on our Wandle Trail walks......do you ;0)
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Ladybug Crafts Ink Through the ages - add a number I added 21 (my age..LOL)
Cupcake Inspirations 200th post and blog hop as I showed in my photo I used cupcake inspiration No 72
Emerald Faeries Bling #41
Natalie and Amy Die cuts #7
Gorjuss Anything goes with pink #173
Crafty Ribbons anything goes with ribbon
Allsorts For a lady #196
Crafts and Me Dies or punches #122
Ribbon Girl add ribbon or twine
Cupcake Craft #232 sparkle
Papertake weekly anything goes
Passion for Promakers One for the ladies #188
Party Time Tuesdays die cuts #110
Today has been just glorious, clear blue skies and the first real warmth in the sunshine. I went to my silversmithing class and came home to have a cup of tea in the garden. This was my view. If it stays like this I will soon be able to open up my garden studio.
When I stood up to take the photo Billy decided it was a very good place to sit....so I had to get out another chair for me. We were even joined by his little shy friend Blackie too
and I found that the very first of my outdoor daffs have come out to greet the sunshine
Dare I whisper the final line of my favourite Daffodowndilly poem by A.A.Milne......"Winter is dead?"
Squeal.......all is well in Jane's World.
Bye for now,