What a bonus the weather was at the weekend. We woke up to clear blue skies and on Saturday we even managed lunch in the garden on the patio. I was able to get the front and back gardens tidied and my little lawn had it's first haircut this year. Here it is all freshly cut....the smell is always delicious and in the warmth there were bees buzzing around too.
My magnolia has finally burst into bud.
My flowering current is looking vibrant.
My outdoor hyacinth in a pot has finally flowered. I really began to think it would never happen and that the cold weather had caused the bulb to be blind.
I have this on the veranda of my studio, it smells wonderful.
Out in my front garden the scabious is in flower now.
As are my alpines.
Whilst I was busy out in the front and back gardens someone else was busy.......
up Billy hopped and found himself somewhere in the shade.
It's a tough life being a cat isn't it ;0)
My card today has to be something garden/sunshine/Billy inspired. It is a variation of the card I made for my own Mum for Mother's day this year. I really loved the colours so I made another version using the same card and sold it in my Etsy shop. It found a new home all the way over the pond in the USA. I know that Mother's day over there is not until May.
I used my Kitten Cuddles stamp by Lili of the Valley. I coloured it using my Promarkers pens I highlighted using my Prismcolor pencils. The oval die is the Spellbinders floral oval . My butterflies are the Martha Stewart large and small Monarch butterflies. The backing paper has been in my stash for year. The sentiment is also LOTV.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;anything goes
Emma's Cards Butterflies
Stamping Sensations Special occasions 3rd and final entry
Visible Image Spring
Divas by Design Inpired by a movie My movie is "The Secret Garden". I loved both the book and the movie it inspired.
Lili's Little Fairies Photo inspiration
Crafty Ribbons anything goes #44
I love Promarkers A square card with something round #165 my round is my sentiment (and the gems on the butterflies!)
Simon Says anything goes
Passion for Promarkers Animals
This lovely weather has continued all week but we can't be greedy as there is rain again on its way for Friday. I don't mind that just as long as we can get some sunny days in between.
Yet another week has flown by. I have enjoyed snatching the odd moments in my garden studio enjoying all things crafty.
Today we have blue skies and warm sunshine again and I will really enjoy it as it is my day off! Happy Thursday everyone and enjoy the weekend when we get there. Thanks as always for you kind visits and comments which you leave me here.
Bye for now,