Saturday, 28 June 2014

Blooming marvellous in the garden

Thanks for visiting me on Tuesday and your kind comments about my GD card for Ladybugs Craft Ink. I gave you a couple of photos at the end of the post showing two of my pots in the garden and I thought I would show you a few more as it really is that time of the year where the garden is just singing.

I have some really gorgeous purple petunia

My tomatoes are fruiting,
                                          my heart sings when I see these little fellows growing.

I have planted sweet corn again, this one is in a pot and the ears have appeared already.
I have mange tout growing with my runner beans

 and even in a hanging basket with a geranium
and I even spied a new rose blossom on my patio rose
I had a tidy up out in my tiny garden after work yesterday afternoon and of course my little helper was never far away
 My sweet Billy rolling over and over and getting very dusty
 but loving the sunshine.
The weather yesterday afternoon was much better than forecast which was a real bonus to come home to after work. It's the weekend again, hooray. We have a quiet one planned catching up on lots of things at home and I hope to pot on my tomatoes to their final pots and pot up one last pot of flowers to have down near my studio. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and find time to enjoy some time outside whether in your own gardens or out and about. 

My card today is inspired by my garden and uses one of Ignacio's wonderful roses printed images.This one is from the Henderson's blooms set available here
I decided to use some burlap to give it a real vintage garden feel. My granddad used to have sacks which he stored things gardening things in and even the smell of it transports me back to early childhood in my granddad's garden.
Here are a couple of close ups 

I added a vintage flower charm too. 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Emerald Faeries friends
Rhedd and Rosie anything goes
Crafting at the weekend anything goes
Crafting from the heart anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday anything goes
We do doobadoo ribbon
Crafty Catz anything goes
Simon Says Monday I ought to use this more I really think I ought to use burlap more I think it gives such a vintage feel.
Chocolate coffee and cards summer days

My card is for sale here in my Etsy shop

The heavens have just opened here, I hope the garden is enjoying its watering, it will save me one job today ;0)

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Ah yes Jane I know that smell you are talking about with the burlap!! :) Love your card, the image is so pretty.
    Your garden is looking lovely, I do envy you being able to grow sweet corn, not hot enough here even in the best of the weather, we need a Surrey climate! ;)
    Our day has started off quite nice and no rain forecast so that's good.
    Enjoy your weekend my friend,
    V x

  2. Goodness me Jane that brought back memories, funny how you forget things over time but like you I remember those sacks and there was always a very earthy smell to them.

    Great card with Ignacio's roses, have a lovely weekend.

    B x

  3. Hi Jane, thanks for sharing your pretty flowers. And Billy! Your card is another award winner.. you are amazing! Enjoy your summer garden.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Very pretty, love the burlap used, beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  5. Its lovely to see your beautiful blooms and this gorgeous card. The red and hessian go so well together. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, sun tomorrow I hope xx

  6. Beautiful card, Jane! I love the added texture. Looks great with the pop of red. Thank you for sharing your card with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

    By the way...I loved seeing garden photos too. They are so pretty!

  7. Hi Jane! Enjoy your beautiful garden! I don't have any flowers this time. So nice to see Billy! It's fun how the cats don't mind getting dusty and dirtyf even they clean themselves so much. Nelli can be full of dry solid, sticks and stuff when she has been rolling like that. Happy Sunday! x Teje

  8. Gogeous card, love the details and textures. Thank you for joining Crafting From the Heart, good luck.

  9. Great pics of the garden, that rose is beautiful! and you made a beautiful card too! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  10. Great card, Jane! Wonderful image and a fab layout!
    Thank you for joining us at the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. Jane xx

  11. Hi Jane, What a great garden and adorable little furry companion. Your card is gorgeous! xo Karen

  12. Beautiful card Jane thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx (DT)

  13. It looks like Blogger fixed its comment problem? Nice photos, and I like the way you used the Childs' label.

  14. Love all of your flowers and veg., especially the petunias.
    Pretty old-fashioned theme with your card. ((Also enjoyed your guest designer card))

    Happy almost July, dear Jane.
    Anne xx

  15. oh my your creation is gorgeous love the red frame and the texture is amazing, as are your photo's, do love reading your blog posts
    hugs Kate xx

  16. Wow, your corn is way ahead of mine and your garden flowers are looking colourful and pretty. Nice to see Billy sunning himself, we are missing having a cat about the place here, there is one that hangs about the school parking lot every morning, I'm worried he's going to get squashed by a car but at the same time can't resist a tickle when we pass by. Hope the card does well! Bethx

  17. Your garden's looking wonderful, Jane! Don't you just love being able to reap the rewards of beautiful flowers and tasty veg! I had my first crop of salad potatoes yesterday...delicious and we've already had a mountain of lettuce and a few good bowlfuls of strawberries!
    I love your pretty garden inspired card using that lovely vintage seed packet image and the hessian adds such texture! Hugs, Lisa x

  18. Hello Jane your garden flowers are looking so lovely! And the vintage rose image is so pretty for your summery card design. Billy looks so contented in the sunshine there!
    Happy week!
    Helen xox

  19. Lovely card with a great vintage vibe. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x


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