Sunday, 7 June 2015

My Summer garden

The warm weather has brought on my lovely bedding plants and my garden is taking on its summer hues.
 My pots are filling up beautifully with summer flowers

my runner beans are starting to climb their canes
and my neighbour's false acacia is in leaf...such pretty yellow foliage

 Everything is looking lush.

It's amazing how much can be grown in pots or baskets.
This is my favourite time of the year in my garden. Everything is potted up and just takes the sunshine and rain and grows away. I deadhead my flowers every day and they just produce endless new flowers for me, until the first frosts. What joy there is in a garden.

My challenge piece today is a birthday card using the second image I stamped for my April Tim tag project. Remember I used the tulip stamp on the left? Well this is how I have finished the one on the right. The background was made using Tim's Distress spritzer and Distress markers.
Inspired by my summer garden I coloured the image with distress inks
I also inked some seam binding with the same colours. I embossed a background and  here is my finished card.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Mixed Media World Vintage
Our creative corner what makes you smile this card makes me smile as it reminds me of my summer garden
Creative Inspirations for a friend
A vintage journey celebrations this is a card for a birthday celebration
Cute card Thursdays summer colours
Take it make it texture I have added texture with my embossing, gems and ribbon.
The artistic stamper summer is on its way

I hope summer has arrived where you are too. The days are so long and light, it really is a time to celebrate nature. I love the garden poem "God's Garden" by Dorothy Frances Gurney and just wanted to share the last verse....................

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,--
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.

I hope you all have somewhere to nurture some plants, even if it's just a window sill....there is nothing to beat watching Mother Nature bloom in summer.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x 


  1. Oh you have some pretty plants in your garden! And that is such a pretty card. Enjoy your summer, we are doing that here. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Lovely card Jane, thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper June challenge

  3. A beautiful garden and gorgeous card Jane. I really must find some time to get my pots done, my poor garden has been neglected this year.
    Hugs Brenda xxx.

  4. Gorgeous Jane, so love your Garden it looks so tranquil and peaceful.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Such a lovely garden - hopefully mine can look like this one day!


  6. Your flowery card is so pretty and summery, Jane! Your plants are really looking lush too. It is a lovely time of year in the garden, I agree. Wishing you a happy week.
    Helen xox

  7. What a difference colour makes to an image, your little posy is so pretty.
    Your garden is looking lovely in the sunshine Jane, there is so much pleasure in a garden!
    Have a great week my friend,
    V x

  8. I could seriously just live in your back yard for the gorgeous!! LOVE your card, your colouring on the flowers is so amazing!! Love the embossed background pattern, subtle and soft, a perfect fit for a garden feel. big hugs :)

  9. Your garden inspired Birthday Card is just lovely as is your garden itself. . The colors are fabulous - love how you have made each flower go together yet stay separate. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. S@ndy

  10. such a lovely summery make - beautiful card! Hugs Rachel x

  11. Gorgeous colors on your card Jane! And your garden is stunning!! Pamellia led me here to you and I am now a follower!!
    Would you mind sharing what program you use to watermark your art?
    Jackie Kampysgirl(@)(gmail)(dot)(com)

  12. beautiful card and I love your garden Jane!
    Thank You for sharing!!

  13. I never get my fill of looking at other peoples gardens. Your is lovely; so many beautiful plants. Your card is beautiful, too. I am your newest follower. I hope that you will come visit and just maybe follow me back. Making new blogging friends with common interests is so much fun.
    Connie :)

  14. Such a pretty card .... and I love your garden! Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

  15. Beautiful flowers, Jane! Oh it's lovely there. I hope you've been well and I thank you so much for your sweet visit! Your work is always sooo take such care in these pieces and I just think you're so amazing with all of the techniques you've learned and enhanced to make them your own. I wish you a wonderful June ahead!

  16. It's glorious, isn't it, when the garden come alive again for the summer? Your card challenge is spot on, as always, I hope it does well for you. Bethx

  17. Enjoying your garden and latest card. I am a summer person and am in 7th heaven in our warmer weather!! Best wishes for your holiday.......
    Anne D.T. xx

  18. Stunning card! Love the delicate flowers and the fact it is framed.. It's gorgeous! Thank you for entering our challenge at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x

  19. Hi Jane, what a beautiful garden! Your card is so pretty, love the spritzed background. The flowers made me smile! Thank you for joining in with my challenge over at Our Creative Corner.hugs Jan x

  20. What a gorgeous card Jane and lovely to read how you were inspired by Tim. It's lovely to have you on board with us at AVJ this month
    Best wishes
    Annie x

  21. A lovely garden Marianne, mine could do with you, lol. Perfect card for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Noor Design UK for our Here Comes Summer challenge.
    Owner Noor Design UK


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