I finally found the time this week to plant up the gorgeous bedding plants I bought from our local nursery.
I filled my trolley with fuchsia, geraniums and lots of annuals as well as 2 little gardener's delight tomato plants (my favourite variety)
It was time to wash out my pots
and work out my colour and plant groups.
I also have a hanging basket which I put my gorgeous trailing begonia into.
It is always hard work getting these done, but they will give me colour and delight right through to the first frosts. I have such a tiny garden that pots are the only way to get lots of colour in my garden.
Here they are potted up
and my gorgeous begonia swinging in the sunshine.
I get so much inpsiration for my crafting too just by being outside in my tiny garden, delighted by the flowers which surround me.
My card today is a new one taken down to sell in Dotty's Teahouse using an old Crafty Individual's stamps which I love. I stamped it onto book pages and coloured it using distress markers. The sentiment is an old LOTV stamp.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Stamping sensations 3/3 close to nature
Crafty Calendar 2/3 things with wings
Penny Black and more 3/3 anything goes
Happy little stampers anything goes with dies
Fashionable stamping Floral
Simon says stamp Monday inspired by a song as I sat in my garden studio my favourite summer song "Summer Breeze" by the Isely Brothers came on, this was my inspiration for my card!
As you like it 1/3 flora or fauna and why...a hard choice but for this card I have actually managed to have both but for me the little bird (fauna) is more important as I could hear a bird singing from my garden studio as I made this card!
Thanks for stopping by and for the kind comments you still take the time to leave me. I really appreciate them. Enjoy a lovely bank holiday weekend ahead. I had a lovely lunch date today with my dear blogging friend Brenda Brown at Wisley RHS gardens...the weather held up and we stayed dry. The flowers we saw were awesome. I will share some photos soon. We have had some incredible thunderstorms over the past few days but at least my lawn is looking lush.
I am back on Monday with my weekly Visible Image DT inspiration.
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