Friday, 25 May 2018

Colour in the garden

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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  1. Fabulous card Jane and I bet it has sold already. Hard work planting...becomes a bit of a chore (and expense) but once brings it's rewards. I have to rely on hubby for the compost lifting so joint effort here! Rained all day today but the garden looks lush again now. Have a good weekend. xx

  2. Beautiful. I especially like the pink flower. I'm sure your yard looks gorgeous, and you still find time to make pretty cards. I'll try to get some things done in the garden this weekend but you're setting a pretty high bar. I hope you have sunshine and birds this weekend so you can fully enjoy your efforts!

  3. You have a nice collection of clay pots! I have several too and love planting them up in the Springtime. I also love those big begonias, they look so pretty in full bloom. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Fabulous pots, hopefully I’ll get mine done today. Lovely card too. Great to see you yesterday, I thoroughly enjoyed the walk round Wisley and an enjoyable lunch and catch up. See you again soon xxx

  5. A lovely card Jane and very suitable for a teahouse! Well done in getting all those pots done - I did mine this week too, back breaking but we shall be rewarded through the summer! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More Challenges xxx

  6. A very pretty card Jane. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  7. It's a wonderful journal page, beautifully color-coordinated. Thank you for participating in the Fashionable Stamping Challenge.
    Many greetings

  8. Looks like you will have lots of colour in your garden this year. I have bought a few plants that I have arranged in pots but mine are all pink colours. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. beautiful card Jane and I can see how you get inspiration from your gorgeous garden, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

  10. I potted up my planters and window boxes this week too, so satisfying getting it done and then sitting back and waiting for the colour! Your garden is looking lovely my friend....such a pretty little card too, it reminds of the black birds here in the evenings.
    No thunderstorms here thank fully just lovely sunshine which is great for out German visitors.
    Happy new week,
    V x

  11. Beautiful card, Jane, I love the design. Your garden is looking lovely, so many gorgeous colours. xx

  12. Gorgeous make Jane I am sure it will sell very quickly.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  13. love the image and the colors you used, wonderful card
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)


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