Friday, 11 October 2013

The last of my garden harvest

Well we have certainly dropped that 10oc we were promised and today has been decidedly chilly with a northerly wind blowing...brrr. I harvested the very last of my garden produce and I have brought a couple of my chili plants indoors to see if I can over winter them. The rest will all die off and my garden would start looking a little bare again without my pots of veggies.
My last beans
and about 4 last red peppers. These have been superb this year
I also had a second crop of aubergines
and one last important job
 Yes my rooted Christmas tree needed re potting
 Just look at the new lush growth
This will come indoor in December to be our small "chocolate" tree....if you are counting like me it is only 75 days until the big day.

So today's card has to be one of my Christmas cards and one featuring a Christmas tree. I am trying to get my stash of cards built up as soon as possible. This is one using one of my Lili of the Valley stamps from last Christmas. I still love this stamp.
I have coloured my image with Promarkers and hightlighted with Prismacolor pencils. The backing paper are ancient Forever friends and Dovecraft. The small tags are LOTV and the ticket is a Whimsy. The gold snowflake die is Memory box from last year.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Lili of the Valley anything goes
Simon Says Stamp use a rubber or clear stamp
Bearly Mineuse ribbon/string or twine
Passion for Promarkers snow is falling
Penny Black and More anything goes
Papertake Weekly use 2 of something I have used 2 LOTV sentiment tags
Christmas cards all year round getting ready for Christmas
Crafty Sentiments anything goes
The Ribbon Girls sparkle
Crafting Musketeers Christmas
Totally Papercrafts 1,2,3 I have 1 image, 2 backing papers and my 3 embellies are ribbon, gems and a brad
Stamping for the Weekend anything goes
Crafty Little Fairies Christmas in October

It is a really horrid evening here, dark by 6pm, wet and windy but hooray it is Friday so 2 days of fun ahead. We have a really special treat for Sunday, we are off to Goodwood again for the last Race Meet of the season. I wonder if I will have the same lucky streak I had at Ascot in the Summer?

Enjoy your weekend and thanks as always for your kind visits and sweet comments and a very warm welcome to my newest followers. Take care,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Your card is stunning! LOVE these colors together for a holiday card.. and the gold makes it so elegant! :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  2. What a lovely potted Christmas tree! Covering it with chocolate sounds like a brilliant idea! Love your card, you're a master. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. I hate having to pull out all the summer bedding now and tidy up, but I've bought some wallflowers to go in. Love your bright and beautifully embellished Christmas card.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. love the photo's and the energy you have hun - repotting your tree but then this does lead so nicely into your card gorgeous colours and the perfect image, enjoy your weekend my friend
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Look at all those wonderful healthy veges!

  6. such a beautiful card lovely image and colours, Thank you for joining Crafting Musketeers Challenge & Good Luck Pam DT xx

  7. Dear Jane, your card is beautiful!I can't believe it's only 75 days! We have had still so hot here and yesterday also earthquake. Today I feel fresh north wind and there are some clouds. I should have put a Christmas tree in a pot years ago. That's a great idea! x Teje

  8. Fabulous Christmas card!! thanks for joining us at Bearlymine Challenges

  9. Great post Jane and a beautiful card too ;)
    Thank You~

  10. A beautiful card hun and I loved the pics of your harvest! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  11. And even further behind getting to this one Jane, but is' a delight, thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  12. Great Christmas card, love the colours and such a lovely image. The gold makes it really festive. Love the look of those veggies too! Thanks for joining us at Stampin For The Weekend and Good Luck! xx

  13. Sweet christmas card Jane, I love LOTV stamps as well !! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    Good luck,

    hugs Diane xx

  14. OMG Jane, so cute, so adorable Xmas Card,,,,,love your colorig and the stunning bow,,,,,,,very well done,,

  15. Wonderful creation Jane! I am one of your newest followers:) Fabulous blog and I love your coloring on this adorable image. All of the goodies from your garden look yummy. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:) Hugs!

  16. A beautiful card Jane. Love the image and colours you have used. Great design and layout.
    Thanks for joining in with the PFP challenge this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  17. Fab Christmas card, and great veggies... thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers :-)

  18. This is gorgeous! Love the image and your lovely colour combo! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP this week, best of luck! Juliexx

  19. Gorgeous creation sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

    Cathy DT Member

  20. Great card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

  21. Thank you for sharing your delightful card for Crafting Musketeers 'Christmas in October' and CCAYR 'getting ready for Christmas' - you could also enter this for my CHNC challenges - would love to see it there too. x

  22. Such a gorgeous card, Jean! I love the gold, blue and green together, it gives it such a lovely festive feel!

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x

  23. Hi Jane, (Sorry I'm so late in commenting. )
    Your produce looks wonderful. It frosted here, weeks and weeks ago.

    Happy creating all things big and small.....Have a great weekend,
    From chilly Michigan~~~~

  24. oh my such a lovely card love the image and colour combo on this,Thank you for entering in Crafting Musketeers Challenge & good Luck Pam DT xx

  25. Yummy vegetables, I am envious of your aubergines and peppers as mine didn't do very well at all this year. Another lovely card, hope it did well for you. Bx

  26. Awwwww such a sweet image coloured so beautifully and I love your pretty detailing.
    Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  27. Gorgeous card and lovely photo's, it certainly has been a good growing year.
    Thank you for joining the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts Anything Goes challenge and good luck x Susan x


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