Monday, 6 July 2015

Summer and strawberries

Nothing epitomises summer more than soft fruits: Amongst my favourites are strawberries and raspberries.My daughter loves fresh strawberries and grows her own. This month I am guest designing for Tracy who owns Noor Designs  UK. Please pop over and leave me some love there. Also take a peep at her website and there is also a great something old/something new challenge going on for the month of July. You could win a £20 Noor voucher. She has some gorgeous stock and lots of mixed media products too...right up my street!  I will be showcasing some of the great products she sells over the next 5 weeks here and on her blog on a Monday.

My first project for Tracey involved strawberries. I knew just where I could get some perfect strawberry photos as my daughter grows some beauties.

We had a lovely sunny day in Southampton on Saturday and when my daughter needed some strawberries to put in our Pimm's and pudding Daisy came out to the garden to help Nanna pick some.

They grown perfectly in a raised container on straw (of course!) and we removed the netting that keeps the birds from helping themselves to this ripe juicy treasures.

I think Daisy ate more than she picked but there were plenty to go round.

My GD post today showcases the brilliant Dutch Doobadoo card art strawberry. I found myself some strawberry paper amongst my digi stash and some green card for the leaf. This sweet gift box is very simple to make. Just trace around the shape, make the score lines and cut out and make the holes.

There is just one piece to stick. I threaded through some twine and job done.

I added a little die cut tag which I embellished with my ancient strawberry stamp and some words.

I would like to enter my strawberry gift box into the following fun challenges.

Penny Black and more  add a sentiment

Natalie and Amy summertime

Addicted to stamps anything goes

Die cut divas summer and patriotism I don't think there is anything more English than summer and strawberries.

The Artistic stamper tags

Thanks for visiting and I hope that you are enjoying some of the delicious soft fruits which are around at the moment. They taste so much better when they are either home grown or grown locally.
We enjoyed ours in Pimm's and for pudding.....mmmm
Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

(If you would like your own strawberry just click below and yes Tracy mails internationally too).


  1. What a really unique creation Jane and perfect for our theme this month.

    Many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  2. Awe what a cute little strawberry box...almost as cute as the little strawberry picker!! 🍓🍓🍓
    I'm picking my own strawberries at the moment too but they're not coming fast enough so we supplement them with bought locally grown ones, they are good!!!
    Have a good week my friend, my Hb is off this week so we are holidaying at home but the weather isn't playing ball I'm afraid !!
    V x

  3. Sweet strawberry box! What fun! :) I really like the tag too. Thanks for playing over ATSM #151. Melissa -DT

  4. Great post Jane, I now feel like having some strawberries at tea time. Lovely to see Daisy picking her strawberries, I can remember the excitement doing the same as a child.
    Hugs, Julie x

  5. Lovely strawberries, Jane! I love your card art strawberry, it looks great. How pretty Daisy looks in her lovely summery dress, and what fun picking strawberries with nana :) Pimms in the garden is one of my favourite summer treats too.
    Happy new week.
    Helen xox

  6. brilliant make Jane - and i love the photos of Daisy - lovely xx

  7. What a fun little gift Jane! Those strawberry drinks look mighty delicious...might need the recipe for that one?? hint hint. hugs :)

  8. Hello Jane,

    Why do I find myself craving strawberries now?
    Your post is delicious and that box truly is adorable.
    My DD Gabrielle has told me that she tried the backberry Pimms down in LA ;o) but I think I would prefer YOUR version!

  9. loving the Pimms and the photo's and gorgeous paper on your lovely creation
    hugs Kate xx

  10. Love the gift box, but then I'm very partial to strawberries. Your day at Wimbleton looks like a wonderful experience.

  11. What a wonderful gift box. Exquisite.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  12. What a gorgeous strawberry box! Great design! Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week!
    Kamila DT

  13. Lovely gift Jane, beautiful photos too.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more, good luck!
    Welcome again;-))m

  14. Strawberry fest! Yay! Yummy pics and the project! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.
    Olesya DT

  15. WOW what a stunning creation and my home grown strawberries have only just finished, i so wish i had put them in my Pimms too :-) and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x


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