Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Floral storytelling

Recently I visited a beautiful floral exhibition at a garden centre near my parents. We often go for lunch there and they put on regular floral displays.  This summer the theme was storytelling. I took some photos to share as I thought the colours and flowers they used were spectacular.

These were my favourites.

There was a certain rabbit called Peter.
The girl with a red cape and a very scary grandmother.
 The 3 bears and the blond one!
 And a hatchet job from Jack

It was great fun and the flowers were spectacular. Here are a few of my favourite flowers in the displays.

The theme is changing to Autumn Fire next month.....the year is really flying past.

My card today is also one which tells a story....of sweet baby boys. Yes it's another I made for Dotty's. A very summery version using my favourite Penny Black stamp. I coloured it with my Promarkers.  The sentiment is Clearly Besotted and the papers are First Edition. The flowers are Cheery Lynn,

I would like to enter it into the following challanges.

Stamping sensations 3/3 anything goes
Penny Black and More 3/3 anything goes
Allsorts fabulous florals
Penny Black and More favourite technique mine is stamping and colouring
Happy Little Stampers anything goes with a die
Crafty Calendar summer fun
The Craft Barn weekly challenge blue
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge August

Summer is firmly in place today. The heat is on and we may reach 30c here in the south. I am meeting up with my daughter and Daisy for a day out so this fabulous weather is well timed.

Enjoy your day and sending you some sunshine if you are missing it.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Yes of course we're missing the sunshine, it never reaches this far, still dodging showers here!! :(
    What a brilliant display, I love the Peter Rabbit one and the real live beanstalk is great.
    Beautiful card as always. :)
    I'm meeting my girls today too but not for fun, third lot of jabs today. :(
    Enjoy your girlies,
    V x

  2. I LOVED the storytelling garden display, especially the Jack in the Beanstalk one.. how clever and fun! Your card is fab.. I am sure some new mummy will be happy to receive that one. Enjoy your summer. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. A gorgeous card and such a sweet little hedgy.

    Thanks for joining this months Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
    Lorraine x

  4. Hi Jane,

    That floral exhibit is right up my alley.
    It reminds me how sorry I felt to have not been able to visit Beatrix Potter's cottage while walking the Lake District!
    Your card is adorable with these soft pastel hues!

    Thank You!

  5. Wonderful exhibit at the garden center and such beautiful flowers. The colors are absolutely gorgeous.
    Such a cute baby card - do you find that some cards sell more than others?
    Like more baby cards than birthday cards. She should keep you busy with Christmas on the way.
    Sandy xx

  6. The card is so sweet..I love the hedgehog and those nice yellow flowers. It is so well laid out. Love the flowers! That second and third picture of the flowers....what kind are they??? The fairy tale aspect at this centre is really cute

  7. Hello Jane
    I am visiting you from Simply Sandy.
    Thank you for sharing such a wonderfully clever and beautiful flower display. Your gorgeous photos remind me that it would be impossible to pick just one favorite flower ;-)
    Your Baby Boy card is absolutely precious.
    I had 3 baby boys long ago so it touches my he♥rt too.
    Also wanted to mention that my husband and I visited the UK a few years ago and we got to see that wonderful statue at St Pancras Station.

  8. What great photos thanks for sharing them. Your baby card is just adorable.
    Julie x

  9. A lovely card, such a sweet image. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Kath x

  10. Hi Jane, As a librarian, I love this storybook theme. Well done to the garden centre. Lovely baby card.

    Have a creative and happy weekend (soon). August is flying by....
    Anne D.T. xx

  11. This is really gorgeous, Thanks for joining in with our Fabulous Florals challenge at Allsorts this week, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  12. Lovely card, and photos too.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Fabulous Florals' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  13. Beautiful card and photos! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this challenge.

  14. Lovely photo's and a good idea of the story telling. Your card is gorgeous, so sweet and adorable! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  15. Oooo i love how your garden center have done flowers to go with fairy tales.

    Delightful baby card and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

  16. Gorgeous card I love the soft colours. Thanks for joining in this months Summer Fun challenge over at Crafty Calendar. Don't forget to become a follower of our blog of you're not already.
    Bev x

  17. Such a cute card, and love all the pictures you had shared! happy to see you at HLS.

  18. Beautiful card. Gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  19. Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  20. Great baby card!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!


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