Thursday, 7 February 2019

Wisley Gardens in winter

I haven't had a chance to share the photos from my recent visit to Wisley Gardens so I thought today would be the perfect time. 
I love catching up with my dear blogging friend Brenda as we share a real love of gardening and so enjoy our seasonal visits to Wisley Gardens in Surrey. Our latest visit was in January and I must admit I thought there would not little colour around. How delighted I was to be so wrong. There were lovely colours everywhere.
Outside we saw the Witch hazel in bloom
 and this amazing tree, not sure of its name though.

Early daffs were in bloom
and even iris were poking up out of the undergrowth.
In the green houses the colours were so vibrant and the flower shapes so unusual.

So all these lovely colours inspired my latest Valentine's card which is heading down to Dotty's Tea House today.
I used some vibrant distress inks and the stamps are by Visible Image. I die cut some hearts and finished off with some sequins.
A couple of close ups.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

The crafty addicts 1/3 anything goes
Double D 1/3 hearts
Creative inspirations 1/3 with love
Addicted to stamps and more 1/3 make your mark
As you like it 2/3 fave shape or fold and why Mine is a 7X5" card blanks as these are so much easier to display than square ones at Dotty's Tea House where I sell my cards.
Stamping sensations 2/3 all things bright and beautiful
We love to create 2/3 anything goes mixed media
Lil patch of crafting friends 2/3 anything goes
Crafters castle 2/3 anything goes
Penny black and More 2/3 anything goes with the option of tags
Fashionable stamping 2/3 anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and for your very kind and supportive comments you have been leaving me, they are really appreciated.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Fantastic sentiment for this great background. Thanks for the lovely pictures of the flowers in the garden too. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D "Hearts" challenge. Hope to see you again.
    Barbara DT member

  2. Lovely card and great colour choice. Thanks for sharing at LPCF this week

  3. Dear Jane
    The tree you liked is Garrya Elliptica (Silk tassel bush) - it looks stunning at this time of the year. I really like the card - so bright and cheerful with a lovely sentiment.
    Best wishes

    1. Wow Ellie,thanks so much for that info! It looked so stunning xx

  4. Oh Jane thanks so much for posting all the beautiful flower/tree photos ... was uplifting to me on this dark dreary winter day in Ohio, USA! Your card is beautifully bright too and love the sentiment! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hearts’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Lovely card. The background is awesome.
    Thanks for joining us
    DT Addicted to stamps and more

  6. Wow, fantastic card, Jane! You've created an amazing, bright background with your distress inks. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Hearts" Challenge.

  7. Lovely floral images Jane!!
    Those 'fruit salad' colours keep coming!! :)
    Enjoy the weekend ahead my dear,
    V x

  8. Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!

  9. It was a fabulous day full of wonderful colours and textures in every part of the gardens, loved it and looking forward to the next visit. Your card is beautiful, picking up some of the gorgeous colours we enjoyed. Thanks for sharing xxx

  10. My goodness.. such fab photos of the tropical plants and trees in bloom! Your card is simply eye-popping and I love the sentiment. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  11. Super colour palette and wonderful sentiment Jane, thanks so much for joining in with our February themes at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  12. A super card Jane with such beautiful colours inspired by your Wisley visit. Great use of the VI stamps too. Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More Challenges xx

  13. A great card and a lovely sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  14. Gorgeous colours and a fab sentiment and design too. Thank you for sharing at As You Like It. Lynne DT

  15. I've never seen witch hazel, though I have used it on itchy skin before. So many interesting and beautiful plants. I can't wait for spring. I hope your days are getting more seasonal. Stay warm!

  16. Wow love your fabby colours absolutely fabulous Thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create, Hugs Terry (DT)

  17. A beautiful card in lovely colours and design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  18. I love the striking colours on this fabulous card. Thank you for joining in at AYLI. Sarah DT

  19. Beautiful colours and love the spiral clock

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  20. Love the fun background you created! Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle’s February Challenge! –Tasha ☺

  21. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Addicts, good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon :)


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