Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Flowers from the garden and Artisan Design


Morning Peeps, well it's rained solidly for what seems like forever and my in house weather man, aka Hubby tells me we've had over 4.75 inches in the last few days. So I thought I would lighten the mood with some photos when I had a wander around the gardens when last it was dry. Also to keep the floral theme going some of my samples using the stamps from Keeley's Garden 1 which Pete of Artisan Design will be showcasing on Hochanda on 21st June.

As with all Pete's previous releases, there are lots of inspirational sentiments
Holly posing.....she does it so well
A Bee collecting it's nectar right inside one of the Digitalis trumpets
Jemima (her mate Puddleduck was sadly 'Foxed' a few weeks ago) and Donald, one of the brood of abandoned baby Mallards we took in from the RSPCA last year
My finished samples

Have a good Tuesday everyone and do remember to make a note of the date Pete will be abck on our screens.
 
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25 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh Brenda, qui abbiamo un'ora sole e un'ora pioggia, continuamente, ogni giorno... Così diverso dal solito! I cambiamenti climatici si fanno davvero sentire ovunque nel mondo! Speriamo che la natura non soffra troppo e che trovi il modo di adattarsi per sopravvivere. Le piante del nostro orto stanno crescendo male, solo quelle in serra sono rigogliose, ma la serra è piccola. Speriamo che il tempo migliori...
Amo guardare le foto del tuo paradiso, le tue piante e i tuoi animali! Che meraviglia!!! Di certo hai tantissime ispirazioni per i tuoi lavori craft, e si vede!!! :D
Favole cards, colori stupendi e bellissimi sentiments!!! Non posso scegliere una preferita! :) Quella ghirlanda di foglie a forma di cuore è un vero spettacolo!!! Grande ispirazione!
Abbracci!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful collection of samples there Brenda and a wonderful walk around your gorgeous flowers and garden. The foxglove is amazing, mine is looking a little battered by the rain at the moment. On the plus side Hubby laid some turf in one spot of our garden last week, at least he's not having to run out and water it while we have this weather.

Sue xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I don't think I can even remember when it was dry, I'm back in jumpers!:( Great cards, photos and nails ;) You've definitely been a busy bee. Lovely work as always Brenda x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

It's very soggy here too Brenda, I'm in my room trying to get inspired but nothing is happening :0(
Lovely bright and cheerful post today, thanks for the uplift of spirits and gorgeous pictures of your sample cards.
Lorraine

Viv said...

Now we had a nice day yesterday till about 5pm! (Least I got the washing dry). Rain now today - and the heating is on!
Fab samples B and lovely flowers!
PS What colour is that nail varnish?????

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful and gorgeous flower cards Brenda

and you have a gorgeous garden / flowers
Gr Karin

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful photos, love your cards. Holly is adorable! Been raining here as well. Have a great week. Anesha x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous samples Brenda I love all the stamps and gorgeous flowers -our two ducks were sadly foxed too a couple of months ago!!!
Carol x

Mac Mable said...

I So enjoyed reading your post. What amazing samples and tons of inspiration, thank you....Such beautiful cards x. Lovely photos of your beautiful flowers, animals (so very sorry about Jemima) and love the bee x. Yes it does seem ages since it was dry...Let's hope Summer comes soon x

cuilliesocks said...

Oh I'm so sorry about Jemima, poor thing. Donald looks very handsome and Holly is adorable and posing beautifully. You'll notice I comment first on the critter, lol.
Your selection of cards are wonderful, beautifully designed and coloured. Pete's artwork is wonderful.
Your flowers are soooo beautiful, you must be so green fingered...and pink nailed, which are fab, keep well, Kate x

nnalorac said...

Lovely selection of cards and loved the stroll round your garden. Mr Fox over the years helped himself to most of our birds. Rained here for most of the last three weeks, totally fed up with it now, heating on here which is nothing new, it's only June!!
Carol xx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful cards with some gorgeous images and designs.
Fabulous photo's of the garden and the animals, poor Jemima, nature can be so cruel at times.
Like Sandra I have been in jumper since coming back from holiday, and you would not believe the hailstones we had last weekend, heating on every evening the past few days. Would you please tell the weather that it is June up North too.

Kath x

ALI said...

Stunning collection of cards and flowers Brenda x

kiwimeskreations said...

What beautiful gardens you have Brenda - so sorry to hear of Jemmima's 'foxing' :(. Love your cards, and it's no wonder you make such beautiful floral cards when your gardens are such a feast for the eyes
Blessings
Maxine

pinky said...

Oh wow I love seeing photos of your garden Brenda! The colours are so vibrant. Loving the cards too. Beautiful flower stamps.

Mia said...

What a lovely collection of cards, Brenda.And how beautiful you combined them with the flowers! I love your garden, my friend. Give Holly a kiss from me!

Carole said...

Beautiful cards Brenda and truly gorgeous flowers too. We have loads of lovely blooms battered by the rain and laying on the grass here...such a shame after all hubby's hard work in the garden.xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful samples Brenda, fab photos too, love the photo bomber!! Poor Jemima xx

Fliss said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards with Pete's beautiful stamp designs Brenda and lovely photos too.
Sorry I haven't been round much lately, still family stuff cutting down my me time.
Fliss xx

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Brenda, you are so efficient with your crafting time, and with the lovely creations you make! These are all gorgeously designed with beautiful flowers! Speaking of flowers, thanks for the tour of floral close-ups from your garden. WOW! ANNUALS do not grow that lushly here. I am smitten by your ruffled pink petunias trimmed in white! Amazing! hugs, de

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous photos of your garden . Love the shot of the ducks enjoying themselves. Lovely arrangement of cards too. Hugs Mrs A.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous cards and adorable Holly, what a lovely doggie...the flowers are just beautiful x.

Linby said...

What a beautiful selection and you are right it does need some brightening up with all this rain. Everyone a gorgeous card and your lovely doggy too.

I love your foxglove, mine only ever opened partly so never got a full bloom like this all in one go. Then we got rid of them when we had a dog due to the poison aspect.

Fikreta said...

Very nice cards
love your photos!
flowers is so pretty!

Greta said...

Oh what beautiful flowers--real & stamped! My favorite pic is with Holly posing! Gotta love our fur babies!