Morning Peeps, Saturday again and this weeks Allsorts theme as selected by Lorraine is 'In the Garden'. Our winners will receive some Card-io stamps from First Stop Stationers.
I've not been the best blogger this week, have a few new health issues going on and spent much of the week at hospital and not felt much like sitting at the computer (most know I can't see well enough for commenting on phone or tablet). I will get to you all just as soon as I feel up to it again. Luckily the bulk of this post was scheduled in advance.
Above a sample using one the new Vintage Inc., stamp sets by Stephanie Weightman, this is the very first release which has four floral sets and four lace ones, they are all really good sized images with several in each set which coordinate beautifully. The Daisy is called Bellis (Bellisima - Beautiful) onto an inky Oxide background, another piece of hubbys mesh from the greenhouse, one of my own sentiment stamps and Sidney the Squirrel (see further down for my own garden variety).
For my second DT share I'm in the vegetable garden (probably with a bunny or two) using AALL and Create Seeds of Hope. Each time I get this stamp set out I think of my Dad and what a perfect image it would have been for a Birthday card for him. He farmed all his life and was an avid gardener growing sufficient vegetables to feed the village.......in fact up until only a few years ago when he was too poorly to garden anymore it was quite normal to see carrier bags lined along our front hedge full of produce for neighbours to help themselves. I rather suspect the honesty of that process would be abused in many places but it worked in our small village.
I digress, an Oxide splodgy background using acetate, the focal image stamped and a little colour added, some random stamping with worker stamps to carry the colour of the carrots and a little spotlight tied with raffia, something my Dad always had in abundance.
As we are in the garden it seems appropriate to share a few photos, the beautiful Clematis Amandii which is absolutely glorious this year growing right over a fence and across one of the seats and the scent is divine. And popping through the top a Magnolia flower which is planted the other side.
And a couple of 'Sam the Squibble' (so named by youngest Granddaughter) tucking into his feed, he goes in fits and spurts, some days he is fanatical and completely empties it burying in numerous places, I often wonder if he remembers where. Other days he comes for his fill and goes to sleep it off.
Enjoy the weekend.
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