Good morning everyone. Hope all is well with you and that those having difficult times are managing to stay strong.
I have been feeling better so managed to do a bit of gardening on Tuesday..... well, I actually hacked a load of brambles that had taken up residence last year so there is now a 4ft pile of them on the lawn. Needless to say, Mr D was not impressed when he got home, partly because I had been too active and partly because of the pile on his precious lawn.
Also managed to have lunch with John yesterday as he was over my way so it was nice to catch up over a Maccy D (lettuce, onion and gherkin do count as part of your 5 a day don't they?).
Nesta and Davey are still away. Davey sent me some photos of the beautiful wisterias in Japan. He said it was ok to show them so they are at the end of this post.
Now, another of John's show samples and this time its the Peony rubber stamp. If I am allowed favourites, it is this one and the lily. I thought this was crying out to be decoupaged so that's what I did. In fact, I think this was the first of the samples I made and not a single die cut in sight!!!
White, lime green and fuchsia pink card
John Lockwood Peony stamp
John Lockwood sentiment stamp (double stamped to create a shadow effect)
Couture Creations Tied Together embossing folder (de-boss side)
Spectrum Noir alcohol pens
Memento Dew Drop inks
Dovecraft teeny pink bling
I really enjoyed making this as it turned out just as I wanted. I realise it my be a bright colour choice for some of you but after I coloured the peony, I just ran with the pink and green theme. My colouring could be a whole heap better but I'm still learning lol!!!
Now, here are Davey's pics. The first wisteria is 150 years old. Isn't it amazing?
It apparently covers an area of 1000 square meters. . . . . . .wow!!!
The racemes are beginning to open on my lilac and white one so I'll post some snaps when they are more fully open. My pure white one has racemes forming as it flowers a little later.
Anyhoo, time for a homemade frangipane tart (its Wednesday evening scheduling, rather than me troffing cake at 6am lol!!!) and a cup of Tetley decaff.
Enjoy your Thursday and thank you, as always, for your kind comments.