Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Less is More 219

The challenge on Less is More’s blog this week is a One Layer Card with Splatters.
My card:-
Image & Sentiment – Technique Tuesday
Card – Kraft
Ink pads – Memories, Memento & VersaColor



Sunday, 12 April 2015

Life Update

I haven’t been on line for quite some time.  That’s because it has been such a good summer.  The weather has been so fabulous that I have spent a lot of time outside in the garden. 

We almost have the vegetable garden the way we want it.  The vegetables we harvested this past season didn’t live up to my expectations but they never do because I always picture a cornucopia.  We did well enough because the next step from growing is cooking and I have been very busy in the kitchen producing dishes to freeze.  It’s been great fun cooking the old favourites and trying new recipes.

This year I have been propagating my own plants.  The first thing I do when I get up of a morning is to check the seedlings, just like a doting parent.  Pathetic right?  We had success with a new (to me) plant, a Trombone zucchini.   I picked the last of them yesterday.
The Trombone zucchinis are the pale green vegetables.  The dark vegetables are the ordinary zucchinis.  You can see my sunflowers and marigolds in the background.  This bright cheery patch was the first thing I would see when I came out my backdoor.  You can’t help but be happy when you see those flowers.

My husband has constructed two wickering beds at the property in Colac.  That is to keep the plants watered even if we aren’t there on hot days to do so ourselves.

We have also been attending gardening workshops at St Erth, Blackwood (approx 90km from Melbourne).  During the gold rush Blackwood had a population of about 13,000.  Now it is probably about 300.  St Erth is a homestead built 1863.   It is now part of the Diggers Club which is committed to sustainable gardening and heritage seeds.
St Erth, Blackwood.



Friday, 10 April 2015

Our Beautiful World, Week 91

 The prompt on Our Beautiful World this week is a Shades of Pink.


One of my roses, Constance Spry.

A decorated bicycle outside a costume hire shop.



CASology WEEK 141

The Casology DT announced some wonderful news, Gillian and her husband welcomed a baby boy into their household on April 1st!   So it was felt a baby card would fit the challenge and help the team celebrate this lovely event.

My card:-
Digital Image – Eline Pellinkhof
Sentiment - Computer generated
Pencils – Lyra
Card – Mondi &Bazzill
Misc – Wink of Stella

Also I would like to say hello to a new follower Traci Cavitt, Cricutjunkie.



Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Less is More 218

The challenge on Less is More’s blog this week is a colour challenge.

Predominantly Black!

My card:-
Digital Image & Sentiment – Pink Petticoat
Pencils – Lyra
Design Paper – Oneheart-onemind
Rhinestone – Kaiser Craft