Here in the UK, we are used to rubbish weather ,we don't like it but we have no choice, but when the sun shines and the temperatures lift we try to make the most of it. I know many of us have used the opportunity to enjoy the garden. With a very cold start to the year things are blooming later but you can't hold nature back for long. In our garden nature , with a bit of help from the Middleton Seniors , is doing a grand job, I have taken some pics this morning to share with you , if you look closely you will see the robin, he took an early dip in the bird bath . It's hard to say who's more scared of who , me or the little robbin , taking a pic of him I'm so jumpy he flys off!
While my thought are still outdoor I desided to make a floral card. The pretty papers are pink petticoat downloads. The center piece rose is a "build a rose " by papermania, you stamp , cut and assemble the pieces , I put a brad in the centre to create a lovely 3d rose . Bit time consuming but worth I think. I've added a martha stewart punch black border and a lilac ribbon to complete the look.
I cut a few sprigs of lilac and added some greenery , placed in a vase they looked pretty and the smell in the hall is lovely.
Sunday Sketch and Stamp : followed the sketch above