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Monday, 27 May 2013

Elegant Roses and some garden pics



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.







challenges entered :

Sunday Sketch and Stamp : followed the sketch above

12 comments:

Lisa Lynn said...

Gorgeous card. Love your pictures.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card Jane. I love the delicate colours.
Your garden looks wonderful, gorgeous photos.
Sue xx

catherine said...

This is so beautiful Jane and thanks for joining us over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp this week
x catherine

Pia S said...

Beautiful card- and garden too! Elegant design and papers, a card that can be used for so many different kinds of occasions.

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Jane, so elegant.
Your garden looks lovely - everything is really starting to grow now isn't it!
Pauline
x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jane, a lovely flower and design.
Your garden looks gorgeous too.
Lorraine x

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is just stunning and stunning photos too hugs Pops x

Beryl said...

Thank for sharing your gorgeous garden with us Jane.
The card is beautiful, love that rose stamp - very effective, and the papers compliment it beautifully.
Beryl xx

pinky said...

Jane your green fingers are to die for, your garden is so beautiful!! I love your beautiful card too, your green fingers extend so easily onto your cards.

Jules said...

Hi Jane

A beautiful card and fantastic photographs too.

Your garden always looks amazing!!!

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Juls said...

Very elegant card, & your garden looks amazing! Hugs Juls xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Jane this is stunning, wow, it looks so classy and very elegant, excellent creation.
hugs
lorraine x