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Wednesday 19 June 2019


Firstly, I must thank you all for the lovely messages you left me
on my last post. 
It wasn't an easy thing to do, to step down from WW.
It was a long time on the same team. 

I have been busy making cards for the Care Homes.
I just take in 2 whole racks full of new designs and swap them over, 
for the ones that are leftovers.

I bought this Stamping Bella stamp called Poppy, at the 
Craft Show at Thetford, last February. 
This is the first stamping with it!!
I don't usually like faceless images, but I do like their stamps.

I coloured her with Copics. 
The background was from a paper pad from Hobbycraft.
I ran it through an embossing folder that was free
with a magazine. I have no idea which one!!

I haven't used embossing folders for ages. I am 
determined to use them a bit more. 

I grounded her with a touch of grass, a few flicks with a pen!
Very technical...not!!

I took these 2 photos of an area in my garden at the
end of May. 
I had just dead headed the Cape Daisy, cutting off 154 dead heads!!

Four days later I cut off 241 dead heads!!!
And it is still in full flower and will be, right through the summer.
That is when we get a summer!!

This was another corner and yes that is another Cape Daisy.
I have 3 of them in the border.
They are a but thuggish, but I just cut them back a bit. 
The good thing is that they are evergreen, so less weeding to do!!

Well I am now off to do a bit more dead heading. I find
it quite relaxing and love watching the bees. 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog
and I love to read your lovely messages.
Everyone is appreciated. 

Big hugs,


Lynne said...

A gorgeous card Carol, fab colouring and the embossing folder adds extra interest to your background paper. I don't use them often enough either. Lovely pics of your garden and those daisies are so colourful. I could do with some in our garden. Hubby is often saying there's not enough colour in it x

Doris knippenenplakken said...

What a beautiful card Carol! Very nice background. You color so beautifully, really beautifully done. Your flowers are really beautiful in our garden .
Have a nice day, Hugs Doris

Chris said...

A really gorgeous card Carol, absolutely beautiful colouring on the image too, she's sweet! Yes, I'm sure it's a wrench to have stepped down from the team especially after so long but looks like you're very busy with other things to do. I think I need to get some Cape Daisies, how beautiful they are and I need something a bit thuggish to keep weeds down. Have a good rest of the week. Chris xx

Sarah said...

What a beautifully coloured card Carol. You are sooooo brave...I have this stamp, unopened somewhere because I am too chicken to colour her!! What an amazing garden you have, really beautiful xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, such a pretty image and I love the red and green together.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Carole said...

This is simply stunning carol...your colouring of that super image is perfect...she's lovely and yes I like the embossed background paper idea for the future,,,thank you for the inspiration. Hugs xx

Chrissy said...

I'm a bit late Carol, so sorry, I got all wrapped up in my flat and time just slid by..gorgeous card,I love the red, beautiful colouring and look at your gorgeous pretty.