Sunday, 3 July 2011

Less is More - shades of blue


 Here is my card for this week's less is more challenge where the theme is shades of blue - right up my street! I used my ink dusters and a set of stamps from Inkylicious called Flight of dreams. I used big and juicy waterfall  for the 'dusting' and majestic blue versafine for the stamping. I love the effect with the ink dusters, and I will be practising more with them as soon as I get a bit more time.I'm also entering this into the Allsorts challenge this week where the theme is 'Free and easy'.
We had a beautiful day for our school summer fair yesterday, but when I got home I was shattered! I spent Friday evening baking cupcakes (forty five in 3 different flavours) and Saturday morning decorating them before selling them and lots of others on Saturday afternoon. It was a huge success and we raised lots of money for school. here is a photo after we'd sold a few.
Whilst I'm showing you some photos from yesterday I thought I would share with you a photo of our greenhouse on the school field.
It is made from pop bottles and bamboo canes with a wooden frame. you can find instruction of how to make one here. We have six tomato plants in there and they are doing very well! To the right you can see our raised beds - one per class. We should have a good crop of potatoes very soon, our herbs are looking  great and next year we should have some rhubarb too!
Thanks for looking!

47 comments:

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Your card is beautiful Sally, very calming to look at.

I'm really impressed with the greenhouse!

Hugs, Clare x

Sandra said...

Love your card, elegant. Those cupcakes look delicious and your school greenhouse is ingenious. Well done hope the Toms ripen OK.

Linby said...

A beautiful card - very serene.
Your cakes look very yummy. Someone I work with is saving bottles to make one of those houses for her allotment, never actually seen one.
Linbyx

Netty said...

Beautiful card. Yummy cupcakes and love your greenhouse. x

Zoë said...

Love the card and the cakes look great. Clever greenhouse that seems quite a popular pastime for schools and a great recycle project. Well done.

Margaret said...

Just gorgeous!
Margaret x

Jill said...

A gorgeous CAS card. The cupcakes looks sooo yummy, can really understand that you did get in a lot of money! Great idea with the greenhouse also :)
Have a good day Sally
and thanks for joining Allsorts for our free and easy theme this week. Good luck
Hugs, Jill

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Stunning card (love the 'dusting), scrummy cakes and a very 'Arty' looking greenhouse. Love Sheila x
P.S I could just eat a nice cupcake!

Loli said...

Hola Sally, fantastic design for your card, beutiful shades, so elegant card.
Yours muffins YUMMY!!!.your greenhouse FANTASTIC GREEN IDEA!!!.
A HUG FROM PALMA

Anita said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD.

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card!! (those cupcakes looked like they were so yummy!!)

Jess said...

the card is gorgeous, and those cupcakes look tasty!

Dana said...

Fantastic card and the cupcakes look delicious!

Suze Bain said...

Yummy cupcakes and a yummy card. Love the scene you've created. Fab. xx

Ang C said...

A beautiful card


Love the greenhouse

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card -love the slimline shape
And wow that Greenhouse is amazing!!
Lisa x

Wishcraft said...

Fab card - a lovely peaceful scene :o) Your cakes look yummy too! Lisa x

Suzilou said...

Gorgeous card really like the stamps and oh WOW to that greenhouse what a fantastic idea have been and got the instructions for this hehe :)

Diane said...

Beautiful and peaceful card!! Your cupcakes are making me hungry!

Lynne K said...

Wow! Love the card! And the greenhouse. Ignoring the cakes. ;-)

Debs said...

Stunning card Sally - love the background you have created.
Your cupcakes look scrummy yummy too!
And the greenhouse is amazing!
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Vicky Hayes said...

A really beautiful card Sally. You sound as if you've been VERY busy! The cakes look fabulous and well done for raising loads of money for your school. I'm really impressed with the greenhouse too and must pass on the link to the gardening club at my son's school.

Fleur said...

A stunning card, I love the greenhouse too
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

GinaA said...

wonderfull scene, love the way the trees give a depth of field.

The greenhouse is so interesting, will have a look at how to make one but I am rubbish with plants.

Teresa said...

Gorgeous card and yummy cakes too.
Teresa xx

Faith A said...

This is a fabulous card, love it, must show hubby the greenhouse, it would save £3oo lol

Carola Bartz said...

Such a beautiful card, Sally. The shades of blue are gorgeous and there is a very special calm and peaceful mood about the scene.

Bea said...

Love your card - it is really lovely
PS what a great greenhouse - certainly eco friendy

brenda said...

I'm rather late getting here Sally, but what a great post, as well as your lovely card, those cupcakes loook yum and am going to call the o/h to show him that greenhouse.

Thank you for sharing your card with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Sal

What a beautiful card .. . loving what you have done here very much.

Scrummy cakes and I am well impressed with the bottle greenhouse. What a great idea!! That really is recycling at its best.

Love Jules xx

Mandi said...

Beautiful card, love the tall design. The cakes look rather yummy too!
Thank you very much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

Fantastic card Sally, lovely scene...especially like the floiage right in the foreground :)
The bottle greenhouse is brilliant...so much safer and cheaper for a school to have :)
Jenny x

craftimamma said...

Love your card Sally. You are getting on very well with those Ink Dusters. Er, I bought mine on the same day and haven't even tried them yet!

Those gorgeous cupcakes are making my mouth water they look so scrummy and I too think the greenhouse is brilliant. The garden is looking great altogether.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Nicola said...

Great card with a fab image, those cakes look delicious and what a fantastic idea for a greenhouse! Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Diane said...

Wow! Beautiful card, yummy cupcakes and brilliant idea or greenhouse!! xx

Zoechaos said...

that greenhouse is fascinating wonderful project. love your blue dusted card Just playing catch up here. Enjoy this weather XOXO Zoe

Theresa said...

What a beautiful card. Love the scene.

I got lost in your greenhouse photo...how cool is that. Thanks for sharing.

Kathyk said...

Beautiful card (am envious of your inkdusters too) and fab looking cupcakes too - mmmmmm

Kathyk

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a lot of cupcakes !!! They look very scrummy indeed. As for your card so beautiful really think you rocked this challenge the shades are gorgeous.

Marie

Susan said...

Beautiful scene you've created on the card, Sally! Love it! The cupcakes look so yummy...sure does make me hungry! LOL! My Card

Angelnorth said...

Your tall slim card is serene and elegant-looking - lovely job!

Lynne said...

Fabulous card.
Lynne xxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love the tranquil scene you've created on this beautiful card Sally and I really like the DL shape too.
You are so good at baking cupcakes too - well done for helping to raise all that money for school. As for the greenhouse - how amazing is that! "Growing your own" is a great thing for children to get into - we (well hubby actually!)have an allotment and there's nothing quite like freshly picked veg.
Hugs, Sylvia x

Lesley said...

Wow what an amazing greenhouse - so eco friendly!!
Love your blue!!

lisa said...

Love your blue card, Sally. Those Inkylicious stamps are gorgeous aren't they.
What a lot of cupcakes, I'm not surprised they went down a storm, they look delicious.
Your pop bottle greenhouse is amazing. The kids love growing stuff don't they.
Hugs Lisax

Hannah said...

Sally, that card is beautiful, gorgeous scene, perfect in those blues :) That greenhouse is just so super as well :)

Angela Weimer said...

A fab card and those cupcakes look scrumptious. That greenhouse is such a unique idea. Love it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela