Sunday, 14 July 2013

Some photos in my garden, a couple of cards and some follower candy

I hope you have managed to stay cool enough this weekend. I have spent a good part of yesterday and a bit of today at Gedling Book festival. It was brilliant! Meg was volunteering there, so I thought I would pop over and see what was happening. I sat in on four talks/ workshops. They were in Marquees with a through draught, so perfect for the weather! Anyway, this hot weather has brought the flowers out on my pot marjoram and shasta daisies, so I thought I would share a couple of photos.

I also had a couple of cards to make, one for a colleague going on maternity leave...
 I coloured the Mo manning image with promarkers, cut out with a nestie and mounted on some polkadot paper from Pink Petticoat. The sentiment is from Inkylicious.
My second card was one that I really didn't know what to put on it. I eventually settled on this for a chap who has been covering my class each Wednesday whilst I do management stuff (Technical term, that!). I used Kaleidacolor fresh greens and stamps from Inkylicious. It took me all of 10 minutes, tops!
Finally I promised Candy. This is the first of several I think. I am having a clear out and getting rid of things I don't use. First up is a bunch of 7 Molly Blooms stamps that have been used once or never. They are not to my taste at all, but I was asked to make a couple of cards to promote them some time ago.
It seems sensible to let them go to a good home. Leave a message below if you are interested and a follower. There will be some more follower candy soon.
Thanks for looking!


Craftnut said...

Hi Sally, is the Mo manning one a digi? my sister is having a baby and this is a great image. I'm with you on the molly blooms! Tracy x

Tracy Harris said...

I love the skeleton leaf good luck card Sally the colours are really fresh and vibrant. The maternity card is lovely to, you obviously have a lot of change in your work life with classroom and colleague changes, its a lot to deal with - I am really glad you found some time for you this weekend to do something nice and keep cool x Keep up the good work x

Sally Bownes said...

Sounds like you had an enjoyable day x

Two stunning cards too x

Great candy up for grabs, thanks for the chance. I shall promote in my side bar x

hugs sally x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Sally, I love the leaf one with the shades of green. I really like the Mo Manning pregnant lady as well, and it's a great idea for someone having a baby.

Thank you for your kind words you left on my blog earlier.

Sue x

mags said...

Your green leaf card really caught my eye. A CAS style card but so effective. Nice maternity card too. Thanks for the chance to win some stamps. These would certainly add to my small collection.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Your garden flowers are lovely. My daisies have died out. Think the drought got to them last year.
Thanks for a chance at the follower candy!

Valerie said...

Fab image for a maternity leave card Sally, but I love your leaf card, beautiful:) I expect you are on a holiday countdown!
Val x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely photos of your flowers - love Shasta daisies. Your cards are both super - I particularly like the one with the leaves but the Mo Manning image on the first is beautifully coloured. Please count me out for the candy - lovely as Molly Blooms are they are not my style either :) Elizabeth xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautifull flower photos , great cards and lovely candy, I love them all!!


Paula (PEP) said...

Love the look of those skeleton leaves & perfect for a gentleman....... Your daisies are a real treasure - one of my favourite flowers & just look at the lovely white/yellow combination. Please don't include me in the Molly Blooms, not really my flavour either.
Paula (PEP)

Gill said...

I love the leaf card - just my colours!!
I'd love to try some of your Molly Bloom stamps!

MaryH said...

Gorgeous photos of your flowers, and pretty flowers too. I loved your maternity card, especially liked the S/B to frame the sweet image. But the leaf one was my fav. So cool & fresh, & perfect for a guy. Would love to share in the candy scramble, but way too cost prohibitive to ship to me if I won it! So thanks for the chance & good luck to whomever gets the prize. Some very cute images in the bundle. TFS

Faith A said...

Beautiful flower photos and card.