Monday, 28 May 2018

May Rudolf Day and Lea Gardens

 The end of the month is approaching fast so it is time for Rudolf Day once again over at Scrappy Mo's. I have created two little scenes using Inkylicious stamps and my ink dusters. The first has a sentiment from Honey Doo Crafts and on the second  I used a Sheena Embossing folder. I might add a sentiment eventually - for now it will do.
Do pop over to Mo's blog and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from her and the DT. Now spring is finally here, we have had a couple of outings recently, one of which was to Lea Gardens in Derbyshire, where there is a fantastic collection of Rhodedendrons, Azalea and Camelia. There is also a lovely tea shop! Here are some photos (I took lots!)

 The colours, scent and variety were a feast for the eyes!
By the pond we spotted lots of red damselflies
 and in the pond were lots of newts!
 Finally, take a look at the cakes!

Thanks for looking!


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two lovely cards Sally and I especially like the second one. Great stamping, colours and layout and I really like that embossing folder. Great photos and yummy cake too. Put me down for a slice of the first one please :) x

Helen said...

what a contrast between the two pretty (cold) Christmas cards and those beautiful sunny blooms! Wonderful photos (yummy cake!) Thanks for stopping by the Kew post the other day.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Sally, I love the second one with the embossed card base. The photos of the beautiful flowers you've taken are wonderful, it's great to see the photos but must have been so much better in real life.

Sue xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Wish I hadn't kept scrolling down to the cakes!
Lovely pics Sally - I have 3 Rhodos in pots on the patio - they have done really well this year - the weather must have suited them!
Two great cards too! x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sally, what gorgeous cards, love the scenes and composition of stamps, they both look so wintry.
Beautiful floral photography, and that cake, wow!!, hope you enjoyed it, Kate x

Dora said...

Two awesome wintercards. Beautiful scene have you made. I love the photo's too!
Look delicious your cake. Huge too...Enjoy.

Linby said...

Two very atmospheric cards - beautifully done.
It's years since I've been to Lea! Love your photos - nice cake too!

Joan said...

Two gorgeous cards Sally, love the embossing on the second one. Gorgeous photos, we have just been iin Scotland where there were rhododendron and azalea everywhere, beatutiful !

Joan x

Daffodil Cards said...

I have to say from start to finish this was a joyous post, EVERYTHING so beautiful, from your gorgeous cards to the magnificent blooms and cakes.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what beautiful snowy scenes you have created...a sheer delight to look at
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia