lavender and roses

Monday, June 27, 2011

little bird with teal ribbon

Hello! Welcome back!  I made this CAS card with a little bird from the HERO ARTS Bird Trio and HERO ARTS Everyday Sayings.  I must say that it took me quite a while to figure out that CAS meant clean and simple ... when I studied painting, we used to call it KISS!   ;)

Enjoy your day! Thank you for your visit!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

beautiful foxglove

Several foxglove plants grow throughout my garden ... but this one is unique ... only one flower like this comes up every year. If anyone else has one like this, I would love to see a photograph of it. Thanks for looking. Have a wonderful day!

a bouquet for you

Spring flowers from my garden
 ... for you

Thank you for visiting
... enjoy your day

Friday, June 17, 2011


... grateful for so many things
... such as
... flicker friends

card made with Hero Arts Antique Engravings and lots of patterned paper!

Thank you for your visit .... grateful   :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

blue hydrangea and there's a butterfly in the rose garden

Blue hydrangea and there's a butterfly in the rose garden were made with Hero Arts stamps.
:) You may have noticed  ... this hydrangea stamp (Hero Arts) is new to me ... a gift from my darling daughter. I fell in love with this stamp when I first saw how Jacqueline used it on her beautiful cards.  ... and I do love Jacqueline's cards!

Thank you again for visiting. Don't forget to celebrate today!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

a butterfly in the garden

A butterfly in the garden was made with HERO ARTS Floating Garden, Antique Engravings and All Occasion Messages.

Thank you for your visit!

Celebrate today  :)   !

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

hydrangea with a blue ribbon

Another congratulations card made with HERO ARTS Stamps : Hydrangea, Antique Engravings and Everyday Sayings.  I used the watercolour ink technique for the background. I entered this card in the HERO ARTS June Weddings and Congratulations Contest found here

Thanks for visiting! Please come again!

Monday, June 13, 2011

ribbon and roses - congratulations


 I have entered this card in the CR84FN Challenge - Light Pink, Medium Green and Neutral
 which can be found here 

and the HERO ARTS June Challenge  Weddings and Congratulations
which can be found here

Hello!  I hope you're enjoying your day today and being creative! 
Another congratulations card made with HERO ARTS stamps Antique Engravings, Everyday Sayings and the rose from Two Birds (3 Images).
I think my photgraphs are getting a little better. Certainly they are becoming easier to take. Thank you Lisa!

Thank you Lin for telling me about the CR84FN Colour Challenge!
... and thank YOU for visiting!   :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Congratulations Card

A Congratulations Card made with HERO ARTS Stamps Hydrangea, Antique Engravings and Everyday Sayings.
Thank you for visiting! Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

To Night

To Night
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Swiftly walk over the western wave,
Spirit of Night!
Out of the misty eastern cave
Where, all the long and lone daylight,
Thou wovest dreams of joy and fear,
Which make thee terrible and dear, -
Swift be thy flight!
Wrap thy form in a mantle grey,
Blind with thine hair the eyes of Day,
Kiss her until she be wearied out,
Then wander o'er city, and sea, and land,
Touching all with thine opiate wand -
Come, long-sought!
When I arose and saw the dawn,
I sighed for thee;
When light rode high, and the dew was gone,
And noon lay heavy on flower and tree,
And the weary Day turned to his rest,
Lingering like an unloved guest,
I sighed for thee.
Thy brother Death came, and cried
`Wouldst thou me?'
Thy sweet child Sleep, the filmy-eyed,
Murmured like a noontide bee
`Shall I nestle near thy side?
Wouldst thou me?' -And I replied
`No, not thee!'
Death will come when thou art dead,
Soon, too soon -
Sleep will come when thou art fled;
Of neither would I ask the boon
I ask of thee, beloved Night -
Swift be thine approaching flight,
Come soon, soon!

My father gave me a book of poetry by Percy Shelley when I was very young.  It was because I have always loved the star lit night that I thought this poem was so romantic. I hope you enjoy it too.

Thank you for visiting.