Sunday, 2 September 2012

Trimming The Tree ....

Hi everyone, hope you've had a lovely weekend.

We've been lucky with the weather and it's been sunny here hooray so I've been tidying up my garden.
I think it's the first year ever that I haven't bought bedding plants, the weather has been so awful that I've had no inclination to to any gardening at all this Summer (nothing at all to do with the fact that I spend every spare second I have crafting!!)

My brown bin was full to bursting and the garden still looks like a wilderness, it was really ready for some cutting back but I know if I don't do it now then it will probably not get done and then I'll have a massive job come Spring (been there, done that!!)

By the way, does anyone know if you are supposed to cut back Hellebores? The leaves are all tatty and eaten away but I don't want to kill them, they were lovely last Winter and full of flowers.

Manny loves it when I'm in the garden, he's in there wherever I'm working ...sniffing and pinching things and generally making a nuisance of himself lol


This is a card I made for the showroom at work, I'm still working on the colouring but getting better slowly - It's not something you can master overnight and I am a bit impatient!

The image is Trimming The Tree, isn't it cute, I love the little dog sat watching them with his Santa hat on

The sentiment is one of the new Grunge Christmas Messages  ...these are FABULOUS ...and I think you all agree because we've sold out of them TWICE!!

If you didn't manage to get them don't worry we have more on order

Right that's all from me, I'm going to sit in the garden and read my book for a while and make the most of this lovely evening.

Enjoy your evening whatever you're doing and as always thanks very much for stopping by


  1. Oh Anne this is a real cutie, I may well put it on my wish list to spend my winnings on !! I already ordered the grunge sentiments last week so they should be arriving this week...they are just fabulicious!
    Jane x

  2. This is gorgeous Anne. I love the image (no surprise there!) the detailing is wonderful. Your colouring is beautiful and I love the papers and flowers.

    Enjoy what's left of the evening

    hugs Sue

  3. Hi Anne, love this stamp it's so cute and the layout is fab. Need the papers next!
    Hugs Sue W.

  4. Lovely card Anne, gorgeous image and love the papers and colours. Hugs, Claire x

  5. Lovely card! Your colouring looks brilliant and those papers are fab. Sounds like you have been very busy with your gardening. My husband does ours - I would probably kill everything! xx

  6. Hi Anne
    What a lovely card and loving the backing papers they compliment the image
    such a yummy card,
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

  7. Anne, your Christmas card is wonderful! Your coloring is great with your fun papers. I suppose with all your rain this summer, you must have a jungle. With our lack of rain, I'm thinking of pitching my dried up potted flowers and putting in the fall mums early!

  8. A lovely card Anne, I got this stamp last week but have not got around to using it. If my colouring ends up anywhere near as good as yours I will be more than happy

  9. love your card Anne. I agree the image is cute and the papers look fab. Just to let you know I received my candy from the blog hop and it is gorgeous.
    Hugs Sharon. x


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