Tuesday, 24 April 2012


I had a very small select class last week to do some Monochromatic designs using some new stamps - and a favourte old stamp too!  Sometimes a challenge of just what you can do with one colour can be very refreshing - I really like lots of shades of a single colour.  All of the  messages were from a clear stamp set of everyday wishes by Woodware Craft Collection.
Here are some of my ideas, I hope you like them.
Hobby Art wooden stamps - Floral Delight & Dandelion with Versafine Deep Lagoon Blue and Imperial Purple - you can rally acheive lovely shading with these inks.

 Stampendous - Twooo Owls, with paper piecing using double sided papers from Woodwares Oslo range.
For this Blue/white card I used Blue vellum with white embossing powder and Versafine Majestic Blue inkpad for printing the background.  I have added some natural parls to dress the flowers a little. Jane Gill had excelled herself with this elegant feminine set of stamps - I love them -don't you?

Thursday, 12 April 2012

My visit to FLORIADE, Limberg, Holland.

On EASTER Saturday Mr C and I went to the FLORIADE Horticultural Expo in Limberg, Holland. It only happens every 10 years and it was a great day out. We went with our Dutch family JIll and Jan Van der Meijden who we stayed with for Easter.  This chrysanthemum display was a most colourful crowd of Easter!  These colours are very typical of this time of year aren't they?  Mother nature knows a thing or two!  I love how the lime greens and purples sit so well with the touch of pink and yellow.
 Mmmm1  Can you feel the fragrance?  These are the most delicious of all Spring flowers for me - I just adore this scent.  I cannot imagine Spring with out Hyacinths, can you?

Orchids were abundant at Floriade and amongst the most exotic and extravagant flowers.   I love the shapes and colours of them - but I feel something is missing because they have no perfume!  You can't please all the people all of the time.  BUT they are gorgeous aren't they?

Crows? Here are 3 young students posing as Crows!  They paraded around the Floriade and kept in character all day!  Magnificent - but not my camera work - sorry!