Thursday, 1 September 2016

August Favourites...

This month's blog header comes from our visit to the Botanic Gardens last September... I had originally picked a photo that was vivid autumn colours on some of the little Japanese trees in the rockery - this is also from the rockery area and a bit softer on the eye.

I was especially pleased with "Reach for the stars" as it used up two pieces from my spare/reject background box - the wrinkle-free distress base, and the watercoloured girl and cat who had a sentiment stamped upside down beside them on the original card. Mind you - if I know I'm going to be cutting out, I prefer to use a lighter weight of watercolour paper to make it easier for myself, and she was stamped on a particularly good heavy one.

Oh, and I have been meaning to give a book recommendation. One of the books we took on holidays with us was Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan. C read it over a few days and enjoyed it, although he felt it had a bit too much of Google the place. I read it in a day, and didn't feel that. I see that there is now a prequel, which I will have to check the library for.


  1. What a beautiful selection. I had to go look at your gallery to see more about the seashore card - there's so much detail to it. Love them all.

  2. These are wonderful! I love the smile one . . . that camera stamp is great! As is your new header!