Thursday, 3 October 2013

Full Sail

Good morning all, a bit of a mixed bag weatherwise, rain earlier on, now it is cloudy but quite warm. Today's card, it's that long since I took a photo of it I really have to think. Blank topper and stamps-Kanban, coloured with Promarkers, background a touch of Pan Pastels, Spodgeaway mask used for border and framework, anchor and compass Kanban, sentiment from stash, one of my UIU bags!
 I have put some more garden photos on too.

Paving and slate gravel finished,a bit of tidying to do I think.
These stones are some of the ones that were dug up, and are going to be used in a little rockery in this corner.
The chimenea looks lost in that corner, will have to get a bigger one for next year. Bird feeder back in place, I hope the birds haven't moved to pastures new. An apple on the floor to encourage the blackbirds.
Paving at the back door, just look at all our garden shoes just dumped there, but we dashed out to move this, help with that, they had a permanent spot near the back door.
This is the barbecue built from some off the bricks that were dug up. 
Well that's it for today folks, I am going to make some celery and butter bean soup for lunch, and then it is back to planting bulbs, there are times when I regret buying a box of 200, but I know it will be worth it in spring, if the squirrels don't dig them up first! Take care.


  1. Hi Carol,
    great male card. Love the design and that lovely ship image.
    Wow the garden is really taking shape now.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  2. Gorgeous card Carol, I love the image and fabulous detailing.
    Sue xx

  3. I love anything nautical and I love your card, great image and design, , Kate X

  4. Love your card Carol, cards for men are my worst nightmare and we seem to have so many men in the family(didn't help by having three sons - one of whom has a male partner!) Your garden is looking wonderful, hope the bulbs survive! Look forward to seeing you crafting out there next summer!! Chrisx

  5. Wow! Brilliant card Carol. Love the swirls of blue using the pan pastels for the sky. Very effective. Looks like it was great fun to put together.

  6. Awesome card Carol, I have pan pastels I won but no idea how to use did a great

  7. Your card is beautiful, Carol and how wonderful does your garden look. I hope you get to sit out this weekend
    Rosie x

  8. Hi Carol gorgeous card and your garden is looking brilliant.


    PS - Thanks for the thoughts on the pumpkins - roasting the seeds is about the only think I do know about!!! ;-)

  9. Fab card Carol and the garden is looking wonderful if you email me @ I'll send you the address :) thanks huggles Sue xxx

  10. Good morning Carol .... "Surprise" .... "Found you"
    Well have to confess I got a link to you from Flora ... Crafty Lark

    What a fantastic job you are making of your wonderful garden. I is going to be absolutely terrific. Know what you mean about the slabs looking better when wet, we are the same. However we really don't want rain all the time do we??? Just give them a wetting with the garden hose, stand back and admire!!!
    Great card I like that very much.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia xx

  11. Hello Carol, love your card and fab photos, looks like you are all set for next Summer. xx Flora

  12. Just popping in my friend to thank you for always commenting...hope you are ok as you have not made anything for awhile....I have candy if you want to put your name down,,,it's a double up die I

  13. Fabulous coloring and card design, love the pictures.

    Hugs Diane

  14. Hi Carol, thanks for popping in my place, are you ok...not seen anything from you lately...luv annie xxx