Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Summer? Autumn?

Hey there ...


My we are having funny weather ... yesterday it turned cold and it got so windy that it took down one of my trees (again)! ... I already lost my lovely lilac shrub and a couple of years ago I lost a beautiful Lavatera ... Now I know to some serious gardeners ... Lavatera is not the preferred tree ... seemingly because it grows out of control if you let it and the dead flowers can make a mess. But me - I like it! I think it really adds colour to an otherwise dark corner and fills a space. So I planted a new one last year and it bloomed recently ... an abundance of showy pink blooms ... and yep, down it came yesterday (argh)! Thankfully this time somehow it did not snap like the last one and Hubby and I were able to save it in time (phew). I lost a few branches but that's ok ...
See how pretty the flowers look on my table ...



... and today it has been quite warm ... one minute really sunny, then the sky goes black ... 

I have a card to share with you ... another birthday ... pulled out the Websters pages Cherry Pie for this



I printed my CS first with Shimelle's Spring time Basics ledger paper ... background and image are Websters and I printed the image twice so I could cut out those little cherries, coat them in glossy accents and add a little diamond dust then mount them on sticky pads ... 




The little birdie (eyeing up those cherries) is from Vinnie Pearce (digital) "Journey Back" ... A 
little piece of hessian and some tulle tucked under a covered brad which has been in my stash for ages ... The gorgeous lace by the way is a purchase from Ebay ...

That's me for now ...

Till soon - keep safe

Ros







13 comments:

Diane said...

Beautiful creation as always...love those yummy cherries!! Love the bit of tulle added, too Glad you could save your tree...is that the same as Rose of Sharon?? I have one similar....we lost a BIG tree Friday night....I am just sick about it still, I miss it, can you believe it.....I have a picture of it in all its glory I took this April...you can see how tall it was...its on my blog 'Nellies Nest" a few posts back if you want to take apeak at it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely as always, the vintage cherry image is pretty, red fabric button on that corner, oh Ros, so filled with vintage goodies here, thanks for sharing.
Sorry to hear about your tree, it could be very windy here where I live, the new tree we had on Saturday fell the next day, we need to get the guy from the nursery to come out again to fix this.

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful card! :)

Lynnda Hosni said...

No doubt... this is beautiful Ros...xx

P/S: If you don't received the goodies by Friday... do let me know... I will resend another one... as I feel really bad..so sorry...xx

Lori said...

Love the diamond dust on the cherries...so pretty! The flowers on your table are gorgeous!

Linda Robinson said...

Your card is so pretty.. I just love the images you use..

I lost a tree this year.. It was about 16 years old.. I was so sad.. The one we put in to replace it has already died.. We now need to replace it again... This darn heat out here kills everything..

I hope you have a great day..

Hugs, Linda

kerenbaker said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the cherries and diamond dust. Tey look nearly edible. Yum. Hope the rest of your tree survives its trauma!xx

Heather Jensen said...

Such a lovely card Ros! The cherries and button are super.
Sorry to hear about your bush. It was very windy where I lived before. Those are beautiful flowers. :)

Stella said...

Ros you did it again.... I nearly fell off my chair the moment I looked at your card...love,love,love it!
I also had a lavatera in my garden but lost it two years ago... after a winter with freezing cold temperatures... They are so beautiful and I love it when they are in full bloom.
And here in Holland I can only say that fall has arrived. Today is the second day in a row that it's raining the WHOLE day...Where is the summer????

cbuswell said...

Love this, the cherries look great and the little bird is perfect!

Deb Hickman said...

Stunning card,I love how the bird is perched on the twine.

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Cherry's Jubilee said...

This is absolutely one of the sweetest cards I have ever seen! I love the birdy looking up and the way you added demension to the cherries..and of course the glitter just makes it! hugs, cherry

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Ros! The cherries look delicious & mouth watering!

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