Wednesday, 22 June 2022


 Here we are again, Wednesday- WOYWW day. 

I had a slightly  more productive week - 2 things instead of 1...  First up a birthday card for my cousin Bridget who's birthday is Saturday, the day before mine.  No chance she'll see this so I am safe to share it here now

I used distress oxides in Villainous Potion and Peacock Feathers (I'd just ordered the new colour that was announced on Saturday and thought it about time I actually used some Distress again!!)

stamps are by Dina Wakley and Paperartsy (Seth Apter)

Hopefully, if the new colour arrives in time I'll be able to play with it before next week

then, because I liked the combination of the two colours I used them again 
I did add a little pink (Kitsch flamingo)  as well
I'm going to add some more layers to this before I use it, some script stamping at least and looking at the photo, possibly more depth of colour (although it's lighter in the photo than real life so maybe not)

the reason I used these 2 colours?  they were on the top of the pile of my distress oxides... what better reason!!  

I almost stayed dry at Kew on Saturday - just a few spots of rain - not enough to get me wet really which was as well, not having taken a cardigan or anything.  It wasn't unbearably hot either which was good! 

there was lots of yellow, especially in the rock garden
the eryngium (sea holly) is always a summer favourite
I was still in love with the poppies and found some more elsewhere

this weekend, I am having  cake and coffee for my birthday with at least one of the regulars (more if they are around)  I'll be spending my birthday itself at home

the forecast though IS for showers this weekend which will be a shame.

In case you missed it Julia has details of the crop in October  on her blog  - can't wait!  

Till next week, happy WOYWW  and I'll be round to catch your desk soon. 


Sarah Brennan said...

Happy birthday for Saturday Helen. Love that colour combination - will have to try it myself. I am waiting for the new colour to arrive which is on its way. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

My name is Cindy said...

A birthday get together sounds fun!! Hope you get a dry day but the weather forecast keeps changing! Been keeping an eye because off to windsor races on Saturday and not sure what to wear - last night the forecast was 18 and rain, this morning its 21 and sunshine!! Loving your background and also liking the look of the new colour myself - it may drop into a shopping basket somewhere!! Happy WOYWW, have a great week, love n hugs Cindyxx #5

Mary Anne said...

LOL! Trust you to have all the new stuff! I am still using the same old Distress colours I bought like 10 years ago, and the handful of Oxides I bought 5 years ago (or whenever they came out) and not often. Ah well. I am enjoying the JOurnal Petite class, and at least it is getting me back in the swing of things, a bit. I have been thinking I will add some Dina stamps to my circle curtain as a little somthin'somethin' (thinking those funny little guys we both have some of) but just not sure. I think I will make a few more circles and test it out then add them if I like the look. Seeing them here seems serendipitous!
Roll on the crop!
Happy WOYWW day!
Mary Anne (1)

Christine said...

Brilliant card, I am sure your cousin will love it.
Can you look out for any Cosmos at Kew for me please? I have sown seed this year as I love them so but they're not in flower yet.
Hope the rain stays away till you're coming home . . .
Christine #12

Annie said...

Love the card Helen. I really hope you have a lovely birthday at the weekend.
Annie x #7

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Nice journal pages, great combo of colours there and I like the text too. Look at that eryngium, isn’t it gorgeous, the colour is gorgeous. I used to have some in Wiltshire but not yet in Wales, must rectify that!
Hugs LLJ 8 xx

Tracy said...

⭐ Wishing yooou the best of birthdays on Saturday Helen ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฅฐ adore seeing all your pics from Kew ... one day we are going to make it for a visit ๐Ÿคž it's on my wish list to do ๐Ÿ˜˜ Gorgeous colours on your background ... looks like colour from the sea Holly ๐Ÿ’•❤๐Ÿงก Wishing yooou much joy in your days with lots of love and hugs Tracy #10 xxx

Crafting With Jack said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday for Saturday. Those colours look great together. I nearly didn’t recognise the sea holly in a closeup, the first time I saw that plant was actually by the sea! Happy WOYWW. Angela #11

Lynnecrafts said...

Happy birthday for Sunday, Helen. Your card colours are beautiful. Great Kew photos as ever. This week I loved the sea hollies.
Take care and happy WOYWW
Lynnecrafts 6

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Helen we're back. It's been a lovely day but very hot but dogs were fine as they wore their cooler coats, I wish they made them for humans. That's as good a reason as any for using those colours and they certainly work well together. Wishing you a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x9x

Neet said...

I'm in love with the poppies as well, what a beautiful one you have shown to us - love the colour.
Talking of colour, I do like your Distress combination - I would never have thought of that. I must try that combo out myself.
Hugs, Neet 3 xx

StampinCarol said...

Happy Birthday!
Fun card! Love the color combination!
And what gorgeous flowers at Kew!
Have a great week!
Carol N #17

Mariane said...

May you both have a great birthday when it comes to that ;) - Lovely art for sure and the flowers are beautiful.

Mariane #20

Spyder said...

have a gtreat birthday. the pictures are great too. Love poppys. Have a great week! Happy WOYWW ((Lyn))#16

Lillianb said...

Have A great birthday . Like you I have distress inks and just do not use them as much as I should

Take cre and stay safe ,

Lilian B # 19

BJ said...

Super birthday card, love the colour combo, bit like the Sea Holly photo too. Have a super birthday tomorrow, hugs BJ#14

butterfly said...

I just love those words from Seth, and the colours here have the perfect mysterious beauty for those figures. Hope you are enjoying a very happy day!
Alison x