Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monday's Challenge at Outlawz

I have been late posting - naughty me.  But I've had a myriad of things happen.  So I'm going to show you all my team mates' cards they made this week (along with my own).  And ask you to visit their blogs/facebooks and comment on their work.  They would love it!

Our sponsor for this week is the wonderful
 
 Prize pkg. includes the following 3 digis.
 
ALEX
USING: B-95 Jane Austen inspiration
Linda O
USING:  B-99 Jane Austen inspiration
Holley B.
USING:  B-99 Jane Austen inspiration
Liw L.
USING:  B-98 Jane Austen inspiration
 
Quote from the book Persuasion by Jane Austen
Annica K.
USING:  B-99 Jane Austen inspiration
Linda W
USING:  B-95 Jane Austen inspiration
  MIRJAM FAST
USING:  B-98 Jane Austen inspiration

Thank you for visiting.  Come visit with us online at OUTLAWZ by clicking here:
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A WALK THRU MY COUNTRY LAWNS

Well, I wanted to send a letter and photos to my children to let them see the progression of spring, on a day before Good Friday.  First of all, we always plant our potatoes in the garden on Good Friday, so there are no new cute sprouts to show you there.  But all my gardens are up and waving at me!  I can't wait to see how much a lot of it has expanded.  The earth is cold here yet so too soon for everything.  But here we go.  You will see a lot of grass as I haven't curbed it yet...soon.


Hyacinths snuggled in with roses and hostas

One small grape hyacinth - I thought the whole group had left me, but maybe we'll start again.  That area needs to be replanted this year as it needs new side boards.

Winter onions are back and healthy!  Nestled in near lilies (not on purpose).
These onions are great to eat but they multiply way too fast and easily!

This year only 3 jonquils - last year there were a lot.  But the greenery looks strong so perhaps more again next year.
 





Bleeding heart just rushing to get awake!  It's going to be beautiful this year.  There are multiple plant species in this garden including turks hood, oriental lilies, surprise plants, hostas, day lilies, all beneath one of the walnut trees.  And who said you can't grow anything under a walnut tree?




A couple varieties of violets popping their heads toward the sun.  We also have white, magenta and yellow.




These tulips were supposedly moved to the lower garden, but apparently someone hid from the spade!  There is a bud already!



One of the paths into the woods - I have many species of early, mid and late hostas all lining paths!



Along our reservoir (frog pond).......hostas line the whole pond.



And the garden begs us to get busy.  Beautiful rhubarb (2 varieties) of which we will have Rhubarb Cake on Easter Day!



We uncovered the strawberries - everyone is still there and seems to have gained a neighbor or two!  Going to be a busy summer starting June!



One of the deep throated chimes hangs in a walnut tree and continually just gives a rhythm to live by.  One can see the woods in the background..........very precious place to spend quiet time....but waiting for leaves!



Privet hedges and surprise plants, alongside some yellow yarrow.  I would only keep the yarrow for my butterflies, believe me!




Peonies, tulips and surprise plants - front yard behind our swing.



Beautiful surprise plants which will come back up in July with gorgeous pinkish purple lilies!  In this are will also go our sweet potato plants when the time is right.
 It's a humble yard full of gardens and love and hard work!  And it is so worth it!

THANKS FOR VISITING!

Monday, April 10, 2017

How about an Easter Goose?

THE ONE AND ONLY!!!............

SPONSOR:  RICK ST DENNIS
 
PRIZE:  2 digi of choice (no sheets, sets ,
or pdf coloringbooks) or 25 % discount in 1 order in zibbet 
THEME:  Easter Celebration Card
HOSTESS:  Linda W.  (ME!!!)
Isn't this digi Goose from RSD just the cutest!  With it I made up 2 Easter fun cards.  I'm not always so funny in my cards, I think I will be from now on - occasionally at least.  You can also see the interiors with room to write a note! Hope you enjoy!




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and then jump in at play with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SPRING COLORS = IT'S APRIL!

WELCOME to my blog AND THE OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE!

Our wonderful sponsor this week is 

PRIZE:  Custom pkg prepared by L Decosse

THEME:  SPRING COLORS!! 

Our awesome hostess this week is the Leader of our Team, Alex T.  (Be sure to check out her card she dreamed up for this challenge - and it really is a DREAM!)

I chose to use:
Beautiful Spring (By DDD)
Vase of flowers freebie from TLC

Thank you for the short visit, I hope you'll pop on over to the Outlawz Greetings Challenge (this is a Monday challenge when you look thru the list of challenges we have available) and join in.  We do have weekly and monthly prizes available.

Monday, March 20, 2017

HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS!

OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE HAS A GREAT SPONSOR THIS WEEK:

SPONSOR:  BUGABOO STAMPS
 
 
Prize 4 Digis of winners choice

OUR HOSTESS:  LIW

MY CHOICES FOR THIS WONDERFUL THEME MADE 2 GORGEOUS CARDS
ONE OF WHICH I'LL SHORTLY SEND AWAY!
This little bee is celebrating in front of his hive!  I have a gorgeous daughter who aptly is nicknamed
OUR QUEEN BEE as she buzzes around doing everything for everyone!  It will be hers!
 



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Monday, March 13, 2017

THE WEARIN' OF THE GREEN

OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE HAS A GREAT SPONSOR THIS WEEK:

SPONSOR:  CREATIVE BUG DIGIS
 
 
(NEW LINK TO CREATIVE BUG)

PRIZE:  5 IMAGES
OUR HOSTESS:  LIW

MY CHOICES FOR THIS WONDERFUL THEME MADE A GORGEOUS CARD
SET OF 4 USING:

GREEN TEDDY & SHAMROCK (ST PATRICKS DAY CATEGORY)

 
and set of 4


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Monday, March 6, 2017

SPRING into Better Weather!



SPONSOR:  EUREKA STAMPS
 
1 image for each member
Prize is 5 Digis
THEME:  Your choice Spring or Easter
THIS BUNCH OF SHAMROCKS IS FREE RIGHT NOW FROM
 Set of 8
 Interior

Come join us at OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE this week! 
Click on this week's challenge.

Monday, February 27, 2017

ANYTHING GOES AT OUTLAWZ GREETINGS

I have the pleasure of hosting the ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE at OUTLAWZ GREETINGS this week.  So I'm going to depart from my usual short post here and let you see all the beauty over at Outlawz Greetings Challenge and give you a great reason to join us!  Here we go on a great travel!

Yes, fellow peeps, it's ANYTHING GOES WEEK!  I've pulled out all the stops and we want to see what you can do in an ANYTHING GOES challenge!  Welcome aboard from our Guest Designer Mirjam F., Linda O., Holley B., Liw L., Annica K., Alex., and myself Linda W.  Our super wonderful sponsor this week is

DECOSSE'S DYNAMITE DOODLES (With Lisa D. at the helm)
with a special prize for YOU!
Please take a look at her store, there are so many wonderful ideas with complete kits, you will find enough to do for all year's ideas!  She's so wonderful to work with...enjoy!

Guest Designer: MIRJAM FAST
USING: Sentiment - three essentials of happiness; Patterned Paper - Patterned paper - colours of the rainbow - linen texture

ALEX T.
USING: A Taste of Summer & Summer Wishes Sentiment

Linda O
USING:  Background and sentiment from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles and image
from Sheep Ski Designs - Flump-N-Pic 

Holley B.
USING:  Celebration MiniKit

Liw L.
USING:  (COMING SHORTLY)

Annica K.
USING:  Flower Power Pattern 3
 

Linda W
USING: Sentiment/string/music washi tape (all from DD)

Now it's your turn to create and link up with us! Remember these few rules:
  • The sentiment must appear on the front of your card or project to be eligible to win
  • YOU DO NOT have to use an image on your card. Also, non-card entries are acceptable as long as they have sentiments that are visible on the outside.
  • Please only one entry per week per challenge.
  • No back linking. Any projects posted on your blog/online gallery before the start date of a challenge should not be entered and will not be eligible for prizes.
  • Please post your own creations only to the challenges.
Directions for entering a challenge:
  • Go to the box under "Reply to this":
  • At top of the box, you will see "link" with a light blue square next to it. The square is for entering your image. When you hover your cursor over the top of it, it will say "Image."
  • Click the light blue square and add your photo.
  • Set width to 400 pixels. Center align.
  • If you are using a link, enter it into the link box.
  • If you would like us to leave comment on your blog, please include your blog link here in the box with the photo.
  • Click ADD REPLY.
  • After you place your card in the challenge, add it to the gallery and tag it GCC022717, enter it into the FEBRUARY Inlinkz located in the menu bar, at the top of every page, right under The Outlawz header. Click on the Inlinkz tab, then click on the "FEBRUARY Inlinkz" tab, then the "Add your link" blue bar and enter your link. Please follow the guidelines to enter for the prizes.
     ENJOY THIS CHALLENGE - LET US SEE YOUR ART WORK at OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE - just click HERE!!!!

Monday, February 20, 2017

IT'S TIME FOR TIC TAC TOE

From February 20 thru February 26
Our challenge is to create a card using the TIC TAC TOE board below.

OUR SPONSOR:  SHEEPSKI DESIGNS

 
PRIZE: 3 Images

THEME:   Tic Tac Toe  (Pick 3):


HERE'S MY REPRESENTATION
USING:  PENGUIN PALS #57
From SHEEPSKI DESIGNS
 
I chose:  Ribbons - layers - green

Thank you for the short visit, I hope you'll pop on over to the Outlawz Greetings Challenge (this is a Monday challenge when you look thru the list of challenges we have available) and join in.  We do have weekly and monthly prizes available.

Monday, February 13, 2017

MUSIC TO MY EARS - OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE

Our wonderful sponsor this week is:  POLKADOODLES
(Check out their website by clicking below)
Polkadoodles Ltd

Prize £9/$15USD digi voucher

THEME: Music to my Ears (relative to a song or a musical note/staff on your card)

I chose WINNIE FRUIT PUNCH EMBELLIES BUNDLE
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/winnie-fruit-punch-embellies-bundle-printable-crafting-digital-stamp-craft-scrapbooking-download/

and
These are 2 of the 4 I completed in a bit different design.

Come on over to Outlawz and join us this week!  Click here:
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings