Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spring news and collage cards

Hi to everyone! Hope you are all well. It has been a while since I posted. I have spent some quality time in Spain with DH and have enjoyed every second of it! We have found a spot that meets all of our expectations and it is a beautiful place to be on the Costa Brava coastline in the North of the country.

 


These cards use the same design as I used in a former post. Once I find a design that I like it can be used with all different colors, scraps, embellishments etc.




A couple of photos of my garden this year. I have been overwhelmed with the beauty of Spring, the delicate scent of the flowers and the fruit trees!


 The bushels here are the dead stalks left over from the lavender bushes. I get a handful and tie them up with  ribbon or string and save them for lighting the fire in the winter. Not only do they smell lovely but when they smoke the scent of lavender fills the room. In total I had about eight of these for the coming winter.
 


And I have been visiting some flea markets as it is that time of the year in France and have found some nice bargins. This little cupboard was only €15. I painted it to fit in with the rest of the room and really enjoy it.



And lastly, a picture of my little grand daughter Seréna, who is stitting here in her little chair eating ice-cream. Although she lives in Holland now, my son sends me pictures and videos of her so I can follow how she is growing. We will be seeing the whole family in June as we have arranged a family reunion in Spain. Can't wait!
Many blessings,
Jacqueline



20 comments:

  1. Hello, dear Jacqueline! I am so glad to see you finally posting on your blog. It is wonderful you have had a wonderful with your husband! Beautiful cards and spring collages! I am away wth my DH on a getaway. Some dear friends are taking care of the kids.

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    1. Hi Maria - so happy to know you are on a getaway too - enjoy it to the full !! I have been thinking of you - bless you and DH!

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  2. Your post is full of loveliness, Jacqueline, and I'm so pleased to hear that all is going well for you! Spring looks wonderful there - you are WAY ahead of us!

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  3. Lovely post with the beautiful photos and your granddaughter. Love the cards and I must confess, that I ordered the SU stamp set that you used because of your first card. Thanks for the inspiration and though Spring is reluctant to get here, it is on the way.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara - you will have no regrets with that stamp set - I find Stampin Up stamps are just so versatile and use them a lot.

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  4. so good to hear from you again and pleased that life is being so good to you and of course always love seeing your cards. hugs.

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  5. So many lovely things in your post! Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation with your hubby. Your cards are beautiful and your grand daughter is so sweet and pretty! Glad to hear you are doing well.

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    1. Hi Suzanne, lovely to hear from you!

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  6. Very lovely post Jacqueline! I enjoyed seeing your cards, the photos of your beautiful garden and your grand-daughter! And it's very nice to hear about your recent trip and is doing well.

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  7. What a wonderful post, Jacqueline! It is always good to get away and even better when you find a "happy place" to do so. Love the photos of your spring garden and that gorgeous little granddaughter!!

    Your collage cards are always delightful; you always have just the right mix of papers, stamps and colors.

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  8. Beautiful cards - and oh your garden looks so beautiful - we are in autumn here, and we have beauty of another kind, especially as the Maple trees are a reall show this year. Your DGD looks beautiful - we have our grandies living locally now, and what a blessing it is to be involved with them on a regular basis.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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    1. Hi Maxine, I know that Maple trees can be so beautiful! Thank you for your visit.

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  9. I'm so glad you've had a wonderful break ... s always your cards are beautiful and I so enjoyed seeing your photos ... a wonderful transformation of your flea market find!! And that little girl is gorgeous!

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  10. Jacqueline, thank you for sharing the lovely picture of your granddaughter. She is beautiful and looks like she is enjoying the ice cream a lot. Your garden looks lovely and I can smell the lavender through my computer screen.

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  11. Hi Paula, thanks! Yes, I miss my granddaughter but will see her soon. Hope all is well!

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Thanks so much for your visit - I so appreciate it!