Saturday, 15 May 2010

Been a while, I know ...

Goodness me I'm a slack blogger. Been rather busy though, working, family, scrapping and something else I cant share yet ...

First up though, here's a sneek peek ... of part of a challenge for the CRAZY CROP at Scrapbook Divas which starts next week, Monday 17th May. Hope you will come and join us for a week of challenges, chat and fun. Lots of prizes up for grabs and the chance to be Queen of the Crop with a 2 month Guest Design Team Member spot.


Also at Scrapbook Divas ... I've prepared the May Product & Technique Challenge and here's my sample. The challenge was to create a LO:
* odd/irregular shape base
* must include lots of journalling
* something orange on the page

Mothers Day ... check this place out Mayfield Garden. This is a massive private garden and OMG it is just stunning, such an amazing, beautiful place ... and mind blowing to think it is private (i.e. self funded). Oh to have that kind of cash to splash around for fun 'eh.
Anyway, Marty surprised me by taking the day off, and saying we were going for a drive. We started the day with the kids bringing me their gifts they had made and bought at school/preschool, then Marty pulled out a card ... which he MADE himself!!! Yup he'd been raiding my scrapping stash and I must say I am very impressed with his efforts. He also wrote a beautiful message inside which made me cry and laugh all at the same time.
We had a big cook up for breakky and, still not sure of where we were going, packed hats, water bottles and snacks and set off in the car ... for Mayfield Garden. It had been advertised on TV and I had mentioned in passing I'd love to see it so when Marty was sure he could manage to take the day off, he decided that's what he would do for Mothers Day for me. Normally it's a "hallmark moment" type of day for him, but I was really touched.
So here's just a few pics of this spectacular expanse of garden, spread over about 100 acres. We spent hours wandering, looking, exploring ... bliss ...




















5 comments:

Melleny Ams said...

Oh what a very sweet and thoughtful hubby you have. Love the photos, it looks like a wonderful place to visit.

Susanne Perry said...

Wow, that garden is sensational, definitely a place I'd love to visit. You took some fantastic photos Helen

Natalie said...

Oh wow Helen, what a wonderful way to spend Mother's Day and what a fabulous hubby you have!! Gorgeous photos!!!
Hugs.

Marcy said...

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Kim said...

love that layout Helen , the orange really pops, and your photos are gorgeous, so glad you are back