Sunday, 19 June 2011

Quilling inspired by a summer garden

After weeks of warm sunshine, we finally got rain ... and the garden is looking fabulous! Here's a photo I took of one of our hosta plants, whose variegated leaves look wonderful with purple lavender flowers next to them. I've simply echoed the colours by adding some quilling, and I'm pleased with the result of this finished card.

Meanwhile, a friend asked me to make a 50th birthday card for her son who is a very keen gardener. She wanted me to include a quilled garden rake and spade, which I managed to produce after a little trial and error!

And finally ... this has absolutely nothing to do with quilling, but I wanted to share it with you! Yesterday we attended a little country fair at a nearby village, and among the sideshows was a 'human fruit machine'! Yes, instead of the usual 'one-armed bandit' machine, there was a little painted booth with three windows and three real people with a supply of fruit inside. Every time someone came up to play, the people inside the booth picked up their fruit at random and held it up to their window. (There were curtains between, so they couldn't see what their neighbours were doing!) They had pineapples, melons, bananas, grapes and oranges - and just like the real thing, three of a kind got a prize! I've been smiling about this ever since ...

Have a great week!


  1. I like the way you put together the photography and quilling. Simple and elegant, like this card.

  2. Love the cards, and love the fruit machine, what a clever idea!!

  3. Beautiful!
    I love the summer!
    Here in Brazil we are in winter too
    rain in my city. This your beautiful card is a good reminder of the sun.

  4. wonderful cards. The first is my favorite. I love hostas and the quilling element you added is fabulous

  5. Thanks Mihaela, Paula, Nagela and Ann. May your days be full of sunshine!

  6. Very sweet card and I love the idea of the fruit gamble. How fun to be either a player or a fruit-holder-upper! :)

  7. Very beautiful flowers and lovely card!
    The human fruit machine was a great ideea!
    Thanks for sharing! Made my day!



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