24 February 2024

Daffodil birthday & garden

Hello everyone, what a week we have had, no I'll correct that, what weeks we have had, just 2 days dry in the last 2 weeks, it's been rain and more rain, it seems for months. I wonder if we will have a dry summer? Look out, you have been warned quite a few photos to follow.

The garden it is sodden, even just stepping on it feels like a bog. As for the lawn, I think we will have to scythe it to begin with, it's so high. Now's your time to flick to my card 😉

a 2 inch deep puddle on the patio after a morning of rain.

sodden garden but the pink Hellebore doesn't mind, it's by the wall!
Crocus, lashed by the rain
White Hellebore
a lonely Hyacinth
the water is like this all around the lawn
Bergenia shiny with the rain
white heather doing well
pink Heather also doing well
Daphne, a new shrub, not sure if it's happy where it is
a good show of Camellia
Crocus and Tete a Tete daffodils

It's not even March, and we have wonderful bright and sunny daffodils in the front garden, with lots of other blooms too. I am posting a daffodil card! I have a friend who has been through a lot with her husband being ill, so I thought a sunny card is needed for her birthday. 

Anyhow, I had the daffodil wreath in my files, I print and cut it out twice with my silhouette, glued it together and attached it to the base card. Next I stamped and die cut a sentiment. The main daffodils and leaves were then die cut, out of coloured card, and attached to the wreath.

daffodil wreath - Creativefabrica
daffodil dies - Altenew Mag freebie at SCP
daffodil colour card - printed from Altenew bonus buy, at Simply Cards and Paper craft. 
sentiment die - Card Making Magic 
sentiment stamp - Magazine freebie 
Silhouette Cameo

 insert - images Creativefabrica
I hope you've had more sun than us, thank goodness for the Daffodils.


brenda said...

It's been much the same here Faith, the orchard is back under water and this morning like a skating rink as we had a hard frost, what contrasts. Everything was breaking early but fear this will put them back.

But your lovely Daffodil card is a nice reminder of Spring.

B x

Janette said...

Faith your card is beautiful, those daffs; will cheer your friend no doubt.
As for the gardens, my lawn is just so sodden, I fear the worse I really do, never known a winter to be as wet as this, although we did laugh in the week that if we manage to get a few short weeks of sunshine, the water board will no doubt put us all on stand pipes, haha...heaven help us. BTW I love your Camellia, its so petty and the colour is stunning. xx

Sue - said...

Lots of rain here too Faith, but this morning was frosty and now the sun is shining! Lovely spring card, still waiting for my daffs to bloom!

Dotty Jo said...

Same here, Faith. We have pools of standing water in out flower beds too. Your garden is still looking lovely. Love your gorgeous card! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Jo x

Lisa said...

That is a lot of water but your garden looks great. I love the beautiful flowers on your card.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Oh what a gloriously uplifting Spring card, Faithie, well done!
The rain will be a blessing as the year progresses, replenishing the rivers and underground water, but at ground level it's a pain and depressing the longer it drags on. We're having a wet winter also and grateful for every ray of sun. Hope you have a good weekend, xoxo

Pauline C said...

It really has been a dire spell of weather Faith, doesn’t help with the motivation for getting out and doing any exercise I find!! You have got some lovely plants and shrubs in your garden though. This really is a gorgeous bright and cheerful card for your friend, beautiful sunny colours and some fab techniques used.
Pauline xx

Carol L said...

It rained or snowed for most of January where I live, but we did have sunshine this past week but the rains are on the way again for this weekend. Sunshine and warmer temps next week however. Your garden photos are amazing in spite of all the rain. The hyacinth is just stunning along with all the other flowers. Your daffodil card looks so pretty inside and outside. It's sure to bring smiles.

crafty-stamper said...

WOW and I thought we had had loads of rain!Neve known a Winter like it but had two cold sunny days enough to get washing dry lol.LOve all the shrubs our garden is very neglected after John had his heart attack whick progressed his dementia-keeps falling and having infections in both feet-doesn't even go out of the house.At least our snowdrops and mini daffs are flowering. Gorgeous card inside and out,love the beautiful daffodil wreath.
Carol x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Lots of water Faith, but plants don't seem suffering. Lots of beautiful blooms!! Also here is raining, but not too much just now.
Your daffodil card looks great, love the layered Altenew die cuts you added!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Faith we have had similar weather here I cannot get out on the garden and the old ladies next door was like a swimming pool I worry about the bulbs that won't be out until summer just hope that they survive, anyway you have brought so much sunshine into peoples lives today with this wonderful, amazing creation those flowers look amazing
lolo x

HilaryJane said...

I know, the rain has been relentless and we are not used to it here in Suffolk. My garden is full of spring flowers too, it is quite worrying as it is still February. we had a frost this morning though, so that will slow them down a bit. I love your card. I have those magazine freebie daffodils. Thanks for reminding me about them xx

Beebeebabs said...

Wow, a lot of water. Your card is absolutely beautiful, great work as always!!!

Chrissy said...

The rain can be awful sometimes Faith, we went through a terrible storm last year and the damage was astronomical for our town so hope it settles down for you and hope you are safe and dry...what a gorgeous card with those beautiful daffodils, inside and outside, just stunning...


kiwimeskreations said...

We have had rain here Down Under last night and today, and everything is growing at the rate of knots, again - just hoping the tomatoes don't blight!
I must admit you have had more than you fair share of rain by the looks of it!!
Loving you card Faith - that is stunning. I am sure it will be appreciated. Aren't magazine freebies great? I have had to stop buying magazines as my space is now severely limited :)

Shirley Young said...

It’s a beautiful card Faith and your garden photos are lovely. I’m on holiday again in Fuerteventura so missing out on all the rain but yesterday was very windy so more of a walking than beach day xx

Greta said...

Your flowers are beautiful! Sure is a shame the rain and heat can't be evened out across the world! Daffodils and other early bulbs in bloom here, too. Really love your beautiful wreath card!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your garden posts Faith! What a lovely display you have, even though it's been so wet. By the laws of averages it should never rain again after all the wet weather we've had this winter! We crafters have to make our own sunshine and you have done just that with this bright and beautiful daffodil themed card. The wreath is gorgeous and the inside is just a riot of sunny colour - it would cheer anyone up! Vicky x

cuilliesocks said...

Oh your poor garden Faith, mind your plants are looking fabulous.
I love your daffodil card, gorgeous design and colours, Kate x

Kathy D. said...

So pretty! Love how you did the inside of the card. clever!

Chana Malkah said...

Your garden is lovely, Faith! It is lovely to see the sunny Daffodils!

Your card is gorgeous! Beautifully done! I love the interior, just beautiful!

pinky said...

We have had lots of rain here too but thankfully some dry days in between. Your poor garden has not enjoyed that at all I am sure! As for your card, it would lift anyone's spirits for sure. Just beautiful Faith!

Inkyfingers said...

Faith this card is simply stunning! I love the layered cut wreath and the inside is so beautiful too. I'm sure this will bring your friend some sunshine and good cheer.
Hope you are well.

Carol x

Inkyfingers said...

PS I sympathise with your poor waterlogged garden but those beautiful flowers seem to be coping!

Rosemary said...

Your garden might be a little soaked, but it is still beautiful, Faith! Your card is so pretty with the bright and cheerful daffodils.

wannabcre8tive said...

I love this card, it is beautiful. I am sure this will cheer up your friend as she takes care of her husband.
I hope the rain has subsided and things are drying up. Rainy days are so dreary. Maybe today you will have some sunshine.

Darnell said...

You have a sensational yard and garden, Faith, and I loved seeing the photos! Bless those little floral hearts, they are going to bloom and try to keep their pretty heads up, in spite of the never-ending torrential rain! I do hope you have sunshine soon and a lovely dry summer! Your daffodil wreath design is gorgeous! Hugs, Darnell

Pat said...

What a gorgeous card, Faith! My mom's birthday was in March and my dad always gave her a bouquet of daffodils, so your card brings back many happy memories. The weather here near Chicago has been crazy. Yesterday we were in short-sleeved shirts huddling in the cellar as a tornado blew over us, and today I'm bundled up for freezing temps and icy surfaces. No damage to my neighborhood thank goodness, but there were three touchdowns.

baileyrosy.com said...

Sorry playing catch-up again! Your garden looks amazing even with all of that rain. Your card is stunning I love those gorgeous daffodils and the beautiful colours. It's amazing both inside and out and just love that gorgeous wreath.


Hetty said...

I love your card: the flower wreath is a beauty with your favorite flower.
Wonderful to see your garden with all the spring flowers. Here they start to grow to. We happen to have a sunny day today :-)

Leslie said...

Your wreath card is gorgeous, Faith! And your flowers are so pretty! We don't get much rain out here in Colorado but we're still having snow which is helpful for the ground. We'll take it!

Sarn said...

A stunning daffodil card to cheer your friend on her birthday. Simply glorious.

Your poor garden! I'm commenting late on this post, and there's still been so much rain here since. Managed to cut the lawn in a brief dry window . . . but it's like a quagmire again now! xxx

Pat said...

Your daffodil wreath is a beauty Faith, and the paper on the inside of the card is so pretty too. Some lovely photos of your garden and I think it has been the same everywhere with some rain more or less every day, and as I am writing this we have had several days of rain, just so depressing. x