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Summer in a jug

Summer in a jug

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Bluebells

Bluebells

mouse-over for before view. It's been far too long since our last before/after photo and texture recipe blog post! Time has been short of late as we've been busy with many other projects. Hopefully we'll be blogging a bit more frequently in the future though. It's...

Late Roses

Late Roses

mouse-over for before view. These are almost the last roses of the season and what a wonderful summer and autumn it's been here too with sunny days, mild temperatures and not as much rain as usual. Winter has arrived today though as has the rain! Roll on spring! This...

Pretty

Pretty

mouse-over for before view. It's been a while since we've had some floral prettiness here on the blog!  This was taken in our New Zealand spring a few months back. The flowers grow over the fence just down the hill from where I live and I couldn't resist picking a...

Winter Rose

Winter Rose

It's been a while..sorry! Blame holidays and suchlike. You'll be pleased to know spring is finally starting to spring here in southern New Zealand (though it doesn't feel much like it today)! There's not a great deal in flower in my garden yet, but the Hellebores more...

Roses

Roses

Thought it was time for some more roses to brighten up the blog pages. These are my old favourites Cecile Brunner which are looking particularly beautiful in the garden at the moment, I simply added an old open book et voila!

Pink roses

Pink roses

  These Clair Matin roses are looking particularly beautiful in the garden at the moment in their second flush of flowers for the season so I couldn't resist picking a few for some photos and also to bring some of their colour and fragrance indoors. I kept the...

Violets

Violets

  I love spring and I love violets, in fact I love all flowers but they're much better if they're fragrant. This is one of several photos I took of this little vase of flowers, I'm so glad I turned around and took a couple of photos into the light, yes, that's a...

Golden Daisies

Golden Daisies

  We hope you're all enjoying the new August Painterly pack as much as we are? Feel free to post examples of your work on our Facebook page or in our Flickr Flypaper group, we love seeing what you're doing with our textures, or tell us what you think under the...

Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas

Sweet peas, I love them!  When I was coming home from a walk yesterday afternoon, I ran into a neighbour who was cutting back her sweet peas which grow on a  fence by the footpath and asked if I could have some seeds as hers are particularly nice ones and have looked...