Wednesday 28 April 2021

A Fun Fold by Brenda

Good Wednesday Morning Ladies, 

Here we are mid way through the last week of April,  can you actually believe that.  We are preparing to put the frames up for our french beans, preparing the bed for them, Paul has dug a brand new border along the fence at the bottom of the garden, it's an area that was weed filled because of nettles growing through the fence, it's too awkward to mow as well, so we decided to dig it out to use as an extra growing space,  we have sown lots of tall flowers to mix in with the veg plants too, lupins, foxgloves, sweetpeas, sweet Williams too, we slso have our 72 perennials × 2 arriving soon too, so hopefully our garden will be in full blown come the summer.
Are any of you growing vegetables?  We will think differently when planting our sprouts and Sprouting Broccoli this year as we didn't realise how big the plants got, they are currently taking up 50% of our vegetable plot,  we were both shocked at how successful the Purple Sprouting Broccoli has been,  although it loses all of its purle when we coik it.  I pulled some beetroot that had been in the ground since last summer fully expecting it to be woody and inedible but after cooking it this morning I cut into it and its perfectly good, which is a real bonus! I love beetroot in a salad especially with boiled eggs and I'd love to say a fancy dressing but for me its salad cream with eggs and beetroot!! 
Today's card is one that Brenda shared with me a few weeks ago, it was designed for a 'Fun Fold ' Challenge a few weeks back but Brenda didn't manage to finish in time, I am always delighted to share your cards anytime, I class this blog as 'our blog' your cards are as important as mine! 

Brenda has designed a tri-fold card, them hand stamped the background with the same stamp as the coloured one that was used to embellish the card. The flower stamp is a magazine freebie from Altenew,  this is the first time Brenda has used it, its a lovely detailed flower Brenda, I'm looking forward to seeing what else you create with it.  I love how you have finished the edge of the card with ribbon, a great, inspirational idea. 
Thank you so much Brenda for sharing your lovely card ❤ XXX 

Now I am not sure of whats happening today,  I really hurt my knee yesterday trying to rush and get washing in as the heavens opened, the girls were upstairs and hadn't heard me shout to get washing in for me. Annoyingly it's my 'good' or weight bearing side,  so its left me very immobile, we will see how it goes today and if necessary we will seek medical advice.  Eeeeh Ladies I think my body is giving up on me, so frustrating as there is so much I want to do! 🥲😪

I hope that you all have a good day and that the sunshine returns.  
I want to send extra hugs to our Lynda and Margaret and Maria I hope that your hand is on the mend. 

Sending Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Tour card is so pretty BRENDA and really deserves a day to itself
    Oh SANDRA I hope you feel better today and are in less pain
    I eventually finished the 40th card I need for Saturday I wouldn’t mind but I’ve made several like it I think I was trying to cut corners and rush it before cooking dinner
    In a rush Take care all xx

  2. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    What a surprise to open the blog and see this little card I made. It was one of those cards that was definitely working progress. I kept picking it up and putting it down, Eventually it felt right so I was able to stick the ribbon and the flowers on, although I had stamped a few of the flowers on the lower part there were too many spaces, using a mask I managed to fill those spaces and eventually was reasonably happy with the card. I am happy to say it has gone to a good home now.
    I hope you’re not in too much discomfort after your accident trying to get the washing yesterday. Hope the girls are looking after you.
    We went out shopping this morning which was nice that LOL but managed to fit in Sainsbury’s and Asda but before that we went to the refuge tip my OH takes me to all the best places! ha ha
    Hope everyone is having a good day, it’s been very dull here we even had a little rain but not enough to make any difference to the garden.
    Take care everyone and stay safe, Brenda XXX

  3. Hi everyone
    Beautiful card Brenda 😊 The recipient will love it.
    Sorry to hear about your knee, hope it gets better soon, and take it easy xx
    Have a good evening everyone. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  4. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. I love both of your cards using the same stamps and dies Sandra. I do hope your knee eases up with the enforced rest you poor thing. Not good at all my lovely sending you healing hugs. Mum sends you hugs back and hopes your knee improves very soon xx
    Brenda your card is so pretty and I love the ribbon along the edges, now I will try and remember to copy that great idea. Mum thanks you for your hugs xx
    Maria, I hope your thumb is as good as it can be at this stage of healing. Do you have to go back to have it looked at? Xx
    It has been raining heavily both at home and at Mum and Pops today, enough to make a difference to the gardens thankfully.
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Lynda, Mumand all in need. Take care xx

  5. Hello , sorry almost missed again today. It’s been very cold here, heating on full again.

    Brenda your card is lovely, also love the idea of putting ribbon on the edges.

    Sandra take care of your self. Lilian