Gathering flowers

When there are more hours of daylight,
every day a little longer,
when bushes and trees are growing buds and sprouts,
my mind wanders off to fields of flowers.
And I'm waiting for Spring to arrive.

This year I'm looking forward to some new experiments.
I'd love to try my hands on natural dyeing
of my fabrics and laces.

So I'm looking forward to gathering flowers
for splashes of colours.

Above a sprouting Hydrangea. Can't wait to see those blooming again!
I spotted this one in the garden of the castle (or mason) from my previous post.

Back to my fabrics and projects. Up till now I only dyed my fabrics and laces with paint.
On the card above there are watercolour paints, on the card below I used acrylic paint.

Two completely different cards.
But both romantic and of course with flowers.
I couldn't live without.

Both cards are for dear blog friends. The first one goes to Alice, together with the giveaway booklet she won. The second card found its way to dear Ros, who had her birthday in January.


I'm grateful for the many sweet messages I received. Thank you so much for your visits and comments. It brings many happy smiles here :) I'm off now, making my visits to your beautiful blogs.

Wishing you a beautiful day
and sending you love and happy smiles.

xx Wen


  1. Oh Wendy, such a lovely post. You have created some beauties here. Love all your layers of many textures and pretty colors. So glad you shared them with us. Trying to keep warm here -15 with high winds, so a good day to be creative. Thanks for the Inspiration

  2. ja de lente komt er echt aan hoor ik voel hem... Prachtige kunststukjes weer Wendy, je vriendinnen zullen er zeker heel blij mee zijn!

  3. Love your creativity Wendy!

  4. What beautiful creations, Wendy! I hope that you're having a great week. Hugs, Sue

  5. Wat mooi weer.
    De laatste kaart heeft mijn voorkeur, wat een prachtige bloem zit daarop.
    Het voorjaar.........het komt eraan hoor, ik weet het zeker.
    Ik kan niet wachten, heb zoveel zin in meer energie, meer licht, meet warmte en meer deuren open en buiten zitten.
    Lieve groet, Daphne

  6. Your prettily embellished cards, Wendy are gorgeous. I love the creative layers you add...the pretty laces, the gorgeous flowers, all the other bits and bobs, the different dyeing techniques! Spring is a lovely season in which there are more hours to enjoy stitching and creating; and of course the dance of all the pretty flowers for inspiration.

  7. Your imagination is so awesome!

  8. Beautiful creations and lovely photos ... I too am longing for spring but until then I have your gorgeous card! Have a beautiful day

  9. I just found your blog last year and I am in love with everything you do. You are so creative and talented. Hugs to you. Pat.

  10. I love both but the second card, I just love the soft colors you brought to it, such pretty layering with the lace!

  11. I always love my stop here Wendy, you do create such beautiful creations. And you photograph them just as well.. Happy Thursday my friend.

    Hugs, Linda
    My Happy Place

  12. Such a beautiful and lovely post dear Wendy, and oh your cards are stunning both, dear friend. Did you create both flowers yourself, they are gorgeous, and I love how you painted them, and the cards. Your friends have treasures to keep always !!
    Hugs from Dorthe, xx

  13. Het zijn weer beauties Wen! Zag jouw supermooie kaart al op Ros' blog, erg stijlvol! En je eerste is ook al zo gaaf, heerlijk hè, met mooie bandjes en kantjes werken? Heb net m'n 'contract' met Poppystamps opgezegd, kan ik weer vrij dingen maken, weer beetje back to my roots, zeg maar ;-) Zin in! Liefs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  14. So pretty! I love that crocheted medallion especially.

  15. Hi Wendy,

    Wat heb je weer prachtige kunstwerkjes gemaakt !! Heel mooi alletwee. Lieve zachte kleuren.
    Ja, wat zal het heerlijk zijn als de deuren weer open kunnen staan en we zo de tuin in kunnen lopen.
    Duurt vast niet lang meer.

    Liefs, Wilma.

  16. Beautiful pieces as usual Wendy! I love how the dying has come up, and flowers are such a lovely subject to use. They are lucky ladies indeed.
    I must get in and try this myself as I've been wanting to do so for quite a while, though I have done it with a couple of small scraps of fabric. :)

    What a wonderful way to spend Valentine's day! Very dreamy I must say.
    and congrats to Alice for winning your beautiful giveaway.

  17. Oh such a lovely pre-raphaelite collage you have created in fields of flowers - where else to one who finds so much love and happiness there!
    Such a pretty collage Wendy with your own personal flower touches. Like you I love dyeing my laces and bits of fabrics from time to time especially using flowers and leaves too.
    Your sprouting hydrangea is an awesome photo too!
    Sending love and hugs for a happy Friday,

  18. schitterend, wat loop ik toch weer achter. Net pas je mailtje gelezen met het goede nieuws.

  19. Wendy your posts always make me drool!! You have an amazing ability to make the most gorgeous vintage looking creations! I love love looking at them, what a treasure for your friends to receive :)

  20. Your cards are so beautiful, Wendy.

  21. beautiful cards so delicate a precious

  22. ik hoop dat je mijn mailtje ontvangen hebt?

  23. Dearest Wendy, your creations are not only beautiful, they are also incredibly inspiring.

    Thank you for sharing your loveliness with us :) Hugs to you!

  24. Beautiful work, such pretty and delicate cards

  25. Love the new projects, awesome to try something new and I hope spring will come to you soon!

  26. Lovely cards! The flowers are so beautiful and romantic! Your friends are lucky!

    Spring cleaning Balham

  27. Such beautiful cards! I am anxiously awaiting spring. Your words hit home! :)

  28. Wendy,
    I am in love with your work. They are just gorgeous...the fabrics, the colors, just Beautiful!!

  29. All I could do is sigh at this beautiful creation Wendy. Absolutely lovely and I just love that Image!


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen