Thursday, 23 April 2009

Waiting for the Blossom

We have the most beautiful blossom tree at the end of our road and every year I watch the seasons go by until that one special week when I can go out and photograph it. Unfortunately this year it was cloudy all week, yet everday we could see a change and the blossom soon started to fall. I quickly took this photo before the tree dropped too many petals.

Die Cut Paper from Making Memories, birdcage cut from Basic Grey Porcelain range, and matting paper from My Minds Eye. The hydrangers are from the florist and this cute laser cut wooden bird is from Gisella Graham. I adore her stuff she sells Xmas decorations to die for and these are from the Easter range. They just screamed "use me on a layout" when I sholud have been looking at eggs and bunnies!! I say "they" because I also bought a green one.

I have made a few hat pins recently. I couldn't get any proper hat pin stems locally so I bought a pack of dressmakers pins with the pearl heads and just added extra beads with glossy accents glue!

"Until next year oh beautiful tree we will wait not so patiently to pluck your laden boughs!!

Love and falling blossom petals

Ruth xxx


LazyKay said...

I love the turqouisey shade you've chosen here to highlight the page - lovely words too.

What A gorgeous picture at the bottom too - lovely smile!


Jamie said...

Hiya Ruth!!! Love this LO, the way you did the flower looks great!! I have missed you, I hope you and yours are doing good!! I have been hair on fire crazy, but very good! Can't wait to scrap again! I have missed so much, I'm going to keep reading down and get caught up!! Beautiful pics:):):) Hugs Jamie

dutchbird said...

Hi Ruth,

I love your lay out! Perfect colors...Luuuve the flowers and stones!!

What a sweetie pic!!! Love how she's clinching on to those flowers!

please come check out my blogcandy...

xx merel

Riet said...

What a beautiful layout Ruth.

Hugs Riet.x

Nikki Love said...

gorgeous beading and love those beautiful pp's and embellies :)

Toni said...

Ruth luv the colors of this lo!!! so soft & pretty!!! luv the hat pin idea, I've made some but not near as pretty as urs!!

Elly said...

Owww... that is beautiful!!!!! Love the bird and the Hydrangea's!
Lovely, sweet colorscheme!

Micayla said...

Oh Ruth this is such a gorgeous page. I totally adore the colours and that flower is just stunning.
I will have a take a peek at the vintage challenge site as you know Micayla's love vintage stuff!
Thank you so much for the kind words on your last comment. It is such a shame our babies have to go through the whole teething experience. It makes me want to cry for her and me!! She seems to have settled a little. I still cannot scrap as she is light sleeping and we are still having to get up lots in the night but it is getting better. I hope Ben is too. Good job on getting a layout done, my room is next to Emily's so I have no change even through I have a deadline to meet(more on that later, but it is oh so exciting)
I have got all of Emily's clothes etc and stocked up on the factor 50 for her and with my birthday money I have got a few bits but now will have to wait until the day before we go to get the rest of our stuff as I get paid then.
Speak soon and have a lovely weekend.

catz said...

Ruth, you did make one with the same paper.....and isn' it fun1! I love that paper, and can't quite put my finger on why!!! This is really pretty, love what you did with the paper!!! Oh, before I forget, no you did not put anything on asked me about it, and that was it!! But I totally understand, I forget tons of things........matter of fact, if my head wasn't attached to my shoulders, God knows where it would end up!!! Teresa

Helena said...

Stunning layout!!!! Love Georgia's photo too! I am waiting too for the cherry blossoms to fall, and get photos of the girls like I did last year, everytime I pass I take a peek and it looks like I shall be getting my photos any day now!


Paulien van den Bosch said...

OMGosh..... what a beautiful page!!!!! I love the pin and I love that flower