You may wonder why!
The other week we went to Nostell Priory, not far way from Doncaster where we visited Stamp Magic (where I met up with friends and well, maybe a few things did happen to come home with me - you can see here and here)
We have passed Nostell Priory a couple of times but it has always been later in the day so we went to Stamp Magic with the intention of leaving ourselves time for a visit.
We weren't quite prepared of how extensive the grounds are so have a visit planned for the Summer wth our grandchildren and son.
We did get into the formal gardens though - here are just a few photos.
We headed out to one of the woodland areas and down to the lake
Speedwell Blue reminds me of being a child - this is quite a big clump but I used to love finding these and Scarlet Pimpernels when we went on walks.
On the path we spotted Damselflies but they were so quick that neither of us got a decent photo!
We headed back across the Pennines after a coffee.
The next day at home hubby went to the local shops and came back and called me to grab a camera...right outside our door on the railings looking down on the path below was this beautiful dragonfly!
Hubby's battery was dead so I took these on my phone camera! I can hardly believe how sharp this photo is and how the Dragonfly seemed to pose - he was still there the next morning but by lunch time he was gone!
So, here is the page I was inspired to make.
I used inks and gesso textured with a pen end and rubbed over with distress crayon, a little bit of sequin waste and stencilling then stamping with parts of AALL and create stamps before adding Tracy Evans's dragonflies. I cut more wings, added some stickles and then added some home made tape decoration at the bottom!
I would like to enter at
Thanks for looking, Chris