Looks like Spring has been waiting patiently to reveal it's true colours, this year more than ever there has been an explosion of colour as all the trees come into blossom at once and everywhere generally looks more lush and green.
I will be out collecting wild garlic this weekend which grows by the ton where I live, it has a short lived season but is fantastic to cook with especially the leaves which resemble lily of the valley (don't mix them up or tummy ache will be the least of your worries!) the flowers are a fantastic addition to a salad and really tasty too.
The last couple of weeks I have introduced the new range of dies from Susan Tierney-Cockburn which come under the collective name of Susan's Garden which you can see by clicking the link. If you are a paper crafter and you love flowers and I have yet to meet a paper crafter who doesn't, then you will be over the moon with this new collection.
There is a tool kit in the range which is a fab addition to any one's arsenal of tools and is a must for adding dimension and texture to any paper craft project. Once you get used to the jargon and techniques you will be up to speed in no time, there are lots of handy hints and tips on the website and clear instructions on how to create realistic paper blooms in no time.
Here are a few examples which we took along to our recent trade show which all so feature the Sizzix Bigz XL dies to create the birdhouse and wheel barrow Just in case you haven't guessed by now, I LOVE this collection and I'm sure it will grow and grow (No pun intended!)