Doodle bug

Happy weekend to you all! Sorry for my prolonged absence, I think my recent whirlwind of travels finally caught up with me! I had another overnight stay and training session for work which I think I managed on auto-pilot! I did also manage to squeeze in  a day off and spent it visiting our nearby stately home, Chatsworth House, where they currently have a huge outdoor sculpture exhibition. There were more than 30 pieces spread out across the garden and I made sure I saw every one, covering quite a distance in the autumnal sunshine. Here are my favourites:


I also discovered some new treats that are permanent fixtures in the garden but I had never come across before:


How beautiful are the arms of this garden bench?



I caught I glimpse of this shadowy figure out of the corner of my eye and at first thought it was a real person. The effect from a distance was incredible – beautiful but at the same time a little ethereal, if you have seen the Woman in Black you might know what I mean by the latter!!

Anyway, on to today’s project. Having had to miss a couple of challenges I am very happy to be back and able to join in over at City Crafter Challenge Blog. The theme this week is “Scribble Doodle Fun.” Here’s my card:


I’ve used my Paperartsy Eclectica 07 stamps, by Emma Godfrey to create the heads of these Rennie Mackintosh style roses. I coloured them with Polychromos. The grassy border is from the same stamp set. I doodled the stems, leaves and border using a fine black pen. The background was created with Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean distress inks and I did a little more doodling with a white pen to complete the look.



Before I go, here’s one last photo’ from my visit  – this is one of my favourite views at Chatsworth, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced it in the autumn before.


Thanks for buzzing by.


Doodle bug — 10 Comments

  1. Wow! Your doodling is fabulous – my doodles never look like that….and they go beautifully with the roses on your fab card. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

  2. Such a lovely treat to squueze in some time and being able to visit this sculpture exhibition; I especially love the close up of that bench, the woman in black and your last photo. And your card; my oh my a fabulous take on our theme. I LOVE the flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  3. Beautiful photo’s of Chatsworth, I have never been but it looks amazing.

    Love this card, the roses are lovely and I adore that fabulous background.

    Dionne xx

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