Welcome to my online shop where you can buy my cards & pay securely with PayPal. You might be here because you have bought (thank you) or have been given (you must be loved!) one of my Cyanotype, seeded or handmade paper cards.
My seeded paper cards means that the recipient can plant the card and watch flowers grow in their place. The seeds can vary from Wildflowers, Poppies or other flowers as the paper is bought from reliable sources & can differ according to stock. These cards are sold with a kraft (brown envelope).
I also sell C5 size cards which are on white card with a white envelope. The Cyanotype cards are inspired from my own original Cyanotypes and are hand painted with metallic paint. The Christmas Cyanotype cards are made using original Cyanotypes and are my biggest seller! They come in packs of 3 and each design is different, (they are also hand decorated with metallic paint).
C5 162 × 229 mm (16.2 × 22.9 cm) (6.38 × 9.02 inches). A5 148 x 210 mm (14.8 x 21.0 cm) (5.8 x 8.3 inches)
It’s Sunday, so here’s a few memories from one of my favourite places, the Lake District.
I haven’t visited for about two years now due to Covid etc and I’m really itching to get back there this year. I quite fancy going in Autumn when there are some beautiful colours in the trees & mountains and also some glorious sunrises and sunsets.
Well this week has gone fast don’t you think? It has been such a warm & sunny week, I hope it stays like this! More and more flowers are appearing in the garden, Allium, Poppies, Cornflowers to name a few. Hope you like the small collection below, ley me know which is your favourite.
Not long to go before my showcase at No3 Heworth. This time I will be showcasing my cyanotype pictures and cards. Pop along if you you are in the vicinity during June. You can view my prints here or buy my cards here.
Well this week looks like it’s going to be a lovely one (apart from today!) A few edits from the past 2 weeks of May, I have been super busy in the greenhouse and the garden. I’ve managed to take down a shed and to find lots of wood bees in a corner behind the shed. They are not doing any harm so I’m leaving them to carry on with their business!
In 2 weeks time I will be showcasing my work at No3 Heworth. This time I will be showcasing my cyanotype pictures and cards. Pop along if you you are in the vicinity during June. You can view my prints here or buy my cards here.
It has been a brilliant start to a new week; time is flying pat so fast I can’t believe it’s the 10th May already. I was very motivated over the weekend and ended up getting my macro (close-up) lens out. These gorgeous plants look even more magical with early morning dew on. I took far too many images, so still wading through them!
“Magic waited for me in the morning dew of this brand new day.”
“One morning, very early, when the sun was up, I rose & found the shiny dew on every buttercup.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“West, North, & South the children of Men spread and wandered, & their joy was the joy of the morning before the dew is dry, when every leaf is green.”
Top pic F-stop f/7.1 Exposure time 1/400 sec Focal length 60mm ISO 200
Middle pic F-stop f/2.8 Exposure time 1/125 sec Focal length 60mm ISO 200
Bottom pic F-stop f/2.8 Exposure time 1/125 sec Focal length 60mm ISO 200
On my glorious bike rides through the back lanes, Cow Parsley, Anthriscus sylvestris, is starting to fill the hedgerows.
It was used in traditional medicines and is said to help treat various ailments, such as stomach and kidney problems, breathing difficulties and colds. It has always been used as mosquito repellent.
Common names nowadays are cow parsley, Queen Anne’s lace, mother die, fairy lace, lady’s lace, hedge parsley.
The name ‘Mother die’ or ‘Mummy die’, was used to frighten children into thinking that if they picked cow parsley, their mother would die. This was intended to deter children from potentially picking deadly hemlock.
What a glorious day! As promised here’s a few photographs from my trip to one Bluebell patch in some woodland very near to where I live. It is so lovely to see a carpet of blue on a late afternoon dancing in the sunshine.