Tuesday 10 May 2016

New raised beds

Good morning all.
Well the good weather seems to have departed to be replaced by rain, still it will be welcome by the seeds I recently planted in my new raised beds.
When we bought our shell of a barn nearly 10 years ago, the old cowshed at the back was just three brick part walls and a few uprights. The uprights were removed by a farmer to be reused but the long lengths of brick wall looked too good to demolish as the original plans proposed. So, I decided that eventually I would turn it into a walled garden.  
To start with it looked like the Somme battle fields as underfloor heating pipes were laid then I tried growing in the soil but my onions dried out and spuds rotted in the poorly drained soil, too many hooves over the years I suppose. Anyway, we had a leak in our pipe work so had to have more pipes laid, so more destruction. Hubster had a tractor shed built over part of one side wall a few years ago and after the wettest winter for many years we finally got around to building some raised beds this year. Three are in and four more are planned, the oak sleepers are stacked in the yard!

Well this little card was just the thing after all that hard work, made for this week's Cardz4Guyz Challenge -


I used this cute image from LOTV Vegetable Patch, probably retired as I've had it for awhile. 

I die cut an aperture in a piece of textured linen card and used a snippet of NitWits paper for the sky, glued to the kraft base card. The fussy cut Copic coloured image was placed across the bottom and a piece of twine was wound around the bottom and a couple of LOTV greeting tags completed. The whole panel was then popped up on pads. It will be quite some time before my carrots are ready but I can't wait.
For more inspiration please check out the rest of our DT and then why not join us with your DIG IT themed projects, what ever they are.

I'd like to join in over at -

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog
Escape to the Country (We really have!)


  1. What a delightful card, this stamp captures our theme perfectly...
    Thank you for joining in with the cuties xx

  2. This is brilliant Julie just love the image which I also have in stamp form now that I have found all my stamps and know just what I have lol. Your garden sounds lovely we just have a small patch at the back of our bungalow but it suits our needs as Alan hates gardening and I can't do it as unable to bend or kneel so pots it is for us. Love Alison x

  3. Lovely card Julie, I like how you have framed it


  4. A brilliant card Julie and perfect for The Cutie Pies this time. Our veggie patch went back into the field long ago. With 8 acres to chose from we (unknowingly) decide to put it where the building site had been when our house was built...hence extremely sporadic veg in very interesting shapes, the only successful veg were courgettes, and there is only so much you can do with them!! Raised beds sound like a great idea...we have sleepers and plenty of manure, I should mention it to Martin!! xx

  5. Awesome card Julie. Love how you framed this little scene. Good luck with this years crop. Thanks for playing along with us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. hugs, Pat K x

  6. Beautiful card and layout, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue N x


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