Simply Neutrals #34


digital scrapbook paper Garden Observations by AppleApricot
digital scrapbook paper Garden Observations by AppleApricot


Hello dear friends

A warm welcome to Simply Neutrals

Thank you so much for your sweet well messages and well wishes! My back is getting better and I slowly started creating again. I'm busy with a junk journal for a swap and I hope to be able to make a video of it when it's finished. Never done that, so we'll see how it goes :)


I also made the digital scrapbook paper image above, as a freebie for you.
Let me know if you'd like to receive the large size version, I will email it to you.

I named it Garden Observations.

The (vintage) images that I used, most of them I downloaded ages ago from the internet and I was not good at keeping track of where they came from, unfortunately. Since I'm not sure if all images that I used are free for (commercial) use, I only share here a smaller version of the digital paper that I made. But please feel free to download and use this paper, if you like.

For the background I used two of my own texture photos. One is of a fabric, and the other one is a close up of the texture of a giant mushroom. I will try to remember to share that one in another post. We went on two beautiful walks this weekend. Saturday in the dunes and Sunday in a National Park with heather fields and bogs. It was such lovely weather and of course I took lots of photos, the giant mushroom being one of them. I hope I will remember to share some of those later this week :)

Let's continue with Simply Neutrals now!


Feature of last week

How could I not share with you this week some of the gorgeous hearts that dear Suzy of SuziQusThreadworks created! Suzy, you really filled that post to the brim with utter gorgeousness! I'm in awe and you never fail to inspire us.

Here below are only two of the photos she shared.
If you haven't seen the rest of them, I highly recommend you go visit them HERE.


fabric and lace hearts by SuziQusTreadworks


Dear Suzy, here is your "featured" blog button :)




Pinterest request for you all

Now, I do understand that you would love to pin these beauties to your pinboards, but please don't pin these hearts from my blog, but from Suzy's blog instead, to give her all the credit she deserves. (And this goes for all the work of other artist shared here on AppleApricot. Please pin from their own blogs, the links are always provided.)

On to this week's party!


SIMPLY NEUTRALS #34




To join the party, please keep the following things in mind:

1) Please link only to the blogpost that contains the photo(s) you want to share, and not to your blog's homepage.

2) Kindly link back to AppleApricot by putting a link to my blog in your blogpost.

Of course you're most welcome to use the blog button of Simply Neutrals Tuesday as well
(which can be found in the sidebar of my blog)

3) Link ups to both new and older blog posts are welcome.
Of course it would be nice if you link up to a new or recent blog post, but if there is something from the archives you'd really want to link up here, then please feel welcome to do so.

4) You can link up from your blog, but if you do not have a blog but would love to link up from your instagram or other social media account, that's perfectly fine too.
Beware though, that may be not everyone can come visit and/or leave you a comment there.

5) Please take time to visit some of the other link ups and send them some love.
The most recently added link ups will show in the list first.

Time for the link up!

xx Wen







23 comments:

  1. Wen, I am sorry to read about your back. I hope it continues to improve. Your digital freebie is just gorgeous! I cannot wait to see the journal you have been working on. I was able to join in this week, cannot tell you how this challenge still motivates me! Seems that the doctor or errands is all I do. Art is an alien to me now! Thank you so much for this challenge! Hugs! Nancy

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    1. Thank you sweetie and you're so welcome! I'm really happy to hear SNT is of help to you, dear Nancy, so good to see you joining again. I hope art will become that sweet soothing pastime again for you soon. Take care dear, big hugs xx

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  2. Dear Wen
    Such good news that your back is now on the mend enough to go go out on some bushwalks once again and even being able to get back into your creating stride once again. The digital scrapbook page looks gorgeous and I look forward to seeing your completed junk journal also!

    Thank you sincerely dear Wen for featuring some of my hearts last week. It is I have to admit once of the most exciting and rewarding things I love to create and even more being able to share them with others!

    Wishing you continued improvement with your back and look forward to you next week hosting our No. 35 Simply Neutrals!
    Much love,
    Suzy

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    1. Thank you sweetie :) It's so wonderful to be able to walk again, I really missed my outdoor walks.
      Your fabric hearts are so stunning dear Suzy, I hope there will be many more to come! I treasure the one I got from you, it's so so gorgeous.
      Big hugs xx

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  3. Dearest Wen,
    I heartily thank you for such a lovely feature and for hosting, as well!

    Trusting your week is off to a great start,
    I'm sending my warmest hug to you

    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)
    http://sweetlydreamingofthepast.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you sweetie and you're welcome :)
      Wishing you a beautiful week too, big hugs and love xx

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  4. Don't you just adore Suzy's gorgeous hearts? Dear Wen, I'm so happy your back is getting better.Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely week.
    Hugs and love,
    Marie

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    1. Thank you dear Marie, and you're so welcome!
      Yes I totally do love Suzy's beautiful hearts :)
      Lovely week wishes to you too, xx hugs

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  5. Dearest Wen,
    so good to hear you feel better, and already started to create again.
    Your garden Observations looks so adorable, and so lovely - thank you for gifting it to our use, you are so sweet always, Wen.I so look forward seeing all your journal.
    Sweet friend, all the best for improvement of your back, and big hugs to you . Dorthe xoxo

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    1. Thank you dear friend for your sweet message and well wishes :)
      Wishing you a beautiful week!
      Big hugs and love
      xx

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  6. What a LOVELY blog and idea Wen! I'm new to reading your blog but love this idea. So many of my sweet artist friends are here!! I'll have to join in the party soon. I'm also very glad that you are on the mend too! xoxo, Dawn @ The Feathered Nest

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    1. Thank you Dawn, that is so sweet of you to say! It would be wonderful to have you join us as well, I'm looking forward to it :) Hugs xx

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  7. Continued Prayers and Healing Energy for you Sweet Wen. Backs are very tricky and tenacious so do take great care. Lovely Neutral Background...Thsnk You. Every shared linked neutral is so beautiful and special. <3

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    1. Thank you so much dear Sherry :) Yes backs are tricky things! Wishing you a beautiful day, xx hugs

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  8. Dear Wen so wonderful to hear your back is healing and you are getting around better!
    Such a beautiful digital that you have shared- thank you so much!
    I always enjoy my visits here as well as seeing the lovely posts from those who participate! Thank you for hosting!
    Jackie xo

    ps...looking forward to seeing some more of your painting!")

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    1. Thank you dear Jackie, and you're so welcome! I haven't been painting quite some time now, I should go get the dust of my brushes again yes :)
      Big hugs xx

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  9. The digital image is so beautiful and it is so sweet of you to share!! Suzy's hearts are just gorgeous!! Sounds like you have been enjoying some great time outdoors, I love it when spring starts to approach and we can spend more time outdoors.

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    1. Thank you dear Connie and you're so welcome :) Isn't the beginning of the new spring season just wonderful? I love spotting the first little flowers! Big hugs xx

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  10. Hello Wen, I'm so glad your back is on the mend and you're able to walk and create! Suzy's hearts were indeed absolutely divine, and very apt for Valentine's Day.
    Yes, almost Spring for you, my favourite season (full of flowers, of course!). Autumn approaches here, but we are lucky to have a mild climate and it is very comfortable for us - I usually swim in the ocean until May, the last month of Autumn, as the water stays warm. it lags almost a season in temperature behind the air temperatures.
    So, Happy Almost Spring to you!

    Hugs,
    Jesse XX

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    1. Thank you so much sweetie :) Spring and Autumn are my faves among the seasons. Autumn used to be my fave number 1 but lately Spring is taking its first place rapidly :) It must be the flowers, yes! How wonderful to be able to swim in the ocean so late into the season. I used to love surfing in Autumn, the water was still warm then.
      Big hugs and happy almost Autumn to you! ;)
      xx

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  11. Hi Wen, I'm glad to know you are mending/healing : ) I have been looking forward to your Tuesdays here and thankful for the inspiration. (I need lots of that right now : )
    Everything is so beautiful! Vintage loveliness~
    Since I work full-time I don't always have the time to visit each blog; but today I was able too! That was a treat~
    Thank you for the printable paper! You are a peach dear friend~ hugs, karen o

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    1. Thank you sweetie and you're so welcome! It's good to hear Simply Neutrals is helping you with inspiration. How wonderful you had the time to treat yourself with blog visits. Take care my dear friend, big hugs and love xx

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  12. Glad that your back is improving - I'm sure it's not happening fast enough though! Thank you for the beautiful image.

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Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen