Friday, 22 March 2019

Spring has sprung

Well spring is finally here and I am loving these lighter mornings and evenings. There is the sound of bird song everywhere...and I should think lots of little eggs dropping into nests soon too.
The daffodils are exploding with colour everwyere
I visited Standen House last week and the grounds were so pretty.
 with daffodils and primroses everywhere. 



We saw a lovely exhibition in the house too but I will save that for another post. 

My card today sums up how we should all hopefully start feeling in the mornings!
The background is a silver and blue acrylic paint gelli print I made using the Visible Image
Wings of change stamps. I then added some more stamping and a card butterfly together with the rather awesome sentiment!


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Through the craft room door 2/2 anything goes
Pile it on Favourite colour, mine of course is blue!
The butterfly challenge The letter C I have gone for cadet blue in my gelliplate background.
Cute card Thursday 1/3 spring fever
Allsorts fave stamp mine is this awesome new Visible Image butterfly

My card is for sale at Dotty's Tea House, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5  2AE

Today I have also written a post for the Country View Shop where I am showcasing all the new Visible Image mixed media stamps and stencils. You can see it by clicking here. I would love if you would pop on over and say hello. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Bear and gone

Our son's dog Bear has gone home again now and I just wanted to share a few more photos of this lovely boy taken on the patio on one of the dry days we enjoyed.


He is such a gentle giant. I miss him but I don't miss the wet walks with him and Billy is glad to have his house back!
I have been trying to make some more stock for Dotty's Tea Rooms where my cards are sold and I thought some of my sweet Lili of the Valley digis with critters would be perfect for today's blog post as it is also my sweet daughter's birthday today, Happy Birthday M! The dies are from the Works and the circle is Memory Box. The paper is ancient from my stash.

I wonder if Bear spotted these mice amongst my flower pots?

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges; 

Pixie's snippets playground #348
Simon says stamp Monday miniature/tiny things
Try it on Tuesdays 1/3 say it with flowers
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge March
Through the craft room door 1/2 anything goes
Time Out 1/3hugs, kisses and birthday wishes

It is for sale at Dotty's Tea House, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5  2AE

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Monday, 18 March 2019

A rainbow lion

Well what mix of weather we have had over the last few days...rain, sun, sleet and wind strong enough to bring down a few trees.

Everywhere though is really greening up and looking very spring like. I have spotted this rainbow of flower colours this week at various place I have visited

 as well as in my own garden



This fits well for my Monday Design Team make I am sharing today for Visible Image. It is a "rainbow lion "I made for the recent Create and craft show using the fab Cowardly Lion 

For his background I created a rainbow swirl using the Strobes stencil


I wasn't sure which colour I wanted the medal or crown so I stamped several out on white and gold card and used the brilliant dies to cut them out.
I coloured my lion in Promarkers and decided to give him a rainbow mane and tail too!
Here is my finished card.
with a close up of my rainbow lion.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Passion for Promarkers anything goes
Happy Little stampers watercolour anything goes
Mix it up 3/5 anything goes
Stamping sensations 2/3 somewhere over the rainbow
Through the purple haze 1/3 rainbows
Pile it on 1/3 fave colour or rainbow

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group is here ...it would be lovely to see you there. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are regular giveaways...open world wide.

And the shop web site is here; where all their gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x