Friday, 27 May 2016

A wedding day tag

Hello it's time for my 2nd DT piece for Country View Challenges. You only have 4 more days to enter our "Use a stencil" challenge and the amazing blog hop which has no less than a Sizzix Big shot as the prize. Good luck, I am so envious that I can't enter ;0) You do not need to enter the challenge to win the Sizzix machine on the blog hop, just make sure you leave a comment on each of the the May 1st DT posts.

My first DT piece was of course my stenciled wedding card. If you missed that post you can find it here. I wanted to use the same bright spring colours to make a tag to match.
I started with the same colours and added some stenciling and stamped and white embossed some Crafty Indiviuals daisies,




I stamped some extra Crafty Individuals daisies onto a snippet of mixed media paper and water coloured them with my distress pens and inks. I fussy cut them out.

I used another stencil to added some patches of crackle paste.
 I love watching those gorgeous crackles appear














And then it was time to put my tag together......here it is



I would also like to enter my tag into the following challenges;

Noor spring flowers
Anything but Cute celebrate my style
Simon Says stamp Monday 3/5  make a wish
We love to create 2/2 11 anything creative/ mixed media
Simon says stamp Wednesday 3/5 anything goes
Crafty friends 2/3summer time
Crafting for all seasons 2/3 anything goes
Deep Ocean shabby chic/vintage

Thanks for visiting me here today and for taking the time to leave your very kind comments.



Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Late spring Daisy Days

We had such a wonderful long weekend looking after Daisy whilst her Mummy and Daddy attended a wedding in Edinburgh. My Hb and I felt we had been transported back 27 1/2 years when our daughter was 2 1/2. Daisy is such a clone of our girl, it's just the blond hair which gives her away.
We spent hours playing with water in the garden (the weather was very kind to us) and scooting up and down to the swings. It does not take much to entertain this little sweetheart. She loves blowing dandelions
and of course making Daisy chains.
We spent time each day in Nanna's studio. I was making up some distress ink on a block as she asked for some "paint" when she just picked up the whole thing and stamped with it. She has discovered monoprinting all by herself.

she added yellow in the same way and then some water. My newest Penny Black stamp, which had just arrived from my fried Di also got it's first inking.
She wanted some die cuts and glitter....
Daisy also played with some stencils which fascinated her and also added some brushos.
Here is her finished work
 I loved that she wanted to stamp a Daisy and Daisy words on this one. Bless her she loves crafting.

When she left on Monday afternoon the house did seem very quiet indeed. Roll on her next visit. 
My card challenge today uses one of my favourite vintage "child" digi images. It's a fairly CAS retro birthday card I made for Dotty's Tearooms. It reminds me of my sweet Daisy. The frame is Noor. The seaside dies are MB and the sentiment TH.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Allsorts  2/3 7th birthday challenge Happy birthday to one of my favourite and longest running challenges.
The Craft Barn weekly challenge 2 different papers I have used paper from 1 sheet to make the ship backing and also used another sheet ot die cut my crab and shell.
Simon Says work it Wednesday 1/3  sunshine
Deep Ocean shabby chic/vintage
Simon Says stamp Monday 2/5  make a wish
Crafty friends summer time
Paper Creator 2/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Mod Squad  1/3 use it or lose it my product was the boat backing paper...I found a whole load of unused 12X12 papers when I spring cleaned my studio in April. This is one of them.
Crafting for all seasons 1/3 anything goes

I am back again tomorrow as it's time for my 2nd DT piece for Country View Crafts. I will be sharing a tag which matches the wedding card I made for my 1st inspiration piece. It would be lovely if you can stop by and take a peep.

And just to make you smile, look at this sweetie scooting to the park..yes in her wellies

Thanks as always for visiting and leaving such kind comments.

Back tomorrow,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Music from my garden

Hello, today I am delighted to be guest designing for the ladies over at Try it on Tuesday.

They have a new challenge up today. The theme is music. It would be lovely if you could join in with the fun which runs for the next fortnight.  I started to think of some musical ideas and then whilst sitting in the sunshine in my garden enjoying a cup of tea it came to me.....Mother Nature's music that I am hearing all around me.....yes birdsong. I decided to make a spring/early summer themed birthday card.

There is sadly no "sound" on photos but if there were you would be hearing sweet songs from the nesting birds and quacks from the ducks on the ponds.



For my Birdsong card base I used my wood grain embossing folder and added blues and brown inks to the embossed card.

 I die cut a bird on branch with my Tim Holtz die and added some musical notes using my Lili of the Valley music score stamp.
 He looks like he's singing now ;0)
 I used my Memory Box music stave for my die cuts and one of the 3 mosaic butterflies I made recently. If you would like to see how I made it the link is here.
 I also added some music stamping to some inky scraps
 to die cut some flowers.


Then it was time to put on my creative hat..............


and this is the birthday card I created.

and a few close ups.

and a last one of my singing birdie
Thanks ladies for inviting me to Guest Design for you today, it's been a pleasure. Thank you for popping over to see me here and I hope that you can hear the birds in my garden from where you are ;0)
This was my garden last week, I was busy working in my garden studio getting my cards ready for Dotty's Teahouse.
 Of course my helper was never far away..........
my sweetest Billy xxx

I would like to link up my birthday card with the following challenges;

Noor spring flowers
Anything but Cute celebrate my style I love making these Tim inspired cards...but adding my own touches makes them very much my style.
Allsorts 7th birthday challenge Happy birthday to one of my favourite and longest running challenges.
The Craft Barn weekly challenge 2 different papers I have used paper from 1 sheet to make the mosaic in my butterfly and a second sheet for my die cut flowers.
Fussy and Fancy  2/3 dies and/or punches
Bunny Zoe 3/3 lovely layers
Deep Ocean shabby chic/vintage
Simon Says stamp Monday 1/5  make a wish
Crafty Boots butterflies and/or bees
Artistic Inspirations anything goes/twist of flowers

I will be back to share some photos of our weekend with sweet Daisy really soon...and her artwork. Thanks for visiting me today and if you are a first time visitor, it's lovely to see you here.

Bye for now,

Jane x