Monday, 3 March 2014

Traffic jam, the New Forest Way

We were really lucky that we chose the really sunny day of the weekend for our Daisy Day. Saturday was beautiful, not too chilly with lots of fluffy clouds and sunshine in the sky.After lunch we wanted to go for a walk and we visited Beaulieu in the New Forest which is a short drive from our daughter and SIL's house.

This time of the year there are not too many people around and we decided to walk along the river and finish off with afternoon tea. As we walked towards the river we noticed a short traffic jam and wondered what was the cause. We laughed when we saw it....a donkey. Yes it had decided to walk along the road towards some new grazing. In the New Forest ponies and donkeys roam free and have right of way.

The sun popped in and out the clouds and created some gorgeous colours. I was so glad I had my camera with me and happily snapped away.

The ground is very waterlogged but fortunately there is no evidence of any flooding.

The bare trees also created some wonderful silhouettes.

Daisy slept most of the time cuddled against her Daddy's chest in her baby carrier.

She is such a contented soul. Note that she has grown into Nana's knitted hat number 2 ;0

 We didn't see any, but there are harvest mice in the hedgerows which are starting to burst into life.

So my card today just had to be one featuring some little critters who will be starting to emerge soon from the hedgerows. What better than a House Mouse stamp and plenty of sunny butterflies.

Here is that sweet image in close up which I coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with Prismacolor pencils. The butterflies are cut using lots of my scrap pieces of backing paper with my MS punch. I added a fun wooden chicken and some grass die cuts.The flowers are Prima with a pink sparkly brad in the centre. This cute card is finished off with some pink ribbon and a bow.

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

The House Mouse and Friends  Monday Challenge anything goes
PanPastel UK frame it/ anything goes
Gruffles and Guests Fit for Mum or special female
Bearly  Mine one for the girls
Make it Monday linky party #181
Allsorts spring is coming
Sweet stampin cute
Crafty Catz anything goes
Fashionable stamping anything goes
Artistic inspiration Sparkle/anything goes
Deep Ocean just for a girl
As you like it favourite 3d item and why. I love adding flowers, both bought and home made to my cards and I also love using ribbon, I have used both on my card here. I love using them as they are quick and simple to use and add an instant 3d effect.
Natalie and Amy flowers
Emerald Faeries pretty in pink
Country View Crafts paper chase nearly everything on my card is made of paper..backing paper, stamping paper, butterflies make from paper and the flowers too.
Stamp and Create ready for spring
Penny Black and More so sweet
Stamping Sensations Pretty in pink
Pile it on soft/sweet or bold/bright
Whimsy stamps love is in the air

I would also just like to remind anyone who would like to join my giveaway that it closes this Friday 7 March at 4pm GMT. The original link is here Everyone is most welcome, you just need to pop on over and leave a comment.

The week has started off quite wet again but it was such a bonus to have sunshine at the weekend that I can forgive it for a little while.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Hi Jane, I chuckled when I saw the donkey! So funny! Nice that you had some sun and the clouds were beautiful too. It's so wonderful you get to have Daisy Days so often : ) Happy March Jane, xoRobin

  2. Oh, you have ful spring already! Love your cards bright colours and sweet image. Thank you for joining us in Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

  3. Beautiful card Jane, I love the image and all the pretty details. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Spring is Coming challenge x

  4. I love the fact that the donkey has right of way...brilliant!!
    Lovely photos Jane, blue skies, green grass and a cute baby. :)
    That is such a sweet image on your card, love the spring colours too!
    Happy new week, we had sunshine today which was lovely.
    V xxx

  5. Very pretty card , thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month
    Francesca x

  6. A wonderful card, love the sweet image. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  7. such fabulous photos and a beautiful card Jane - loved the donkey picture especially xx

  8. What a lively say out with the family and gorgeous photos xx

  9. What a darling card, love the little scene with all the butterflies and the grass. Thanks for joining us for the house Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Beautiful photos and jewelry too.


  10. Wonderful card Jane. Love popping by your blog and see what you have been up to. Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faeries. Good Luck and hope you will join us again.

  11. A super card Jane, so prettily coordinated and just perfect for our theme this month.

    Great photos as well, thanks for sharing.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  12. Oooops missed a few in that list Jane, also thanks for joining in at Allsorts Spring challenge and Penny Black and More.

    B x

  13. Love your photos, the donkey did make me smile!

    Great card, love the layers & colours you have used.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  14. Gorgeous and beautiful card Jane thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx DT

  15. Hi Jane. awww isn't Daisy cute!!!
    I love the Spring theme of your card, and the colouring is done so beautifully. So delicate.
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  16. Wonderful photos, Jane! There is a definite Spring feel to the weather at the moment, let's just hope it lasts and doesn't do a U turn back into Winter! It's so nice having the sun streaming in through the windows and to wake up to light mornings too!
    Sweet little Housemouse card! Love the pretty colours and butterfly embellishments! I have my fingers, toes, arms, legs and everything else crossed for your jewellery draw! Hugs, Lisa x

  17. Hi Jane! What a beautiful area you had your Daisy walk and your photos are lovely! I love donkeys - would be fan to have one in our garden! x Teje

  18. Hello dear Jane,

    The cutest post: free-galloping donkey and the sweetest baby-girl, made me smile so wide, thank you for sharing! And that card is so cute, I love the little mouse!

    Wishing you a lovely and sunny March-week!


  19. sweet card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  20. Beautiful card and beautiful pictures! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  21. Gorgeous card Jane :-) the image is super cute and I love the colours and details :-)

    fab photo's too ,,, LOVE the donkey ,,, haha :-)

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  22. Lovely card Jane, fabulous wings and cute mouse.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts and Penny Black and more Challenges;-))m

  23. What a sunny and springlike post!! I can't wait for spring walks and hikes. What a sight that donkey is going down the street. I've already shared this post with my brother and husband. (they like donkeys)
    Happy March to you, Jane and Daisy.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.((Very pretty card for early March))

  24. I got a huge kick out of the donkey traffic jam.. so cute! Love all your countryside photos.. I do love the rural areas so much. Thanks for the Daisy update, she's the cutest little angel! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  25. a gorgeous card and love the colours, but the little donkey made me smile this morning
    Hugs Kate x

  26. Beautiful post and pictures Jane!
    Love Daisy's hat #2 and your card is delightful!
    Thank You~

  27. Such blue skies for your lovely outing, Jane, and I loved the donkey traffic jam!! Loved the pictures of the scenery and of course baby Daisy Jane. Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Helen x

  28. Lovely card and beautiful color choices! Great job on this card!

  29. Adorable image and card! Thank you for playing along with us at Gruffies and Guests Challenge.

  30. What a pretty House Mouse card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this month well of “One for the girls”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team) PS Nice to see the donkey getting its daily exercise!!!

  31. Thanks everyone, my giveaway is now closed and I will be back with the winners really soon ;0) x

  32. Gorgeous card! Thanks for taking part in the Gruffies & Guests challenge xx

  33. Thank you for sharing such lovely photos which have sparked your idea to use House Mouse for your card.

    Fabulous colours and love the chicken, a brilliant make :-) xxx

  34. What a fabulous creation. Thank you for joining us at Pile It On, we hope you will join us again soon. Tracy DT

  35. Aaaah how simply adorable and what lovely photos of the New Forest too, it's a lovely part of the country, we went to Beaulieu during half term.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

  36. Stunning creation, thanks for joining in our challenge at Bearly Mine Challenge and good luck in the draw.Annie

  37. great card, thank you for joining us at the Gruffies and Guests , Fran (DT) x

  38. a really pretty card x thanks for joining us at CountryViewCrafts Challenge x trace x


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Jane x