Thursday, 31 March 2016

Excitement on the last day of March

Unbelievably we have arrived at the end of March. My parents celebrated their 61st Wedding anniversary at the weekend. I recently enjoyed lunch at the garden centre with them and as always we had a wonder around afterwards to see what new flowers are on display.
Just look at these beauties.
 These are called ballerina primroses and they are so pretty with their gorgeous frilled edges.
Plus lots of other bold colours
and other gorgeous blooms too.

 As they have received my anniversary card I can now share it on my blog. We always enjoy tea and cake and I thought I would use my Crafty Individuals time for tea stamp, for their card.  First I made a vintage background. I never tire of the combination of stencilling and texture paste to which I added gold embossing powder. I also stencilled some hearts. 

I stamped my image onto a book page and coloured it with distress inks.
The gold embossing powder gives it such a shimmer.

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

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 1/5 anything goes
Stamps and Stencils Spring is in the air 
Artistic Inspiration  2/ 3 anything goes
Crafting from the heart 2/3 anything goes
Creative Inspirations 1/3 anything goes

I am getting very excited now as tomorrow is cause for a triple celebration; firstly my debut Design Team post for Country View Challenges goes live....and to find out what else I'm celebrating you'll have to pop by and see ;0) Now there's a tease. My post goes live at 6.30 am. If you're up that early why not have a read over your morning cuppa...if note I really hope you can join me at some point during the day.

Back in the morning.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Can't quite believe that that is a quarter of the year gone already, Jane! Though we seem to be getting glimpses of Spring now, despite the frosts! Anniversary wishes to your parents - 61! We've got number 10 this year and I don't really know where they went to?!
    I love those pretty ballerina primroses and think I may need some in my garden!?! I'm hoping to get some new pots to bring some colour to my very bare garden this year - I am as fickle in my garden as I am in my crafting and tend to change things around more often than my furniture, so I think pots will be a good idea!
    Great card with all the lovely textures and layers too! It's almost the weekend again and it's promising mild, so maybe a relaxing one is called for - hope you enjoy it whatever you're up to and I'll be back tomorrow to see what your surprise is! Hugs, Lisa x

  2. Dear Jane,

    Your flowers are simply stunning!!! Looks like summer to me, must be wonderful to see all that every day... And more blooming! Belated congratulations to your parents, 61st anniversary is really something! Your card is really beautiful.

    Tomorrow will really be a special day to you ;) talk to you then again! Happy last day of March!


  3. I've never seen a Ballerina Primrose.. but now I want one! LOL! Your card is gorgeous, as always. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. beautiful beautiful flowers Jane and the CI card is wonderful - love it! Hugs rachel x

  5. Those ballerina primroses are stunning, aren't they! Hope your parents had a wonderful anniversary, that is an amazing achievement...61 years.
    Well I know what else you're celebrating tomorrow but if you don't mind I'll join you a little later than 6.30am! ;)
    V x

  6. Your card is so pretty. I love the layout and the bird stamp over the page. It really came out nice. I also love your pictures-such beautiful flowers and the colours are rich especially that purple blue flower

  7. Those primroses are real beauties as is your card for your parents anniversary.Gosh 61yrs is a very long time. I expect I will be up not cos I get up early more I go to bed late! hugs Mrs A.

  8. Hello Jane! Stopping by from a mutual friend, Marilyn, and I simply have to let you know how absolutely gorgeous your blooms are! Although I know what most of them are, there are a couple which I am not familiar, most notably the coral one that looks like it might be some kind of rose? I'm terrible at identifying specific species,mouth I know what I like and that's my favorite. Your photography is lovely as well.

  9. Oops...I hit publish before proofreading. That should be 'but', not 'mouth'. Darn auto correct!

  10. just popping back to say thankyou for joining us at stamps and stencils. Hugs rachel x

  11. Hi Jane, I have really enjoyed reading this post and looking at those gorgeous flowers - your card is totally gorgeous too - I love everything about it, Your design is beautiful - such a wonderful keep sake for your parents. Thank you for joining us this time at Creative Inspirations.

  12. Stunning card fabulous texture and layers -and love the collage image -congrats to your parents on their anniversary and love the Ballerin primroses not seen them before--Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  13. Oooo those primroses don't look like primroses do they, hee. Love the card, very much my kind of thing. Love to throw everything at a card! Brother's bday next week so hope he's prepared! Enjoy your weekend and hope you get some of the alleged sunshine we're supposed to have this 2 days xx

  14. Very beautiful card!
    Thank you for sharing how you did it.

  15. Gorgeous creation hun and lovely photo's as always! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this fortnight :) xxx

  16. What a beautiful creation, really like the colours you've used, so pretty, lovely design. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x

  17. This is lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  18. You amaze me with such beautiful makes - this certainly is stunning. I love anything to do with tea and biscuits! Your coloring is really good and that paper must be mighty strong to take the ink.
    Sandy xx

  19. I really enjoyed my visit to your blog today. I love the flowers and have made a note of their names. I found your piece so interesting with those amazing stencils and colours. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Artistic Inspirations. Sue DT


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