Tuesday, 29 March 2016

March winds

Wow the weather certainly turned topsey turvey over Easter. From sitting in the heat of the sunshine in the garden on Friday to the tempest of Storm Katie who blew her way in during Sunday and screamed around during Monday morning.

We were lucky enough on Sunday to find a couple of sunny hours in the afternoon to walk off some of the Easter chocolate and to burn some energy off from my son's dog Bear. Bear loved "herding" us along the coastal walk and checking on Daisy sleeping in her buggy, oblivious to the wind.

I wish these photos had a "hearing" part as the wind was really howling

The Marina looked gorgeous in the sunshine

But just look how choppy the water was
But Bear is never put off by the weather

It was a fab walk and when Daisy work she amused us by donning her sunglasses

As the weather closed in we returned to our daughter's home and all enjoyed a wonderful roast gammon dinner cooked by my SIL and shared around the table by my Hb and I and our dear children and their partners. Such treasured family times. 

My card today is another Easter card I made using the same techniques I used for my March Tim's card version of his tag here
I stamped out a whole sheet of sentiment using my Visible Image Bronte senitment stamp

I the added a mixed media die cut page
 and then add some bright spring colours using gellatoes
 I prepared a corrugated front
 and die cut lots of spring flora and fauna
So then it was time to put my card together.
This is what I made
.... bright butterflies being admired by some little birdie friends. I used lots of inks and sprays to create the bark appearance of the card and the birds.

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

Anything but cute crazy for colour
Allsorts  2/3 wings
Emerald Creek Dares Easter Parade
Stamps and Stencils Spring is in the air 
Butterfly challenge M is for margin and/or mint
Artistic Inspiration  1/ 3 anything goes
We love to Create 1/2 anything mixed media #7
Crafty Boots 1/3 spring is in the air
Crafting from the heart 1/3 anything goes

The weather has calmed down again and the evenings are so light now after the clocks sprung forward. I have lots to look forward to this week.... I will share more later this week.
Thanks for visiting,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Hi Jane...thank you for sharing your Easter walk..apart from the wind it looked lovely...and your card...well what work you put into them...I love your butterflies and you put me to shame of late with all my quickie makes!!

  2. So different and so lovely, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  3. This is so wonderful. As always your blog cover picture starts me off smiling. I love the personal touch of photos and then your butterflies are just mesmerizing. I just love to stare at all the details and definitions. Thank you for sharing this on the Emerald Creek Dares.

  4. So glad you had a lovely Easter weekend Jane!
    Daisy looks so cute in her sunnies! :)
    And as always a cleverly constructed card, love the butterflies.
    We've had a mix of sunshine and showers and thankfully were still able to get out and about, I'm so glad that Katie passed us by though !!!
    V x

  5. You are all very adventurous to hike around all those big mud puddles! LOL! Daisy looks adorable in her sunglasses. Great card, my friend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Good evening, Jane! Looks like you all had a fabulous Easter weekend, despite the fickle British weather! We too had a gloriously sunny day on Friday but unfortunately the rest of the weekend was a bit of a washout and we've had hail and sleet today! Barmy! I'm happier for the longer days and look forward to the hopes that Spring and Summer will bring sunshine and warmth...fingers crossed! We've been forecast a barbecue Summer for the last goodness knows how many years, so with any luck...?
    Love your pretty butterfly card with all it's textures and Spring colours. Hugs, Lisa x

  7. so very pretty - love this Jane - perfect for spring - thanks also for joining us at stamps and stencils this month xx Hugs Rachel x

  8. Beautiful shabby chic design Jane, I love how you have created the butterflies. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  9. Your butterflies are gorgeous and I loved reading how the card all came together. Colours are really pretty. Thankyoy for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  10. What a beautiful walk you had with your family. This must have inspired you with this lovely card. There is so much. To this card and I love it.

  11. Fabulous photos of your walk and love your Tim style Easter card, beautifully put together. Great seeing you again yesterday and having a bit of time to catch up. Xx

  12. A beautiful Butterfly card Jane and just perfect for our theme this week, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  13. Beautiful tag Jane, I love how you doubled up on design for the background of your butterflies, brilliant!! So many lovely photos, you live is a gorgeous place! Love that one of the waves in the water!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Crazy For Colour' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  14. Awesome tag, Jane! Love your bright colours! Great photos, as usual!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute and for joining in our challenge at Stamps and Stencils this month! Branka DT xx

  15. This is such a beautiful card Jane, the Spring colours are a delight and the beautiful flowers are just the perfect finishing touch! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Crazy For Colour' challenge! Anne DT xx

  16. Hello dear Jane,

    Love your card!!! And wonderful to hear your Easter weekend was a happy one, and as always lovely too see dear Miss Daisy!

    Have a lovely April soon!


  17. This is a wonderful project, thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

  18. Fabulous card. Love your technique and a brilliant tutorial, thank you. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  19. Jane this is a beautiful project. i love your use of colour and the cardboard.. and well have to admit you had me at the butterflies!!!
    and your photo's are beautiful too!! thanks for sharing with us at Emerald Creek Dares!!

  20. Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  21. WOW this is stunning Jane...love how you made it and Thank you so much for showing the steps
    Thank you for playing at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge
    Guest DT
    Dr Sonia

  22. Gorgeous card. Love the texture you created with the corrugated cardboard and the stamping under the die cuts is so clever. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.

  23. Brrrr - Daisy looks comfy though. Your card is both unique and beautifully made with those gorgeous butterflies.
    Sandy xx

  24. Beautiful tag, Jane! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Emerald Creek Dares.


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