Thursday, 28 April 2016

Bluebell woods

Last week my Hb and I managed to get up to the local woods to see if the bluebells were out....and yes they were. We had such a lovely walk and it was so relaxing listening to the birds in the trees and admiring the wonders of the annual bluebell show.

The sun was shining as we entered the woods
and we didn't have to walk too far until the blankets of bluebells were revealed to us

These are the true native English bluebells...such gorgeous flowers and their scent wafted throughout the woods as we walked.......
How clever is Mother Nature putting on this annual spectacle for us.
and what a wonderful afternoon walk we enjoyed.

For my card today I thought I would share a "blue" card, a baby boy card. I used my distress inks to make the focal and then coloured on top with my Promarkers. I rather liked the effect. This is another for my stock for the tea rooms. I used another of my Ladybug Craft inks stamps. The paper is an ancient one and the die cuts are all Memory box other than the spellbinders frame. The sentiment is Lili of the Valley. 

With a sweet little teddy bear charm ;0)

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

Simon Says stamp Monday show us your metal I have used a metal charm
Noor UK anything goes
Little Claire's 3/3 spring colours
Creative Card Crew wet or dry embosssing I have used both. I wet embossed the baby stamp and I dry embossed the baby toys.
Crafty Hazelnut's paper challenge April
I love Promarkers pastel colours
Simon Says stamp Wednesday anything goes

I blinked and found that April has nearly did that happen? I cannot believe how busy I have been this month and I now wonder how I ever had the time to work!

I will be back on Sunday to  share my May design team inspiration for the next Country View Crafts Challenge. It would be lovely if you could stop by and take a peep. I so appreciate all your support.

Thanks for visiting me today and a very warm welcome to my newest follower.

Back on Sunday,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Hello my sweet friend Jane! I am still around just busy busy with life the past few months, hope to post at some point. So enjoyed the bluebells and your cute baby boy card. Happy Thursday, xoxoRobin

  2. Awe lovely bluebells, I think bluebell wood walks such be on prescription they are definitely good for your health!
    Love your little card, baby blue is such a pretty colour!
    Baby shower tonight, so I'm up to my eyes in cupcakes at the moment, white and green, no blue or pink here yet! ;)
    V x

  3. Hello dear Jane,

    Beautiful "blue" post!
    If I'm not mistaken Bluebells are Hyacinths' cousins, are they not?
    You card is adorable and perfect for a baby boy.


  4. Thank you so much for taking us on your Bluebell walk with you. I enjoyed it. Love your little boy card, too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. it was lovely to see the bluebells Jane - I haven't managed to get out on my usual bluebell walk as yet - here's hoping I'll put that right soon! They are out in my garden but there's one really special walk I need to do! Love your sweet card too - lovely - big hugs rachel x

  6. Oh I love bluebells, they are such a pretty flower. A cute little baby card.
    Hugs, Julie x

  7. What fabulous bluebell wood! We went to one near us but they aren't all out yet, still looked beautiful though! I love your baby card! Chrisx

  8. Thank you so much for the lovely Bluebell photos. A walk through a wood full of Bluebells is on my bucket list fingers crossed.
    Love the baby card.
    Margaret M

  9. What a nice walk through the trees to find bluebells. Lovely! I know April has gone fast. My latest granddaughter is soon to appear, maybe in the next day or two. So thankful our flowers are still blooming and the weather is a bit more warm but humidity has been high, like 92% yesterday and today. Amazing for this time of year. Happy week!

  10. What a darling card, the teddy bear charm is so cute. Great pictures of your walk too. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  11. Such lovely bluebells (happy sigh!), and a sweet baby boy card - I love the washing hanging up!
    Alison x

  12. Such a sweet card and lovely photos too, thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

  13. I so love all your Bluebell pictures - native ones at that! Thank you for joining Little Claire Designs in our latest blog challenge. Magical to be creating cards to celebrate new borns in springtime. xxGaynor LCDT

  14. wow beautiful bluebells :) and sweet card too! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp!


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