Monday, 27 June 2016

Summer time Guest designing for Crafty Boots

This is my second post of the morning...a first for me...if you are looking for my Country View DT post just follow the link here.

Hello and welcome to my blog, especially if you are a first time visitor. I am delighted to be guest designing today over at Crafty Boots today where their current challenge theme is Summer fun.

Summer has certainly arrived all around me. My flowers in the garden are flourishing and we are enjoying lots walks.

I recently made 4 summer backgrounds using the same techniques as I used for my May Tim card. For my card today I chose to use the bottom left background card.

Here it is in close up. If you would like to see a step by step of the process this is the link here.
and here is my completed card. I just added a crackled butterfly and a die cut sentiment.

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

Little Claire's 2/3 create a scene
Happy Little stampers mixed media  texture
Noor summer
Stamping Sensations 3/3 feature a creature
Our creative corner a beautiful mess
A Vintage Journey texture or embossing paste I used TH texture paste through my TH alphabet stencil.
Simon says stamp Wednesday 1/5 add shimmer my card has a wonderful gold shimmer from my metallic distress spray
Penny Black and More 2/3 flower power
Dies R us butterflies
Creative Inspirations bingo  I have gone through the middle diagonal....white (tape background), flowers, shabby

Thanks to the ladies over at Crafty Boots for inviting me today and I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my contribution to their summer challenge. It would be lovely if you can join in the is the link to their blog where you can find out all the details.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. This is such an imaginative card Jane, the more I look at it the more I see, I am intrigued by the techniques you have used. I also adore butterflies so your card is ticking so many boxes for me and I am very tempted to try to try out some of these techniques for myself.

    Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer.

    Crafty Boots Challenges

  2. Beautiful Jane! I just love that crackled rainbow butterfly, perfect fit for your background! Lovely photos, your world is so lush and green. How jealous am I!! hugs :)

  3. So pretty Jane and wonderful photos too!


    Di xx

  4. Your crackled butterfly has such a stunning vintage feel to it Jane and suits your background so well. Off to check your Countryview post now.
    Julie x

  5. What a lovely bright summery card! Your garden is looking lovely too!
    Enjoy the week ahead my friend, hopefully I'll be a sunny one for us both. :)
    V x

  6. That's a gorgeous card, Jane. Enjoy your Summer! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. beautiful crackle Jane and a fabulous make! Hugs rachel x

  8. Gorgeous flowers - love that crackled butterfly - it looks like ice cream or sherbet - good enough to eat!
    sandy xx

  9. I love how you are inspired. The card is great with all the texture and love your lush

  10. Such fabulous artwork, love the butterflies
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  11. Beautiful creation.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  12. I love your crackle effect, and your photo is super cute. I hope people are appreciating your cards at the tea shop. Lovely!

  13. I love your crackle butterfly. Such pretty colours. Hugs Mrs A.

  14. Love your background, your crackled butterfly and just everything about your beautiful card! Hugs! PS Fabulous garden shots, too! Thanks for sharing!

  15. This is such a lovely card, Jane! I really like the vintage butterfly especially the crackle effect and the colours...lovely! Your garden flowers are looking beautiful...I hope you have a great week and lots more sunshine.
    Helen xox

  16. The backgrounds you created are beautiful Jane and I love that gorgeous crackled butterfly! Thanks so much for joining in our Texture or Embossing Paste challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

  17. Beautiful background and gorgeous butterfly, love your card and new photos xxx

  18. Lovely, Jane. I love all of the texture. Super colors and design. Thanks for playing along at HLS MM Texture Challenge.

  19. Absolutely stunning and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More, Luv Sam x

  20. Oh Jane - you really created a GORGEOUS card. The colors are just so peaceful and lovely. Wouldn't it be fun to visit the "land" you created here!!! Just sit, read, watch the butterflies and celebrate life. Thanks bunches for joining 'A Beautiful Mess" challenge at OUR CREATIVE CORNER. j.

  21. Gorgeous background on your card and I too love the colours. A very pretty card.Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Julia S-W

  22. A great creation hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  23. This is fabulous. Thanks for joining our Mixed Media challenge at HLS. Carol DT x


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Jane x