Tuesday, 24 January 2017

A second flourish

I recently shared some photos of my amaryllis I planted and its spectacular blooms. If you missed that post you can read about it here. I cut off the finished flower stalk and was amazed to see a second budding stalk pushing up.
Over the next week or so it grew and the buds started to emerge again

another 4 gorgeous blooms.
 These beauties appeared...wow I've certainly had my money's worth from 1 bulb.
I also had a squeal moment yesterday as I witnessed the blooming of my first daffodil of 2017. I picked up a pot of tete a tete daffodils in the supermarket last Thursday and the little buds just shot up on my sunny kitchen side. 
This sight greeted me on Sunday morning...
oh how this makes my heart sing....

daffodils are my favourite spring flowers and just looking of them reminds me that spring is on its way...despite the freezing temperatures we have had over the last week. 
Thoughts of spring inspired my card today. I made an inky backing using some spring coloured distress inks. I die cut an oval in my card and flowers using my new Tim Holtz Greenery leaves from snippets of inky card. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine and a little gem added to the centre of the daisy. 
This one will be heading down to Dotty's Tea House on Saturday to sell. 

My card was made for the following challenges;

Pixie's snippets playground #265/6
Creative artiste anything goes mixed media anything goes mixed media
Allsorts daisy daisy daisy daisy there is a daisy on my sentiment stamp
Uniko anything goesanything goes

Darnell's NBUS challenge 1/3  #9
My never before used stuff is the leaf die...a new Tim greenery die I bought in the Country View advent sale. You will be seeing this lots...the die cuts from this set are gorgeous. 

Thanks for all your lovely comments you left on my last post and the best wishes you sent to my Hb. We did have the best of times celebrating his special birthday. He was quite rightly very spoilt by the family; precious memories.  Thanks for stopping by again today. Keep warm.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Lovely card Jane...bet it doesn't sit long in the tea rooms! My amaryllis is growing well...a pink one and like you I have bought little daffs and hyacinths from the supermarket..oh and big daffs and hubby came home with tulips and lilies last week so the house is full of flowers ....and spring is on it way we hope!!

  2. oh what a pretty card, lovely colours....springlike!
    Excellent results from the amaryllis, I really must plant some for next year. I do have lots of bulbs though, great to have them to brighten up the house.
    Enjoy your week my dear,
    V x

  3. Really pretty colours and a great layout, love that sentiment stamp.
    Thank you for joining our 'Daisies' challenge this week at Allsorts.


  4. Enjoyed seeing your amaryllis! My first bud hasn't bloomed yet but it's getting there. I always get one for Christmas from a cousin.
    My oldest daughter is visiting London this weekend, as she has been on a business trip in Geneva, and will make a quick stop in London before flying home. Hope she has nice weather, and time to see a few sights!
    Have a great week!
    Jane T

  5. WOW! Amazing! Beautiful flowers and great card :)

  6. Beautiful card Jane, a real splash of Spring! And I love your flowering bulbs - we have bright sunshine here right now in Hampshire and it's marvellous to think that Spring is around the corner!


    Di xx

  7. This is really pretty! Love that spatter background. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month! Deborah, DT.

    BTW - your amaryllis is stunning!

  8. Your flowers are beautiful as is your card - really stunning!
    Sandy xx

  9. Beautiful springtime card! Love those die cut flowers and the simplicity of your design! I love daffodils, too, and they scream spring is coming! Our early bloomers were up Thursday and blooming Monday! Supposed to get cold tomorrow, so I may just have to pick a few for the house! Hugs!

  10. Oh you are so lucky Jane - I have never heard of an amaryllis doing that - its fabulous - and your tete a tete too --- beautiful! I bought two bunches of daffs from aldi last week and they look a real picture in the kitchen just now. Love your card - so springlike and beautiful! Stunning! Hugs rachel x

  11. Hello dear Jane,
    Oh I love and share your excitement about the blooms especially when you get a double bloom!
    Your card is a lovely promise that Spring is almost around the corner ;-)

  12. I LOVE your flowers.. I showed hubby and suggested we get some pots of flowers soon. As always, your card is divine. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. What a thrill to get a second bloom and then to also have the wonderful bloom of the bright yellow daffodil heralding the coming of spring! I'm so happy for you, Jane! And I love how you have transferred that light and lovely springtime feeling to your pretty card! It's a beautiful design and great use of snippets! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #9 and thank you for your kind get well wishes! Hugs, Darnell

  14. This is sooooo pretty Jane. Love all that wonderful inkyness, and of course, the new die cut is superb against the lovely flower. How wonderful that your amaryllis bloomed twice - you've clearly got green fingers. xxx

  15. Aren't amaryllis wonderful ?!?! My parents always grow them at Christmastime.
    Lovely card: So ready for spring. See you here and on ig, Jane.

    Anne D.T. xx

  16. A beautiful card Jane and gorgeous photos of your flowers too.

    Sue xx

  17. Beautiful photos and it looks like you as talented with plants as you are with your cards! Beautifully stunning design, lots of striking techniques and a fab card. Thanks for playing with us at Uniko this week. Sarah

  18. Gorgeous card Jane and lovely photos of the Amaryllis and Daffodil.

    Love and hugs

  19. Wow, your plants are brilliant Jane! I love daffodils as well. If I had a garden, I would definitely plant all kinds of those around it! Your card is just lovely. The inky background peeking through your window cut out is brilliant. I am loving that sentiment stamp, looks hand drawn! Fabulous Jane!

  20. Lovely card Jane, your daffodil looks really pretty, thanks for joining us at Uniko,

  21. Your flower photos are beautiful and inspiring, so is you card. Beautiful inky background and love how you have inked the die cut too. Thanks for joining in on the Uniko challenge & my apologies for my late comment. Hugs Bev x


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