Saturday, 8 April 2017

Spring has sprung

Wow what an awesome week this has been and temperatures are soaring to 22c tomorrow! It's already 21c on my sunny patio...whoop whoop.
My next flush of tulips are now in flower

 My acers are in leaf
and yes the blinds have come up, the windows cleaned and 
 MY STUDIO IS OPEN FOR GARDEN CRAFTING FOR 2017!! Come on in and have a peep................
 You will never see my desk this tidy again until I shut it up in the winter
new shelves to fill (put up over the winter by my darling HB)
 I sit surrounded by some precious art work made by me and some of my dear crafting friends over the years.
 I should really update my noticeboards as these projects are sooo old but they remind me how far I have come over the years and yes there is a piece there by my darling Daisy.

My challenge card is something very springly and fun...
The stamp is from my buddy Kerry and her sadly no longer trading Ladybug Crafts Ink. I love this sheep and her cute. I gave them a fluffy coat and a gem for Mum's flower ;0) The papers are ancient from my stash. The egg die and cloud is Memory Box, the frame Noor and the sentiment stamp is Clearly Besotted. 
My card was made for the following challenges;

Dies R Us 2/2 Easter
Crafty calendar April showers/ spring
                                                  Simon says work it Wednesday 3/3 spring
Crafty friends animals or birds 
Cute Card Thursday 1/3 Easter
The Ribbon Girl 1/3 April any card challenge
Crafty Catz anything goes/Easter
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge anything goes

So you can guess where I'm heading now...yes back out to my sunny garden with a cuppa. Tomorrow I am off to the Ally Pally Stamping Show in London to catch up with my blogging buddy Brenda Brown and to see Helen and Mark and their amazing Visible Image stand. I am so proud to see my cards on their awesome display. If you are going do say hi! 

Have a sun filled weekend and thanks for stopping by. I will be back next week with 2 posts with photos from Ally Pally!

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. OH MY STARS! Your flowers are beautiful and your crafting space is AWESOME! Too bad I am sooooooooooo far away or I would surely pop in for a day of crafting fun! Well done!
    And your card ... how adorable! Love that your sheep are fluffy ... great idea! Awesome creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Easter’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  2. My tulips are just beginning to flower now and I even have some bluebells out. Yes spring is definitely here at last. I was going to go to the Ally Pally but I have had 3 busy days out this week and need to recharge my batteries. A must for next year though as I missed Farnborough too due to family commitments. I just love those woolly sheep on your card. So cute. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Your garden looks like Eden! And it's so fun to see your studio open and ready for action. Love your card... I sent Easter cards to all six of my grandkids. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Thanks for sharing your creative space. Mine currently looks like a disaster. I really like your bird tag :)

  5. what a great garden craft room! just got back from Ally Pally it was fab! have fun tomorrow.

  6. Gorgeous tulips Jane and I just love the little sheep and lamb, their coats are fabulous!
    It was a truly beautiful day today....sadly we are in for a change here tomorrow but hopefully it's just a little blip, of course its still going to be wonderful in the sunny south!!
    Enjoy your day at Ally Pally...hope the family are all well.
    V x

  7. A real fun bright and cheery Easter creation Jane, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge. Can see your garden is coming on nicely as well, our shrubs seem well ahead this year and could't resist sharing a few photos yesterday.

    B x

  8. Jane your Easter card is adorable! I love the fluffy lamb and sheep!

    I love seeing your blooming tulips, your yard and especially that tidy studio! Lucky, you! I have two you have air conditioning in your
    studio, and you have to plant your tulip bulbs every year? Here, in the south, tulips are an annual, and you have to chill them in the fridge for 4-6 weeks prior to planting them. Too much work, so I gave up after two seasons of that. Up north, they come up every year without any fuss. Thank you for the inspiration! Hugs!

  9. What a fun card, love that you have given the sheep fluffy coats so cute, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  10. Hello Jane, It was lovely to meet you at Ally Pally today and I will certainly check out the various crafty resources you mentioned in connection with Visible Image. I love your card in this post - so sad when a lovely company ceases trading and I am extremely jealous of your craft cabin in the garden. Thanks again for your advice today, Anne x

  11. Gorgeous card, wonderful design, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx
    Enjoy AP, watching it on TV wishing I was there, xxxx

  12. Your flowers are lovely. I pulled many of potted plants into garage on Fri since we had a windstorm til about 1 PM. Strong enuf to down trees in the area and spotty loss of power. I really like your garden office. Fun idea! Have a great week!

  13. Such wonderful backyard and I love your studio.
    Cute Easter card!
    sandy xx

  14. Your studio looks so ready to get in and make more wonderful art. Love your card and I'm sure you'll be making lots more soon.
    It was so lovely spending time with you at ally pally yesterday, we mustn't leave it so long next time. Enjoy your week xxx

  15. Hello dear Jane,
    Thanks for opening up your lovely studio for all of us to visit ;-)
    I adore that card! So fun and darling!!

  16. How cute! Love your studio too.Thanks for sharing at Dies R happy you joined us!

  17. Darling Easter card with the cute sheep! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us this month for the 'Easter' challenge!

  18. Hello Jane… Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your card is lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Animals/Birds’ challenge theme… hope you can join us next time and good luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  19. Wonderful project and awesome garden pictures. Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the challenge.

  20. What a lovely studio. Love the card very cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. Happy crafting!
    Catherine x (DT)


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