Wednesday, 21 March 2018

From spring to winter to spring

What extraordinary weather we have had over the last week. Last Friday I walked down to Dotty's and I revelled in the warmth of the sunshine. I thought that spring had arrived. 
Blossom was out everywhere
and in my garden pots I spotted my first tulips nearly in flower,
However Mother Nature had other ideas and this started  the very next day.

Dumping another lot of snow.

 and just look at my tulips 24 hours later!

Today's make to share is another of my Easter projects. This time it's an Easter tag.
I created the background with distress inks and some Tim Holtz stamps. The dies are all by Tim including the butterfly frenzy.  The chit chat words work so well for so many occasions too.

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

Rubber dance Colour or theme March challenge I've gone for circles and die cuts.
A vintage journey Treasure my treasure in my tag is my weathered clock die cut. This die is no longer made and it is the favourite die I own and I really do treasure it.
Sparkles spring is in the air
Butterfly challenge L I have gone with layers, lemon and letters
Pixie's snippets playground #322
Try it on Tuesday 1/3 Spring moodboard I have gone with the birds and the greens and yellows in 2 of the photos.
Moving along with the times 2/3 Easter
The cutie pie challenge 3/3 spring cuties
Simon says stamp Wednesday Easter inspired
Noor spring
Simon says work it Wednesday 1/3 inky techniques mine was using distress inks

Yesterday it warmed up enough to melt all the snow but there is still a very chilly Northeasterly wind. Here in the south though I think we have finally seen the last of the snow.
 The first day of spring was yesterday but and I want to hear those birds singing in warm sunshine soon. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments and especially the birthday wishes you left for my DD on my last post. They were most appreciated.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. gorgeous tag! hope your tulips have recovered now!

  2. OMG, I can't believe your trees are blossoming already, and then to have it snow...Yikes!! Gorgeous tag. Love that birdie, so sweet. Amazing layering of the elements! hugs :)

  3. Brrrr indeed, so glad it passed us by this time! It was beautiful here yesterday, you could feel the warmth in the sun, pouring today though! :(
    Pretty little Easter tag...lets hope the weather behaves for Easter!!
    Happy Wednesday my friend,
    V x

  4. Hi, Jane! Sorry I've been away for so long! I love your detailed and textured tag! Each element is sensational! And your photos are always such a pleasure to see! You really have had a wild winter over there with Mother Nature flaunting her unpredictable and menopausal self! Fortunately, everything she throws at us is beautiful if we look at it through a beautiful lens like you do! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Super designed card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  6. So beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! oxo Susi

  7. You really got some neat photos of the snow on the flowers and trees.. but I'm glad it melted already. They are warning us of cold and snow this weekend and I am not pleased! Lol! Gorgeous card, my friend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Wow, what a beautiful tag for the spring season! Loving the colors from your studio and garden, even with a little snow on top. Hope your days settle back into "time for more flowers and sunshine" soon! ;o)

  9. A beautiful Easter tag, Thank you for sharing this with us, its a super take on our theme at Try it on Tuesdays.
    Your photos were lovely as well.

  10. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

  11. Jane, it's been ages since I've visited your lovely blog, but I saw this beautiful tag in blogland. I just had to come pay a visit and tell you how truly lovely it is! Really a favorite of yours for me! And your photos tell the story of what we are going through right now. It was actually HOT the other day 80F degrees, and this morning it's below freezing! So sad that I think we will not get to enjoy our beautiful spring flowers. Hugs to you!

  12. Gorgeous tag. Thanks for sharing with us at Moving along with the times.

  13. Gorgeous snippets make Jane - as always! It brings such hope given the weather lately. You did made me smile - yesterday evening the snow had gone and it was calm and even mild enough to sit in the garden for half an hour whilst my 'Pan Haggerty' casserole cooked in the oven (it was a recipe I published before you followed my blog but the recipe is still there if you use the search faclity - came from my lovely Mum).

    As we sat just soaking up the early evening the air was FULL of bird song! A real joy to listen to - and a sure sign that those sweet little friends have hope in their hearts and romance in their minds ...........err, and other areas as Len would say. Last week Len cleaned out the blue tit box which sits below our bedroom window (on the back of the house). We'd left this a couple of years and wondered where they were last Summer but a friend told us that blue tits like to 'move their own furniture in'. And guess what - I was sat there, sitting in bed having a cup of tea just yesterday morning and there was the old 'tap,tap' sound as they build a new nest. Fingers crossed eh? And,Len saw Spike at silly o'clock this morning tottering around the garden a bit sleepy still but drinking and feeding from one of the hedgie stations. Ain't Mother Nature wonderful?!


    Di xx

  14. I love this tag. Love the aged clock piece you have used here. Superb colours. I hope we have seen the last of the winter weather. There are still a few small piles of snow around though to remind us of the sharp changes in temperature we have experienced this past week. Roll on Spring I can't wait. Thankyou for coming and spinning the wheel. Hugs Mrs A.

  15. Super card, thanks for playing along with our Easter Challenge @ MAWTT this week. Good Luck
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  16. That snow photo is so sad compared to all the beautiful flowers you first showed us. I do love your cheery bird tag though. I hope it is a messenger of melting snow and spring flowers. Thanks for joining us at TIOT. Hugs-Erika

  17. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely tag with Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog; it fits perfectly with our ‘Easter’ challenge theme. Lovely photos of your garden too. Hope you can join us again very soon.
    Diane Louise (DT member) xx

  18. Gorgeous tag, Jane! Thank you so much for joining our March challenge at Rubber Dance ♥ I wish you a Happy Easter and lovely spring with many more flowers blooming in the next weeks to come.

  19. Beautiful tag with awesome colours and textures! Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge :)

  20. I love this "Spring cutie"!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pies. Sarah DT

  21. Gorgeous tag Jane, love all of the texture. Your pics of the snow are amazing too! Nothing like that here, which is probably a good thing! Hope the weather improves for you and your garden recovers, Cathy x

  22. What a wonderful tag! It is so inspirational!!! Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. xx Susanne

  23. Beautiful projects, thanks so much for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

  24. Beautiful spring colors on your lovely tag Jane - love the pretty layers of die cuts too! thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge! Julia xx

  25. From snow to sunshine - all in a few days - this English weather never ceases to amaze us does it? Your tag is beautiful, full of the promise of Spring and some warm sunny days. Thanks for taking the time to share it for our fourth birthday celebrations at A Vintage Journey. Hugs Brenda xxx


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