Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Cast a clout, the May is out

Yes after all that amazing weather we enjoyed over the bank holiday weekend the Hawthorn is in flower which means the May is out!
The ancient saying "Don't cast a clout til May be out" means the Hawthorn blossom, (May flower) not the month. I hope that we have seen the last of any frosts, especially here in the South of England.
I snapped the May over the weekend. It is such a pretty flower but with a very odd scent indeed!

I had bumper April card sales down at Dotty's Tearooms so I have been busy making some new stock. My card today is one of them. I was inspired by the fresh spring colours around me and created an inky background with my distress inks. Friendship cards sell very well at Dotty's and I used this very old Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp lots.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

The butterfly challenge spin the wheel and the letter H It is Mrs A's 100th challenge, such an achievement. I am so glad to join her and hope many of you will too. I went for Hunter's green for my plain leaves  and some of my inking and heat embossing, my sentiment was heat embossed.
Crafty catz 2/3 anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 2/3 anything goes
Crafty Calender 2/3 Things with wings
Cute card Thursday 2/3 anything goes
Dies R Us 1/3 flowers
Double D May flowers
Sweet stampin 1/3 flowers

Thanks as always for stopping by and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me. I would also like to warmly welcome my newest follower. 

Enjoy the better weather and all the colours of Mother Nature in May (the month!) I even spied some butterflies over the weekend, a sure sign how much warmer it has been.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Your splatter background looks fabulous and I spy harvest gold on your flower too. That sentiment has to be just about the best I have ever seen . Love it. Thankyou for coming and spinning the celebration butterfly wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. No hawthorn out here yet I'm afraid!! There is a beautiful pink one in our local and park and I checked the other day to see if it was in bloom but not yet, there are buds though!
    Pretty card as always. :)
    Blooming chilly here tonight!
    V x

  3. We have several Hawthorn trees on our property but I never really knew what they were, LOL! Your card is lovely as always! Good job on selling so well! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Great design. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DD DT

  5. Beautiful card creation and photos! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us and the ‘May Flower’ challenge over at Double D. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  6. I'm enjoying the lilacs lately at my house and a trip to Washington state to visit a friend. Love the purple colours and scent. So thankful spring has come here too. We've had a cold spring this year in Oregon and it's getting better finally. Glad your cards are selling well!

  7. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  8. Beautiful pictures of the May blossom Jane....and such a fresh and pretty card too. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Xox

  9. I thought it was snowing the other morning when I got up and saw white in the air -- which turned out to be apple blossoms, which look a lot like your May flowers. Wishing us both happy weather and a happy weekend! Congrats on your booming sales!

  10. So pretty! I love that sentiment too. Thanks for playing along at Dies R Us, so happy you joined us!

  11. This is a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)


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