Monday, 3 February 2014

The Love Month

It's February already and yes that means that our thoughts turn to LOVE. I am an incurable romantic and still love Valentine's day. It is also the birth month of my "baby" boy who will turn 25 on the 24th. I am really enjoying the increasing daylight as well as the progress of the bulbs in my garden. There are lots of shoots around and I know that by the 24th I will have some of my favourite flowers, daffodils, in bloom..

Meanwhile I am making the most of some blooms in my house. My little pot of miniature daffs are coming along really well.

And my water grown hyacinth is in bloom. The scent from it is delicious and so unique. A real promise of spring.

 My card today is a Guest Designer card I have made for Lexi's card challenge. There is a new challenge up today for February and the theme is Valentine's/Love. Do pop along and join in. The sponsor is Fairy Dust Crafts and the winner each month could win voucher for spending in her on line shop.

 I made an anniversary card with lots of love on it.  I chose this sweet bear digi image called lovesick bear and also the sentiment which are for sale there.

I used my Go Create die to cut the shapes. I coloured the bear with Promarkers and highlighted with Prismacolor pencils.I paper pieced the heart and also added the same paper to my Memory Box precious hearts die cuts. The anniversary sentiment is from LOTV and there is a close of of the sentiment below. I used my MB marshmallow clouds die to cut this.I added a red and a white mulberry rose.
The heart button is a Cath Kidston button sent to me by a dear friend which I threaded with string...perhaps I could say this has tugged my heart strings ;0)

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

Jelly Park lots of love
A Creative Romance show us some love
Rhedd and Rosie anything goes
Pan Pastels anything goes
Simon says stamp anything goes with twine or string there is string in my heart button.
Squirrel and Fox use embellishments
I love Promarkers love is in the air
Passion for Promarkers anything goes
The cupboard Trilogy Love
Natalie and Amy love is all around you
Make it Monday linky party #177
Cute card Thursday something new my new is the digi image and sentiment
Emerald Faeries Let's see a banner
Feeling Crafty use dies/punches
Sweet Stampin  Love/Valentine's
All Sorts Love is in the air
A gem of a challenge all you need is love
The Ribbon Girl hearts
Pile it on ribbon
Crafty Catz anything goes

Thanks for visiting me here today and don't forget to join in with Lexi over at her challenge blog. Good luck to anyone who enters.

The weekend actually turned out much kinder than the forecast and we even managed to get out for a walk in the sunshine. It felt so good to feel the sun on our faces. Mind you this seems a brief respite as yet again we have more heavy rain making its way here. Please take care everyone in the UK. For my friends abroad I hope it's not too cold.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Lovely to see your inside spring flowers Jane! :)
    Such a cute little card, I love the little bears heart nose and the good use of the heart button!!! :)
    I managed a walk yesterday too but oh my goodness it's wild here today, gale force winds, brrr, definitely an inside day!
    Have a good week my friend,
    V xxx

  2. I think we are all yearning for Spring Jane and as you say the longer days are now noticeable.

    A very pretty card and nice shape, thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  3. It was still light at 5pm last night! Beautiful flowers, I love to see the promise of Spring and have been watching my bushes bud outside with interest and longing. x

  4. Lovely flowers, Jane,

    They must really remind you of spring every time you smell that lovely scent... I love hyacinths!

    That card is really sweet, and that little heart-button makes it just perfect.

    Happy February, dear friend!


  5. Gorgeously cute card, great design, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx
    I bet the scent is lovely on your hyacinth. xxxx

  6. What a fab card, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck, Zoe DT xx

  7. Hi Jane
    (linky fixed)
    Lovely card, Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faeries.

  8. Love the pretty shape of your card, super cute image too. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends for our "Lots of Love Challenge". Mel :o)

  9. Aw so gorgeous Jane.Adorable sweet bear and i love your design and striking colours.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Lovely card jane and thanks for sharing your spring bulbs ad the hyacinth - can almost smell it - thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl Card Challenge, Mary x

  11. Super card and just right for our Challenge over at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

  12. Oh that hyacinth is the same color that I got.. the fragrance is beyond divine. No photo of Daisy? Oh my, what shall I do! :-) I wish you could join us for lunch tomorrow.. with Gracie, Taci and Betsy!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. Hi Jane! Wonderful and cute card!Perfect for this cold but loved month! I love hyacinths and your white is gorgeus! I'm so happy to hear that you had good weather. It's raining here, but we do need that. Have a lovely week! x teje

  14. Hi Jane, beautiful card, really lovely. Those flowers are gorgeous too, hopefully Spring isn't too far away. Thanks for joining us at Premium Craft Brands this week
    Claire xx

  15. What a cute card Jane, perfect in red. Ah the promise of Spring, what a great feeling, I just hope the plants survive in the garden and haven't been drowned!!! Xx

  16. A wonderful card and a fabulous flower. Thanks for playing along with us at the Squirrel and the Fox.

  17. Gorgeous card Jane thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx DT

  18. I can't wait till I can see flowers outside again, but until then flowers inside will do. Love your Greenwich photos too. Beautiful!

  19. Loved seeing your pretty spring bulbs, and such a sweet card. The heart button on it is just right! It is sunny here today, hope it is with you too.
    Helen xx

  20. Hi ,the card is a stunner ,fab colouring and a cute image!Beautiful card design! Thank you so much for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge this week.
    Hugs Gudrun

  21. Super cute. love the image.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT xx

  22. your card is so incredibly lovely!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  23. Gorgeous card and image. I spotted this on MIM.Loz

  24. Oh jane the weather may be awful but blog hoping sure does make you forget it for a while love your photos and what a gorgeous card
    Hugs Kate xx

  25. Ah Jane, I missed your flowers and cute teddy. Just so lovely! Wishes for springtime for you too!

  26. A gorgeous card Jane. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC. x

  27. Love your special card and flowers, Jane.

    Looks like spring....I can only dream about flowers and warm weather.
    Happy Birthday (early) to M.
    Our son's birthday is today.

    Here's to happy February days....
    Anne xx

  28. I love your photos of your bulbs, I live in a place where it is too hot for bulbs to grow successfully, and they are some of my favorite flowers.
    Your card is lovely and I love the sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday

    Rachael :-)

  29. Such a pretty card. I love the sweet image you used and your fab colouring. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  30. Lovely shaped card wonderful elements added too. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  31. Oh my this is a gorgeous card, the image is really cute and I love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Natalie & Amy's Challenge.
    Kim xXx

  32. Jane you flower is gorgeous hun, love your card also, love the shape, image and detail, many thanks for joining us at Feeling Crafty this month, best of luck hun xxx

  33. Super cute card - such a sweet little bear!
    Thanks for playing along with us at AGOAC this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx


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