Sunday, 23 March 2014

Country Living Spring Fair

My day out at the Country Living Spring Fair was such fun. I met my Mum for a coffee first in the coffee shop there and we then spent the next several hours wandering around the British Design Centre.
There were lots of different stall holders there and it was lovely to see some unique products. The building itself is modelled on the old Agriculture Hall which stood there in there 1800s. The stained glass window still remains.

The stall holders were on 3 different levels
 and Whittard's even had a pop up tea room where we sat in the afternoon and enjoyed a pot of afternoon tea

I will share my new stash with you in my next post  but one stall which of course had us drooling was Green and Blacks's who were showing how their chocolate is produced from pod to pack and yes there was lots of free tasting, well we could not say no could we? 

and downstairs there was a lovely spring gardening area with lots of bright bulbs on show

There were lots of lovely things to look at and buy and we really had a super day (thanks Vx)

After my recent giveaway I have had so many email about the pendants especially Susan's Daisy chain as she kindly featured it on her lovely blog here (thanks Susan x)
I have decided to put a smaller version of it in my Etsy shop here

Please do note that it is not the same as Susan's as hers has a lot more silver in it and would cost a lot more to list that the one on Etsy. The chain is the same, an 18" sterling silver snake chain.

*******EDIT; This Daisy chain sold instantly, thanks Vx. If anyone would like one custom made I am happy to do so. Please either contact me through my Etsy shop or via my email on my profile here on my blog.****** Thanks Jx

 I have also listed a lovely copper heart pendant here
which comes on a black silk 17" necklet.

My challenge card today is still all about spring and is another GD card for Ignacio of Nicecrane Designs. I just love his new designs and my card today uses another  image from the super Enchanted  Spring set available here
I have used my Floral oval die which I have distressed. The DPs are from my stash. I have added a lovely ivy die cut  made from a spare piece of hand inked paper. I also added a couple of CL blossoms with brads in their centres  and a LOTV sentiment tag.
Here is that gorgeous image in close up. I wonder how many Easter eggs will fill their bags and bucket?

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

Papertake Weekly For mum/Girlie
Sparkles Monthly Easter Parade
Whimsy Stamps Easter
Country View Crafts paper chase
A little bit crafty are we there yet? I wonder when these children will find their Easter eggs?
Stamp and Create Ready for Spring 
Bearly mine one for the girls
The cupboard trilogy Mothers
Papertake Weekly For Mum/girlie 
Polkadoodles Spring is in the air
My Mum's Craft Shop Spring/Easter
Totally Gorjuss Card for a Mum
We do doobadoo Sweet as honey
Ali Craft Spring
The Squirrel and the Fox Inspired by a book my book is Marigold Garden by Kate Greenaway 

Enjoy the end of the weekend. We caught up with the birthday girl who was whisked off by her Hb  to Falmouth in Cornwall with Daisy to enjoy 3 days of family time together. We enjoyed a belated meal at theirs last night. Our Daisy is growing up so quickly. She loves to play now and loves her bedtime story...bless. Take a peep ;0)

Back soon, with photos of my buys from my day out ;0)

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. That looks like a fun day! Beautiful flower photos in your last post too. My spring is coming so slow this year which is making everyone very grouchy. It's nice to see that it's spring somewhere. Very pretty card too.

  2. Oops that silver necklace just fell into my basket, don't know how that happened!!! ;)
    Oh Jane I so wanted to win your giveaway as I thought the necklace was so beautiful but I'm not missing out on this one!
    So glad you had a great day at the CL fair with your mum, it looked lovely, chocolate and flowers who could ask for more!
    Just look at that little cutie, she is growing so fast , so sweet!
    Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for popping Verdi on your sidebar!
    V xxx

  3. Hello Jane,
    Thank You so much for sharing that busy and beautiful day with us! The fair looked great and so civilized! Love your beautiful creations as well. You are so talented!

  4. This is so sweet,thanks for taking part in our 2nd challenge ,and hope to see you again
    Susan xx

  5. Dear Jane,

    Thank you so much for sharing your visit at the fair - there's no way some of us could visit, and this sway we could see it all! Looks fantastic - and I cant wait to see your finds!

    That Daisy-pendant was so pretty, I understand why it ended up in certain basket :) V - so you!

    Sweet Miss Daisy has grown SO much, she's adorable! We celebrated S's 1/2 year's birthday last week, time really flies!!

    Happy Sunday, dear friend!


  6. wonderful card,thanks for playing along with us at BEARLY-MINE DESIGNS and thanks for sharing your day too,
    x Carol

  7. What a fun day out with you mum. I was going to something like that end of Feb. but I'd been sick and decided to stay home. Maybe next year. Oh all the chocolates looked so delicious. It goes well with tea, right? Your little Daisy is adorable. Have a great week!

  8. Hello Jane! What a wonderful event you attended! I agree, how can you go wrong with flowers and chocolate? Miss Daisy is filling out and growing wonderfully! She is so lucky to have the four of you adoring her each move and coo. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Hi Jane....a lovely card, oh the fun of filing my basket full of eggs! Such a long time ago but I remember the excitement of the Easter Egg hunt.....thanks for the memory! Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles Challenges this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  10. Wow, Jane, the fair looked amazing - so much to see! The stalls all looked dressed so beautifully that I would end up buying so much stuff I didn't need (I'm a sucker for a good display!) The flowers, plants and bulbs would have me in a heartbeat, but you could keep the chocolate...well, maybe just a little of the white one?!
    Beautiful jewellery pieces and lovely Spring card using those vintage style images!
    Daisy IS growing up so quickly! It won't be long and you'll be chasing her round the living room! Enjoy every minute! Hugs, Lisa x

  11. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us in our Sweet As Honey Challenge at

  12. Wowwwwww Jane,,,,,what a beautiful Fair Photos,,,,,love the cholcolate picts,,,,and the incredible look on the Fair,,,,,. So special way to showe your unique Spring Card,,,, look how these all firends are dancing celebrating spring,,,,, incredible die cut and and love these leaves....

  13. Wow as usual Jane your photos are wonderful, thankyou for popping by my blog,sorry I havent visited much lately with being poorly, but I promise to try and be a better blogger, thanks again love, hope your keeping ok loads of love June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  14. Great pictures, my MIL went to the fair so it was nice to see what she has been talking about. Lovely card & photo too! Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC this month & good luck, Jane x

  15. Great pictures of the CL Spring fair! Jane! I am glad you and your mum had a lovely time, there is so much to see and do there. Just catching up here and looking forward or reading your next post now!
    Helen xxx

  16. Beautiful card Jane! Thanks for sharing the great pictures as well. Love your image and all the fabulous embellishments. What a beautiful little girl - Daisy. Such a pretty name.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox!! Hope to see you again next challenge. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT

  17. Fabulous photos Jane. Your card is gorgeous, such a beautiful image. Thank you for playing along at AGOAC. x

  18. Stunning Card Jane, thanks for joining us at Whimsy Stamps!

  19. Hi Jane, Have enjoyed every bit of your CL Spring Fair pics and Miss Daisy and your card.
    Here's to spring and all things floral.

    I've never had G and B's white chocolate.
    Happy Mothering Sunday to you and your daughter.

    Anne xxx
    PlumCreek22 Studio

  20. What a lovely vintage image and card. Thanks for sharing with us at A Little Bit Crafty, Susan x

  21. Great vintage card. Thanks for playing with us at Bearly Mine this month x

  22. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.
    Shell xx

    ps I loved looking at your photo's too x

  23. Fantastic vintage card! Love the MME paper with this image!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Good luck!


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