Tuesday 25 March 2014

Few words needed

As promised I am back to share my buys from the Country Living Spring show I attended last week. My Mum and I were delighted by the quality of the merchandise available. I was actually quite restrained with what I bought but of course I had to treat my Daisy to some of the wonderful hand made clothes on sale. The dress I bought it completely reversible including the sash.  I also bought a few crafty bits to add to my card making and cake making stash and my darling Mum treated me to a gorgeous cashmere top.

Few words are needed............

Yes I know I'm a lucky girl.

My card today is actually a tag which I felt inspired to make on Sunday. It was a chilly but beautiful spring day and I had just returned from a sunny walk. I do feel very blessed. Our lives are so full of hopes and dreams which we strive for. However life is never easy and there are constant changes and challenges. Sometimes  to achieve this we do need to push ourselves into uncharted waters. I wanted to make an inspirational tag and looked through my Lili of the Valley Pretty Vintage quotes stamps. 

I chose this one

 and made this tag

Just to celebrate life ;0)

I had such fun making up the background using distress ink and a TH clock stencil. I die cut 2 Cheery Lynn seahorses (I was feeling in a summery mood ;0) out of book pages and Distress Inked them. I love the way the one at the bottom almost looks camouflaged. I also had a chance to ink up mu Designs by Ryn rising bubbles stamp and stamped it in both DIs as a shadow and then again in blue archival ink. I added a few words .....just hopes and dreams.
Here are some close ups

and one last view showing the ribbons I have attached. 
I would like to enter my tag into the following challenges;

A Vintage Journey say it with words 
Hels Sheridan Sunday Stamper dreams
A little bit Crafty are we there yet?
The Squirrel and the Fox Inspired by a book my book is The life of Pi by Yann Martel
Cheery Lynn celebrate  I am celebrating life!
Fashionable stamping silhouette I love my seahorse silhouette, he is nearly camouflaged there ;0)
Country view Crafts paper chase
Flonzcraft just for you I certainly made this tag just for me
The Artistic stamper Letters words and numbers
Little Claires make a tag
Crafty Ribbons anything goes with ribbon

Happy Tuesday everyone and thanks for making my blogging life such a enjoyable one. 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Hello Jane, What a fun assortment of goodies. I can just see a little Daisy running in the garden with her summer outfit!!
    I like the Indian wood block stamps/prints, too.

    Wise words on your latest tag. ((Timely message for my family.))
    Thanks for sharing more of your day out and about.
    Anne xx
    PlumCreek Studio

  2. Hi Jane, I had to catch up on all your posts while i was away from my computer. You have been having a lovely time, that fair looked amazing. I love all your purchases. Daisy will be so adorable in that matching sundress, bonnet and bag. (if she could be any cuter or sweeter) Really love your tag, love the inspiration and very helpful to remember. Happy Spring to you in the UK!

  3. Awe Jane, Daisy's little outfit is so cute!!!! Lots of lovely card making stash too and I love your top!
    I'm so glad the fair was a good day for you!
    I love the sentiment on your tag...beautiful! :)
    Happy Tuesday my friend,
    V xxx

  4. Such lovely treats from your day at the Fair! The little dress, hat and bag for Daisy are soooo gorgeous! She has grown such a lot, what a cutie! Love your blocks and other treats too, and your new tag is a lovely design.
    Wishing you a happy week.
    Helen xox

  5. Fab tag Jane, loving those unique wooden stamps too... what a haul you got... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  6. What a gorgeous tag! Great quote too Jane!
    Alison x

  7. Hello Jane,

    Lovely finds! That outfit for Daisy is too cute with little hat&bag too!! And oh all those wonderful crafting goodies...You'll create so many beautiful things with those. And a cashmere top - you really are a one lucky girl!

    Wishing you a sunny week!


  8. Oh Jane - I used to love buying Seesaw clothes for my girls - they're beautiful - love all your other buys too - and your tag - thats just stunning xx

  9. Hi Jane, What a gorgeous tag and love how you have used the seahorse family dies, really clever. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck with the challenge.
    Julie x

  10. Hello Jane, great to hear from you again. I love your inspiring tag. So many details in it and one of my favourite quotes. So true. I'll include it in my next customer creation blog post and add you to March's draw for a free stamp. Thanks! xo

  11. Good evening, Jane! My you did come back with a stash of goodies from the fair, but by far the sweetest is that pretty little dress for Daisy! Though how lovely to see you got a little treat from Mum too!
    Brilliant tag! Love all the layers and texture and that poignant sentiment! Hugs, Lisa x

  12. Jane, you sure did get some fun things and that Daisy dress is adorable! What will she carry in her little bag.. lol~ Your tag is gorgeous! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. Jealous! Love it all. I also love your tag - so inspiring and yet it has a great sense of fun. The colourway is fabulous too. Thanks for playing along with us at the Squirrel and the Fox.

  14. Fabulous goodies, Daisy is going to look so cute in her new clothes and you too in your new top. You tag is wonderful, I love the depth of colour you have created and the gorgeous sea imagery. Xx

  15. The show sounded good Jane, I was given tickets to go but it's a but of a trek from here so passed them on one of our son's partner who also enjoyed it.

    A gorgeous tag and so much lovely texture, thanks for sharing it with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  16. I love the little outfit and the cute matching bag :) I remember buying handmade clothes for my daughter when she was little was so much fun and the clothes are so unique, quite a few of hers were reversible and I kept my favourites, now squirreled away in a suitcase in the wardrobe with the bridesmaid dress and page boy outfits, its amazing how quick time goes. Lx

  17. Hi Jane! Adorable set for Daisy and you other shoppings look great, too! thank you for sharing your visit in the Country Living's event. I love your sea-theme card! x Teje

  18. It's a cracking quote, and I love that texty seahorse in the top corner... Beautiful ocean colours too! Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  19. Beautiful goodies! Your tag is wonderful. I love colours!

  20. What an exciting tag! That Sea Horse is fabulous and I love the stenciling and lovely background. Wonderful use of words! Thank you for playing along with us at A Vintage Journey!

  21. what an amazing tag Jane! The colors, design and all so gorgeous! Thanks for playing along in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge and good luck!

  22. Jane great collage tag. Your colors are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us in the Cheery Lynn challenge. Best of luck to you.

  23. Absolutely stunning thankyou for joining in with us over at crafty ribbons xx

  24. What a gorgeous tag, stunning design and love the colours you have used..Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's for this months challenge and hoping to see you again. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x DT

  25. What a great tag, Jane and wonderful use of the Sea Horse! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  26. Lovely tag! I love all the layers! The sea horse is perfect for this! Thank you for joining us at cherry Lynn challenges! Good luck!

  27. Oh I love this quote Jane! And so true on so many levels. The colours are gorgeous and the rising bubbles a nice touch too.
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  28. Love how you felt inspired to create this gorgeous tag Jane. It's one of my favourite quotes. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  29. Daisy is going to look darling in that outfit! Bx

  30. WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning Jane, I love your tag, so beautiful.


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