Saturday, 3 May 2014

Floral confetti

May has arrived and the flowers everywhere are so spectacular. We are off to baby sit Daisy today whilst her Mummy and Daddy attend a wedding which has a no children rule. We are setting up a base at their hotel room and will need to "deliver" Daisy for occasional  feeds if needed but we hope she may take her bottle and the little bit of solids she has started. Our ultimate goal is for us to keep her happy from 2.30-9pm, fingers crossed.

The sight of all the beautiful blossoms around made me think that it resembled confetti everywhere. 
So pretty now that the hawthorn "may is out" 
and the "candles" on the horse chestnut stand high and proud. Little conkers are in the making.

even above my studio, the blossom confetti is ready to fly.

My card today is a wedding card and it is the very one I have made for my daughter's friend. It is a white on white (WOW) card and these are so difficult to photograph, they are much prettier in real life. 

I have stamped this lovely Lili of the Valley sentiment in black ink and used lots of lovely white die cuts. The butterfly, heart and the leaves in the corners are all Cheery Lynn. The backing paper has been embossed to give lots of lovely layers to the card.
I wish the happy couple all the love in the world.

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

Natalie and Amy Rubber stamping
Die Cut Divas embellishments add at least one, I have used ribbon and gems on the wings of the butterfly.
Crafty Little Fairies In the garden
Country View Challenges Nature's Glories
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge anything goes
Cheery Lynn bling it up
A creative romance Use scraps all my die cuts were cut using scraps of white card from my scrap box
Crafty Card Makers insect as a focal
Allsorts Butterflies

I hope to get also some gardening and crafting time over the bank holiday weekend. The weather does look fairly promising, the sky is blue this morning and the sun is shining. I may be able to get the lawn cut tomorrow. I have also bought some gorgeous agate beads and pearls so I want to get some summer jewellery made.  There are lots of new fun card challenges out for May so I have plenty to fill any of my spare time.

Enjoy the bank holiday everyone and welcome to May. Summer is approaching ;0

Back soon, 

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Beautiful card Jane, I love the white on white!
    I'm still waiting on the hawthorn here, I'm keeping a close eye on it, don't want to miss a photo opportunity and maybe a 'new girl' to celebrate it! :)
    Enjoy your day of baby minding . :)
    Happy bank holiday weekend my friend.
    V xxx

  2. Beautiful flowers.....Your trees are so ahead of mine. Thanks for a "dose" of sun and flowers, Jane.
    Best wishes for your day with Daisy.
    I love my special white card. Happy long weekend.
    Anne xxx
    PlumCreek Studio

  3. I love the white on white too. So pretty! Also really liking that salamander sign at the exhibit in your last post. I'm glad you're getting to spend such special days with Daisy and that you treasure them as you get them.

  4. Gorgeous photos Jane, I shall miss the garden and changes for the next few weeks but can always see the changes through your eyes. A beautiful wedding card I am sure it will be such a special one for the happy couple and I hope your time with Daisy is special too.
    Have a great bank holiday weekend.
    Love from Hawaii xx

  5. Hello Jane! I do hope Miss Daisy is happy through the wedding. I'm sure you will charm her and keep her attention diverted while Mum and Dad enjoy the wedding. We have the same tree blooms here - we have a few hawthorn trees and the cherry and apple, too. I'm off to visit Mt. Hood.. photos to follow!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Love all the die-cuts you've used to make a wonderful background (not overdone, but just right). Beautiful card and I can imagine how beautiful it is in real life. I especially like that heart. I've never seen it used before.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  7. wonderful card Jane - I do hope the wedding went well - and that daisy was good for you! Hugs rachel xx

  8. Gorgeous card, Jane. So very elegant and a wonderful design. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  9. hi Jane! luv your white on white card, stunning! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  10. Stunning card Jane, love white on white. Lovely to be able to babysit. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

  11. Beautiful pics, love the card, fabulous design.

  12. Beautiful white blossom, and a beautiful white on white card, Jane. I love the sweet sentiment too. Hope you had a lovely time babysitting Daisy. Wishing you a happy, sunny bank holiday!
    Helen xox

  13. Hi Jane,
    I hope your baby-sitting adventure went well! The wedding card is really lovely.

    I also enjoyed your last post of the museum and the "Cheapside Hoard" exhibit. How wonderful that the pieces were discovered.

    I'm watching the new seasons of "Call the Midwives" and "Mr. Selfridge" on Sunday nights now---it's interesting to see your images of London today.

    Happy May!

    Jane T

  14. Lovely white on white card. The little edge of gold to the ribbon is gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  15. Gorgeous card Jane. It makes me think of a wedding gown with expensive lace...

  16. Hello dear Jane,

    I wish you had a lovely Daisy-day, and the happy parents had great time in the wedding! The card you made is so pretty, I like all-white -style, wedding cards tend to be pink and such (not that I wouldn't like that too!), that is such a glassy card.

    We have some sunshine here today, I am sending some your way just in case you need it!


  17. Lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons, Good luck
    hugs Anke

  18. This is just lovely for our Butterflies theme Jane, thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    Beautiful blossoms, isn't Spring amazing.

    B x (My Grand Calibur candy is still running here

  19. Good morning, Jane! Hope you had a wonderful bank holiday weekend, especially your day babysitting Daisy Jane!
    We had quite a lazy weekend - I was making the most of it as every Saturday has something planned for the next 8 weeks! I desperately need to get out in my garden, but it needs 'proper' gardening - digging and landscaping, and I don't know if my back can take it! Everywhere is looking beautiful though and it's nice to see such colour starting to appear - the blossom is just stunning at the moment and I even got a bit on my ornamental cherry!
    Love your beautiful WOW wedding card - so elegant! Hugs, Lisa x

  20. Oh Jane, I love your beautiful card. It is just a perfect wedding card and the sentiment is the best. Love all your white on white and white blossoms. Your world is really on fire with blooms and sun!! Enjoy my friend with your Daisy Day! xoRobin

  21. Absolutely gorgeous - love the white on white!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  22. Beautiful creation, just love WOW!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  23. What a beautiful card Jane, your white on white card is just fabulous.
    Thankyou for joining my challenge at CCM&M. Good Luck.
    hugs Kimx

  24. Lovely card, white on white always looks so elegant. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at A Creative Romance :) xx

  25. totally stunning Jane. thanks for joining this month's challenge at Die Cut Divas.

  26. Very elegant. Thank you for playing at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Cindy

  27. A fabulous card and sentiment.
    Thank you for joining this months challenge at Crafty Little Fairies.
    Lorraine x


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