Monday, 9 February 2015

Love is in the air

February, the love month,  has certainly been very wintry and we have even had some snow flurries here in Surrey last week. Billy was so funny when I opened the door and revealed the overnight snow last Tuesday.

He took a moment to consider venturing out...

and then he made his way down the path to my studio shaking his legs as he did so.

He sat here for a few minutes on my studio porch

and then had the sense to come back in the warm again ....brrr. He is such a funny cat, we do love him so much.

Sunday could not have been more different and there really was a spring feel to it. I even managed a couple of hours gardening.
How fickle our weather is, these photos were only taken 6 days apart. Today has also been beautiful with some real warmth in the sun.

My card today is not not a snowy card but it is something love related and is the engagement card I made for my niece who recently got engaged and is planning a summer wedding this year. She loves pink so I knew pink had to feature. I also wanted to use a loving sentiment and my LOTV stamp suits the bill perfectly. I went for something CAS so that the sentiment really stands out. Here it is
I think this is a perfect sentiment and it fits so many occasions. I have used my Cheery Lynn stacking heart set to create the hearts. My backing paper is from my stash.

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

Cheery Lynn tickled pink
Pan Pastels Love is in the air
Natalie and Amy all about the love
Creative Inspirations love is in the air
That Craft Place anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Mondays red or pink I like to use both
Papertake weekly anything goes
Stamping sensations anything goes
Jellypark love is in the air
Emerald Faeries all you need is love
The Artistic stamper love
Stamp and Create all you need is love
Party time Tuesdays anything goes
Inspiration Journal at Inspiration Emporium love is in the air
Artistic Inspirations anything goes with an option of a heart
Pile it on use a bow
Sweet stamping add a heart
Cupcake Inspirations photo inspiration I was inspired by the colours of the flowers in the vase to create shades of pink for my central heart.
Allsorts love is all around
Bunny Zoe for the girls

I hope for those of you that do still have snow that it is not too deep where you are and if it is keep snug. Thank you for the amazing comments you left on my last post where I shared my journal pages showing my great grandmother...I was thrilled to read how much you liked my inky play on Friday.
We are off to learn the final part of the cha cha cha tonight ;0)

I will be back later in the week to reveal the Valentine card I have made my Hb...shhh don't tell him.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Jane, lovely engagement card, your Cheery Lynn Designs heart is the perfect die. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  2. Awe poor Billy.....we would probably be shaking our legs too if we had to walk down the garden barefoot in the snow!!!!
    Congratulations to your niece, your card is very pretty. So you have a summer wedding to look forward to! :)
    Enjoy your week my friend,
    V x

  3. Hi Jane, what a beautiful simplistic elegant card for the happy couple. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  4. Hi Jane, Love the photo of Billy shaking out his leg, it made me giggle. Beautiful card for your niece and such a pretty pink. Hope your weather continues, we are under 2 feet of snow and I have cabin fever!

  5. beautiful card,lovely colors...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  6. Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes Challenge!! :)

  7. Billie is a doll and is so lucky to be your kitty cat. It was funny to see him walking and trying to shake the snow off as he walked down to your studio! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Hi Jane! It looks like the February is the Real winter month! Billy looks so cute and fun there stepping on the snow! Your card is beautiful! We have amazingly strong wind and rain. Even the dogs don't go out. I'm happy to stay inside and make bracelets. Have a lovely week! x Teje

  9. wonderful photos as always jane and i adore your card - that verse is wonderful. may need that one. big hugs lovely lady x

  10. Great project. Thanks for joining us in our Love is in the Air challenge at Premium Crafts Brands Challenge blog
    Anjie (DT)

  11. Beautiful card Jane! Looks like your kitty cat had a wonderful adventure in the snow, aren't animals just the most amazing little things! My two little pups make me smile all the time. hugs :)

  12. That Billy is so cute! I can picture him shaking off the snow with every step. Your cards always impress me with the variety of techniques you are using to get to the finished product---lovely sentiments!
    Still digging out here---it's going to be a long while before we see bare ground! Enjoy your hints of Spring.
    Jane T

  13. Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin' with your lovely "Heart" card, Good Luck. Debbiex

  14. This is a lovely creation hun! Thanks for playing along at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  15. Such a pretty card, beautiful colours and design. Thank you so much for playing this time at Party Time Tuesdays, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree (DT)

  16. I think I would really enjoy Billy's personality!
    he makes me wish we could have a cat ( Mark is asthmatic and allergic so it's out of the question)
    Love your beautiful card! Your niece will treasure it forever no doubt.

    Thanks Jane

  17. thanks for joining our love theme at Allsorts tracy x

  18. Really sweet card and beautiful sentiment Jane. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  19. Perfect die to match the background paper, and it looks divine in pink! Fabulous card Jane. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge and good luck!

  20. LOVE that sentiment. Gorgeous card design, understated and elegant. Love it! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week for our 'Add A Heart' challenge. Glad you joined us. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  21. Such a pretty card and such a perfect sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On challemge, Elizabeth (DT)

  22. Love your beautiful card. The sentiment is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  23. Such a lovely card and wonderful sentiment - just perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  24. Wow, gorgeous card with those lovely pastel colors and I adore that sentiment! Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you join us again! Love the photos of your cat too!

  25. Very sweet card, lovely sentiment. Plus love your cat out in the snow xx Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~

  26. Jane gorgeous card. Love the pastel colors and you heart background looks great with that doily. Thanks for joining us in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you.

  27. Lovely Valentine's card! So glad you were inspired by our flowers theme challenge at Cupcakes Inspirations!
    Hugs, Debbie, DT Sweetie

  28. A fabulous card! wonderful sentiment and great colours. thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

  29. Dear Jane,

    Such happy news - a summer wedding to wait for! The card is so beautiful <3
    And the sweetest Billy, LOVED those paws shaking in the air-images of him! Kiss the handsome boy for me, please!

    Happy February days!


  30. Hahaha...that little leg shake picture cracked me up!! If I could launch myself to the roof with the sun, I would have too. That was a wonderful post and beautiful pictures and gorgeous card for the happy event.
    Big hugs,
    Lisa x

  31. A lovely card for an engagement, thank you so much for entering it into the Artistic Stamper design team challenge. Dee x

  32. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x


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