Friday, 20 March 2015

My spring daughter

Today is my darling daughter's birthday and the first day of spring. What a double celebration. It's the vernal equinox when the number of daylight hours is the same as the same as those of darkness. This means that from tomorrow will will have more daylight than darkness, what a glorious thought. My daughter sent me these gorgeous spring flowers for Mother's day on Sunday and they smell as spring like as they look.

I have been playing with my Inktense pencils for the first time. I made a box for these recently which I showed in this post  . I decided that one of my stamping Bella images would be a great image to use. 

I used a couple of different colourways and I was really pleased with my first dab-lings. You use water with them and they are almost like painting with inks. The effect is of water colouring....I really like them and a little goes a long way. You can see how much colour I got from just outlining the blue dress.

 As always I was overseen by my crafty helper Billy who checked everything with a sniff.
 I fussy cut them all out

I really liked the colours of one on the far left so I chose to use this for her birthday card.
I made a brayered background using acrylic paints as the base card.
I then put my creative hat on and came up with this card. It is very apt for my very sassy daughter who will no doubt be raising a glass of bubbly with her Hb today. 

 The brayered background really gives some great texture

I added a few gems for some bling and some bright sunny ribbon too.
I also made another version of this card for my Etsy can see it here where it is for sale.

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

Fashionable stamping Springtime 
Country view crafts anything goes
Crafty ribbons anything goes with ribbon
Papertake weekly Happy anything
Little Claire's Springtime
The Ribbon Girl Green
Simon says stamp Wednesday Spring mood board inspiration I was inspired by the yellow ribbon from the chocolate egg and the blues and yellows of the sweet little blue tit
Whimsy stamps use a diecut mine is the lovely Memory box bow
Cute card Thursday spring fever
Fussy and Fancy girlie
Coffee chocolate and cards something yummy to eat or drink
Crafty Catz no designer papers
Art with heart go green
The Artistic stamper spring is coming

Another weekend looms, how quickly the month is flashing by. Next weekend is the last in the month.

Thanks for all your lovely comments and good wishes for our family celebrations, March is certainly a busy month for us. April should be more mellow. The sun is shining this afternoon and it really does feel like spring is finally here.
I would  like to warmly welcome my latest followers, it's great to see you joining me on my creative journey. I hope you enjoy the journey.

Have a crafty weekend,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Hi Jane, Love the pencil effect in the card making! The flowers are gorgeous and I can see they smell yummy! Happy weekend to you and your birthday girl! xoRobin

  2. Awe I love your little ladies, they are very cool, their legs go on forever! :)
    Lovely effect with you pencils.
    Wishing M a very happy birthday!!!
    Can you believe we are going into the last week of March, one quarter of the year gone already!!!
    Happy weekend my friend,
    V x

  3. Super card Jane, I have not seen these stamped images before. I have the fragrance of flowers in my hall from my daughters on Mother's Day too. Hope your daughter had a lovely birthday xx

  4. Hi Jane...I love the image that you have used...a real party happening! And superb colouring.
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  5. Gorgeous card Jane. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

  6. I love the girls on the card! Cute idea. Your daughter's birthday is just 5 days before our son's birthday! Lovely flowers she sent you! Hugs!

  7. Hi Jane, this is great! I love the digi's you have used. Thank you for joining CC&CC. Hugs, Cindy

    1. Thanks Cindy for your kind comment. ...but these are stamps not digis :-) x

  8. great image and lovely colouring - Inktense pencils are my first choice for colouring - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl March Colour Challenge 'GREEN' and best of luck! Mary x

  9. Fabulous card just perfect for our challenge of something yummy to eat/drink....xx
    {Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

  10. Oh your Daughter will love this!! Beautifully done Jane...thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Girly"!!
    Take care,

  11. You have mad skills in coloring these images! Love the design and colors! Wish your DD a belated Happy birthday! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Easter Spring/Pinterest” Challenge!

  12. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to your darling daughter! Please tell her I send good wishes from Oregon, USA. Loved the card you made for her! I hope you have a wonderful celebration with her. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. Hi Jane, I hope Ms. M had a wonderful day. Happy Birthday to her!! Happy celebrating and a creative weekend to all. How this month is flying by......

    Anne xx

  14. I hope your daughter enjoyed her birthday and I'm sure she loved her card...thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping...Esther xx

  15. What a fun card! I'm sure your daughter loved it! Thank you for sharing with us over at FSC!

  16. Hi Jane, Beautiful card and tutorial Hope your daughter enjoyed her birthday.Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge. XXGaynor LCDT

  17. I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday! The card is fun and I'm sure she appreciated it. Yay for the equinox too! Your spring is farther along than mine, but I'm happy to see you've got so many flowers blooming.

  18. Dear Jane,

    What a lovely card you made for M, and those flowers seem fantastic, is that a hyacinth there also? I bet the scent is divine! I wish you the most wonderful March-weeks, days are getting longer, yippee, and maybe this snowing here will stop eventually *sigh*

    A big kiss to Billy, he did fab job assisting you again!


  19. wonderful creation..thanks for joining in with our ATG Challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  20. I love your card and your coloring is amazing!
    I'm really intrigued by these pencils!
    Thanks Jane ;)

  21. Fabulous idea for a 'home made' background, very creative and really lovely. Thank you for joining our 'no DP' challenge at Crafty Catz and please join us again!
    Anna xxx

  22. Hello Jane,
    Gorgeous card, your Daughter will love it.
    Thanks so much for joining us this month at Country View Crafts.

  23. Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge ,good luck and hope to see you again next time
    Hugs xxx Dt Anneke and have a nice day.

  24. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us on at Art with Heart Challenge.

  25. Gorgeous piece, your colouring is gorgous. Love the backdrop which sets of the focal images perfectly. Thanks so much for joining in with the Eileen Hull Go Green Art with Heart Challenge. Tracy x

  26. Fab creation! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge

  27. You really love to share the details, I love that! Thank you for joining us at Art with Heart!

  28. Beautiful card. Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx
    P. S. Billy is veeeery cute! :D

  29. Great card Jane - Happy (belated - sorry!) Birthday to your daughter. Bethxx


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