Monday, 13 July 2015


...and the living is easy. Well that's where my mind takes me to. Today is a first for me where I have 2 Guest design posts coming up today so if you are looking for my travel journal for Country View you will find that post here or just scroll down one post.

This post shows my second guest design piece for Tracey over at Noor! UK designs. I wanted to make something summery and mellow so I decided to make a card using the Joy! Wild flowers Silhouette stamp and the butterfly edge die. This is one of my all time favourite butterfly dies and I use it lots. You will even see it in my Travel Journal post posted earlier today.

I also thought I would play some more with my Bister powders to make some backgrounds and this is the one I selected to stamp my flower. I cut it down to suit.
I used plum archieval ink to stamp with.

I wanted a really vintage summer feel to my card so I cut a hessian backing and also added a faux stitched border to the stamped image using a gold pen.

I die cut the border butterfly and trimmed off the last small butterfly on the left

and added it to the card as an accent with a little gold gem

I added a LOTV stamped tag, some Cheery Lynn leaves and a button
I would like to enter my card into the following fun challenges;

Penny black and more add a sentiment
Love 2 create anything mixed media
Craft stamper take it make it...use a stamp
Natalie and Amy summertime
Little Claire's in bloom
The Ribbon Girl anything goes with an image
Simon says stamp Monday anything goes

My garden flowers are certainly blooming well at the moment...there is so much inspiration in my garden.

Thanks for visiting me especially if this is your second visit today (!) and a very warm welcome to my latest followers.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

If you would like your own wildflower stamp and butterfly die just click the link below. Tracy ships world wide.


  1. Beautiful Jane, must look at your other GD post now.
    Julie x

  2. Your burlap panel is so delicate and lovely. I love how the flowers spill over. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamps.

  3. Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Always love your ART!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  4. Love all those colours together Jane, very pretty!
    Your garden is looking very pretty too. :)
    Happy new week,
    V x

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Jane!
    Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and your garden is so beautiful, it must receive a lot of sunshine beside your terrific TLC ;)

  6. Wow Jane, just gorgeous!! Love the burlap background and that stamp is really stunning! Love the splashes of ink and that fun little wooden button! Love your garden pics! hugs :)

  7. this looks beautiful Jane - and I adore your photos from the garden too - gorgeous xx

  8. Hi Jane
    So nice to have you join us once again at Penny Black and More and with such a pretty card. I love the canvas and the beautiful flower image. The sentiment and cute button finish it off beautifully.
    Good luck in our prize draw and we hope you will join us again soon.


  9. This is beautiful ..... love the burlap panel in the background. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  10. Hello again! Just had to take a peek at your summer garden- Such beautiful flowers there and in your card design, such delights! :o)

  11. Beautiful.Thanks for joining the fun at Natalie and Amy's challenge this month. Hugs Sheryl xx

  12. I adore everything about your card, the colour scheme, the die cuts, the hessian, the blister powders and everything else. Good luck with the Little Claire "In Bloom" challenge.
    Love Alli Xx

  13. This is just so lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

  14. Great card Jane (very belatedly I'm afraid) and perfect for our theme at Penny Black and More, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  15. Congrats on your guest designing, Jane. Sorry to be so late in commenting. I'm enjoying the textures on this card. Hope it's been a good July for you. A LOT of rain here )-:
    Anne and all xxx

  16. So beautifully done! Loving all the wonderful details and great choice of colors!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

  17. I really, really love this! Such beautiful inspiration!


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