Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Mellow Monday

Yes I know that it's Tuesday today but I had a very mellow Monday yesterday. We're Bear sitting at the moment and as anyone with a dog knows, that means lots of walking. Luckily I like walking and I decided to take yesterday off work but still got up bright and breezy and was out walking with Bear first thing in the morning.

The sun was breaking through
 as we headed down to the river for a stroll
Lots of sniffing took place
 and we spotted lots of ducks
 It was so mild again I only wore a sleeveless jacket and the sky was blue
 and we spotted lots of lovely blossom as we walked.

As I had the day at home I decided to make a card to enter some last challenges for January. One of them is the More than words quick challenge where you must include the word "be". I also wanted to enter Crafty Individuals lace and bits and bobs as well.

Inspired by my lovely walk I decided to use my Crafty Individuals tea stamps and also a lovely sentiment stamp from PaperArty. I stamped my image onto a book page and coloured it with distress ink.  I used the lovely roses paper from the Gypsy pad I won from Craft Consortium. I tucked some lace in and added a button and twine.

This is what I made

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

More than words quick challenge which is only on Facebook  the word "be" needs to be seen, mine is in my sentiment.
Crafty Individuals lace, buttons bits and bobs
Stamping sensations anything goes with a die/s
Sweet stampin 2/3 Vintage or shabby chic
Anything but cute Ring out the old...bring in the new my green floral frame is brand new die...by Joycraft.
Pixie's snippets playground  2/3 #213 I used snippets of paper for the backing and for stamping the sentiment on.
Winter wonderland  3/3 something new my green floral frame is a brand new die..by Joycraft
Craft heaven  3/3 something old something new old is my large spellbinders frame die and new is my green floral frame, a brand new die..by Joycraft
The Artistic Stamper anything goes
Crafty boots 2/3 ribbon or lace I have added lace

Today's weather could not be more different, it's pouring with rain and the wind is howling away. Luckily my Hb managed a Bear walk between the showers. 
Thanks so much for the wonderful comments you left on my last post. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Aquashard with me..........my Hb and I are still buzzing about it.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. That's a lovely sentiment on a lovely card Jane. And isn't the blossom so early, what a funny season it is already.

    Many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge again.

    B x

  2. Awe glad you and Bear are enjoying your walks!
    Such a pretty little card Jane and a lovely sentiment too!
    Enjoy the rest of your week my friend,
    V x

  3. gorgeous card Jane - and your walk looks lovely - been wet and windy here today - and increasingly cold! Big huggles! Rachel x

  4. Wow.. cherry blossoms in bloom? In January! Amazing! It's very grey and damp here today - and I was planning a day trip to the beach with Gracie. But not if it rained and it did. Wah. Enjoy your warm weather.. loved the card! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. This is such a pretty card and I particularly like the way you framed the CI stamp.
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals challenge.
    Good Luck Wishes

  6. Lovely card Jane - one of my fave stamps! So pretty. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge. Jeanx

  7. Such a beautiful card Jane - and I do so love the sentiment too. Wonderful photos as well - I can see where Bear got his name from :)


    Di xx

  8. Oooo! Beautiful card Jane. Love the aged shabby chic feel you have created. Yummy!!! Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Individuals challenge.
    Flo x

  9. Beautiful card Jane. Love your new die. I own that die and I'm not sure I have ever even taken it out of the package, doh! The background is fabulous and I love the touches of pink!

    Love the photos of your walk. Seems you are having the same sort of weather that we are. Rainy, windy, icky, but no snow to speak of. Very odd year for weather, not sure what to expect next.

    Oh yes, while I'm here - Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  10. What a lovely creation Jane! Love the vintage feel to it..
    Thank you for joining our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Paper Talk with Samra

  11. Stunning card and sentiment Jane! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  12. Happy Bear dog sitting! Rubbish weather down here too! Very windy and very rainy. Ugh.

    Love the look of your card. I thought you'd made a button clock by the sentiment - the cord looks like clock hands to me!

    PS : I'm serving up more hooch in the Playground Tree House this evening if you want to pop by!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  13. Beautiful card and what a lovely walk indeed!
    It looks like Spring is right around the corner for you!
    How lucky!!

  14. Fab card, this stamp set is gorgeous and the sentiment is great. Thank you for joining in the fun with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  15. Hello Jane,

    Happy bear sitting :) And so beautiful walking paths (in a sunny and dry day at least!), and it does not look wintery at all, so green! And that creation of yours is so pretty once again, love the sentiment too!


  16. The CI stamp is beautiful and I love the way you framed it with the green frame, it kind of mirrors the colours of the beautiful blossoms you saw on your walk.

    Thanks so much for joining in our 'Ring out the Old, Bring in the New' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT x

  17. Jane, what lovely photos,again! Wow! Cherry blossoms ALREADY! That is a signal warm weather is here to stay here. Your artwork truly reminds me of those blossoms, and is so pretty. Love that CI image and the colors you've inked it with. Such a lovely vintage card! thank you for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. I promise to make our next theme title shorter! Tee Hee! Sara Emily DT

  18. What a lovely card Jane, with a beautiful CI image and quote by PA, love it!
    Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals challenge this month. Good luck!
    Coco x

  19. What a beautiful vintage looking card, Jane! Love that CI image!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Branka DTx

  20. WOW! This post is filled with beautiful things! Your card is FABULOUS! Love the photos you have shared (felt like I was walking along side you) and Bear is a gorgeous dog.
    Thanks so much for playing in our ‘STITCHING’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  21. Love the vintage style and the pop of colour from that fab frame. . Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  22. I hope you've had a lovely start to 2016, Jane! (I can't believe we're almost at the end of January!)
    How handsome is Bear and what I lovely walk you had together.
    Your latest card design is beautiful as always x
    Susan x

  23. What a lovely walk with Bear, Jane. And such a gorgeous card...I love the design and the words too.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Helen xox

  24. Absolutely gorgeous card Jane, thank you so much for playing with Sweet Stampin'. Hope you can join our new challenge tomorrow too. The photos are lovely. Enjoy the weekend sweetie.

    Love and hugs

  25. Hi Jane

    I've missed reading all your news but hope to catch up today.

    I'm glad you managed to get a lovely walk in and with such nice weather, hasn't it just rained and the wind howled since!! I was worried my hens (in a new coop, stuck in the middle of the garden as I can't move them at the moment - long story) were going to have blown away last night but luckily all was well when we awoke.

    Pretty card, I hope it does well in the challenges.


  26. You're lucky, I still have winter and snow. Enjoy the flowers!

  27. The card is truly beautiful ( as your walk :-)), I love the book page background. Thank you for playing with us in to the Crafty Individuals challenge :-)

  28. What a lovely card and the walk you took looks like what I need right now. Thank you so much for joining us over at The Artistic Stamper and good luck for the Challenge. x

  29. A beautiful creation and great stamping! Thanks for joining us again at stamping sensations for our stamp and a die challenge and good luck!

  30. Glorious photos from your Bear-walking (I expect you'll miss having him around) - and a charming CI creation, making the most of those delicate stamps. Love the hint of spring to come in the colour palette.
    Alison x


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