Thursday, 26 May 2016

Late spring Daisy Days

We had such a wonderful long weekend looking after Daisy whilst her Mummy and Daddy attended a wedding in Edinburgh. My Hb and I felt we had been transported back 27 1/2 years when our daughter was 2 1/2. Daisy is such a clone of our girl, it's just the blond hair which gives her away.
We spent hours playing with water in the garden (the weather was very kind to us) and scooting up and down to the swings. It does not take much to entertain this little sweetheart. She loves blowing dandelions
and of course making Daisy chains.
We spent time each day in Nanna's studio. I was making up some distress ink on a block as she asked for some "paint" when she just picked up the whole thing and stamped with it. She has discovered monoprinting all by herself.

she added yellow in the same way and then some water. My newest Penny Black stamp, which had just arrived from my fried Di also got it's first inking.
She wanted some die cuts and glitter....
Daisy also played with some stencils which fascinated her and also added some brushos.
Here is her finished work
 I loved that she wanted to stamp a Daisy and Daisy words on this one. Bless her she loves crafting.

When she left on Monday afternoon the house did seem very quiet indeed. Roll on her next visit. 
My card challenge today uses one of my favourite vintage "child" digi images. It's a fairly CAS retro birthday card I made for Dotty's Tearooms. It reminds me of my sweet Daisy. The frame is Noor. The seaside dies are MB and the sentiment TH.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Allsorts  2/3 7th birthday challenge Happy birthday to one of my favourite and longest running challenges.
The Craft Barn weekly challenge 2 different papers I have used paper from 1 sheet to make the ship backing and also used another sheet ot die cut my crab and shell.
Simon Says work it Wednesday 1/3  sunshine
Deep Ocean shabby chic/vintage
Simon Says stamp Monday 2/5  make a wish
Crafty friends summer time
Paper Creator 2/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Mod Squad  1/3 use it or lose it my product was the boat backing paper...I found a whole load of unused 12X12 papers when I spring cleaned my studio in April. This is one of them.
Crafting for all seasons 1/3 anything goes

I am back again tomorrow as it's time for my 2nd DT piece for Country View Crafts. I will be sharing a tag which matches the wedding card I made for my 1st inspiration piece. It would be lovely if you can stop by and take a peep.

And just to make you smile, look at this sweetie scooting to the park..yes in her wellies

Thanks as always for visiting and leaving such kind comments.

Back tomorrow,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Ooh, I want a go on her scooter now! LOL! It's a lovely sunny day here and I could do down the park!

    Lovely vintage card Jane.

    Thanks for your good advice,
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Super vintage card Jane. Your little one is so cute and very creative too!! bet you had a whale of a time together.

  3. Awe bless her, she definitely is a wellie girl!! :)
    I love Daisys art and am quite disappointed that she hasn't been entered into a challenge, I reckon it's because she is just too much competition for the rest of you!! ;)
    That is such a pretty little seaside image in your card Jane.
    Hope your weather is better than ours...grey and drizzley here. :(
    V x

  4. Thanks for helping to celebrate our birthday at Allsorts Tracyx

  5. If our grandchildren are anything to go by Jane, when they were young wellies played a very big part in everyday life. Great photos.

    Another lovely card as well, great to see you at out 7th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts, many thanks for joining us.

    B x

  6. I love seeing Daisy craft, so free and unique are her designs! The image of her scootering down to the park was pure preciousness. The card is gorgeous, you know how I live sailboats! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Summer Time’ challenge with your lovely vintage card. Enjoyed reading your post, you have a very talented granddaughter, lovely photos too. Good luck and hope you can join us again.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge]

  8. Oh what fun you had with Daisy…and what fun she had too!!! Wellies are THE accessory for young ladies aren't they? Love your vintage style card! Chrisx

  9. What a lovely post Jane and Daisy's Journalling is wonderful. A beautiful card and the image is delightful.
    Julie x

  10. Fabulous photo's, being a Grandma is the best thing in the world.
    Really lovely card, the girl on the image looks as if she is having as much fun as Daisy.
    Thank you for joining our Birthday challenge this week at Allsorts.


  11. How wonderful Jane! I adore your posts at all times, but even more when dear little Daisy is involved! She's certainly a budding crafter - and I did giggle that she used the new PB stamp - I think I spied the daisy flower at least - how appropriate! What a happy and precious little soul she is. Wonderful to see her merrily scooting along - LOVE the wellies :)

    Your lovely card sums the weekend up really :)


    Di xx

  12. I've been very lax about my blogging and checking in on others--congratulations on your latest endeavor selling your beautiful cards in the shop!
    What fun you are having with Daisy! Thanks for sharing,
    Jane T

  13. Daisy's art is enchanting, I hope you are keeping it in a journal for her for when she is older. What a poppet she is having fun out and about on her scooter.
    Love your card with its vintage seaside theme, the crab die is fabulous.
    Hugs xxx

  14. So cute! This is just gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Hugs, Caryn xxx

  15. Hello dear Jane,

    Such a precious and sunny post!
    Love Miss daisy's creation ;)
    and all the darling pictures!
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous!
    I really like that vintage feel


  16. What lovely artwork by your granddaughter. Such fun!

    Your card is also lovely, I really like how it has a vintage feel and is Clean and Simple in many ways too.

  17. You have a budding artist on your hands who knows her colours! This must be a special day that you can capture in a scrapbook or a journal. I love your card because of the carefree feel and the child on sweet

  18. What an absolutely heartwarming post! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the artistic explorations of this little artist! And I was pretty impressed at her finished product! Good for you for fostering her creativity and for creating wonderful works of art yourself. Thank you for sharing such a special art session and both of your creations for us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  19. Awwwwww, what a sweet post Jane! It looks like you had such a wonderful time with Daisy, and she seems to have the artist gene passed on you no doubt! I love the photo of her just scooting along enjoying the day, how sweet! Beautiful card too, love the little crab at the top! hugs :)

  20. What a wonderful time with Daisy. The image on your card is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Mod Squad Challenge.

    Peggy T.
    DT Member

  21. Oh surely that can't be Daisy scooting to the park! Oh dear she is growing up!!! What a cute picture.
    Her art work is wonderful -- I see a lot of adults that don't do as well believe me. She has quite an eye!
    This card is my new favorite - I love what you have done here and that image is so cute - she reminds me of Daisy too!
    Love this post Jane!!!!
    sandy xx

  22. Would you mind telling me where you found this wonderful digi image?
    Sandy xx


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