Tuesday 24 May 2016

Music from my garden

Hello, today I am delighted to be guest designing for the ladies over at Try it on Tuesday.

They have a new challenge up today. The theme is music. It would be lovely if you could join in with the fun which runs for the next fortnight.  I started to think of some musical ideas and then whilst sitting in the sunshine in my garden enjoying a cup of tea it came to me.....Mother Nature's music that I am hearing all around me.....yes birdsong. I decided to make a spring/early summer themed birthday card.

There is sadly no "sound" on photos but if there were you would be hearing sweet songs from the nesting birds and quacks from the ducks on the ponds.

For my Birdsong card base I used my wood grain embossing folder and added blues and brown inks to the embossed card.

 I die cut a bird on branch with my Tim Holtz die and added some musical notes using my Lili of the Valley music score stamp.
 He looks like he's singing now ;0)
 I used my Memory Box music stave for my die cuts and one of the 3 mosaic butterflies I made recently. If you would like to see how I made it the link is here.
 I also added some music stamping to some inky scraps
 to die cut some flowers.

Then it was time to put on my creative hat..............

and this is the birthday card I created.

and a few close ups.

and a last one of my singing birdie
Thanks ladies for inviting me to Guest Design for you today, it's been a pleasure. Thank you for popping over to see me here and I hope that you can hear the birds in my garden from where you are ;0)
This was my garden last week, I was busy working in my garden studio getting my cards ready for Dotty's Teahouse.
 Of course my helper was never far away..........
my sweetest Billy xxx

I would like to link up my birthday card with the following challenges;

Noor spring flowers
Anything but Cute celebrate my style I love making these Tim inspired cards...but adding my own touches makes them very much my style.
Allsorts 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 mosaic in my butterfly and a second sheet for my die cut flowers.
Fussy and Fancy  2/3 dies and/or punches
Bunny Zoe 3/3 lovely layers
Deep Ocean shabby chic/vintage
Simon Says stamp Monday 1/5  make a wish
Crafty Boots butterflies and/or bees
Artistic Inspirations anything goes/twist of flowers

I will be back to share some photos of our weekend with sweet Daisy really soon...and her artwork. Thanks for visiting me today and if you are a first time visitor, it's lovely to see you here.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. A lovely card Jane, so pretty against the wood background.
    Thanks for joining us at our Guest Designer for this challenge.

  2. Fab card Jane, I love the textured background and lovely pastel shades of the die cuts. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Awesome card, Jane! I love your mosaic butterfly and your textured background! Pretty colors, too!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Celebrate Your Style challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Branka DT xx

  4. A gorgeous card Jane and a super step by step. Your photos are lovely and your cat looks happy in your garden. Thank you for joining us at our Guest Designer this time.

  5. Love your fab card Jane! So good to have you as GD with us at Try it on Tuesday. Hugs!

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for the step-by-step photos. Very inspiring.

  7. Very pretty card and fun to see how you made it! Thanks a lot for joining us at Fussy and Fancy! :)

  8. What a fabulous card, Jane! The flowers and butterfly are so beautiful and the music stave die is super.
    Thank you for being our Guest Designer for this challenge. Hugs, Mar

  9. Congrats on your GD position Jane!
    I love your card and the spring pictures!
    Thank You!!

  10. What a pretty cat! I love your card xx

  11. Another lovely creation Jane, so pleased you joined in our 7th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts, many thanks.

    B x

  12. Wow lovely - so enjoyed looking at all your photos too x

  13. Such a great card and love the mosaic butterfly. Thanks for being our guest this month.
    Hugz, Z

  14. Beautiful springtime card, Jane! Of course, I'm a sucker for the wood background and your mosaic butterfly is delightful! The bird on branch die is one of my favorites and I love how you've added the musical stamping to him! I can almost hear the birdies singing! Thank you for sharing your photography, too! I always enjoy that!

    Thank you for Celebrating Your Style with us at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  15. Gorgeous card Jane full of the wonderful inspiration around you. Love the mosaic butterfly and the fabulous woodgrain background. Billy is obviously enjoying the warmer weather just like my two. I hope the tea room sales are going well. big hugs xxx

  16. Oh Jane, this is just breathtaking! What a stunning card and, as always. so perfectly 'in tune' with the theme! Sorry, I couldn't resist that :)


    Di xx

  17. It's so good to see you as our Guest Designer at TIOT! I love this card - there is nothing as lovely as birdsong on a sunny morning and your card truly reflects this! I loved seeing your photos and I would love having Billy around in my garden! Hugs, Chrisx

  18. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  19. Gorgeous card. I love the soft colours against the darker, textured background. Thanks for joining in at Crafty boots Challenges this time.

  20. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with Allsorts 'Birthday' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  21. Another gorgeous card Jane. Love the birds on the branch.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK
    Hugs Sharon. x

  22. Beautiful post with the wonderful photographs.

    The card is very beautiful. Thank you for being our guest designer at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  23. I love both the woodgrain background and your sweetest Billy! :-) Thank you for joining us over the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Hugs, Marzena

  24. Stunning card with your design and love your post. Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. Good luck in draw...Hugs Lozzy x

  25. Wow, another beautiful piece Jane! I really love the tiling technique of Tim's that you use. You really have adapted it to your own style and always use such great colours and patterns to make it look just perfect for your project!! A huge congratulations on your guest spot at TioT, you deserve the spotlight!! hugs :)

  26. what beautiful scenery-I could just hear the delightful sounds. Great theme to work with, and your card is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing your step outs too. Looks like Billy makes for a nice supervisor:)

  27. Such pretty photos and I love the dimension you have achieved on your project!

  28. How in the world did I get so far behind -- but I sure am glad I decided to catch up. I have always enjoyed your pictures!
    sandy xx


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