Thursday, 16 February 2017

Snowdrops and daffodils....

Yes I have seen my first snowdrops in flower as I walked to Dotty's Teahouse earlier this week. The ones in my front garden are still not quite in flower so I squealed inside when I spied these.
There are lots of clumps under the trees in park .
Someone else was watching me looking at them too.
They were a little rain damaged and muddy but they always such beautiful sweet delicate flowers.
On the home front I have a constant blooming of my favourite daffodils

and the pot I only bought last week is almost sending up its flower stalks.

So with all these snowdrops and daffodils the only thing we are still  waiting for is of course..................................butterflies and bees. Now to understand that you would need to be a least my age and remember the song Dana sang for the 1970 euro-vision song contest....😉
And if you are not that old...check out the link below

1970...just check out the fashions!! and yes I used to have a hair slide just like hers. The song is only 3 minutes long and I guarantee it will make you smile all day.

and if you want to see how Dana fares 40 years on check out this version.

2010 version I think she has aged really well.

In its time this was just a sweet innocent song and I adored it. I can never see snowdrops and daffodils without that little tune playing in my head.

Today's card is not floral as I just wanted to share the Valentine's card I made for my Hb....he doesn't often read my blog but just in case he did I had to keep it a secret until today.

 The ticket stamps are Tim Holtz which I embossed with black.  The die cuts are all MB and the Valentine sentiment stamp, which I embossed in red, is ancient from my stash. 

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

                                                                      Noor have a heart
Ribbon Girl  2/3 any card

                                   Uniko anything goes I have also gone for the optional love twist.

Paper creator love is in the air  

A Vintage journey words that are special I think that the definition of Valentine on my heart is perfect for this occasion....a person chosen as one's sweetheart on Valentine's day; one who is loved. My Hb certainly is.

Creative Moments anything goes

Craft stamper take it make it anything stamped goes

Emerald Creek Dares rock the red

Deep Ocean hearts

Happy Little stampers anything goes with a die

Allsorts 1/3 hearts and/or flowers

Pile it On 1/3 Hearts on fire

Let's Craft and Create 2/3 love is in the air

Penny Black and More favourite stamp the sentiment stamp I used in the centre of my card is my absolute favourite Valentine stamp. I've had it for years, I have no idea of the maker and I use it every Valentine's  day.

I hope I brought a smile to your Thursday or brought back fond and very innocent memories of the 1970s to you with Dana's song. Enjoy the end of the week and the snowdrops..... and daffodils.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Good afternoon, Jane.
    There were lots of lovely clumps of snowdrops among the trees on my way food shopping today. There are no signs of daffodils blooming just yet...but maybe Spring is on it's way after all? Though they mentioned the dreaded white stuff again this morning?!
    I am craving some warmer weather, if only to get a bit more work done on Daisy - it took us 2 days to cut the holes for our cupboard front, as after only half an hour out there you couldn't feel your fingers and we'd have to come in for a warm! One cupboard down and one to go! We're really pleased with how it's turned out and think it looks quite professional...for us!
    Fab Valentine's card for hubby, love the kraft, red and black combo. Hope you're having a terrific Thursday! Hugs, Lisa x

  2. I don't know this song for some reason but ahh the 70's fashion:) Love seeing the flowers as here it is a cold crisp day which I actually like (I know, I'm rare). Loving the manly card and I bet hubby love it.

  3. I do love snowdrops and daffodils! If I remember correctly though I wasn't so much into Dana in the 1970's as T.Rex!!! :)
    Love M's card!
    Happy Thursday my dear,
    V x

  4. Well I was singing that song as soon as I read your the Euroviion has changed...but I still know all the words...guess we all wanted to be Dana back then!! Your card is so very masculine and unusual and I bet hubby loved sure have a great design imagination Jane. My snordrops are out in the garden and the tete a tete are almost there...have some on the windowsill though. All kinds of everything remind me of Spring...gotta go...tea cooking . Curry and rice, things of the east...oh sorry not a line in the song xx

  5. Those Snowdrops are so adorable.. yours are a little frillier than mine. A different variety, must be. Great card! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. we have daffodils to in N. west Ga.

  7. If it stays nice tomorrow hoping to get to Welford Park to see the snowdrops. They are meant to be spectacular this year. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Those snowdrops make my heart soar too. they mean spring is finally on it's way!
    We have only a few green spikes pressing up through the dirt. I keep checking for snowdrops but no luck yet! They are my favourite bulb.

    Your card looks great. I like the ticket background.

  9. It's such a beautiful romantic creation Jane, thank you so much for joining in our Hearts and Flowers theme at Allsorts this week.

    Was about to say how well ahead tour daffs were then I realised they were indoors, still beautiful though.

    B x

  10. Dare I show my age and say I remember Dana but can't quite recall the song lol . Like the red and black hearts on your card - bet Hubby loved it . Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey . x

  11. What a fun post, Jane! I enjoyed the videos (fabulous voice!) and your beautiful photography! Your Valentine for your beloved is rich and romantic! I love all the texture from the embossing and die cut hearts!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. my daffodils are nearly ready to bloom and my lenten rose hellebore is blooming already. Tulips are making their way in our pots but not so fast in the fields to the east of town. Ground was too cold for them to come up so they will be a bit late but beautiful as always! Your valentine card is gorgeous!

  13. I bet Martin loved his card, it's fabulous. Went to Wisley on Thursday, you would love the snowdrops there and the butterflies are in the glass house all fluttering around, definitely worth a visit. Hope to be going again next week when it won't be so busy with the children being back at school. Have a great weekend xxx

  14. Love this card! I love red and black together, it's so classic and timeless! Thanks for sharing with us over at the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! I love your photography too Jane!
    Cathy - DT Member at Emerald Creek

  15. Lovely card, the black embossing looks brilliant in the BG, thanks for joining us at Uniko.

  16. I too love snowdrops and daffodils...such a great time for flowers from now on! Lovely card, very stylish! Happy weekend Jane.....enjoy the warmer temperatures :)
    Helen xox

  17. Jane, I love the black and red! Great Valentine card your hubby! Thank you so much for sharing the photos of the spring blooms! Makes my heart sing! Thank you, too, for sharing this with us at Emerald Creek Dares! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  18. Rustic, dramatic and so much fun. Great design and thanks for playing along at Uniko with it. Sarah x

  19. It so lovely to see Spring is showing signs of merging and with the warmer weather this weekend or Crocuses are starting to bloom. Great Valentine card I would never have thought of using this stamp for tha background but it works well.
    Julie x

  20. Snow Drops are so beautiful - I only wish we got them here in Northern Florida.
    Very creative Valentine card - your husband has to love it!!
    Sandy xx

  21. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 122, Hazel, DT (and beautiful photos too) x

  22. Such lovely springtime photos - snow drops make me happy! Great card for your husband - I hope he liked all that snazzy black embossing as much as I do.
    Alison x

  23. A great manly Valentine card Jane. I am sure hubby loved it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Penny Black and More in our February challenge.


  24. Beautiful Valentine card..and love your spring photos..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti

  25. Lovely card and photo's spring is definately on it's way.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Favourite Stamp' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  26. beautiful background with Timholtz ticket stamp and lovely embossing over the heart, hope you had a great day jane.Good luck & Thank you for sharing with us at Let’s Craft and Create challenge 122.
    Shylaashree DT

  27. Another wonderful CAS card, loving your colour combo and fabulous embossing. Thanks for joining in on the Uniko challenge & my apologies for my late comment. Hugs Bev x


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