Monday, 27 March 2017

A mellow yellow Monday

Wow what amazing weather we enjoyed at the weekend.  I have been watching the bulbs sprouting in my pots and my tulips are looking great...the first to bloom was this lovely mellow yellow variety.

followed a couple of days later by these beauties

The eagle eyed of you will have spotted that Bear came for a visit....I'll share some photos later this week. 

My lovely tulips inspired me to go for something cheerful and bright for my Monday Design team inspiration piece for Visible Image today. 
I got out one of my favourite sentiments from the
and used the middle and small sized dragonflies from the 
 I put a circle mask into the centre of my card and repeat stamped the dragonflies using different yellow and oranges from my Distress inks.

You can just make it out in the bottom right larger dragonfly above that I added a wink of stella glitter to the wings.
 I black embossed some extra dragonflies on some inky card and then fussy cut them out.
 I added a wink of Stella glitter and then Glossy Accents for lots of shine and shimmer.

Then it was time to put my card together.
It was very hard to photograph as it is so sparkly IRL!

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

A Vintage Journey all aboard
Noor spring
That's Crafty 3/3 bling it up
Stamping Sensations 2/3 close to nature
Penny Black and More 3/3 anything goes
Uniko spring
Simon says stamp Monday layer it up

Remember that you are most welcome to join Visible Image over on Facebook;

Our friendly Group can be
The main Visible Image page is here; there are weekly stamp world wide!

And the main web site is here; where all these gorgeous stamps can be found.

I really hope our sunny weekend turns into a sunny week ahead. The clocks went forward yesterday and it didn't dark until gone 7.30pm...bliss and just look at the sky as I shut my back door....

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Your lovely card echoes the beautiful colours of the garden and the sunset, great photos of them all. Enjoy your week xxx

  2. Beautiful card Jane. Such gorgeous colours and the dragonflies you added on top are amazing. And wonderful photos too, I spotted Bear right away 😃


    Di xx

  3. Gorgeous card Jane :-) the background is fabulous and I love the sentiment and the dragonflies, the whole design is so pretty :-)

    Love your photos too, your garden is beautiful and what a stunning sunset!!

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  4. Gorgeous! Some of my favourite VI stamps too. Thanks for linking up at Uniko.

  5. Oh my goodness your little dragonflies look almost real!!! Brilliant!
    What a great weekend, beautiful here today too...although tomorrow looks doubtful! I noticed the amazing sky last night too, how wonderful to be back in British Summer Time makes my heart skip a beat...if I could freeze the year, I'd do it now!
    Have a great week my friend,
    V x

  6. A lovely creation Jane, the glazed Dragonflies looks beautiful, many thanks for joining in with our 'Close to Nature' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge. Great photos of the awesome sky, Bear and Spring flowers.

    B x

  7. Beautiful dragonflies and a lovely card. Stunning sunset photos too

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


  8. A really stunning card Jane, I love my VI stamps and must get them out to play again soon.
    Your photographs of the night sky make me want to get certain stamps out to try and replicate the colours. I would love to try and CASE your photo's with ink and stamps, if you don't mind? The lovely lush colours you captured are inspiring me big time x

  9. Yes, I spotted big Bear right away! Great tulips. That card is an award winner for sure. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  10. Gorgeous tulips Jane...they look so lovely there in the sunshine! Love your dragonflies, such a pretty stamp, and adding sparkle to them is a great idea. Loved your sunset pictures too...such a lovely time of year!
    Helen xox

  11. I love the pictures of your flowers...really nice to see. I also love your sunset pictures and I bet you could create that on a card. Love your dragonfly card...very unique and love the glossy accents on the wings

  12. beautiful pics with some gorgeous blooms and a beautiful card too in lovely cheery spring colours. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!

  13. Hi Jane, wow, so much beauty in this post! Love the tulips, I can only get store bought now : (
    The card and sunset are so fabulous, it all gives me hope : )

  14. Hi Jane I thought I'd drop by to congratulate you on your GDT post with Stamplorations! I'm tickled pink that we should both be chosen for the same term and same challenge...xx

  15. Beautiful photos - the tulips look splendid! As does your card. Very inspiring x

  16. Beautiful photos - the tulips look splendid! As does your card. Very inspiring x

  17. Your card is lovely and I can see the reflection of your garden in it.
    Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  18. Your flowers and garden are just beautiful and so is your card, thank you so much for sharing your process and your photos. Lovely to see you in the Uniko Challenge gallery. Hugs Bev x


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