Thursday, 9 March 2017


What a gorgeous day it's been today...blossom is bursting open everywhere...

 Even Mrs Swan has returned to the ponds....

 and it was 18c in the!
My card was inspired by the beauty and simplicity of all the blossom around's one of 3 Mother's day cards I have made for selling at Dotty's Tearooms.
The sentiment on the tag is Lili of the Valley. The background script is a now discontinued Visible Image stamp. The die cuts are my fave Tim Holtz..the original wild flower set.

I would also like to give a shout out for the candy over on the Craft Barn Challenge page here. They are giving away some amazing PaperArtsy Infusions (I used some to colour my die cuts above). Wow!

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

Ribbon Girl 2/3  March card challenge
Fussy and Fancy 3/3 anything goes
Stamping sensations 1/3 close to nature
Craft Heaven 1/3  Keep calm love spring
Penny Black and More 1/3 anything goes
Sweet Stampin 2/3 no designer paper
Simon Says stamp Monday make your own background
Simon Says stamp Wednesday for a special lady/girl
Addicted to stamps and More make your mark
Card Mania 1/5 pastel colours
The Artistic stamper 1/3 spring time
Noor! UK spring
Double D 1/3 think spring

I hope the sunshine made it to you today...if not I'll send some your way. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. FABULOUS photos Jane! A little too early to see all that beauty come to life here in Ohio ... in fact they are calling for 1-3" snow overnight! Ugh! But soon ... very soon!
    Your card is awesome! Love the theme/design! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Think Spring’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  2. Lovely card Jane...and fab photos, you are so lucky to live near such a beautiful spot! Sunny here today but very windy and better behind glass!.bet it wont last till the weekend!

  3. Lovely card and beautiful blossom photos too

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


  4. Wow, Jane.. I so enjoyed your pond pictures.. I love how close you can get to your magnificent swans. That one shot of the sun sparkling on the waterfall was mesmerizing. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. stunning photos Jane and I adore that card - beautiful! Its been lovely here but not quite that far on here yet!!! Hugs rachel x

  6. Yes I went out today too and saw some blossom coming through. Fabulous photos and beautiful blossom coloured wilflowers on your card, that will go quickly. Have a great weekend xxx

  7. Your card is so elegant in its simplicity and it reminds me of early spring. I love your pictures with the cherry blossoms coming out. The one of the water coming over the rocks is so inviting

  8. Goodness me Jane, your blossoms are well ahead down there, nowhere close here.

    Such a pretty creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  9. Morning my dear, I'm coming to you from lovely Edinburgh not quite 18deg but still pleasant, I'm going to the Edinburgh Yarn Festival today! Gorgeous blossom pics and as always a wonderful card! Happy weekend my friend....V x

  10. Gorgeous spring pictures and beautiful card Jane! I took some blossom pictures too yesterday....I do love this time of year! Have a wonderful weekend.
    Helen xox

  11. WOW! Gorgeous photos and your card is absolutely stunning!! I love it Jane!
    Jackie ")

  12. I'm so jealous Jane with your gorgeous Spring weather, but happy for you! Still cold and bleak here, next will be mud season and then Spring. Your photos bring me hope!! Lovely card! Have a wonderful weekend. xoxoRobin

  13. It was beautiful here yesterday too with the blossom trees coming out in colour. Such a difference today. Grey and overcast and cold again. I like the subtle shades on your card. soft and pretty. hugs Mrs A.

  14. Good evening, Jane! We too have had a lovely couple of days with some (slightly) warm Spring sunshine - it greyed over a bit this afternoon, but it still feels like Spring and is lovely to see a bit of colour appearing in nature.
    Love your pretty blossom inspired card, so elegant! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and here's hoping that Spring is here to stay! Hugs, Lisa x

  15. Really pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  16. Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Lovely photos and beautifully created cards! Thank you for joining our challenge at double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  18. Love the simplicity of your card! your work is fabulous and classy! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  19. Wow! This is superb. So pretty and perfectly done. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

  20. Love all your pictures and the swans. Great spring card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs.
    DD DT

  21. The colored die looks amazing, great card. Thank you very much for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!
    Martina DT

  22. Absolutely gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl March card challenge and good luck in the prize draw!
    Hugs, Donna xx

  23. Such a pretty Card and beautiful spring photos.
    Thanks for sharing and playing with us over at Craft Heaven Challenge. Best of luck =)
    Hugs, Susen


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