Friday, 5 January 2018

Smell the flowers

Good afternoon, it's been a pretty drear dull couple of days here in Surrey but I can still find some pretty views on my walks.

 Someone had left some fish for the herons at the ponds.
The swans and ducks are beginning to pair up
and even on such a dull day I can find still find some colour in my garden.
My first hellebore has bloomed..such pretty colours. I decided to use them for my card today.

My card was made for Shery of STAMPlorations where I am delighted to have been invited back after my guest designing to join the Theme and Sketch team as a Designer. I am thrilled, thanks so much Shery.

For January we have the theme of
and this lovely sketch.

To join in with the challenge you can go with the theme or ditch the theme and go with the sketch.
You are also most welcome to combine them both. All the details are here. For my DT inspiration card I chose to work with the sketch. I used a metallic marker to draw the stripes on some card and then added some smudges and flicks of distress inks.

I then stamped the lovely cup of roses stamp  3 times, twice on card and once on patterned paper. I also used one of the 2 beautiful quotes on the sheet. If you would like 20% off this set or any other products use my code STAMPGIRLJANE over on the website here
I then started water colouring the plain images, which I decoupaged. The patterned paper image I just cut out the cup and saucer part.
I then put all my elements together for my card.
Here it is.
Here is a side view to show the extra dimension with my decoupaged pieces.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Rubber Dance 1/3 make it vintage
Happy Little stampers anything goes I have also used the optional twist of adding sequins.
As you like it 1/3 anything goes
Noor UK anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today and remember to smell the flowers...even if the roses aren't quite out yet 😁

I am back on Monday with something very exciting to first sample made with the brand new Visible Image stamps which are being released at Creativation in a few weeks time.

Have a lovely weekend

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Lovely card Jane and that hellebore that inspired you is so beautiful. Hoping for a bit of sunshine here this has been so wet and grey this motivation forthcoming as a result! xx

  2. Stunning card, Jane, I love how you've decoupaged the image. TFS your photos, even on a dull day, it looks a lovely place to visit. xx

  3. Such a pretty card and what a beautiful hellebore surprise that they want you back as a designer though!
    Happy weekend my dear,
    V x

  4. Your card is beautiful. Wet, windy and very drab here. My Hellebores are doing zilch at the moment. Your first one is very pretty. Mine is they do flower up are a dark mauve/purple colour. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Very pretty. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  6. My hellebores are starting to come up too. Amazing that they bud in the cold of winter. Nice bird photos too. Happy new year!

  7. Wow.. what an amazing flower.. and it blooms in winter? I need one of those! Love the card and I hope to see the baby swans and ducks when they begin to arrive. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Love it Jane! The soft colours give the perfect touch of Vintage and this is such a pretty image. Your hellebore is beautiful too...

  9. I'm always surprised at how mild your winters seem to be! Really enjoyed seeing the ducks and the great-blue heron by the pond. Thanks for sharing the "year in pictures" on a previous post. Looking forward to seeing some of those colors again!
    Best wishes for the New Year!

  10. Beautiful card Jane, That flower image is amazing and really does resemble the big blossom in your garden! Even though it's gloomy, your area still looks so beautiful. We've had such cold weather that there hasn't been any fresh snow fall, so the old snow is brown and yellow now. ICK!! lol. sending hugs :)

  11. You're lucky to have such a pretty place to go walking, and the heron is lucky for its fish gifts. Thanks for sharing scenery and flowers. All I've got lately is snow and ice. Keep creating!

  12. Wonderful flower vintage card, Jane! Thank you som much for joining the Rubber Dance Challenge.
    Hugs, Anita xx

  13. Jane, your card is absolutely adorable. I love the vintage and shabby look. Great work. Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance January challenge! xx Susanne.

  14. Wow Jane! What a stunning and beautiful card. As soon as I saw it I recognized that stamp. What you have done with it is amazing. Awesome layout. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Watercolour Challenge.
    PS Shery will love it!

  15. Very lovely card. I enjoy looking at your photos, it looks like a beautiful place to live. Thank you for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

  16. Such a wonderful creation!!! Thank you for taking part in the NoorDesign U.K! January challenge!
    Elena DT


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