Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Smile, it's May!

Good morning. Today we have reached May 1st and Mother Nature is in full flow around me. I adore this time of the year. Everything is bursting open 
 the trees are nearly back in full leaf
 and the blossom is everywhere

Of course it also means it's time for a new challenge over at Country View Challenges. For this month the theme is "Be humorous" Now that is open to so many interpretations, from adding a funny quote, words, image etc etc. As always you can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with any other challenges. Your make can be anything creative! You may even be the lucky random winner of the £20 CVC voucher.

All the details can be found here

I decided that a new baby card would be very appropriate for this time of the year. First I took out a sheet of yupo paper and I added some blue alcohol inks. Sorry about the poor photo but it was taken late in the evening in my studio!
I have a fun baby quote stamp (long discontinued) which I use a lot (and sell a lot) on my cards for selling at Dotty's tea house. I thinks it really does make people smile.
I also used Tim's crescent moon and stars Bigz die and die cut a moon and stars from snippets of white card. I added grey distress inks to the stars plus a wink of Stella for some sparkle when dry.

I did the same with the moon but blended in some chipped sapphire too.
This is what I put together.
It is a sentiment which always raises a chuckle and is perfect for new baby cards.

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

Pixie's snippets playground #325 
Lil patch of crafty friends 3/3 anything goes
Crafty catz 2/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Monday time out my entry depicts night time when the moon shines and the stars are out.

We would love to see you enter our "Humour" challenge this month over at Country View. All the details can be found here

I hope you all have a wonderful month ahead, "May time, play time" is what I always sung a primary school!

Now as the theme over at Country View Challenges for this month is humour I just had to share some really corny baby jokes;

How do you get a baby astronaut to sleep?
You rock-it

Eddie; "My Mum's having a new baby"
Sarah; "Why, what's wrong with the old one?"

What are baby witches called?

Now come on I bet that did at least raise the corner of your mouth into part of a smile 😂 Enjoy a great May.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Your alcohol ink background is amazing and this text is lovely and fun too!!! Beautiful baby card!!! Big hugs

  2. What a gorgeous card Jane, the alcohol ink background is fabulous and it's nice to see a humerous baby card. Have a very happy May, Sue xx

  3. Aww that's so pretty, the background looks fab with the moon and stars. A great sentiment aswell, really apt x

  4. So lovely ! The sentiment is great too !
    Corrie x

  5. Aw Jane, this is such a pretty card! Love the background, alcohol inks and yupo paper are a match made in heaven aren't they. Brilliant design and of course the sentiment is perfect. It's part of a LOTV set (which I also have needless to say) and such a shame they stopped making stamps and have gone over to digi stuff.


    Di xx

  6. Lovely post Jane and yes the blossom tree is in full flower in our garden...but sadly the wind always comes and the blossom is short lived. Love your card..love that quote, also sitting in my stash! xx

  7. What pretty flowers you captured! Love the card.. what a happy occasion to make a card to celebrate, it's super. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. awww - your card is lovely! And wow - the blossom and the flowers look amazing! Gorgeous! Hugs rachel x

  9. What a beautiful baby card! The sentiment made me smile.
    Here is everything blooming so lush this year too. Wonderful photos!
    xxx Evelyn

  10. This is a great baby card.

  11. Beautiful photos Jane!!
    This is my favourite time of year....I love the all vibrant greens!
    Love that little card too....never a truer word.... :)
    V xx

  12. Hi Jane, a beautiful card and lovely sentiment for a new little one, I can see what it has proven popular on your cards. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

  13. Such a sweet card and your background is wonderful! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Time Out Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  14. I love the colour and "design" of the alcohol background, perfect for a baby card! And the sentiment is both fun and cute. Your jokes made me smile too, especially the middle one... why the expression new baby or even new wife is used in English is a mystery to me!


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