Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Searching for snowdrops

Despite the winter so far being fairly mild I think the snowdrops this year are much later than usual. I went in search for some on a dull and dreary day.

This is my usual spot I find them near the ponds and sure enough I could see the shoots of some clumps.
These ones are not quite in bloom yet,
but just around the corner I was more successful
My first sighting of these dear little bulbs.
On Monday I met my dear friend Brenda at Wisley Gardens and was delighted to see lots more snowdrops there too.
I will share some more of those photos soon.

It makes me thing that spring is not too far away...but of course first we have Valentine's day!
So my card today is another of my 2019 range for Dotty's Tea House.
It's another of my Tim Holtz inspired tissue wrap technique backgrounds with distress paint.
I added lots of Tim Dies and a pop of glittered red hearts to finish off. I thought his paper doll couple looked just right there too.

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

Double D 1/3 looking back in time
Frilly and Funkie 1/3 vintage Valentine's
Shopping our stash 1/3 hearts on fire
A bit more time to craft 1/3 anything goes
Through the craft room door 1/3 anything goes
Crafty Catz 2/3 anything goes
Mix it up 5/5 anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by, have you seen any snowdrops yet in flower?

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Jane your creativeness for this card is awesome!! So perfect for our challenge, too! Unfortunately we have snow, but in my window sill I have a little jar of snowdrops, fake of course but they look so real and cheerful!! Thank you for joining our Double D challenge!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. Spring! cannot come soon enough for me?! Just a few more hours of daylight to boost my Vit D levels and I should be fine, but it's a real struggle to get up in the dark!
    Lovely to see your pretty snowdrop pics, we don't see that many round here but the daffodils are already up and in bud...maybe Spring is on it's way - though they did mention the dreaded 'S' word on the weather forecast for next week, so maybe Winter's not quite finished yet!
    Your pretty vintage Valentine's card is just fab and I love the glitter and metallic accents. Hope you and yours are well and enjoying the start of 2019? Hugs, Lisa x

  3. Beautiful vintage scene Jane ... love it and it's just perfect for our challenge theme! And thanks for the snowdrop photos ... still too cold & snowy here in Ohio but I did have crocus & hyacinth popped up out of the ground a week or so ago before we dropped back down to temperatures in the teens & a blanket of snow! Ugh ...
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Looking Back in Time’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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

  4. Wow! Your card is so cool! I love it! Thank you for sharing it with us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

  5. Gorgeous vintage card and seems we were lucky to catch the snowdrops - glad we did xxx

  6. Fabulous, love the paper dolls and all the different elements!
    Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for "Hearts on Fire!"

  7. Our local park has lots of snowdrops in bloom ... they are a joy to see!
    Love your card today, great image!
    Enjoy the rest of the week,
    V x

  8. I love the sweet snowdrops - I am still wishing for some real snow here in Portland before the Spring comes ♥

  9. After Dayle read your blog he checked and said our snowdrops are budding, too. I'll have to go hunting for them and take some photos. LOVE the vintage image on your card, it's a winner.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  10. WOW, LOVE what you have created for our fabulous challenge this time of LOOKING BACK IN TIME. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
    {aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges

  11. This is a really CUTE card!!!
    You’re right; this couple DOES look perfect here!!!

  12. Love the snowdrops! And your card is gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  13. Beautifully done! Great Vintage look and card design! We would love to have one of your projects submitted for an upcoming issue of the magazine! Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    Hugs & Craftiness,
    AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  14. Very nicely executed! I love the orientation of the hearts on this project. Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana Malkah, Designer

  15. This is a great card, so vintage with a touch of fun with the gear framed hearts. I love it! Thanks so much for joining in my challenge at the Frillie and Funkie blog.

  16. Jane, this is a beautiful vintage Valentine card. I love your creative way of combing the hearts with the gears and adding the texture with the gears embossing folder. Thank you so much for playing along at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs! PS I always enjoy your photos and today's bring hope for a spring day!

  17. Thanks for joining our Mix It Up challenge; your second entry (that I saw so far) and it's adorable!
    ~Michele, MIUC DT Member

  18. Such a beautiful vintage Valentines card Jane and I loved seeing the snowdrops as none have appeared here yet. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for this challenge xx


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