Saturday, 9 March 2019

More words and letters for our March Country View challenge

Well our weather certainly went topsy turvy! From hot sunny days we have had wind, rain and much cooler temperatures. The flowers have loved the rain though as we have had a very dry winter here in the UK.
My garden flowers are doing well especially my potted hellebore, just look how many buds have opened now!

It is time for my 2nd DT inspiration card for our March challenge over at Country View.
For March our theme is "letters/numbers" and we would like to see letters and/or numbers taking up a prime position on your projects.
You can enter our March challenge as many times as you like and combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner to spend over on the Country View Crafts on line store. Remember that UK postage and packing is absolutely FREE! All the details for the challenge can be found here.
If you missed my first card you can see it here

This card was made for one of my longest blogging friends who adores all things you well know it's certainly not my chosen colourway!
 I started by making a paint resist background using Tim Holz stamps.
First I stamped some words from his hedgerow set+ using white acrylic paint. Once dry I blended over picked raspberry, spun sugar and Victorian velvet distress inks. I added more words and numbers using archival inks.

I stamped some numbers too. I also made some die cuts from Tim's original wildflowers, mixed media and butterfly frenzy sets. The foil heart was cut using his heartfelt hearts Bigz die.
 I then put everything together and finished it off with a bow and a Tim die cut sentiment.

Here is my finished card.
and a couple of close ups.

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

Time Out unique I love that I was able to make so many unique flowers from 1 die set
Emerald Creek dares 3/3 Ordinary day
A vintage journey birthday I think my creative journey includes being able to create in mixed media in pink...something I would never have thought was possible!
Happy Little stampers watercolour challenge 3/3 anything goes
A gem of a challenge 3/3 anything goes
We love to create 3/3 anything mixed media
The house that cards built 1/3 Easter or spring
The cut up challenge 1/3 spring
Crafty catz 1/3 anything goes
Creative moments 1/3 anything goes

Once again the link can be found here with all the details of how to enter our March words and letters challenge. Have a fab weekend, we have a lovely house guest staying and I am certainly doing my daily 10,000 steps...and more!

 Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Haha, I can guess who received that lovely pink card!! :)
    Your helebore is gorgeous, so many blooms!!
    Enjoy your weekend and your walks with the handsome Bear (but don't tell Billy I said that),
    V x

  2. Wow, this card is absolutely beautiful! I can't stop looking at it with all the stamping, dies, and lush color....and I'm not a big pink lover either, but this works so beautifully! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up! Katrina.....on a personal note, you houseguest is adorable! We just adopted a GS puppy on Sunday.

  3. What a wonderfully unique card with all of its fabulous colors and elements, depth and texture. It's perfect for our challenge at Time Out. Thanks so much for playing with us, Jane. And thank you for sharing those amazing pictures of your hellebore. Absolutely amazing.

  4. I must get one of those flowers! That is a gorgeous card, Jane! Enjoy your lovely weather. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. I have 2 of the TH die sets you used on this card and hanker after the other one… It all works together and I do like this pink too! Lucky friend… xx

  6. Gorgeous spring card and enjoyed your beautiful pictures. Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built! Donna DT

  7. Such a handsome puppy! I love your hellebore. I may have to plant some of them myself. Thanks for idea :)

  8. Wow your hellebores are thriving beautifully and look amazing with so many buds. Love your pink card with a fabulous background and lovely wildflowers on it and I bet you’re having a great time with Bear visiting xxx

  9. Even though you don't "do" pink, you certainly pulled it off! This card is beautiful. I love all the layers and depth.

    Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Welcome Spring challenge!


  10. Beautiful!! There are so many fabulous elements in this! I'm always in awe of those who can create mixed media projects and this one is awesome! Thanks for playing with the House That Stamps Built.

  11. Jane, your beautiful card is done in just the perfect pink. Not a particular fan of pink, myself, I'm delighted in how you've used it here. Love that mixed media background and fabulous design. I'm particularly impressed with how you outlined those numbers on the bottom with the die cut--clever! Thank you so much for sharing your artwork with us at A Vintage Journey and celebrating our 5th year with us!

  12. What a gorgeous card for your friend, mirrors your pretty garden, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

  13. I love all the different stamped and die cut elements on this beautiful card! So happy you linked up to the Easter/Spring Challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!

  14. Simply beautiful Jane. So colourful. Glad you shared with us at HLS for our Watercolour Challenge again.

  15. Great textures and layers on your card! Thanks for joining us at Emerald Creek!

  16. Gorgeous project!!! Thank you, for playing along with us!!! Good Luck!!!
    Nora from Emerald Creek's DT...

  17. Sorry for my late comment....
    I love your card! Gorgeous details and I love the happy pink!
    Evelyn xx

  18. Pink's not my usual colourway either, but I love what you've created for your friend - those layered wildflowers look amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey to celebrate our 5th birthday.
    Alison x


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