Monday, 1 February 2021

First signs of spring with Country View challenges

 Welcome to February. This is my first of 2 posts today as of course there are new challenges to be shared. First up is my design team post for Country View where our challenge theme for this month is "first signs of spring". 

There are certainly signs of spring at the park with the arrival of a pair of swans

and my dinos look very loved up. 
Even my hanging basket in my garden is looking very spring like. 
What a lovely theme. As always there is a fab £20 voucher up for grabs for one lucky randomly selected winner to spend on the website.  You can find all the details of the challenge and more examples made by my talented teamies here.

I love to look out for the first spring blooms and the birds making their nests so I though I would make a tag. 

 This is what I got up to;

I used my much loved Tim Holtz flower garden stamp set  and stamped using mustard seed distress paint. I also stamped the faded text using speckled egg distress paint. 

I stamped using archival ink some little birds from Tiny things and the larger bird from the urban tapestry set. I really liked the way the yellow paint shows through as a resist.

I then die cut some tiny flowers from the small tattered florals set and my old trusty bird branch. 
I then put my tag together.
Here it is finished. 
with a couple of close ups

and one last shot
We would love to see you join in with our February challenge. 

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

Gem of a challenge 1/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes

I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our February "first signs of spring" challenge. You can use any stamps/products, the choice is yours. 

You can enter our 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 from CVC is free on all orders over £7.50! Once again all the details for the February challenge can be found here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Take care and stay safe. I will be sharing my 2nd design team project on the 19th of February.

Back again in a couple of hours!

Bye for now

Jane x


  1. Fab tag Jane! Love the different birds.. Have a happy February ! xx

  2. Your tag is gorgeous, Jane!!! Have a happy February!!! xx

  3. Great tag, and lovely spring hues! ; thanks for sharing Nelly x

  4. What a beautiful tag! Loving your spring blooms and bird design, and the way you layered the background with he stamping is amazing 😁. It was fun seeing your photos too, it looks like spring is on it way. Thanks so much for the warm welcome and wishing you a Happy February! Hugs, Jo x

  5. Just loved this little tag when I saw it on IG this morning ... it is fun looking for signs of spring!!
    Happy February my friend,
    V x

  6. Such a pretty tag Jane - and thanks for those uplifting pictures too - wonderful! Hugs rachel x

  7. Spring is definitely making a show in your neck of teh woods. Stunning tag Jane.

  8. This is really lovely Jane, beautifully done! Take care and have a great month, Sue x

  9. Lovely tag, Jane! I especially love the stamped birds with the mustard seeds peeking through and all the tiny blossoms.
    Have a wonderful February and take care!
    Evelyn xx

  10. Your tag is so perfect to announce the arrival of spring! The colors are reminiscent of your beautiful pansy garden basket and including birds to hail spring's arrival...just perfect!

  11. You've chosen a great combination of elements on this tag, Jane! Very Spring appropriate too... x

  12. A lovely composition Jane along with those wise inspiring words. Beautiful.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  13. This is such a beautiful Tag, I love it! Hugs Debs xx


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