Friday, 19 February 2021

More signs of spring for Country View challenges

 Good morning it's time for my 2nd inspiration post for our current "first signs of spring" over at Country View challenges. If you missed my first post you can find it here.

There are more lovely signs of spring around here and I am loving the lighter evenings.

Primroses are in flower

Camellia in bud

and my sweet dinos are getting very vocal!

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 decided to make another "first signs of spring" tag, this time focusing on the eggs which will soon be laid in all the birds' nests.

 This is what I got up to;

I used the same paint resist technique as for my first tag. All my products are by Tim Holtz. Susan has a really extensive selection of all his products on her website here.  This time I stamped faded text in cracked pistachio paint. I stamped the bird from urban tapestry in brown archival, adding first mustard seed distress ink.

and then old paper.

I die cut my nest and added some eggs cut from inky mop up card using an oval die.

I finished off with some die cut "tiny tattered floral" flowers cut from left over  inky Yupo and then put everything together.

Here is the finished tag.
with a couple of close ups

and one final shot.
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 and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me.

Back soon,

Bye for now

Jane x


  1. Awe love your little spring tag, the colours are very pretty!! The little birds are beginning to get very vocal which is so lovely. :)
    Wishing you a lovely weekend my friend,
    V x

  2. Beautiful tag, Jane! The resist background is perfect and I like the idea of the hole punched flower at the top. I think you might see it on some future makes...

  3. Wow, such a gorgeous tag! The sunshiny background looks amazing and the beautiful nest and eggs that you created signifies Spring so beautifully 😀. So many signs of spring in your garden too, we have crocus out here. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x


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