Wednesday, 19 March 2014


Afternoon Folks
It's a beautiful Spring afternoon here in Hampshire, I love it and I've got my fingers crossed that the weather stays nice like this for a while! Hope the sun is shining where you are??

Just thought I should share the card I made for my Mother in Laws birthday next month, I think it has a Spring feel to it. I've also tried to make it a bit tactile too as her eyesight is not that good. The cute Gruffies stamp is called 'Lilac bouquet' and it's another stamp rescued from Ebay just before Christmas. 

Can't you just hear him sniffing!! By the way the mottled effect on the lilacs is my new Wink of Stella pen which looks quite glittery in real life but just looks splattery to my camera - grrrr!!

I've used a whole stack of MB dies on this:
Pippi Butterfly, Isabella butterfly, Fancy blossoms,
and Lavish branch
Coloured with promarkers and wink of Stella and liquid pearls
Sentiments - LOTV
Papers - Basic grey, Papermania and scraps
Doily, lace, twine and gems from stash

Of course I can't resist entering some challenges:

House Mouse and Friends - Lost and Found - I 'found' this stamp on Ebay
Gruffies and Guests - Fit for Mum or Special female 
Natalie and Amy - Flowers
Craft Mojo - Spring flowers
Crafty Calendar - Animal Antics
My Mum's Craft Shop - Spring/ Easter
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Monochrome
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Monochrome 
Divas by Design - Flower Power
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Glitter It (used wink of Stella Brush marker)
Inky Impressions - Think Spring
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge - For a special lady
The Cutie Pie Challenge - A cute one for Mum
The Crazy challenge - Flower Frenzy
OLLCB - To a Special lady
Whoopsi Daisy - Add a tag
Sentimental Sundays - Cute and Cuddly
That Craft Place - Flowers or Mother's Day
A gem of a challenge - Mother's Day / Female birthday/ Special lady
Alphabet Challenge - C is for Country Flowers  
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Doilies and Lace

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  1. Awww this is so sweet, I love that image and all of your gorgeous flowers! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  2. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  3. I love this image! It really is fabulous. Such a beautiful card, I am sure any mum or special female would love to receive it. Thanks for joining us at Gruffies & Guests.
    Suzy DT x

  4. Awhh! What a cutie he is! I can smell the flowers from here lol..
    LOving your colours and embellishments..Thank you soooo much for joining us at
    House-Mouse & Friends.
    GDT Chrissyxx

  5. Aww he's so sweet. I love the punched border too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays! x

  6. How beautiful. Love all the gorgeous details. Lx

  7. really cute!!! love the purple and lilac colours! and all that texture! your Mother in Law is going to love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our Cute and Cuddly challenge at Sentimental Sundays !
    Mirella DK
    DT Sentimental Sundays (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

  8. A gorgeous, sweet card...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
    Helen x

  9. Love this stamp and never fails to make me smell those sweet flowers, can't wait for ours to bloom. Beautiful card, so many lovely details, she is going to love it. Thanks for sharing with us and playing along with the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  10. Lovely card and layout, thanks for sharing your card with us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

  11. Lovely card, great image and beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  12. Hi Jacky, what a gorgeous card. I love the adorable image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  13. Great card, lovely colors Thanks for joining us at PFP this week and good luck :)

  14. your card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at Gruffies & Guests Challenge.

  15. A beautiful card Jacky, a fabulous design and gorgeous colour scheme. Gruffie is just adorable and such wonderful embellishments!!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks for playing along with House Mouse & Friends Challenge.

  16. Gorgeous birthday card! Love the die cut flowers and the beautiful colour scheme. Thank you for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  17. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy, Louise DT x

  18. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous creation with us at OLL. Hugs x

  19. Love the pretty colours. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon. x

  20. Gorgeous card, love the flower display.
    Thanks for joining our for a Special Lady challenge at LCI.

    Kath x

  21. Lovely card gorgeous colours.
    Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies 'Cute Mothers Day' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  22. Thanks for joining our Lost and Found Challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

    Sure to be a favorite for your MIL! All you die embellies are lovely!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  23. This is one of my favorite images, and your card is fantastic! I love the butterfly accent, the flowers and doily too! Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the HM&Friends challenge! Carol (guest designer)

  24. omgosh that is just such a cute card and those soft lilac colours are just beautiful. I love all those teeny flowers too.
    Thank you for playing along with us over on the Divas by design challenge blog
    hugs Lou x

  25. Beautiful card. Lovely use of cuts and great soft colors for this adorable HMD Gruffies image. Thanks so much for playing along with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good Luck to you and please come back to join the fun again with a new challenge this week!

  26. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  27. love all this card, simply divine, thanks for joining us over on divas by designs xx

  28. Absolutely gorgeous, Jacky! I love all the purples with the greenery. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Glitter It!

  29. This is so gorgeous Jackie, I like all the detail, Thanks for playing along with us at Ooh La la creations this time Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  30. Beautiful card thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
    Hugs Sara x x

  31. Oh this is so very pretty x I love those tag sentiments x
    Thanks for playing along with us @ SFTW & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  32. Thank you for sharing your sweet card at Country View Crafts Paper Chase Challenge Jacky the design is fabulous xx

  33. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  34. What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this month at Gruffies and Guests of “fit for mum or a special female”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Gruffies and Guests Challenge Design Team Member)

  35. What a great card! love all the die cuts on there and great colouring! Thanks for sharing in our Anything Goes challenge at Crafting by Designs this month!
    Mo dt xxx

  36. WOW wow wow absolutely gorgeous fun card. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy xxx

  37. beautiful card thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
    hugs sara x x


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