Sunday, 19 February 2017

A breath of spring

There are crocuses flowering now, and some of the daffodil buds are starting to show colour. There's a territorial dispute going on in our garden, as both the blue tit family and the sparrows are trying to lay claim to the nesting box - spring is on the way at last!

So I've delved into the snippets box and come up with a handful of patterned papers in fresh spring like pastel colours:

I simply punched lots of circles and arranged them to make a double border, then topped with a sentiment stamped with a very old Hot Off The Press stamp - it must be at least 15 years old!

Naturally with all these snippets I'm going to head straight to the Playground to join in the fun, but I am also going to share this with

Uniko Studio - Happy Birthday 
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Retro Rubber - They Say It's Your Birthday


  1. Lovely card, Jane, and a fabulous use of snippets. Love the springlike papers. xx

  2. Perfect for Spring - my favourite season!
    Love those colours together :-)

  3. Great use of snippets Jane and so pretty as well. I really never know what's coming from you next - you certainly have a handle on so many styles, lucky you!


    Di xx

  4. Such a pretty CAS card! Your use of scrap patterned paper is wonderful. Thank you for playing along with our birthday challenge at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

  5. This is such a pretty card Jan. Great use of snippets of pretty papers and I like your lovely sentiment. Barbxx

  6. Some really lovely snippets used here and a great design.
    Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge this week at Allsorts.


  7. What a great design Jane and fun way to use up snippets too. I have snowdrops out in the garden and a solitary primrose. Up at Roy's flat though the daffs are in full bloom!

  8. Beautiful creation and great colour combo. Thanks for sharing at Allsorts 'ANYTHING GOES' challenge, good luck in the draw. ♥
    [aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

  9. A really lovely creation Jane and what a fab design, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE this clever use of snippet circles as a double border.
    Will have to remember this!
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  11. Hello Jane: What a lovely collection of beautiful pattern papers and a fabulous way to use the left over pieces.
    Love the fabulous border you created in this wonderful Spring colors.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you come back and play again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  12. Great way to use the scraps. I like cards like this, wonderful use of our stashes. I love the colours too, brightening up a wintery day here in NYC. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  13. Love the circle design, Jane! And the font for the sentiment is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with Retro Rubber's birthday challenge. Love seeing you in our gallery!!

  14. Love the design of your card! Great use of all those scraps. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

  15. Great idea for snippets using the same sized punch. Thanks for joining Uniko! X

  16. I love this, the papers are so vibrant. A simple but brilliant idea.

  17. Beautiful, love the combination of patterned papers and the layout you have used. A perfect way to use up those precious scraps we like to hoard ;) Thank you so much for joining in on Uniko's 5th Birthday celebrations. Hugs Bev x


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