Monday 10 March 2014

Ten On The Tenth

Just before I share my ten things I have a card to show.  I found this new challenge at The Male Room when browsing Louise's blog and as it is all about male themed crafting and I'm a bit male heavy in my family, I thought I'd better give it a go.

So here's my card to match their current challenge - the colours blue, green & brown.  I stamped all over with the explosion for the background and then cut one out , glossy accented it and raised it up on foam pads. I added a grossgrain ribbon - more masculine - and a sentiment and this super quick card was complete.

Stamps: Uniko Studio, EXPLOSION; Clearly Besotted, Say It In Style
Inks: Memento, rich cocoa, danube blue, pear tart
Embellishments: Ribbon & glossy accents

So on to my ten things on the tenth list.  This month I decided it just had to be Spring themed. so here it is:

1. The colour returning to my garden, really lifts my spirits and I love standing at the kitchen and looking out at this bright corner.

2. Blossom on the tree. Magic when a photo turns out like this!

3. Crocuses - probably the first to bloom.

4. Followed closely by daffodils, which I can never resist picking and forcing to open up indoors.

5. Washing on the line - a sure sign of Spring and looking so much better than when it's hanging around on the radiators indoors.

6.  Easter eggs hit the supermarket.

7.  Getting out more and spotting catkins.

8. And sticky buds. Always brings back memories of my primary school days and The Nature Table with jars of sticky bud twigs and the excitement of finding they've finally opened up to reveal emerging leaves.

9. Lambs appearing in the fields. Just love to watch them jump and frolic.

10. The frogs returning to my pond.  On a sunny afternoon they are so noisy and oblivious to an audience watching them.

Well that's all for today, hope you've enjoyed my photos and thanks for dropping by.




  1. First up - welcome to The Male Room! Love, love your explosive card - such a great guy card! Thanks so much for playing along with us and hope to see you again.

    Second - love, love your photos of spring! The flowers, the washing on the line and the Easter Eggs - love!

  2. Glad you found us and joined us in The Male Room. Great card - love all the explosive stars. I enjoyed your photos too- so nice to see all the flowers and leaves coming out. I remember sticky buds at school too! Do they still do things like that at school?

  3. Love the card, very masculine, thanks for joining us at The Male Room. Really enjoyed the ten things too.

  4. Wow, Jane! So glad you found The Male Room from my blog. This is a fab card, explosions are definitely very masculine and the colours look amazing! I also love your list of 10 things you like about Spring, they would all be in my top 10, except the washing, which I would probably replace with blue skies and sunshine! Thanks for taking part in the challenge

    Louise xx

  5. CONGRATS on your win for this card, I didnt recognize the style, but girl, you ROCK any style!!!


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