Wednesday 19 September 2012


A bit out of my comfort zone today. Not cute, and I have decided that there is to be no more special card/paper box (they have been in there for ages). If it is special enough it needs to be on a card, not in the box. Having said that this purple paper was not easy to cut with the complex Anja die, I'm hoping it was the stretchiness on the paper that made it so difficult so the jury is out on this die. I do love the other dies in the set.
My brother-in-law was so chuffed with his card, declaring he had received a card you wouldn't find in the shops that I think his wife will expect something special next week, so hopefully this card will be good enough. I made up some of the flowers but cannot remember where I bought the Gypsophila ones.
A different set of ingredients today :-
Paper and card - card blank is an A5 made from Centura Pearl,
   the backing papers are from my special card/paper box.

Dies used - Marianne anja frames and leaves, Crealies 11 and
Die-namics Fishtail flag stax and Layered Rose,
and ribbon and bling was from stash.


  1. Hello Flora. How beautiful. Great design and I just love the colours.
    Hope that you are keeping well. Take care.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. Hi Flora...what a gorgeous card...and that lovely die is on my shopping list for next weeks craft show down at Westpoint Exeter...
    love your pretty ribbon and your dies


    1. Hello Anne, Which day are you going to Exeter, a friend is driving me from Taunton down there on Saturday as it is too far for me to drive and shop. If you are there on the Saturday and see me looking for bargains and getting in peoples way on crutches please say Hello. xx Flora

  3. Hello Flora,
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment - and also becoming a follower. I have returned the favour. Purple id my favourite colour so this card is definitely a "me" card. I love the Anja dies, but there are so many I would love to own!!! You have really made me think about using up the stuff that I have bought - "for something special". YOu are so right, it should be on a card not stuck in a box for nobody to see but me!

  4. Hello Flora, Your card is beautiful,I love the die cuts.
    A lot of people are not happy about getting the card/paper out of their Marianne dies. Hope yours gets better.
    Sue :)

  5. Good evening Flora,
    Your card is great, love the colours and what you have done with the ribbon.
    I have these dies and Boy! yes!! are they a pain to cut.
    I use waxed paper, dust the die with talk on rub with a Tumble Drier Sheet but is still a pain. I have a few others of this make of Die, I have decided not to buy any more of them.
    Happy Crafting


  6. That should be Talc and not talk.............!!!

  7. Sue/Patricia, It wasn't that the paper got stuck in the die, it didn't want to cut it, it just stretched the paper. I suspect with these intricate dies some hard card is best. The rest of that set is really great. xx Flora

  8. Beautiful! Love this paper and you have such a great way with your bows - love the braid in the top of this one. Beauutiful as always Flora!!

  9. this is gorgeous Flora. I love the colours and such a fabulous design


  10. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. This card is stunning, and that is one of the many dies on my wish list. You have a lovely blog :O)
    Jackie xx

  11. hi Flora, beautiful card & lovely colours pam


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