Thursday 28 February 2013

Lazy Day

Thank you to all my crafty pals for your lovely comments on my male card, I am just about keeping in front of the ones I need, I do have 2 surviving brothers and also 5 BILs,  plus nephews etc and I am now starting to enjoy doing these male cards - lol, it really was a stash thing.  I am always enjoying the gift that is blogland as I love wandering around your blogs. You can imagine my shock when I went to my blog and it said “blog does not exist” – sorry if you heard my squealing expletive, lol - anyway it said to click on something and enter my phone number as someone had tried to use my blog inappropriately – the bloggy people  phoned me and gave me an unlock code and I was back in business. Phew!
Anyway onto my card and my usual bit of being distracted:-
I have been sorting through my dies and noticed that I did not have many border dies, I cannot use punches at all, as my osteoarthritis has taken away that ability (so glad I am not a horse), so I would love to produce what so many of you do with punches such as the Martha Stewart ones. Anyway I didn't find what I was looking for in the crafty shops, got distracted as we do, and I bought a gorgeous Memory Box die which is a butterfly border so my card attempts to make good use of it. This is a long die and I haven't used the full length of it. Did I mention I like butterflies!
Image - Penny Black Lazy Days 3782J and 
a LotV sentiment,
Paper and card - card blank is a 19 x 12cm made from Papermill card,
and backing is  Papermania Capsule Verde,
Dies used – Spellbinders Labels 28,
Lifestyle Lacy Square,
IO Butterfly set and
Memory Box  Butterfly Vine Border.


  1. Flora this is gorgeous. I love that butterfly vine - fantastic.

  2. Hi Flora, hope you are having a good day xxx
    Love the card, the image is so sweet and the butterflies are perfect for it.
    Huge hugs Mau xx

  3. This is gorgeous Flora. I love the image, fabulous colours and the butterfly vine is beautiful.
    Hugs Sue

  4. This butterfly vine looks gorgeous Flora and the Penny Black image is great too. love from Christine x

  5. So pretty Flora and that butterfly die looks like another one for the wish list - blogging really tots up the pennies.

    B x

  6. Hello Flora, nice to see you back again and with such a wonderful card. I do love the pennyblack stamps, the hedgies are so cute, an the butterfly vine is gorgeous. I too love memory box dies and find them easy to use, unlike Spellbeinders.

    I don't get on either with border punches, I can mever measure them properly, so I don't bother, I prefer to use the dies.

    Hope all is well with you, take care Kate x

  7. What a beautiful card love the butterfly die the Image is fantastic aswell .Melanie

  8. This is a lovely card Flora, such a sweet image and that butterfly border is gorgeous.
    That must have been quite a shock to find your blog gone, thank goodness you managed to sort it out.

  9. Hello your card and especially that butterfly die..mmmm add it to the 'wish list'


  10. Thank goodness your blog does exist Flora lol. Love your gorgeous card. Hope you got those hooks on the go :)

  11. Very nice Flora I really like your butterfly vine
    jacqui x

  12. Love, Love, Love it, and that Butterfly Die is beautiful........NO!!get behind me Satin I am not buying anything just now.

    OMW! thank goodness you got you Blog back that must have been a rather nasty shock for you.

    Patricia xx

  13. Love your card, Flora. Your butterfly vine goes so well with your lovely Penny Black image xx

  14. Gorgeous card Flora. I love PB stamps and this one looks fabulous. The butterfly vine die looks really pretty too.
    Lorraine x

  15. Hi Flora, this is fabulous. Love the border and the image is soo cute.
    Can't believe that happened with your blog hun, what a shock. Glad it got sorted.
    Hugs Sue W.

  16. great card Flora! no wonder you had a panic - I think I'd have had a stress melt-down! good that you're still here!
    Kim x

  17. Hi Flora, that must have been an awful experience for you, so glad that you got it sorted out! I love butterflies too and I also love your PB stamp, that image is adorable and your card is a real beauty. Hugs, Anne x

  18. Oh blogger took a fit on me yesterday Flora and everything had gone then I got it back but my stuff was all over the place !! I love the butterflies and that memory box die is fab huggles hun Sue J xxxx

  19. Seems like blogger is full of tanties at the moment...glad it's sorted out. Great stamp from Penny Black and super designed card, including that gorgeous die...xx

  20. Wonderful card Flora. Love those hedgehogs.
    I can't say I heard your bad words when your blog vanished. However, I am a little bit deaf! LOL
    I had minor freak out earlier when my list of blogs I follow vanished. Panic stations for me. I resorted to standard practice from when I worked with computers - switch it off and switch it back on again ;-).
    Worked this time!

  21. Love this gorgeous card...fab butterflies and love the

  22. Morning sweetie....

    This is gorgeous....

    Love the colours too...

    Huggles Pops x x x

  23. Hi Flora! I didn't realise I wasn't following you - now rectified :)

    Coo, went cold here when you wrote about the blog not existing message - so pleased it's sorted out - and top of my 'to-do' list is to back mine up!!

    A gorgeous card, that die is so beautiful and as a butterfly lover I now crave it :)) There are so many lovely dies out now which make up for difficulties in punching aren't there.

    I think I understand what you mean about making a triple layer card with frames going inwards - is that a bit like 'invertage'? I'm gonna have a little play here and see if I can work out how to do it 'cos I bet it would look really good.

    Been reading your blog and you do some lovely work, rising above health issues. Good for you Flora - blogging is a great way to 'meet' others.

    Maybe it's time for you to use up some snippets and come to join us in the Playground. The girls are such a friendly bunch and you don't have to go overboard using snippets - even a flower made from leftover paper (or a butterfly - grin) is fine. We don't have any real rules, the girls will hop by to say hello and you could end up with a little prize one week. Plus, they do play very nicely and share their sweeties and even would give you a gentle push on the 'virtual swings' if you like :) Ha, but do watch out for the naughty ones sharing a bottle of wine behind the bike shed!!

    If you want to know more sweetie, just drop me an email here

    Hugs, Di xx

    1. Had a peek around Pixie's Crafty Snippets, really enjoyed what is done with these snippets, as I am on an "I must not buy any more papers" as I am worried my crafty den will proceed downstairs, I am gaining more and more snippets, with the dies I now have I may be saving a cm square. Quite partial to a bit of the grape so I might also end up as a candidate for your other establishment, lol. xx Flora

  24. Lovely cad Flora! Oh dear, I would have gone into a flat panic too. Enjoy your weekend. Judy x

  25. hi Flora, fabulous card, I love this border, I have used it by cutting the butterflies off the border, I put them on my wedding cake card, so tiny and cute, gave me a shock about blogger, hope mine behaves. pam

  26. A beautiful card and I love all Memory Box dies. There is such a big choice in dies now that you can make excellent cards with and not a punch in sight :o)
    Jackie xx

  27. so gorgeous flora.i love your sweet hedgie image and really pretty butterflies :D

    xx coops xx


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