Saturday, 22 June 2013

No parasol

Hello to all my crafty pals and collectors of all things craft related. I enjoyed reading all your comments on my last post.  I was looking for a parasol die, both a vintage one which was closed and a pretty open one. I didn't find one I liked so I took bits of memory box dies and created one. To  be honest I would play all day with dies. Please believe how much pleasure I get wandering around your blogs and sorry my commenting is so erratic.  It never ceases to amaze me what fantastic projects you are all creating and enjoying. 
I haven't coloured any images for ages so I should have picked an easier one. Anyway I made it up into a simple card with my made up parasol. Hopefully it will bring the sunshine back. 
Image - Juliet in the field of Nasturtiums,
Paper  and card - card blank is a 7x5 card 
 backing paper was a freebie, 
buttons and bling from stash. 

PS: Bits of dies used were from Memory Box Graceful Silhouette cut it twice in pink dotty paper ,  chopped the stems off, laid one over the other but offset onto some white card and then cut the white card around the shape, touching the edges up in pink ink. The handle is part of Memory Box Whimsical flourish. I have had a look at the Marianne parasol die  Mrs Duck but not quite what I am after but Thank You.

37 comments:

  1. That is a clever way of making a parasol. I thought I'd spotted a parasol die the other die but afraid I can't remember where but if I come across it again I'll let you know. Amazing just how much fun can be had with dies and embossing folders!!

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  2. Very clever parasol Flora, and a very sweet image on your card. Very mixed bag of weather today but no sun in the bag! Love from Christine xx

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  3. This is gorgeous,fab image and layout.xxx

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  4. Very clever Flora and I love your image
    jacqui x

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  5. love your parasol Flora, great card
    Kim x

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  6. Fab parasol Flora and that image is so cute love it huggles Sue xx

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  7. Gorgeous card Flora. I love the sweet image, pretty colours and wonderful parasol,
    Sue xx

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  8. And isn't it a really pretty parasol at that Flora, just lovely used with that sweet image.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    B x

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  9. Wow! Clever you, creating your own parasol, I wish I had your patience - it means that you have a totally original die cut. I love your sweet image and your finished card is lovely.
    Pauline
    x

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  10. Good evening Flora,
    You have made a fantastic job with that parasol, it is beautiful.
    Your card is great with the wonderful colouring.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia xxx

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  11. Clever you Flora for making up your own parasol, your card is lovely and good colouring too.

    Hazel xxxx

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  12. Fabulous parasol Flora. Very inventive too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  13. Gosh Flora, how did you do the parasol? Very clever and I so admire those with the patience to do colouring. Think I may have seen a Marianne parasol die but not as pretty as yours. x

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  14. Wow Flora - that is amazing - what die did you use? Very clever of you, must start looking at m y dies a bit differently in future - thank you! Karen x

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  15. Hi Flora,a lovely card - super colouring and such a cute parasol! Carole Z X

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  16. Lovely card Flora, very clever to create your own parasol from a die :o)
    Jackie xx

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  17. Super card Flora. Like you I love playing around with dies. Love the parasol.

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  18. Genius! Your card is beautiful. Hugs Bev x

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  19. Hi Flora, I love how you created the parasol, it is so beautiful. Lovely image too and great colouring too. Hugs, Anne x

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  20. wow beautiful Card
    hugs Pia

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  21. Beaufiful card Flora, love the image and colouring. Your parasol fits the bill. Are you at Glastonbury this year?

    Wilma x x x

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  22. Hi Flora, What a pretty card...love what you done with the die...Joolsx

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  23. ...very pretty indeedy, your shading in soft pastel colours is gorgeous Flora, as are your papers and yummy buttons, the delicate parasol is marvelous, superb crafting...Mel:)xx

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  24. beautiful image Flora, good on you creating a parasol from dies, must say looks fantastic
    pam

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  25. Have to say very impressed with your use of dies to make the parasal,its a lovely card x

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  26. Wow Flora, that's clever, making your own parasol. Probably would never have occurred to me what to do! And what a pretty card.

    Kat xx

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  27. Well Flora your parasol turned out wonderful. Love the image and design.

    Regards diane

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  28. Hi Flora, I love your parasol it turned out fabulous!! & the cute image is coloured beautifully..Gorgeous card... Hugs May x x x

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  29. Good morning sweetie, your creation is gorgeous :0))

    Hugs Pops x

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  30. so gogeoous flora.really love the sweet image and fab pretty parasol and colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  31. Hi Flora,
    super card. You are very clever creating that brolly from other dies. Love it soooooo much. Your colouring of the image is super too, as is the design.
    Have your flower wellies seen the mud yet.lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  32. Fabulous card Flora, and so creative to change the parasol to suit. Love the pic of your wellies hope you don't have to wear them very often
    Eileen x

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  33. Fabulous card Flora and I love the way you made the parasol - so creative xx

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  34. SO creative and inventive...LOVE the way you use that die...I may have to "stole" your idea...although believe it or not I do not have that die...darn!
    thanks for sharing!...
    Remember: memory box blitz at my spanish and french blogs going now to have the chance to win a new die from the new collection!
    keep in touch
    bibiana

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  35. Clever composition here Flora. Hugs, Jenny x

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  36. Flora love how you've made your parasol. I like nothing more than cutting in and changing a die.....because we can and it's all part of the creative process!
    Have fun crafting, hugs Erika.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to comment. I enjoy reading them and knowing that I have company. Crafty hugs. xx Flora