Monday, 29 July 2013

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A happy hello to all my crafty pals. So pleased that you commented on my fun card, I couldn't resist that sentiment stamp when I saw it. All my cards at the moment are being made using stamps which have been bought in previous years and that is the way I will continue. I have so many I enjoy using that I see no reason to buy any more. I wonder why I cannot use the same logic where dies are concerned, lol. 
I dug out my much ignored "polychromos pencils" and had a wee play, having bought them early last year I then got sidetracked into using something else instead. Never mind, they don't go off - well I hope not anyway.  I have also been known to not use ribbon freely and fully intend to change my ways. Please feel free to prompt me if I slip back. Sending hugs a plenty to anyone feeling a bit lonely or poorly. xx Flora
Image - Stampendous Snow Bird coloured with 
polychromos pencils and a white sakura,
Paper  and card - card blank is a 7x5 card, 
red backing card from the Papermill,
 Dies used :- Sizzix Tags rounded
also some free Papermania vellum stickers and
ribbon from my must use stash. 

25 comments:

  1. Love this little bird - makes a lovely Christmas card. I try not to buy too much seasonal 'stuff' either because it lies unused for most of the year and I have too much of everything anyway!!

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  2. This is a great bird image and it looks very Christmas-y the way you have coloured. I think we are all guilty of "over stocking" and "hoarding". Lol! Lovely card Flora. Christine x

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  3. Great colouring in Flora i love polychromos pencils you can't beat them. you have made a brilliant job of the card.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  4. Love your little bird Flora and you've coloured him beautifully a perfect Christmas card.
    Like Val I dont tend to buy much in the way of Christmas card making goodies..

    Anne

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  5. This is just so gorgeous,fab image.xxx

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  6. This is gorgeous Flora. I love the image. Great colouring.

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  7. Gorgeous Christmas card Flora, love the little bird which has been coloured beautifully.

    Wilma x x

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  8. Beautiful card Flora, the little bird is gorgeous! Carole Zxx

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  9. This is gorgeous Flora, I love your adorable bird and lovely rich red backing card. Your fabulous bow really finishes things nicely.
    Pauline
    x

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  10. Hi Flora, beautiful Robin image an colouring is so lovely, I like pencils, more control I think, love your design. Kate x

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  11. This is gorgeous Flora. I love the image and fabulous soft colouring. Your ribbon looks beautiful too!
    Sue xx

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  12. Hi Flora, love the sweet card and your colouring is great, i am starting to fall in love with my Polychromas I have to admit.
    Have to admit to loving dies too :O I am sure we don't need any more stash than we have...but!
    Huge Hugs Mau xx
    will pop by as often as I can xxxxx

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  13. Hi Flora
    never heard of polychromos as Im not a colouring person but your birdie looks smashing.
    Have a great evening.
    Ang x

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  14. love this image, coloured beautifully Flora, not tried these pencils, tend to use pro markers.
    pam

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  15. Nice Christmas card Flora I LOVE my Prismacolor Pencils and use them all the time at the moment I prefer the look of the pencils to my Copics
    jacqui xx

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  16. Beautifully coloured Flora I haven't used my pencils for ages must get them back out! huggles hun Sue xxx

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  17. This is a lovely, traditional Christmas card! I love the effect of the shimmery paper you've used as background for your beautifully colored bird, and the postmark stamp goes nicely with this design.

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  18. Good sunny morning my friend,
    Love, Love, Love this traditional Christmas Card. Great image beautifully coloured, a wonderful layout with a very pretty bow.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxx

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  19. Lovely card Flora. I am the same as you. I find it easy to resist buying more stamps, I have a lot so I don't buy more. I also have a lot of dies and embossing folders but I DO keep buying more :o)
    Jackie xx

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  20. Oh what a lovey 'fluffy' robin. That is one gorgeous stamp and you've coloured is perfectly. (Polychromos pencils are on my wish list - they've just been bumped up after seeing this). It's a fab card.
    Beryl xx

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  21. such a gorgeous card love the image
    Hugs Kate xx

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  22. so stunning flora.i love this sweet snowbird and your colours are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

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  23. A beautiful Christmas card Flora - the Robin stamp is gorgeous. Love your colouring and the sparkly ribbon and paper.
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

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  24. The robin stamp is gorgeous and you've coloured him/her beautifully Flora. A really gorgeous Xmas card. I have the opposite problem to you - I can never resist stamps and buy them instead of dies, which I need some more of, but I'm trying hard to not buy many right now lol! Karen x

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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