Monday 29 July 2013


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. 


  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!!

  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

  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

  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..


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

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

    Wilma x x

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

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

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

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

  11. 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

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

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

  14. 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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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

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

    xx coops xx

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

  23. 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


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