Friday 9 August 2013

The Holly and the Ivy (xmas9)

Hello to all my crafty pals, been awol for a few days as we had deliveries etc getting in the way and today is a sleepy day. You have all been very busy creating so many wonderful things. Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment on my blog, I do appreciate it very much. 
We have also had a very dusty week here (no I haven't broken my "No HW") but they have been resurfacing our main road, this seemed to consist of putting down a small amount of glue and 100 tons of chippings and dust, which they then went up and down the road attempting to hoover up with an array of contraptions. As the weather was so dry we ended up in a cloud of thick dust with about half an inch of dust left everywhere when they finished. I don't know who came up with this idea but I'm sure there are many people who could tell them it is a rubbish idea. 
The little bit of singing voice I had, has therefore disappeared but I didn't want to deprive you all of my latest suggestion. Have fun crafting and singing of course.
Paper  and card - card blank is an A5 Plaid card,
and card I won as candy, 
 Dies used :- Cheery Lynn  Holly Flourish 
Signature Dies Ivy Flourish, 
 Sizzix Reindeer & Cracked EF.


  1. Love our card Flora...and your new dies. Will email you later


  2. Still singing along here - great card. You are right they don't seem to have much idea when it comes to tarring and feathering the roads!!!

  3. Stunning card Flora. Those dies are lovely. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Flora, love the dies and the way you have designed them. Have a great weekend, Kate x

  5. Fabulous card Flora. The reindeer looks gorgeous and I love the colours too.
    Lorraine x

  6. Lovey card Flora, love those dies!
    Hugs Jo x

  7. Gorgeous card Flora, Love that reindeer he's fabulous...great colours too...Have a great weekend, Hugs May x x x

  8. Hi Flora,
    what a superb card. Superb colours used, so very rich looking., and a fabulous design as always. Now I have been singing Pal of my cradle days all evening so now I can get that out of my mind and sing the holly and the ivy. lol
    We went singing yesterday and one of the singers sang Pal of my cradle days as a solo, so it's been in my brain and on my lips all evening.
    Have the most wonderful crafty weekend.
    I suppose you have a lot of dusting to do now, after all that road resurfacing, and of course your own renovations.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Fabulous card Flora! I love how you have put it together!

    We had our road resurfaced then twelve months later they came and did it again!!

    I had told them it wasn't right the first time but they would not listen what did I know?

    Well as it happens a lot. Lol!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  10. Fab card Flora! Hope the dust has settled!!! LOL

  11. This is gorgeous Flora. I love the design and wonderful colours
    Sue xx

  12. This is gorgeous,love the new

  13. fabulous Christmas card Flora, love the dies you have used and a fabulous layout

  14. Great card Flora. Love those die cuts and the gorgeous card you've used for them.
    Hope the dust has settled now.
    Beryl xx

  15. gorgeous christmas card Flora
    Kim x

  16. Hi Flora, love the reindeer making a lovely card. Hope your voice has returned after all the dust, good excuse for not doing housework.

    Wilma x x x

  17. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous :o)
    Jackie xx

  18. Fabulous card Flora, love your design and the dies are gorgeous, especially the reindeer, Carole Z X

  19. Gorgeous card your design...Joolsx

  20. so gorgeous flora.i love your colours and stunning diecuts :D

    xx coops xx

  21. Coo Flora - this is totally superb! I had to have a real close up of the embossing - your design is amazing, I just love it.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  22. Gorgous card Flora. Those dies are just so fabulous xx

  23. Brilliant card Flora, I love the leaping Deer
    The whole thing is very effective
    Hope you have managed to wipe away some of the dust
    Have a good weekend

    Patricia. xxxx

  24. Hi Flora
    Im in love with your reindeer.
    I hate having dust from drilling or decorating so can't imagine how bad yours must be.
    Keep calm and craft on as they say. x

  25. Great card Flora, the dies look fantastic especially the deer. You're really getting on with your Christmas cards. I coloured some Christmas images at a crop today so maybe I'll get some made soon!

    Kat xx

  26. Wow...Gorgeous card Flora. I love the colours, great design and fab die cuts.


  27. Hi Flora, your card is absolutely stunning, I love the colours you have used. Just got that reindeer die and seeing your beautiful card has made me want to get it out and use it straight away. Hugs, Anne x

  28. This is a fabulous card Flora, such a gorgeous Reindeer and flourishes. I'm sorry to hear that you are covered in layers of dust, it must have been a man's idea to resurface the road like that!

  29. Hi Lovely lady, Thank you so much for your lovely comment Flora xx
    Sadly I have no singing voice at any time, but its been crying here anyway lately :( hope you get rid of that dust soon, take care.
    Love the card, What gorgeous colours and love the Reindeer.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  30. Sorry to hear your resurfacers have been causing so much aggravation. You card however is beautiful. Love the colours. Hugs, Jenny x


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