Sunday 4 August 2013

Two Turtle Doves (xmas7)

Here we are again my wonderful crafty pals, Thank you all very much for your comments. I struggle with the concept of Less is More so I may start using my Christmas cards to practice this, not there yet of course. 
I did do my weightlifting exercises this morning as I lifted the boxes of dies to get to the box of embossing folders. Also had to move 3 boxes of card to find the one I wanted.  I know I'm not the only one, lol. 
The embossing folder I used was "Happy and Merry Christmas" by Couture Creations, I used a bit of Core'dinations card, embossed, sanded and highlighted with pencils and Sakura pens. I then added brads, a pin and a bit of ribbon from stash and placed it on a 7x5 white card. Of course I fiddled about with it for ages so it wasn't a quick make. 


  1. Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, such gorgeous colours too, huggles Pops x x x

  2. Lovely card Flora and like your sanded background and your sweet turtle doves..


  3. This is lovely Flora, beautiful green and great embossed details. It's good that we can include some exercise in our crafting.

  4. Hello Flora. Stunning card. I'm just back from holiday, so now I need to think about Christmas too. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. Beautiful,love the gorgeous

  6. I always reckoned when I had a horse that it was the mucking out and the looking after it that kept me fit and not the riding. Same with crafting. It's not the time sitting at your desk but the excercise (lots of it) that you get when looking for something you know you have - but where??
    I think your card turned out great and I really like the ribbon arrangement.
    Beryl xx

  7. That's the way to keep those bingo wings at bay Flora! LOL! This is a lovely card and I love the colour you have chosen well worth the weight lifting. The turtle doves are lovely as well! French hens tomorrow???

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  8. It's a pain isn't it when you have to "lift and search" for that really important piece of stash, which you just know is lurking about somewhere (but where? - that's the question)!!!
    Love this shade of green Flora - beautiful detail and adorable Turtle-Doves. You have reminded me that I really should make a start on my Xmas cards, instead of leaving it 'til 24th December!
    Have a lovely week - hugs, Sylvia xx

  9. Pleased to hear that you eventually found what you were looking for, Flora. Isn't it a pain though? I'm forever searching!
    Another lovely Christmas card to add to your collection! I love your embossing and pretty ribbon xx

  10. Getting hoarse with singing all these seasonal songs!! I had to smile at your weightlifting - I do it all the time when what I want is always at the bottom the pile.

  11. Hi Flora,
    I too am loosing my voice from all these Christmas songs. lol.
    Mt hubby keeps asking why I am singing Christmas songs in August. lol.
    Great card. Love that embossing folder looks a fab one to own. Fabulous design as always.
    Us crafty individuals must have great upper arm muscles with all this craft lifting. Maybe we could start a new exercise regime, or craft exercise DVD. lol.
    Have a wonderful Sunday evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Good evening Flora, I have also just finished a round of "Lift & Search" great fun.
    You have made a super card at the end of your round. I love what you have done with the folder.
    Have a Great Week

    Patricia xxx

  13. Super card Flors, love the embossing folder & how you've used it, Carol Z xx

  14. I know exactly what you mean by 'weighlifting' Flora LOL I do it everytime I go in my craft room..DH has promised me another shelf hahaha your card is fab lots of huggles Sue xx

  15. Beautiful design, love that embossing folder you used. I too have been doing some 'lifting' exercises today........... trying to tidy my craft room. Hugs, Anne x

  16. so gorgeous flora.i love the emmbossing and fab details ;D

    xx coops xx

  17. Hi Flora
    I love all these non traditional Christmas cards that are popping up. Love the way one of your birdies is holding a bauble.
    I've got Grand Calibur muscles. . . . . .see, crafting is healthy hahaha!
    Best wishes
    Ang x

  18. Fabulous card, love the embossing folder :o)
    Jackie xx

  19. This is fab,enjoy your digging for craft stuff :-)

  20. Wonderful card Flora, great colour and love the birds and baubles, Kate x


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