Wednesday 29 January 2014

Man card with scary stuff

Hello to all my crafty pals and Thank You for your good wishes. I am still without a craft area to work in so have been a very absent blogger, I hope you are all well and coping with the atrocious weather we are having. I feel very sorry for anyone who has been flooded so hugs to anyone affected.
I have no idea where the time is going, even my coffee gets cold before I get to it. I got sidetracked into de-cluttering and have spent many hours cleaning the hundreds of books we own and selecting many hundred to go to the bookbank. We have also recycled a huge amount, including decades of collected magazines but I have said a firm NO to anything crafty going, lol.
Asked to make a man card with scary stuff I was tempted to just write (Merry Christmas) on it. Here is what I put together and any comments/suggestions will be gratefully read. 
I have only got a couple of man cards left in my box so I do need to give mojo a huge nudge and get on with it. Hope to pop around and see you all soon.


  1. Hi Flora
    Lovely to have you back.
    Sounds like you have been very busy and I hope you are keeping well.
    A man card with something scary on it? For my husband, that would be a card blank with a list of chores on it lol !
    I think you have fit the brief very well with your card, esp with that spider. . . It made me wince.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  2. Hello Flora, welcome back it's great to see you here again. I hope all is well with you! Sounds that you are having a real busy time at home, don't overdo things though.
    Love your card, the spiders would certainly be scary for my hubby, he's scared of them, but your design is wonderful and love the owl, take care, hugs Kate x

  3. great card Flora, and nice to see you in Blogland
    Kim x

  4. Oh! My! Goodness, my friend a wee "blast from the past" as far as seeing anything on your blog.
    Love your card, scary if you don't like spiders!!!! I don't mind them.
    Anyway it fits the bill perfectly.
    Crafty Hugs

    Patricia xx

  5. Nice to "see" you again Flora. And what a great man card. Love that owl. I don't mind man cards too much. Luckily since I have a husband, son and son-in-law and also three great nephews. I tend to rely a lot on cars!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  6. Lovely to see you back Flora and I love those owls! Really gorgeous card which would fit for some females too. Lovely work xx

  7. Great card Flora. Nice to see you back.

  8. Hi Flora, Nice to see you back....Great the owl....Take care Julieannex

  9. Hi flora, lovely to see you crafting in between all that sorting out. Take good care and be overdoing it xxxxxx
    love the card,the colours are beautiful1
    Hugs Mau xx

  10. hi Flora, lovely to see you back, brilliant card and fabulous layout.

  11. Just popping in to say thanks for your kind words Flora, hope to be back into blogging properly once these treatments are done with.

    B x

  12. Hi Flora. Good to see youposting again. I don't envy you your de cluttering at all. Books are one thing I couldn't part with - although it sounds as though I don;t have any where the amount you do/did.
    Fab card and scary enough for me. Can't abide spiders myself - I'd have to keep checking those hadn't
    Beryl xx

  13. Hello Flora. Lovely o see you posting again. Great card too. Hope your well. Hugs Rita xxx

  14. Lovely to see you Flora,love your gorgeous

  15. Hi Flora! Great to see you back posting again and fab card as well!!! I'm just sick of it raining its been horrendous. Hope your keeping well lots of huggles Sue xx

  16. Flora great to see you posting again even if it's with your great scary card, I don't mind spiders as long as they are not to big, I think Anna who I look after should have a sort out of her books and give them away but that's a no no!! And she is only 11years old and has book cases full, thank goodness for her getting a kindle but she still loves a book, book. Don't over do it. Hazel x

  17. HI Flora, great to see you posting again and I love your scary card! I think it's perfect! Carole Z X

  18. Hi Flora,
    wonderful to see you back posting again.
    I do hope you are keeping well, sounds like major work all that sorting out, but it's very satisfying when you can look at it and say well that was worth while.
    Super card for a male person. I do love those owl dies, as I own them myself.
    Not so sure of the spiders though. lol. As I am not a great lover of
    I have a contraption in my plug socket to prevent them from my house, and I must say it works, as I have never seen a big spider since moving in, and I have a lake and lots of trees the other side of my garden fence.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  19. Hi flora your card is great I love the owl and spiderweb border with the little spider hanging down :)


    Vic x

  20. I adore your card Flora... I love Owls...for me it's simply Beautiful...Great to see you back on the blog... Hugs May x x

  21. OOh Flora this is almost gorgeous - I say 'almost' only because of those eight legged beasties - Jennie told me about her plug in thingy but I have not yet bought one. If I close my eyes (partically) however, I think those owls are simply amazing - would love to know what the shiny one is made from. Love all the pine branches as well - this is a lovely card, apart from .......... LOL!!!

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  22. A stunning card, do hope you are well and sorry have missed your work...they always make me smile with

  23. its good to see you back flora and your card is fab, i love the stunning owls ;D

    xx coops xx

  24. It's good to see you Flora, it sounds like you have been keeping busy with your de-cluttering.
    Your card is fabulous, great background and I love your owl, I think you have successfully met the scary specification with all of those spiders.

  25. Good morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, love your creation, big hugs Pops x x x


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