Sunday 23 December 2012

chocolate wallets

A quick Thank You for the best wishes being sent to my friend's son, and also the lovely comments on  my card. I have asked Santa for a better memory having realised that the local cards were still in the box, I was so sure that I had sorted their delivery, it was a great morning today for a walk though so better late than never. Also a thank you to my crafty pals for coming up with the chocolate wallets, this task is now well in hand and I am putting one of them on here to remind me next year.  Also enjoying using up some of my stash, lol.

Saturday 22 December 2012

His broken leg

Hello my great crafty pals and Thank You for your good wishes to my hubby. I know I have ignored you all for days but I seem to have entered a time warp, an ever decreasing one, each time I go outside I end up wet and I seem to have had loads of unusual tasks to do. Today's card is one we all hope not to make, my friend's lad has broken his leg very badly playing football (he is totally football mad hence the theme on my card). Anyway due to a mix up it took 2 hours for the ambulance to arrive and by the time he got to hospital he had to wait 3 days for the swelling to go down enough for them to operate. He is now home and as he is in his early twenties he should make a good recovery so the card should bring a wee smile to him. You know I love reading your comments but I am also aware that everyone is running short of time and there will be plenty of time to chat after Christmas. Do all take good care in this awful weather. xx Flora

Monday 17 December 2012

Hubby's Birthday

A quick hello to you all and hopefully you all have Christmas fully prepared. I am so glad you all enjoyed my wee Christmas message to you. It is hubby's birthday tomorrow so after that we will be able to do any decorating, tree etc as he doesn't like it done before his birthday which I can understand. I made his card but on reflection I should have made the meerkat a bit taller, never mind it doesn't have to be to scale, does it? On Thursday I have to go to the boob squashing clinic and I am so looking forward to going to Bristol centre which is bound to be bedlam - NO. I had to laugh as the appointment time is 12.12 which is a bit precise. I will be able to get there by bus and will have a quick look round the market if it is not too busy. Hubby enjoys baking and cooking as well as meerkats and always likes to use a dash of wine or cider in his dishes.

Thursday 13 December 2012

A Christmas message

It is getting close so this is a wee message for all my crafty pals now this event is getting closer.  I am so pleased that I started my blog and was just sat here reflecting on how much fun I have had wandering about in blogland looking at what you share and also reading your lovely comments and chat.  Hopefully this photo will show some of the sparkle I am sending to all.

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Bunny Flowers

My goodness my great crafty pals, I suspect I should be off to kip really but I thought I would pop in to say I was so pleased you liked the little hedgie card, and also your encouragement in my attempted project. Also a big welcome to another Hazel . I have simplified it a bit and think I will give it a rest now for a few days to see what other improvements I can make. I will post the current version although the photo is not very good. I also made a simple card - I think I must have missed Christmas as this one is a bunny and yet again an old favourite stamp. We seem to have spent most of today defrosting cars, van, motorhome etc as the driveway has to be empty for the morning and we have had freezing fog all day. Our neighbour is having a concrete delivery and it can only be pumped from our driveway so it is all fun and games as part of our fence has to come down temporarily. I just hope for their sake the temperature picks up for a couple of days to allow it to set. Anyway I am waffling, please go carefully all.

Monday 10 December 2012

I think I was asleep

Hello my crafty pals, well I hope you are all well and thank you very much for all the lovely comments on my little bit of fun. I am also pleased to welcome more crafty pals. I cannot believe how bad my mojo has been over the last week it didn't even allow me to go blogging, I think I hibernated like this little fellow on my card. I also have had a little play with my robo and this phone box is in it's very early stages but I thought I would seek opinions as to whether it would make a good gift box when the design is vastly improved. You have all been creating such fab projects and cards and hopefully I will get some commenting done as I am not home tomorrow. I could actually do with a full-sized-tardis for my stash, I seem to have made a real mess just trying to gee up my mojo..

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Shrink Twinchie

Good Afternoon to all my crafty pals. Thank you all for your lovely comments, you had me singing along to my backing paper. Well I'm lying low today as OH and daughter are moving furniture and I wouldn't want to be in the way so I puzzled over what to play with. and my crafty pal Jenny  had the answer - , well I cut a piece of card 2 inches square and I picked myself off the floor from the shock of how small it was (you have all got to try this) and thought waw Jenny.
Ok so I put a bit of a twist on it and out came the shrink plastic (I know but a little bit of cheating never hurt - lol) , I just love shrink plastic and when you add dies into the mix well what can I say. Hope it brings you all a smile.

Paper and card - card is a 2 inch square piece of pearlescent,
coloured the sky with an inkpad and promarker,
Dies used – Memory Box Wrought Iron fence & Country Landscape
and Marianne Reindeer used on shrink plastic and coloured with sakura and promarker pens.

I am entering this into the challenge if it meets the traditional colour requirement 
Show us your Twinches Challenge Blog - Challenge 11  

Monday 3 December 2012

simple tree

I am so chuffed at the comments I received from my crafty pals about little "Flora", I was smiling for ages. Today I was at the dental hospital, I cannot believe that it is a whole month since my last visit. The anesthetic brought my blood pressure clattering down so it has taken me ages to get warm, but that is me done now for 6 months. My card today is ever such a simple one with two memory box tree die cuts, but will be added to my pile of local cards still to be written and hand delivered. Hope you are all having a warm crafty bit of time.

Sunday 2 December 2012

My namesake

Hello my crafty pals and I am pleased I managed to get a bit of wandering around blogland , so many beautiful creations, I do wish I had time to comment on all but rest assured I am very pleased that you all show them . Hope you are all well. I couldn't ignore the arrival of my namesake - lol so here she is and I did have a lot of fun making this card. I had bought the Spellbinder's Diamond Strips and Accents as I thought it would be useful for my art deco cards, mislaid the pack so as I was very pleased to have found it I did have a play. Yes you may wonder how I can mislay a whole pack of dies. As always it makes me very happy when I have comments to read. Just realised I haven't put the sentiment on. 

Image - Crafter's Companion Toread Flora
Paper and card - card blank is a 19 cm square,
and backing is  from my stash box,
Dies used – Spellbinders labels 13 & Diamond Strips and Accents and
Memory Box Tessatina Border.