Tuesday 25 June 2013

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Hope you are all having a super crafty time. xx Flora

Saturday 22 June 2013

No parasol

Hello to all my crafty pals and collectors of all things craft related. I enjoyed reading all your comments on my last post.  I was looking for a parasol die, both a vintage one which was closed and a pretty open one. I didn't find one I liked so I took bits of memory box dies and created one. To  be honest I would play all day with dies. Please believe how much pleasure I get wandering around your blogs and sorry my commenting is so erratic.  It never ceases to amaze me what fantastic projects you are all creating and enjoying. 
I haven't coloured any images for ages so I should have picked an easier one. Anyway I made it up into a simple card with my made up parasol. Hopefully it will bring the sunshine back. 
Image - Juliet in the field of Nasturtiums,
Paper  and card - card blank is a 7x5 card 
 backing paper was a freebie, 
buttons and bling from stash. 

PS: Bits of dies used were from Memory Box Graceful Silhouette cut it twice in pink dotty paper ,  chopped the stems off, laid one over the other but offset onto some white card and then cut the white card around the shape, touching the edges up in pink ink. The handle is part of Memory Box Whimsical flourish. I have had a look at the Marianne parasol die  Mrs Duck but not quite what I am after but Thank You.

Tuesday 18 June 2013


Hello to all my crafty pals and visitors, Thank You all for being such great sports and joining in, having a chuckle and a giggle with me. I had a great time reading your comments. I did mean to post this earlier today but of course camera batteries charge only if you switch the charger on. 
We had the daughters in and out on Sunday and there I was sitting feeling a bit miffed as I had planned a visit to the Taunton show but no way could I manage an 80 mile round trip with a very streaming eye. I had decided to console myself with a bit of online shopping (given the prices looked blurry), but my youngest asked me if I watched "hoarders" on telly after casting an eye over my fab stash, I let the items drop out of the basket. 
True to form my crafty pal Patricia came to my rescue explaining I was not hoarding, just collecting things "I need". 
So to prove a point I dug the bottom-most stamp box from my pile of boxes, I think I picked them up at a carboot and decided that I must use one of those forlorn stamps, I have no idea what make it is. Hope you are all having crafty fun and I will have a wander around blogland now my eyes are behaving themselves.
Image - from an unknown source,
Paper and card - card blank is an A6 Kraft card 
backing paper is brown parcel paper  which I embossed using Sizzix Cracked folder, 
some corrugated card and Nature's Garden paper.
 Dies used :- Whimsy  Dainty Notables 4
Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles
and Magnolia Doohickeys Peaky Floral Tag.

Wednesday 12 June 2013

WOYWW cheers me up

First of all thank you to my crafty pals for your lovely comments. I loved reading them. Sometimes when I am sitting here and the sun is refusing to shine and mojo is hiding I really enjoy visiting http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/  partly because I am nosy and partly to know that my workspace is not alone, so thank you Julia. I have no card today but thought I would get a chuckle from a photo of my new wellies, maybe I could use them for a background.  Anyway sending a hug to anyone who needs it and a chuckle to all who agree/disagree that I have lost the plot. xx Flora

Friday 7 June 2013


Hello to all my wonderful crafty pals. Thank you for your generous comments on my birdcage card. Tonight is going to be a yakity post so I apologise in advance. 
I am sorry if I brought the rain back, honest all I did was buy some shorts, lol. Our Glastonbury tickets have arrived so all is a bit relaxed (if you want a chuckle click on my photo, on the right, taken at Glastonbury two years ago, yes out of 170,000 people I ended up with my photo in the National press and on television). To balance the shorts I have bought new wellies and waterproof trousers. That means no crafting purchases.
With the attention span of an absent minded goldfish, I am tonight sporting plasters on my left thumb, it is all well and good saying that sharp knives are safer but I could hear you all say "Don't look up when that knife is moving!!!!". I should be kept out of the kitchen.
My gift set of stamps from Sue at http://particraft.blogspot.co.uk/ has arrived, I have used one flower on my card but I know I haven't done them justice. It was great to be pulled out of the hat as it were, especially as I have been such a bad blogger lately. 
Our building work had a little setback in finding a damaged lintel and also uncovering a previously unknown chimney, never mind we are progressing.
Anyway enough yakking here is my card. You know I love hearing from you all and I will try to make it round to everyone's blog, sorry if I miss any of you, it is that attention span thingy again. Have some crafty fun. 
Image - Creative Expressions Whimsical Floral,
Paper and card - card blank is a slightly cut down 8" square 
red card and green handmade paper both direct from mills, 
 Dies used :- Memory Box  Catalina Wreath
and Magnolia Doohickeys Cute Corner.