Wednesday 31 July 2013

Are you all singing! (xmas5)

Thank you all for your wonderful encouragement, you are such special pals. I thought it may be time for a sing-a-long, lol. 
Well this stamp is even older. It is a wood mounted Penny Black and I have again paired it up with a great LoTV sentiment. I am really enjoying my play with my older stash. As this stamp is quite intricate I did use some of my old Marvy pens alongside my pencils. 
Now a Question - has anybody else got Christmas brads in their cupboard? I have used one!!! to attach my ribbon. 
Today I spent some time clearing weeds from the garden, they do like this "bit" of rain. Also moved some plants, while I can recognise them to make way for our next delivery of building materials. After a bit of a break we will soon be starting on the next floor. Do hope we have the roof on before the end of the year. Anyway hugs to all. xx Flora
Image - Penny Black Forest Friends' Xmas Tree  855J coloured with 
polychromos pencils and Marvy & Sakura pens also
a LoTV sentiment,
Paper  and card - card blank is a 7x5 card, 
red card from the Papermill,
backing  from an old Papermania Colossal Pack,
 Dies used :- Lifestyle Nesting Lace Squares and
ribbon from my must use stash. 

Tuesday 30 July 2013


Good Afternoon to all my crafty pals. It is a funny old day again weather wise here, so I have managed a wee play in the craft box and a bit of sporadic blogging. I know I have missed doing some comments as I am ending up with comment pages open and some not publishing, As soon as the weather changes the fuzzy FM brain returns with a vengeance. Thank you all for your comments and not minding the topic of my cards- you will tell me if you get bored, lol.
This is an old  stamp and one of my favourites, wood mounted in my case but I think it has been released again. I still prefer red rubber stamps but have to acknowledge that the LoTV clear sentiment sets I purchased are very useful. So the title has given you fair warning, and here goes. xx Flora
Image - Penny Black Let it Snow 1524K coloured with 
polychromos pencils & sakura pen and
a LoTV sentiment,
Paper  and card - card blank is a 7x5 card, 
 backing  from old 12x12 paper,
 Dies used :- Spellbinders Marvelous Squares and
ribbon from my must use stash. 

Monday 29 July 2013


A happy hello to all my crafty pals. So pleased that you commented on my fun card, I couldn't resist that sentiment stamp when I saw it. All my cards at the moment are being made using stamps which have been bought in previous years and that is the way I will continue. I have so many I enjoy using that I see no reason to buy any more. I wonder why I cannot use the same logic where dies are concerned, lol. 
I dug out my much ignored "polychromos pencils" and had a wee play, having bought them early last year I then got sidetracked into using something else instead. Never mind, they don't go off - well I hope not anyway.  I have also been known to not use ribbon freely and fully intend to change my ways. Please feel free to prompt me if I slip back. Sending hugs a plenty to anyone feeling a bit lonely or poorly. xx Flora
Image - Stampendous Snow Bird coloured with 
polychromos pencils and a white sakura,
Paper  and card - card blank is a 7x5 card, 
red backing card from the Papermill,
 Dies used :- Sizzix Tags rounded
also some free Papermania vellum stickers and
ribbon from my must use stash. 

Thursday 25 July 2013


Hello to all my wonderful crafty pals. Hope you are all well. We have had the most wonderful weather, even today we had a lot of sunshine. Through all the rubble etc in our garden we have had a fantastic display of day lilies. Our out of control Buddleia is covered in such a selection of butterflies. 
My craft room/box is very small and my computer is in there so as today is a little cooler I am in here and my monitor is behaving itself.  As I still have a number of cards in my box this is another December card - well I do have to work up to it gradually. I am lucky as I won such lovely card from Jayne earlier this year at  and it is fun to use. 
Image - Stampendous Get Socks,
Paper  and card - card blank is a 7x5 card
 Dies used :- Spellbinders Marvelous Squares
and Tattered Lace  Christmas Boot. 

Saturday 20 July 2013

Stripey monitor

Just saying a quick Hello and a Thank You all for your comments on my card and photo. Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine. My computer monitor has decided that it doesn't like the heat and has gone stripey. It is quite old but as it is a large format monitor I may have to save some pennies to replace it. I have managed to see most of your projects and cards and love your sharings, I  will get back to crafting and commenting soon. Hugs to anyone struggling. 

Sunday 7 July 2013

Doing some .... and we were there

Hello to all my wonderful crafty pals. Was gone way longer than I expected but now saying Thank You for all your great comments. 
I was totally exhausted when we got home but we had a fantastic time. The wellies did get muddy but only for one day, lol. 
I have been sooo close to thinking I must buy a set of cards for December but as I have so many stamps and dies for that occasion I have decided to do some simple cards using my 7 x 5 hammered card blanks which have been in my stash for ages. Hopefully you will all bear with my attempts. This is a large stamp but love the design.
I will wander about in blogland and hopefully comment in between taking advantage of our fantastic weather. 
Image - Stampendous Jumbo Vintage Santa,
Paper  and card - card blank is a 7x5 card 
 red layer card from the Papermill, 
no dies . 

I thought I would also pop a quick photo of this scene at Glastonbury, it was a bit impressive.