Tuesday 18 February 2014

Lets go fishing

Thank you all for your comments which I enjoyed reading very much. Well my grandson has arrived with a bit of encouragement, including a blue light dash between hospitals, as he was determined not to put in an appearance. I don't really blame him as we have had such an appalling spate of weather. I have been watching the news and wonder if I am on the same planet, as we had rain all day yesterday and the news said we didn't. 
I will not be able to blog or comment in the coming week as we travel tomorrow and I shall stay behind on The Wirral for a few days helping out. Fortunately I am not driving as it is 200 miles and today's journey of 60 miles was quite trying. (I really must start doing better with my driving).
With loads of thanks to my pal Hazel at http://hazelsbasketsofjoy.blogspot.co.uk/ as my nappy cake was very well received. It is not to Hazel's beautiful standard but I enjoyed making it and was especially happy with the little romper suit as both parents enjoy fishing and it got a great chuckle. Here is my attempt anyway.  Hugs until I see you all again.

Monday 10 February 2014

Cats Watching

Hello to all my crafty pals and Thank You for being so kind. I usually find it easy to be on my own rattling about the house, but I have to say I was very glad to be playing with bits of card today, I am still so very pleased that I was introduced to such a relaxing hobby and also for all the inspiration and enjoyment blogland has to offer. I also enjoyed some telly crafting, watching Nancy. 
My card today definitely has cats on it , lol, and these ones were from a free sample again (but already ordered before this month's budget ran out, lol). I think it will make another man card in my box. Hugs to all. xx Flora

Paper  and card - card blank is a 6 inch square
red card is Core'dination with a bit of washi tape,
 Dies used :- Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax ,
Poppystamps Garden Trellis, 
Die-Versions Happy Birthday corner,
Cheery Lynn Kitty Kitty Meow Meow and
Sizzix Embossing Folder Burlap.

Sunday 9 February 2014

Man dog hopefully

Hello to my lovely crafty pals and Thank You for your comments which I enjoyed reading very much. I managed a quick look around blogland but if I missed making comments please blame the goldfish attention span. I am not going to mention the w*****r suffice to say we count ourselves extremely lucky sitting up on the Mendips. Sending hugs to all who need them and taking a few from the hug pot as I lost a dear brother-in-law this week. Hubby is away up to Liverpool today and will remain there helping with all that needs to be done. 
Hopefully this is going to qualify as a man card as that is what is much needed in my box. I think it is a dog but I suspect if it grew whiskers it might be a cat, lol. This is one of my oldest dies and had slipped to the edge of the box unnoticed for some time. 
I also wandered around the online crafty shops this week and found my January and February craft budget skipping out the door so quickly, and that was before the Sue Wilson dies appeared. I expect my wish list to look quite lengthy and might have to introduce a priority column to it, lol. I know that I don't need anything else but it is all so tempting.
I am ignoring my stamps and they are waiting patiently but I honestly need a bit of space for stamping and colouring. Without further ado here goes and please excuse the photo.
Paper  and card - card blank is a 6 inch square 
made from pearly card, 
rusty card is Core'dination,
 Dies used :- Ellison Trophy ,
Dienamics Let's Chat & Lattice Fence (sample) and
wooden Dog with ball.

Sunday 2 February 2014


Hello pals, Thank You very much for your comments and the lovely welcome back I received. Hope you have all recovered - I have checked and none of those leggy bits escaped into blogland.  This is a very quick card which I made with a couple of sample die-cuts I was sent when I ordered others, of course these two are now on my wish list. I think this card is quite gentle on the eye. 
The fun part of receiving sample cuts is trying to work out which die, and I tracked these down to Die-versions (haven't got any of that make yet!), there are so many makes available nowadays. I am still struggling with the weather here in Somerset, I seem to remember being told that the West country had such wonderful weather, where has it gone!!! Off to put the heating back on. Hugs to all. xx Flora