Monday, 31 March 2014

more clean crafting

Hello to my wonderful crafty pals. Hope you are all well today. Thank You for your "timely" comments which I enjoyed reading. My desk space is still down to a 6x6 space and you will know I am in trouble when I start showing 5x5 cards. 
Again that naughty peel off box has been out this time for some cars. As I had a left over stray car you get two cards today. The second one is as uncluttered as I can get. 
I spent time today catching up with putting some more photos of our build on my renovation page, all fun and games trying to get more than one photo in a row, then when you look at the page the layout is different. Oh! well. 
Without further ado here comes the racing team.
Paper  and card - card blank is a 6 inch square 
backing paper from Anna Marie crafts,
the cars are peel-offs backed with bits of scrap,
 Dies used :- Dienamics Chevron Stripes and Accent-it - Labels and Tabs.

Paper  and card - card blank is a 6 inch square 
backing paper from Anna Marie crafts,
the leftover car is a peel-offs backed with a bit of scrap,
 Dies used :- Tattered Lace Alphabet Bunting.
Hugs to all, Flora

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Clock change day

Just popped  in to say that you are the best pals anyone could have. Thank You for your comments. I am not going to waffle today  and I am not even going to compete with time. Happy memories and enjoyment to all on this Mother's day. Hugs to all, Flora.
Paper  and card - card blank is a 6 inch square 
backing paper from a candy gift,
 Dies used :- Dienamics Fishtail Flag Stax ,
Spellbinders Labels 23 (leftover) and
Wooden Grandfather Clock.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

too simple, too bright

Well here we are and boy did it rain so hard yesterday, good in that I managed to relax wandering around blogland. Had a quick trip out with daughter and grandson, loved having him to push instead of waddling on my crutches, the heavens absolutely opened as he was being put in the car.  I enjoyed reading all your comments very much, so pleased with your visits. Absentminded goldfish brain was also in gear so sorry if I missed anyone.
Unfortunately my relaxed demeanor did not convey itself into my cards and I am not happy with either of these hence my title. Pay attention Flora when ordering dies, as this hummingbird, which I have turned into a too bright kingfisher is about 10 times bigger than I expected it to be, duh. Must try him with shrink plastic. Please feel free to add advice or just have a giggle at these attempts, sunglasses might also help for the second one, lol. 
Paper  and card - card blank is a 6 inch square 
backing paper from Almanac Collection,
 Dies used :- Memory Box Resting Birds ,
Poppystamps Madison Park Bench and
Magnolia Doohickeys Talk Bubble.
Paper  and card - card blank is a 6 inch square 
backing paper from Papermania,
 Dies used :- Memory Box Loom Circle ,
Spellbinders Square swatches and
Cheery Lynn Hummingbird and
the splash is from an old dolphin die cutter.
Hugs to all.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Same Background

Hello to my wonderful crafty pals, so pleased you liked my frolicking cats. Had a bit of my brick background left so had to have a play. I am very pleased that my blog has returned to having english instructions of it's own accord, they were a bit difficult to follow in portugese (I have enough trouble with english, lol). 
Our motorhome has a bit of a continuing saga attached at the moment, it went in for MOT and passed but then while still at the garage the doorlock failed and a replacement seems to be as rare as hen's teeth so we haven't had it back. We may be travelling in my little IQ when we go back to Liverpool next week, unfortunately to attend another funeral as my hubby's aunt passed away. She did not want to linger so we are pleased for her. I cannot believe how busy this year has been so far. We will hopefully have the rafters and joists in place on our roof before we set off, rain and hail permitting. I still think I am missing out on global warming.  
My card is for a dog lover this time and uses one of my oldest "dog" dies. I have also used a free sample die-cut, Die-versions solo sentiment Happy Birthday. Oh dear so many temptations, another one for the wish list, lol.

 Hugs to all. Flora

Saturday, 22 March 2014

More cats

Thank you all so very much for your comments which I enjoyed reading, hoping to see some of your peel offs appearing soon. This past week I managed to go for a walk with two of my daughters and my gorgeous little grandson, he is doing very well so thank you for asking. I was fair puffed out after the event so have dusted off my exercise machine and have restarted my physio. I was lucky in that the physio set my exercises to do on the machine I have at home so really I have no excuse not to do them - much better idea than using the machine to dry my towel on. 
I am having some success with my decluttering and have unearthed my piano (you think I jest).  Had some fun explaining to my fuzzy FM brain that the left hand goes CBAGF, fortunately it takes headphones so the strangled cat noise can only be heard by me. 
The cats on my card are much more peaceful I think, and I did enjoy popping them all on there. My pal Val at was asking what we did before so many lovely dies, my! that question had me thinking about my wonderful addiction, lol. So here is my fun loving cat card which will suit anyone and I am at last also managing to do some of these animal cards I set out to do about a year ago. 
Paper  and card - card blank is a 6 inch square 
brick card was given to me ages ago,
 Dies used :- Memory Box Bistro Label ,
Poppystamps Leafy Sprig Border & Diamond Background and
All Occasion Cats.
Hugs to all. Flora

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

A quick bit of sun

Hello my very patient pals. Thank you for continuing to pop in on my occasional visit and also your lovely comments. Today I have a very quick card to celebrate the fact we have had a few days of sunshine in Somerset, we are all breathing sighs of happiness, also another much needed man card.
My de-cluttering continues apace although so far my crafty stash has escaped, lol. The only thing I will say is that craft shopping is now minimum, as we are told that financial recovery is on it's way - I am very proud of my contribution to the said recovery. 
The peel off box has been out again as I do like to use up some of my old stash and they are quite useful when you need a quick card and don't want to make a mess - hmmm does that sound right! 
I also used the Die-namics Sun Ray die which is one of my favourites. Goodness me isn't time flying past, seems to be leaping on in weeks rather than days. Better get this post onto here now and hopefully I will get to visiting you later. In case I don't, and even if I do, I am sending hugs and happiness to all, Flora.