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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Everything Floral - Sunday 7th June 2015

Hello Friends,

I am being such a bad blogger at the moment...well.... crafting time is limited and should be fun, that's why most of us do it - right? It's my relaxation time and at the moment in the time I have available to me, I feel the need to craft more than blog ...does that make sense? I'm a pretty slow crafter anyway, I could never post every day like some of you!

Blogging means getting on the computer and tapping away and I'm doing a lot of that at work at the moment - we have events to plan and posters and leaflets to design, so I hope you understand my reluctance to get back on the computer at home? It's the same if I am on Facebook with you...that and twitter take a back seat at the moment, because myself and a volunteer have really up'd the organisation's social media prescence, hence I've had enough by the end of the day!

Now for a confession: having said all of the above,  I have had the computer, iPad and iphone to hand all got quite 'hooked' on #fledgewatch yesterday! You may by now be wondering what I'm talking about, especially if you a) live outside the UK and b)don't watch the TV show 'Springwatch" (for those of you who don't live here, it's  seasonal wildlife programme that is shown live on BBC for 3 weeks, Spring, Autumn & Winter).....well.... news on twitter was that the blue tits in their nest box were about to fledge yesterday morning, so the dedicated nest box cam was all atwitter:). When I had the iPad on all through breakfast and kept checking my phone (website & twitter) when we were out...well Tom first of all thought I'd gone mad and then he got hooked the ten little lovelies finally left the nest this morning and we did see eight of them make their way into the big wide world, the last two waited another 2 hours!

We've been in the garden all day, both here and at Tom's parents... I came inside to watch Countryfile only to find it had been shifted to an earlier slot by the flipping Grand Prix, groan groan and thrice groan!!!!

Anyway...back to craft...of course if I didn't waffle on so much when I do get on here it would help!

Today's post is a CASE'd card...three versions in fact!

I found this card whilst surfing Pinterest:

 I bought this stamp the last time we were over in the USA and have used it a few times for really quick cards.  The stamp is Everything Flower by Hero Arts. I really like the  three panelled effect in Darlene's card and I think I will adapt this design in the future when using this stamp, but this time I wanted to make a few 'quick-ish' cards for my box of personal cards to use and the other element of this card I really liked was the vellum strip with the sentiment, so this what I have done on my cards....

 I coloured each card using my Chameleon pens and also Promarkers and chose three different colour schemes.

I stamped each sentiment  - they are from a set by Stamps Away - on to vellum and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I mounted the stamped card on to black card and then fixed the vellum strip with brads, before fixing the the front of the card blank. I made the blank myself to fit the 5.5 x 4.5 inch panel.

Hope you all have a good week ahead...I am really hoping the good weather lasts a while...we have a wedding to go to on Saturday and then we have a week off work, spending Saturday to Wednesday, not too far away from us in the Cotswolds, just for some R & R ...later this week I will share the wedding musical box I made for the couple.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Great cards Carole and the colours are lovely. I really understand what you mean about crafting versus blogging. I can't post everyday like some. I really envy them the ability to do so, but there is so much else that is going on that it takes me all my time to post a couple of times a week now.! Glad you are enjoying #fledgewatch. I love watching the birds around here - I spend ages at the kitchen window! Hugs Christine xx

  2. Hi Carole your cards are gorgeous I love the stamp you have used. I am busy with my crafting with two lots of wedding invites to make. I got one lot finished today and they are delivered. We have a bird box with a webcam at school and it links up to a web page where you can follow what is going on. It is weird knowing it is all going on just outside the Year 6 classroom. I hope you have a good week. Hugs Jackie

  3. Lovely cards Carole. Those Chameleon pens have renewed my interest in colouring things, love them.
    Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  4. Morning Carole,
    Lovely card, great stamp and your colouring is superb.

  5. You have done a wonderful job Case-ing that card Carole, yours are all beautiful, I love the rich colours!

    I totally understand where you are coming from, I spend far too much time blogging and not enough time crafting and then there is Facebook.....! We have been ever so slightly hooked on Springwatch too! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. I was hooked last summer watching baby hummingbirds in their nest, and the eagles too. Nature is such fascinating stuff to watch!

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