Christmas Wonderland with Patchwork Landscape

Hi everyone

I am not kidding you, I have just been outside and there must be 30 carpenter bees on the wisteria. The noise is phenomenal.  Never seen so many all in one place.

The blue tits have also come back to their annual home in there little box so all in the garden is well.

Back to crafting.

I just wanted to share a winter themed card I made.

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Please click on image to see the detail

I stamped my image onto coated card stock using archival ink and then painted certain area with blue ink.

I used some dies to make the flower flourish.

Stamps used:  Chocolate Baroque’s Patchwork Landscape and the clouds are from Fantasy Castle.

Thank you for stopping by.

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter.

Florence x

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Vintage Sewing 2

Hi everyone

Another glorious day in the mountains.

This is a card I made the other day but I wanted to keep it for one of my favorite challenges, Addicted to Stamps and More.  This week the challenge is anything goes.

To see full details of the challenge and the fabulous makes by the lovely DT please click on the link above.

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It is along the lines of the a card I made previously but I have just changed the colors.

I used a die to cut out the sewing machine and make the button card.

I stamped onto the button card and added some diamond glaze to the flowers.

I stamped my cotton reels on pretty paper and on card and cut them out.

I just mat and layered everything onto my base card, starting off by sewing my sewing my fabric measuring tape to some pretty papers. I used foam tape to attach my embellishments to give them a 3D effect.

Stamps Used: Chocolate Baroque – Patchwork Landscape and Haberdashery.

Thank you for your visit always great to have your company.

Tat tar for now.

Florence x

P.S.  Kylie is on her way girls!!!!  Yey – party time!!!  Have a brilliant time in London when you all meet up.

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Country Garden Style Greetings Card

Hi everyone

This is a another quick post to share a couple of  cards I have made for the Chocolate Baroque Design Team.

I have always loved Swinnertons Old England Garden designs on pottery so I took my inspiration from there for these two projects.

I hope you like them.

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I have used Chocolate Baroque’s new Patchwork Landscape stamps for both of these projects.

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If you would like to know full details of how I made these please click here to visit Chocolate Baroque’s DT Blog.

That’s all from me today.  I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Have a fantastic weekend.

Florence x

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Bee Happy on Your Birthday

Hi everyone

Another quick post from me.  I would like to share, a birthday card that I made, which I am entering into the Time Out Challenge 3.   Please click on the link to see full details of the challenge.

I am adding the twist to this and entering it as a masculine card.  I hope you like it.

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I stamped my flowers and bee images on to white card stock, cut them out and colored them in.

I took a piece of backing paper with text on and stamped all over it using my  honeysuckle and a bumble bee stamp and black archival ink.

I stitched my stamped background paper to a piece of black backing card.  I then attached and built up the layers onto my base card.

I stamped my sentiment, mat and layered the small pieces and then attached it to my card.

Stamps used Chocolate Baroque – Elegant Edges, Honey Bee, Sunny Sunflower and Birthday Words.

Thank you for calling in.

Happy Stamping.

Florence x

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Sunny Cottage – Greetings Card

Hi everyone

Well, the weather in the mountains is glorious at the moment.  I really do love this time of year.

I have just mopped the floors (I know I live such an exciting life!!) so I thought whilst I was waiting for them to dry I would call into blog land and say Hi and share a little card I have made.

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I stamped my little house onto coated card stock and colored it in with ink and a damp paint brush.

I then mat and layered adding a few embellishments and some little honey bees.

Stamps used : Chocolate Baroque - “Patchwork Landscape” (new release), The Clouds are from “Fantasy Castles” and the little bees are from “Honey Bees”.

Thank you for calling in.  Always great to have your company.

Off for a cuppa now.

Take care,

Florence x

DT Member for Chocolate Baroque

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Vintage Sewing Themed Card

Hi everyone

Yep, me again.  I know, I don’t blog for ages and then there are a stream of posts from me.

Well you can blame Lynne for this post.  I popped over to see what gorgeous creations she had been making and I noticed she had very kindly shared some details of the “That’s Crafty” Challenge.

I have read the challenge rules and I think I comply.  I notice that you have to follow the That’s Crafty blog.  I do by e.mail so I hope that is ok.

 This weeks challenge is “You Spin Me Right Round”.   I will leave that one with you and hope the music in your head soon stops!! lol!

Here is my little card.

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The challenge is to use something round on your creation so I have used button and the polka dots on the sewing machine cut out.

I used dies to cut out my machine and the button holder.

I stamped the little flower image (love this little flower image) on the button card to give it a country cottage feel and added some vintage buttons.

I sewed the little piece of lace to the backing paper and then just mat and layered everything.

I stamped some little cotton reels onto card and pretty paper and added those using foam pads.

Stamps used:  Chocolate Baroque – Patchwork Landscape and Haberdashery.

Thank you for calling in. Always great to have your company.

Florence x

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You’ve been Framed

Hi everyone

This is a really quick post and an unplanned one.  I have just been to visit my BFF  Marie and saw that Crafty Cardmakers and More have current challenge “you’ve been framed.

This is my card that I would like to enter into the challenge.

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I stamped my little house and garden onto coated card stock using Archival ink and then added hints of color.

To make my flower frame, I stamped several of the little flowers, colored them and cut them out.

I attached the flowers, with foam pads, around the main focal image and then trimmed the edges.

I stamped my little bee and just attached him in the corner.

Stamps used: Chocolate Baroque sets -  Patchwork Landscape, Honey Bee and Elegant Edges.

Thank you for your visit great to have your company.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Florence x

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