Paper flowers in a woolly vase

Wet day and the window ledge needed cheering up, so a vase of flowers was created without stepping outside

Six pinwheel flowers were cut on the scan n cut with BBQ matches for stalks and buttons for centres. I used blue themed floral  papers to match the ‘vase’ (and my mood as the rain seemed endless)

The vase was a can found from recycling with a ball of wool wrapped round it. Most wraps were made round the middle to give a rounded shape and a few strands of contrast wool wrapped around the top and tied in a bow for decoration

The can was filled with out of date dried pasta shapes (mini alphabets) so I could spread the stalks outside

Maybe a few leaves would finish this off?

Crafty cards

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No sooner had the IMG_0369Docrafts botanical bundle arrived than I started crafting – the notelets went to my mother in law in rather smart (though I say so myself) co-ordinating folders so she can either send or give them on as gifts.

Whilst on a roll (on retreat in the craft room?) I also made the A5 card in the bundle into a wedding card and used extra decoupage sets with left over envelopes to make up some additional cards for her to use.

Before I knew it I had also made a post it note holder and wrapped a little pencil in the scraps.

And there is still a stack of die cuts, decoupage and papers yet to be started on. Great value pack. I wouldn’t have chosen the chintzy style for myself but they are making great gift bundles. If there is one criticism it would be that there aren’t enough sentiments; luckily I now have a heat gun and so could emboss some that go really well with the floral style of the pack.