We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Flower power!

That post title popped into my head, and then got me reminiscing - did you wear flowers in your hair in the late 1960s/early 1970s - I did!

Do you remember "San Franciso (be sure to wear flowers in your hair)" by Scott McKenzie? I've just found it on You Tube and it is now playing ...

Anyway, I digress - I have a habit of creating bits and then not using them, or making more than one of something using a particular technique; so I have a box of butterflies, and a box of flowers.

This week's Craft Barn challenge is about handmade flowers, so my box of flowers got an airing!

I also do duplicate backgrounds too (just in case of mishaps!).  So, I married up a flower and a background.

The flower I have used is created with Paper Artsy stamps and dies, stamped onto metal which I backed with card to make it more stable. The stem and leaf are hand cut from black card.

But the best flowers of all are fresh ones, and even more so when they are a gift. These are a bunch of tulips my sister bought me - adore those colours!

Happiness is tulip-shaped today!


  1. What a beautiful collection of flowers.

  2. What a beautiful collection of flowers.

  3. I have a box of hand made flowers too... they never seem to be the right shape/colour/size or style when I need one! Your roses, top in your picture, are stunning and I love the PA one too.

  4. Your flowers are gorgeous, love the metal one on the card with the fabulous background. I like your post title, I named one of my posts recently with the same... as I thought about the bold flower designs of the late 60's.... Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

  5. Oh wow, beautiful flower! Great idea to have some ready made too! xx

  6. Oh yes, I remember the song well!!! Your flowers are so beautiful.
    Thank you for joining in the Challenge.
    Jane x (The Craft Barn)

  7. Clever idea putting the sentiment in the leaf. Love the it bold flower.