Addicted to CAS challenge – Sweet

Hi everyone.

It’s time for another Addicted to CAS challenge.

For full details of the challengeand to join in the fun please click here.

When I first saw this code word. The first thing I thought of was Sweet Pea. Looove Sweet Peas.  Oh yes, the Lathyrus Odoratus.  Ok, before anyone gets the wrong idea.  I love gardening but I only know the latin name because I had to look up whether sweet pea was all one word!!! Still not sure.

What was interesting though.  According to google and something I didn’t know, even though for 30 years I only lived a couple of miles away.  The development and trial fields for sweetpeas were initially set up in 1888 in Wem in Shropshire.  There you go a bit of trivia. I bet you will all sleep better now you know that! lol!  Tracy and Emily in Wem if you call in, I bet you didn’t know that either! he he!

Ok, back to crafting.  Here is my little card for this weeks challenge.  I hope you like it.


I stamped the sweet peas around the edge of some coated card stock using black archival ink and then coloured in the flowers using a paint brush and some diluted ink from some felt tips.  I had a splodge (technical term) so I stamped over it with a little dragonfly. I then added the “Just a Note” sentiment.  I then just mat a layered.


Just a bit of news from me.  I will be continuing with florence and freddie the house of chairs for my crafting projects in 2013 but I have also started up a new blog just for card making  florence and freddie part 2 the house of cards. This will start running in January 2013.


This is my last post for 2012.  I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who follows my blog and especially to those of you who call in and leave such lovely comments.  Your kindness and support this past year has been incredible and is truly appreciated.

Wishing you ALL a very Merry Christmas and Health and Happiness for the New Year.

Crafty Hugs,

Florence xx


31 thoughts

  1. Gorgeous sweet peas Florence – they are one of my favourite flowers as well. Love how the “splodge” turned out………..see it’s that serendipity at work again (happens to me all the time hence my blog name!!! lol). Congratulations on setting up a new blog – can’t wait to see more gorgeousness. Have a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

    Karen x


  2. Hi Florence. Your sweet peas are beautiful!! Love them around the edge of the card … and the coloring is fantastic! Love the little dragonfly.

    How exciting to have a second blog. Look forward to seeing your new creations in the new year. Have a wonderful and happy Christmas! Loll xoxo


  3. Such a sweet and delicate card Florence.
    I will of course start to follow you at your new blog and all that is left for me to say is I cannot wait to view your creations throughout 2013.
    Have a wonderful time over the festive season and thank you for all your visits and such lovely and encouraging comments left at my blog this past year.


  4. I love your take on the code word for this challenge. Exactly the sort of inspiration I am after for our wonderful followers. Your seet peas are awesome but I have to say that the dragonfly is sooooo “sweet”!!!! xxx


  5. Beautiful design Florence. Love the colours ! Have a great Christmas Season and Happy New Year ! I’ll join your other blog, don’t want to miss your card creations. Shirleyx


  6. I LOVE that you went for sweetpeas (not sure if one word or two either lol). Your card is so pretty, love your colouring.

    Have a very happy Christmas Florence. Enjoy your break and I look forward to lots more challenge fun next year. x


  7. OOh so what have you been up to Missus very secretive…. Cant wait to see your new blog !!! Love your card just sensational and so original !!! Wishing you and Freddie a very festive time and luck forward to catching up with you in the new year.



  8. Hi Florence, beautiful card such delicate and pretty shading, the thought of myself setting up another blog fills me with horror! I only just about manage the one, LOL! Will look forward to seeing your new card making one. Have a great Christmas. xx


  9. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! It made my day! And I LOVE these pretty sweetpeas and the colors you used! The narrow black layer really makes it pop! Happy Christmas to you and yours. See you in the New Year!


  10. Just popping by to wish you and Freddie a Happy Christmas and My Best Wishes for the New Year. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us over the year.
    Hugs, Neet


  11. This card is gorgeous! Your sweet peas look very realistic. Fabulous and clever idea to use a paintbrush and diluted marker ink. I’ll have to give it a try.


  12. A huge thank you to everyone for calling in and for your lovely comments. Hopefully I will be back blogging on here in the next couple of weeks – February.
    Crafty hugs, Florence x


  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my Valentine’s cards. I stopped by to see your blog and had fun flipping through your pages of fun cards. I like this card – the sweet peas are wonderful! I have don’t a similar design using flower stamps. It is fun to see variations of things.


  14. Florence! It’s been ages since I commented, and since you posted. I wasn’t able to comment on your December posts as I was overseas for 3 weeks. The cards look lovely though. Any updates from your end? Today my eyes brushed over the card you sent me, I still love every inch of it! Beautiful. So very beautiful!



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