Good Morning Ladies,
For today's Floral Friday card I thought I would transport you to a Summery Floral Meadow!! Just to give you all something to look forward to, totally the opposite of this weekend forecast of snow! I saw this card on Pinterest and thought I would have a go, the lady that made the original is 'Stamp with Jenn'
For the card I used Stampin'Up! 'Wild About Flowers' stamp set, the stem and leaves are a separate stamp to the flower heads making them more versatile, I stamped the stem of the plant about three times across the card, I used second generation ink to stamp the lighter shade of green in-between giving the illusion of them being further away, I then stamped a few more times across the bottom of the card to fill in any white areas with green stems, next I stamped the flower heads, I used bright cheerful colours, 'Daffodil Delight', 'Pumpkin pie' and 'Melon Mambo', as with all SU stamps they line up beautifully and stamp clearly. After finishing the flowers I took an 'Inkyliscious Brush' and added some more Pear Pizzaz (Green,) to the bottom of the card and then I used 'Soft Sky' ink to fill in the sky in-between the flowers.
I hope the card brightens your day a little.
Wild About Flowers
Sue came yesterday, we had lunch and then got busy crafting, Sue was playing with Distress Oxide inks and played with the resist technique, I sat and made today's floral Friday card, which I really enjoyed, I love sitting and crafting but sitting crafting with a friend is so much nicer! Sadly the time flew by so fast it was soon time for her to leave but we get to do it all again next week.
Paul finishes early on a Friday (YAY!!) so he should be home at lunchtime, not sure what we are doing, although we still need to sort washing line, it's really frustrating me, we have had 2 or 3 good sunny/windy days so perfect for drying washing! Fingers crossed we get it sorted, I'm not sure we'd be allowed to concrete poles in for a rope line, having said that you need to use cement for a rotary too. I might call them to see where we stand, I can't go any longer without drying outside.
Now ladies I have a warning for you, please let my mistake save you money!!!
About 21/2 weeks ago I was looking for the Penny Black Scene stamps that a lovely lady at the last craft show had been demonstrating, they were lovely, so popular that they had sold out at show. So I came home and searched online, they were not easy to find in stock, I found them in stock on a site called Fruugo.co.uk. their price was £3 less than advertised, they were in stock and shipped within 24hrs, so in my basket they went, order placed. My first clue that all was not right was that after almost 2 weeks they hadn't arrived, so I emailed them and was told they would look into it. (No mention of the fact that they were coming from USA)
Then yesterday I received a card from Post Office to say that they couldn't deliver an item as there was a Customs Charge to pay of £11:09, at first I thought 'i have not ordered anything from out of the UK so it can't be mine" so I checked with girls etc and they weren't waiting for anything, It then clicked, it's those stamps!! So I call the company and was told that although they are a ' .co.uk' company they are in fact a global company!
It seems wrong that you order something under the impression that you are buying from UK, you are then liable to pay the customs fee (VAT) as you are the importer, not the company that you have paid for the stamps. They are selling them so they should import them, it doesn't say anywhere that you haven't paid the VaT !
I was told that I could just '' not bother to collect them from post office", she couldn't understand that I would then be £20 down for buying them in the first place! I am going to contact Trading Standards to ask their advice. But to you my dear friends my advice is..........
DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM ' "FRUUGO.CO.UK"
Cheryl I do hope that your back spasm has eased today, hugs on their way XXX
Val, special hugs on route to you my dear friend, I am sorry you have had such a sad few days XXX
Maria I hope your Dad is on the mend, fingers crossed for a speedy recovery XXX
Have a lovely weekend my lovelies, stay warm and safe !
Love and hugs to all of you,