🎼 ♩ ♫ Daisy, ♫ Daisy ♩ ♫ ♪ . . .

Daisy1 copy. . . .  ‘give me your answer do.  I’m half crazy …..’  . . . .  come along now.  join in!

Aw what are you like?!!  What a place to leave me hanging! – “I’m half crazy”  indeed!  Mind you,  it’s about right.  fnar, fnar.

Well, since last we met for coffee together,  many things have taken place here at the Cobweborium, amongst them:

  • I had a Birthday.
  • Mr. Cobs had a Birthday (it’s jealousy. He’s copying me.  He does it every year! pfft.);
  • My littlest furry purry puddy-tat has been in a fight with we know not what or who, but the end result is a chewed ear, injuries on the top of her head and under her poor little neck.  However – she’s now proficient at detecting me approaching her by stealth, whilst holding cotton wool with antiseptic on it in order to bathe said injuries.  Boy oh boy can she MOVE!
  • . . . and . . . my craft room computer died.  The Beast is deaded.  Totally.  Even the computer whizz kid son-in-law failed to give it the kiss of life.  I sat for days, in misery, mourning the loss of this wonderful machine.  It was the best computer I’d ever had.  SUPER DUPER fast – it knew what I wanted and had found the page before I’d finished typing the words in the search bar.  But …  brace yourself,  here’s the stoopid  …  I hadn’t backed up my stuff. [sigh – yes I know what you’re thinking because I’ve already thought it myself].  I’ve lost everything.  All my photo’s of family and friends, and pictures of things I’d made, and stuff I was working on.  Stuff for my albums, waiting for me to decorate up.  All gone.  There is a very small chance that I might be able to recover some things – and I will get some investigation done into that possibility.

I’ve now got a new computer which is an OK(ish) machine – but it’s not The Beast.  I’m loading things onto it and fiddling with it, trying to make it work for me in the way I like a computer to work.  I’m sure I’ll probably love it, one day, eventually, however, for now, it’s just a piece of machinery and I’m trying to make friends with it.

Anyway, – that’s what’s been happening in my corner of the forest –  and you’re not here to read about that, you’re here to see something crafty orientated, so I shall zip the lip and share some photographs of a card I made to keep myself out of mischief.

The Daisy, Daisy card

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I started with white cardstock, cut & scored – but didn’t fold straight away, so making it easier to work on a flat surface. (This is to be an Easel Card – so an extra score line is added at the half-way mark on what is going to be the front of the card.).   I used some papers for the background which I’ve had in my stash for a good while, and printed out various bits from a CD Rom: Shabby Chic by Katy Sue – (I used the daisy set on the cd).

I fussy cut some of the daisies and a ‘postage stamp’, so that I could give depth and dimension to the card.

 Top tip  for fussy cutting:  Buy a DECENT pair of manicure scissors and use those instead of regular scissors.  The blades curve at the bottom and so you don’t end up cutting into your image.  You can hold the scissors curving in, or out – so can use them according to the ‘bit’ you’re cutting.

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I got to work sticking and fixing. I ‘built’ the front of the card on a separate piece of 6″x6″ card stock, which matched the exact size of the card, but was flat and totally un-scored.

I added some cream cotton lace, in two designs and two paper doilies, and also cut a piece of grey/blue card stock, just a little larger than the postcard size, and embossed all around the edge, in a sort of scratchy, scruffy way. in gold embossing powder – in order to pick up the warm lemon shades in the papers, and also to give a nod to some Stickles, which you’ll see I’ve used, a little later.

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In the ‘assembly’ stage, I added, from my stash,  some blue twine, buttons, a little wooden blue frame (from Docrafts),  and some paper butterflies cut from old book pages.

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Once everything was in place, I then mounted this now made ‘front of card’ to the card itself.  But glued it only to the bottom half (below the score line I mentioned earlier) of the front of the card – in order for it to be an Easel Card.

I added Stickles – in a warm yellowy orange colour, to the centres of all the daisies (see the photo above) – to make them ‘ping’.  Once dry, it was time to work on the inside of the card.

Then, using some of the ‘daisy’ backing paper, again from the CD Rom,  I loaded it into Photoshop and copied and pasted a yellow based postcard [from the cd] onto the daisy paper.  I wanted a postcard so that the ‘greeting’ could be written on it, but I didn’t want to add depth, so doing it this way worked perfectly – as you see below: (you can click on any of the photos here and they’ll open up big size so that you can see them better)

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To the bottom (roughly) third of the inside I added a strip of mottled card – again printed from the cd, but this time I fixed it in place with foam tape, so that when the easel card was opened, it would give the front of the card somewhere to buff up against, and keep it open.

The blue ribbon is rayon seam binding, the button was from my stash, and the beautiful white butterfly is actually an embroidered one, which  [I think]  I bought very cheaply from The Works (Britain’s leading discount book store – which also sells a variety of crafty things, amongst other ‘stuff’).

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Yay …. an easel card is born!  Now to make a box for it to go into….

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A matching daisy box – but with a difference.  I concentrated on more yellow tones for the box so that it ‘talked’ to the card, but was just different enough to make it special in its own way.  (Actually … after taking this photo above, I added a few more fussy cut postage stamps to the box, sprinkled around, in different sizes – which I felt gave the box a little more character).

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Well, that’s me done and dusted.  What about you?  What have you been making or doing in the last three or so weeks?  If you’ve made a post on your blog that I’ve missed, then please add a comment to this blog post with a link to your creativeness (be it crafty or ‘bakey’, or written word) so that I can get straight to it and have a good ol’ read/look!  (And other readers can come and visit your blog too!)

Thank you SO much for coming and sharing a bit of your time with me.  I am, as always, very grateful to you for coming and when I say ‘thank you’ to you here, I really do mean it.

Sending love and squidges your way ….

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19 thoughts on “🎼 ♩ ♫ Daisy, ♫ Daisy ♩ ♫ ♪ . . .

  1. Lovely, amazing card, as usual, Cobs!

    A belated happy birthday to both you and Mr. Cobs! I’m sorry to hear your puddy- tat has been sparring and about the demise of your beloved computer. Our old boy, Zach, has part of an ear missing from a one sided tuff with a nasty Tom and I have personally know the challenge of befriending a new computer. My best wishes in the endeavor- Hugs!

    (All of this typed with Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do… hummed in the background.)

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    • Hello Michelle! … coffee? (_)p . .. or maybe (depending on the time where you are) a little something else? 🍸

      Thank you for the Birthday wishes, and your lovely comment. Cats and computers, eh? It’s good to know I’m not alone in these ‘happenings’.
      I’m hoping to get to your blog within the next day or two to catch up with all the news I’ve missed. I so enjoy your blog Michelle. You have a way of writing which instantly makes me feel like I’m sat with you and listening to your news. It’s such a wonderful, comfy, kinda snuggly feeling. Love it.

      Thank you for coming to share with me …. sorry about the ear worm – LOL.
      Love and hugs~ Cobs. x

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  2. Totally fabulous card, love every corner of it!! So sorry to hear about your computer death…. lol, I don’t even know how to back up, so I can just imagine what could happen…. I should really learn how to do it. Meanwhile fingers crossed you’ll find way to get your stuff back….. Oh and a belated happy birthday to both you and Mr Cob

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    • Hello Astrid, my fabulously talented blogging friend!
      Thrilled you like the card. Like you – I don’t actually really know how to back up, but I’m determined to learn this the minute I’ve got this new pile of machinery running properly.
      Thanks for the birthday wishes. It was a lovely day – finishing with dead ‘puter. grrrr. lol
      Sending love ~ Cobs. x

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    • Hello Hannah!
      I’ve just been over to your blog, trying to catch up on things I’ve missed. I love your new hobby – and that beaded bracelet is incredible! I actually did a double take when you said it was the first thing you’d made on your new loom. Amazing result! Well done, you clever thing.

      Thrilled to pass on the tip about using manicure scissors. They’re a brilliant ‘assistant’ in the craft room. But buy decent ones. You’ll get a great result with good ones.
      Sending love and squidges ~ Cobs. x

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        • Actually laughing out loud here at … (everyone goes on holiday to buy new craft supplies surely?!) . . . Since I live ‘down south’ and actually at the sea-side, I’m kind of permanently on holiday…. so that explains my continual buying of crafty goodness! I knew there HAD to be a reason for it. I’m on holiday, and that means buying craft supplies. SIMPLES!
          I shall inform Mr. Cobs of this finding and tell him that it’s really not my fault and a totally natural, uncontrollable, thing. 🙄
          Looking forward to seeing some more beaded delights with your new supplies.
          love you Hannah~ Cobs.x

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            • If someone finds a cure Hannah, you and I will cease being merely blog friends and become like a really small gang. We might be small, but we’ll be powerful. I shall wave a magic wand and we will have super-powers which will enable us to wipe clean the mind of the person who found that cure, ensuring that it never happens again.

              There. That’ll sort em out. [goes off to her craft room, singing the tune to SUPERMAN theme]… Dur dur dah dur dur, dur dur dur. Dur dur dah dur durrrrr, DUM DAH DURRHH! [feels MEGA empowered now] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOqiIX1Z5Fo
              love from a giggling ~ Cobs xxx

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  3. Sympathise with losing your old pal – the beast! I use to help repair these things and I was as guilty as you for not backing up. I use Google Cloud now to back all my photos up and it does it automatically. Have a look, it’s easy to do. Your card is wonderfully fresh and vibrant and love the colour mix. As usual perfect 🙂 Hugs Kim x

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    • Hello Kim!
      I’ve heard of Google Cloud but until now didn’t know anyone who used it. I shall have a look into that Kim. Thank you for the recommendation.

      So glad you like the card. I was trying for ‘fresh and cheerfully summery’, so thrilled that you picked up on the feeling.
      Thank you so much for visiting and chatting Kim. It means the world to me, so big thank you.
      Have a truly blessed rest of your day, ~ Cobs. x

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  4. I love your card! Daisies are my absolute favorite flower. I loved the paper butterfly. Great idea! I’ve been looking for a way to use a few old books.

    My condolences on the loss of your computer. This is something I always fear. Luckily, my husband worked in the computer field and, in the past, been able to get all my pictures. I hope you’ll get your pictures, too.

    I have an external hard drive just in case something like this happens again. Of course, the trick is to remember to transfer files. I will be doing that this week. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

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    • Hello LemonD, it’s lovely to see you, and … SNAP! Daisies are my very most favourite flower too. 🙂

      I LOVE to use old, broken spine, or pages falling out etc., books to craft with. Punches, die cuts, doodling, background papers, words, … ohh, the list of possibilities is endless. Thrifty Money Saving Tip: If you ask at your local charity/thrift shop for any broken books, they’ll likely have some that they might even give you f.o.c., as if they’re that bad that they can’t be read, they’ll only be throwing them into their rubbish bin, so will be glad to get rid of them some other way.

      OOooo… an external hard drive! I might look into that idea. It would stop me fretting that this could happen again.
      Thanks for coming to share time with me LemonD. It’s so great to spend a while chatting!
      Sending love~ Cobs. x

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  5. love the card its fab full of sun shine 🙂 glad you have a new pc 😦 hope you can get some pics back off the last one and give puss cat a big fuss from me 😦 xxxxx

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    • Hiya Sherry! Great to see you. I’m hoping that I might be able to get some stuff back off the old ‘puter too. :/ Fingers crossed.

      I shall let the little squeaky one know that you’ve sent her a snuggle huggle. ❤
      Love ~ Cobs. x

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  6. Beautiful card, but yours always are. Sorry to hear about your kitty getting in a fight and the loss of the computer. Those would top a list of possible catastrophic events at our house.

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