Greeting Cards do the Hard Yards

In today’s wrap the accompanying greeting card is doing the hard yards because some greeting cards are simply too beautiful to hide away in an envelope. So I started this wrap with the card in mind and worked backwards. First up, I used a neutral kraft paper and then added in a gorgeous claret coloured wire […]

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All about the orchid

Today, it’s all about the orchid.  The orchid genus Orchidacea is old, widespread, diverse and prolific. Along with the Asteraceae, it is one of the two largest families of flowering plants in the whole wide world. Not only that, but Orchids are also big big big in the wide world of interior design. No self respecting reality TV renovation show reveal would be […]

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Oranges and Lemons

Oranges and Lemons says the Bells of St Clements. It’s the nursery rhyme and game that I’ve just always known but not as well as I know now. It features the bells of several churches, all within or close to London. I also know now that the rhyme is listed in the Roud Folk Song Index as No 13190.  As […]

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Onya Dad

Today 4 September its Father’s Day and that means it’s time for a big shout out to all the Fathers and Father figures out there. A big Dad shout out, a big Dad thank you and a thoughtful Dad wrap is part of my ongoing quest (I appear to have quite a few passionate quests lately) […]

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Fun Flag Facts

Today 3 September is National Flag Day and what better time to explore the endless possibilities of flags as a gift wrapping motif (particularly flags featuring the classic red, white and blue colour combo) while simultaneously discovering a few fun flag facts?  Okay perhaps not hysterically funny facts but fact enough to put you ahead […]

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Birth Flower of the Month

September 1. First day of September. First day of Spring. Warmer weather and lots more flowers. Along with the Forget Me Knot, the official birth flower of September is the Aster. January gets the Carnation, February gets the Iris and June gets the Rose but September gets the Aster. Which is fine by me because […]

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