Author Archives: blackflowercreative

Teacher Thank Yous


It is usually around this time of the year that I used to have to think about a Thank You gift for my boys teachers, but thankfully they are now both at secondary school and don’t do that sort of thing anymore.  I then stumbled across this photo from many years ago when my little one was at primary.  It took him ages to write the notes (using my much used Sizzix tag die).

The hearts are stuffed with pot pourri and are crocheted using a lovely variegated cotton.

I hope the teachers liked them.

Thanks for visiting.


Recycled colour wheel


I was playing with colour combinations recently and had the great idea to recycle the left over paint colour cards from some decorating a while ago into a colour wheel.

Here is the starting point.



I’m sure I can add in further colours as and when I have the appropriate cards.



Watercolour Harbour Part One


I absolutely love these stamps – I have used them many times before.

But I thought I would try something a bit different.


I used watercolour paints directly on the stamp and I dampened my card with water ready to create a nice blend.


I then stamped the image onto acetate to restore the definition.


I  love the way the water makes the paints run.

I hope you like it.