Thursday, 5 May 2016

Spring time Flowers and Beach Flip Book

Hello! It's been a while since Easter but I haven't gotten round to posting until now as we have been out and about and making the garden look pretty. I have playing in the craft room and have had a go at making an endless flip book. More on that in a bit!

A card for a friend. I found some lovely vintage Parisian fashion images and made some little cards up. It doesn't show on this photo but the balloons (which originally were vintage hot air balloons) have gold thread attached for the strings. 

We made it down to Cornwall for an Easter visit.

Granny has been very clever making lovely toys for the Sparkles.

Big Sparkle found my old bridesmaids dress and had lots of fun twirling.

The daffodils (or daffodiles as Little Sparkle calls them) at Eden Project looked amazing as did the tulips.

The view from Charlestown beach.

 And we managed to have a lovely walk and ice cream at Mevagissey in between all the showers.

Think its going to rain!

Back home we had an adventure out to Farley to try and see some 'Easter Bunnies' aka March Hares.
We only saw this one and he scarpered pretty quick so no good photos unfortunately!

I have found a lovely group on Facebook called Happy Mail and joined a couple mail swaps. I had picked up a couple postcards and bits in Cornwall for my swap so I decided to have a go at a beach theme flip book. I found some really lovely vintage book covers and illustrations to use.

I decorated some tags to slip into the pocket. This was a vintage mermaid advert for Caley's Mineral Water.
The third flip had another pocket which had some vintage book cover cut outs for card making.
All together: Beach flip book, postcard, letter, Stick of rock, Cornish shell, Cornish Piskie, and some cute sand castle flags!

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you want to have a go at an endless flip book there is a good video here. Have fun!

Love Amber x x x


  1. Hi Amber this is brilliant post I really enjoyed reading it and looking at your photos. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. What a lovely post, the card you made is amazing a really professional finish and the flip book is stunning. Love the vintage style, beautiful. Loved seeing your little one in your old bridesmaid dress made me smile.