In a Vase on Monday on Scrap Happy Tuesday

It was my son-in-law’s birthday yesterday – Happy Birthday Mr. M!

You might remember he is the farmer who likes supporting my crazy crafty ways.

You can see him and my daughter in this post.

I had meant to post this yesterday, but the day did not go to plan, never mind it now doubles up as a multi-functional post, two memes in one.

In true Scrap Happy Style I made Mr M a card out of old used teabags and some of the old wire fencing he brought for me to play with.

Each element, a symbol of members of his family. The heart with gold kisses represents my daughter – her name means ‘beloved’. My two Granddaughters’ names are represented by the fern leaf print and the ‘pearl’ and my Grandson’s by the red beads.

In the Chive vase are a couple of Robin’s Pincushions found on a wild rose in my garden

Intriguing, I love the colours and texture – they have a touch of magic about them

and the wonderfully shiny hips reminding me of the school nature table, when each year in primary school we seemed to do something about hips and haws.

Joining Cathy for In a Vase on Monday.

Kate and her fellow scrappers for the monthly Scrap Happy Day

KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, Sandra (me)LindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Del and Nanette

and Cee for Flower of the Day, with a link to her post with some graphics on the state of the fires and air quality on the West Coast of the US.


30 responses to “In a Vase on Monday on Scrap Happy Tuesday

  1. ❤️ that creative card for your SIL’s birthday!

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  2. Your vision never ceases to surprise and delight me, Sandra – these are both so natural and so elegant, and I love how your manly son supports your creative processes 😊

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  3. All so very pretty.
    The Galls … probably won’t dry out as you would love them to.. each gall is made by a larvae of a tiny gall wasp and contains quite a lot of little grubs, which feed on the gall tissues over winter, and then emerge. But … who knows. Maybe bringing them inside, with our human central heating – it might just do the magic and they’ll actually dry out.

    Beautiful display and I adore the tea bag project using the wire! You clever thing.
    Have a blessed day ~ Cobs. x

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  4. What a clever use of old teabags and wire… only you could be so creative and make such beauty out of things the rest of us would find so uninspiring.

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  5. I didn’t know about the Robin’s Pincushion name – I love it! Thanks for that, and I love the birthday card!

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  6. That birthday card is not only ingenious and scrappy, it is also a keeper, a work of art. Happy, happy to your son-in-law.

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  7. cards out of used tea bags! how brilliant!!!!

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  8. Love the card, but my first thought was how to fit it in an envelope!

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  9. Lovely and all the explanation – fascinating. Makes me wonder what their names are now.
    Saw this first on Instagram but I had just moved back to look at the first photograph when I did something and it all disappeared and another photo by some one else appeared and yours was nowhere to be seen. Except on your feed which I could find because I am following you. So Instagram is not in favour at present!

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  10. Going Batty in Wales

    I think you might get the prize for the unlikliest scrap! I too have been admiring the hips and haws

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  11. Absolutely love both of these. Your creative spirit truly shines through.

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  12. What a magnificent card! It’s really more of an installation, certainly not something to be discarded once the birthday is over. Love your scrappy take on the greeting 🙂 I also love your quirky ikebana effort…

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  13. You are so inventive – and lucky to have a son-in-law so interested and appreciative of your talents. I will be on the lookout for Robin’s Pincushions now.

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    • Thank you Lynn, my creative mind comes up with so many daft ideas, it drives me a bit crazy at times, trying to sift out the ones to actually put into reality.
      I am wondering if those pincushions will dry, so that I can keep them.

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  14. Wow, I had never thought of using a rose gall in a vase but it is lovely! The link was interesting too, as I didn’t know anything about them until recently. So glad to see they even have a Flower Fairy. 😃

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