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More Love Tokens and a Solitary Flower

Just two Love Tokens this time, placed in nice frames! 'Golden Heart' Token...

'Star' Token....

I reused glittery, holographic Christmas labels, some Christmas wrapping paper, the usual chocolate wrappers, some miniscule beads and a smidgen of fabric.

Then printed the all important words, which were again glued to a mountboard backing for support.

Both for sale in Art Space Gallery, along with three of the first unframed Love Tokens. The other three are on Etsy.

Well, I just couldn't resist photographing this lovely flower, the last but one (there's a bud getting ready to open) produced by my Christmas Cactus. It doesn't flower predictably, but timed it just right on this occasion, with flowers starting to open just before Christmas - and although short lived, the blooms are so pretty, don't you think?

Bye for now, Lesley


  1. all of do such beautiful work....and the flowers are lovely.....

    have a wonderful weekend, my friend


  2. Love the Love tokens. They're gorgeous!

    Beautiful flower too. Would look fab in a painting...

  3. Lovely, lovely work........ Re the Christmas Cactus flowers: I said just the same at our house "how do Christmas Cacti know it's Christmas?????"

  4. I'm loving seeing all your work!! And those flowers are beautiful!!

    C x

  5. Your tokens are just lovely - gorgeous to look at. I'm sure they'll be snapped up in the next couple of weeks.

    Christmas cacti are one of my favourties too. They remind me of my Gran x

  6. Kary, Sybille, Cathy, Carol and Emma - thank you all very much. Hope you are all keeping warm - it's turned chilly here again (3 degrees C this afternoon) and snow has fallen further up the county. I'm wondering if we'll have a white world again tomorrow? Bfn, Lesley

  7. the love tokens are wonderful and your photos of your Christmas cactus make me wish that mine would bloom~!~ my plant was given to me as a small start from a friends much bigger plant and it's quite small . . . it's had a couple of buds that have dropped off before blooming and currently has one that is close . . . am hoping that it will make it and look at it several times a day to make sure it's still progressing~!!~lol
    i can only hope that it will someday be bearing as beautiful of flowers as yours does.


  8. Thanks Libby.

    My Christmas cactus didn't flower for a long time - apparently some varieties need feeding - and only started producing flowers after I added some slow release plant feed pellets to the pot! Bfn, Lesley

  9. These are beautiful! The second, rather subdued one is my favorite :)

  10. Love the love tokens and the reuse of all those pretty bits. Love the iridescent pink of the cactus.

  11. Karen and Jill, thanks for visiting and also for your kind remarks. Lesley

  12. There is an award over at mine for you :-)

    C x

  13. You've inspired me to do something with all my old greetings cards, great work Lesley!

    Beautiful flower photography x

  14. I love all your work in this post. So very pretty and beautifully arranged. I think Valentine's Day is inspiring everyone. The pink flower from the Christmas Cactus is gorgeous too.

  15. Carol - thanks for the award, x

    Anne, I'm glad to have provided some inspiration, good luck with the greetings cards, x

    Hi Cathy, hearts and the power of love, you're right, Valentine's Day provides inspiration for us all. Thanks for visiting, x

  16. We need the bursts of colour at this time of year, the cactus is stunning. I am watching three hyacinths grow in water, like we did at school, looking forward to the flowers and scent.
    I will make a card for my husband, you have inspired me with your lovely ideas.

  17. Hi Milly, thanks for getting in touch - I love to see hyacinths grown in that way, because the roots look so pretty growing in the water. Good luck with the card! Lesley

  18. Beautiful love tokens Lesley

    Carolyn ♥

  19. ..just lovely, my friend...

    so good to see you at farmhouse...

    always enjoy your visit

    sending love,

  20. Lovely work, and what a stunning pink those cactus flowers are!

  21. The tokens are lovely - and so clever to reuse scraps as well!

    Pomona x

  22. Sue and Pomona, thank you. Enjoy your weekend. Lesley x

  23. i love the sparkling star. so lovable.


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