I have been bust today, instead of card making I have made some Elderflower cordial, I love to make this in the summer, its such a refreshing drink, just dilute with water or lemonade add ice and relax!!
Its really easy to make as well, pick about 25 elder blooms when they are young and also dry. Shake the blooms well to remove any small insects and place in bowl with the grated rind of 3 unwaxed lemons and 1 unwaxed orange. Pour over 1.5 litres of boiling water and leave to soak overnight. Pour the liquid through a sterilised muslin into a large saucepan, add 1kg of sugar and the juice of the lemons and oranges (150ml). Bring to the boil and simmer for a few minutes. Pour into sterilised bottles and seal. Once opened store in the fridge, it should keep up to three months but never lasts that long in our house!!