Hello , Ive been busy making flowers this weekend. There are so many tutorials on youtube and such pretty flowers being made, I thought I would have a go. I have made some using Tim Holtz alterations tattered florals die, some using the running stitch sewing method and one using petals like CraftyLoops petaloops method which I love, but not as good as Lees. Im getting there slowly. I have just purchased a glue gun and I dont know how I managed without one. It was only cheap so I think I need to invest in a better one that has a fine nozle, but it does the job at the moment, with a few burnt fingers I might add. lol. I have also bought some of those cheap boxes to do up and I have an old mirror I want to repair. The mirror is ok but the outside is made of wicker and some of it has broken quite badly, so I thought I could add some of my flowers and trinkets to it. Ill see how it goes. Hope you like my flowers. I had a go at dying some of the lace turquoise using acrylic paint and water, but I think they have come out too dark. I may need to invest in some inks. Oh no, more goodies needed. Please take a look at the links that have inspired me.
Hi everyone. I cannot believe I have another card for you to see. I have used the beautiful birdcage die that CraftyLoops sent me. I loved doing this card especially adding all the beads. It did take me a while as I had to make up the droplets that hang off the cage with wire. I need to learn how to do this properly, but its not bad for my first attempt. My only problem is that I cannot bear to part with it. Hope you like it.
Prima paper - pixie glen
Tim Holtz birdcage and bird diecut from the lovely Craftyloops that I inked up with
Antique linen distress ink and then glittered
Butterflies stamped onto prima paper with versafine archival vintage sepia ink
Bird die inked with broken china distress ink and then glittered
Bead charm made using jump rings and beads from an old bracelet
Droplet beads made up using wire and beads from stash
Hi everyone. My name is Karen and I live in Poole Dorset. I have been making cards for about 7 years now. I am absolutely addicted. I just love buying bits and pieces especially beautiful papers. I find it hard to actually use them. I have 5 children age 25 down to 14 and 4 lovely grandchildren, so I am always making cards either for birthdays or their friends birthdays.
Take care Karen x