Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Scallop punch flower

This is an entry for the Friday challenge on STV, I have had people asking me how I made the flower, so here is a short tutorial 

1. I used a SU 1,3/4 " scalloped circle punch, but you can use any make of punch, and experiment with different sizes. I cut out 9 circles.

2. Fold 8 of the circles in half, and then half again

3. Glue down one of the sides on all 8 of the circles, I use either Anita's or Ranger Glossy accents as the glue for making items like this.

4. I use small SU paperclips (they are supposed to be embellishments), leave for about 10 minutes to set. Please take note there is 1 circle in the picture not folded, this is the base for your flower.

5. I use a bone folder to open up the petals and press the glued edge to the base.

6. Stick down the first 4 petals to the base, and then the next 4 petals in-between the first 4  as shown

Add a bit of bling or a brad in the centre and you have a finished flower.

Thank you for stopping by 

My friend and her loss

Today my friend told us her lovely pebbles a beautiful spaniel had gone to a better place after a short battle with cancer.
My wonderful boy is curled up on my right foot as I write this, we love our pets and they are part of our family, saying farewell to a trusted friend is hard, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Theresa.

To celebrate the love of our pets here is a picture of my lovely boy Gandolf and another of our very old (he was 20 last June) and much loved smelly cat Baggy


This is my entry for STV Friday challenge
The stamp set is by Gina K Designs and is Called Vintage Chic
I followed the brief and produced a card with rainbow colours, and also the sketch required for the challenge, the image of the balloon seller is first coloured with Copic markers and then coloured with Sakura stardust pens in the corresponding colours. The patterned paper is from a 8x8 stack by K&Company by Brenda Walton. The yellow layer is cut with labels 8 and the image with a classic rectangle. The sentiment also from the same stamp set, is cut with fancy labels three.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Hi all, this is my entry for "Paper Ala Mode" over at Outlawz.
The Stamp set is Party this Way by Stamping up, as are all the inks, the candle flames and the banners edges are all coloured with Sakura Star dust pens

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Stamp TV Monday Challenge - Hold Your Place

This is my entry for Stamp TV's Bookmark Challenge. Lee has challenged us to make a bookmark!

I used scraps of card, cut with Spellbinders long deckled rectangles (both large & small sets).
The image is from the stamp set "The Vine" by Gina K designs and all the inks are from Memento.