The Lavender Fields

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Make it Monday Challenge #61

This week on  Nichole Heady's Blog  for Papertry Ink , the Challenge was to make a flower using a non-flower die. I had so much fun going through all my Papertrey Ink dies, trying to see which one had  the best possibility for making a flower. Then it came to me, I love making rolled flowers from plain circle punches, how fun to make a rolled flower from one of  the Papertrey Inks Doily Detail dies. So I cut out a few and started to play and I am really happy with how they turned out, so delicate and a little different from the traditional rolled flowers.

I got a head start on my Mother's Day cards with this one, but with these beautiful papers from Bo Bunny-Country Garden, they just said "Mom" to me. The stamps are from the Daily Design set from Papertrey Ink, I used their Dark Chocolate ink and button twine also. The seam binding I colored with some glimmer mist  and added some Star Dust Stickles to the flowers.

 Here is a photo of how my Doily die cut went from plain to an adorable flower, in three easy steps. The trick is to roll the flowers from the inside-out, this keeps the lacey details on the outside of your flowers. You can cut out portions of the middle to make your flowers smaller, like the yellow flower bud on my card.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

With sadness....

This is a card I made for one of our neighbours who's wife passed away last week, it is really sad, they were such a nice couple, my kids kinda thought of them of like grandparents, they always watched out them when they were little, and treated them so special around any of the was difficult for my kids to go to the funeral, and as I told them it never gets easier...

The wreath stamp is Hero Arts, from a Christmas set, but I love using it for all occassions , the background paper is Melissa Frances-5th ave. This card is also entered in a wonderful new Bog challenge A Blog named Hero Challenge #1

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