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Friday, 25 June 2010


My DIL-to-be wants hydrangeas on her wedding cake, as that is going to be the flower in her bouquet.   I am beginning to hate the bloomin things.  Not the easiest of flowers to make.   I had bought various hydrangea cuttters, but non of them seemed to be of any use - either too large or too small, so have ended up using my small Christmas Rose cutter.

I sat and played on Wed and made some prototypes for the centres and the blossoms to get the feel of the flower and what I wanted to achieve, never having made them before.

Today I have finished making 90 centres and started on the petals and creating the blossoms.   It has been a bit one step forward, one back, as having made 6 blossoms, 3 disintegrated!

This is what I have achieved so far - a long way to go yet.  I have about 60 or so blossoms to make!   The blossoms look huge in this picture, but if you realise I am holding them in my fingers you can see they aren't that big really!

Monday, 14 June 2010

Poppy Card

I love this poppy stamp.  Stamped twice, coloured with promakers and decoupaged, mounted on red mirri, which in turn was mounted on foam tape, as was the sentiment.  The peel-off butterfly, was also stuck onto red mirri and mounted on the sentiment with pinflair glue.   Backing paper from JNM2 cd edged with red flex-a-tape, and three red card candy added.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Sympathy Card

A simple black and white card for my son's partner and family.  Her paternal grandmother died this week.  Decoupaged pansies mounted on black card and silver mirri, which was then mounted on some Kanban black and white tapestry card, and more silver mirri.  Some pearly white cardcandy and a sentiment added and the card edged with black memento.  Now to find a suitable sentiment for the insert.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Bingo Card

Today's commission card was for my pal's daughter who is going to be 40 in August and the theme Bingo.   As Samantha has always been a bit of a "tomboy" I knew that I couldn't do anything too flowery.

I designed and created the bingo card in Publisher and personalised it with the title Birthday Bingo and instead of a serial number down the side I put Sam40.  The numbers that do not have buttons on are all relevant to her Birthday: 30 August - thus 30 and 8, year of birth 19 + 70 and this year 20 + 10 and her age 40.

I added a bear from Forever Friends cd., and some matching ribbon, bow and flower to compliment the buttons.  Greetings and the bingo card are mounted on green mirri card.

the insert

Thursday, 3 June 2010

June Cards 1 female, 2 male

Today efforts for my pal's family:

Using Ivory Cats Cd, and some craft stash from my Docrafts Goody Bags.

Request was for a card with a blue Ford Fiesta, as this was the first car this person owned.

and this one had the request for a blue ford tractor