Sunday, June 27, 2010

Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile)

Here is the flower that caused me so many problems last week, we will be doing it tomorrow, a lot of work in this one girls, you have to paint the petals, shape the flower, make a calyx, then a set of stamens, then you prepare the stems, double thickness!! and then comes the arranging, at least we are starting early eh? lol, its not hard, just fiddly!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Better late than never

Here is this weeks lesson, the Nerine, due to circumstances way beyond my control, I am very late in posting it so please accept my apologies, I am sure you will understand when I talk with you tomorrow ladies!  The nerine flower is quite an easy flower to make but setting it on the stem poses a few problems, I am hoping in tomorrows lesson to finish this one and make a start at least punching out the following weeks flower which will be Agapanthus or Lily of the Nile, there is such a lot of work in that one that I think we won't manage it in one lesson
See you tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Blog Award

I have recieved this blog award from Katina....thanks heaps!!
Now I have to tell you 6 fibs and one truth about myself

1. I am very good at Maths, never need a calculator
2. I have five cats
3. I have been North East of England Amateur Ballroom Dancing Champion
4. I have cruised the world
5. I only like very plain food, nothing spicy
6. I am very tall
7. I am a computer whizz
Can you guess which is the true fact about me????

Now I have to send it on to 7 More "creative writers"
Here they are:
1 Marion
2 Patti Jo
3 Barb
4 Angela
5 Jodie
6 Katie
7 Stephanne

Monday, June 14, 2010


Wow a girlfriend of mine has been told she is expecting twin girls, such great news, she has been trying for a long time and now has double the joy to look forward to.......Here is the card I made for her, I have used another Jo Manning stamp, mirror imaged one of them to make the twins, coloured with copics and the flowers as usual are my own ........lilliums.  Not one to let a chance go, I will be entering the girls into a challenge  babies and also into a spoonfull of sugar challenge - flowers

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Finna the fairy

Here is a card I have put together for a few challenges, I was lucky enough to be able to download a Mo Manning digital stamp, isn't she gorgeous? I am entering it into
1) Papertake weekly ( sketch plus lilac & lemon)
2)Pollycraft Challenge blog (ribbons and bling)
3) Cupcake craft challenge ( they want to be dazzled)
The flowers I have used are my own (fuchia)
I have added lots of glitter to the wings but it hasn't photographed well
Hope you like it

Monday, June 7, 2010

Paper take Weekly Challenge

Joining in another challenge, paper take weekly, the theme is fun fun fun, so of course for me making flowers is my favourite fun thing to do, but thinking of the beach and the sun on this cool winters day!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Another card for another challenge, Just Magnolia, the rules for the challenge is to add some pleated lace to the card.  Of course I can't do a card without adding floral punchcraft, so here is a spray of Wattle. Sorry the photo is a bit crooked but its late here and I am tired!! :-) I am also entering it in
Charisma Cardz Challenge:
The alphabet challenge F
both ask for the use of flowers!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Crafty creations challenge 70

Here is a card I made to join with Crafty Creations challenge 70.  The theme is white, black and a splash of red.
All the flowers are handmade with paper punches.