Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Had to get this card ready early for the class next week as this weekend I am looking after two of my darling Granddaughters while their parents have a bit of a break.  I will have a nearly two year old and a nearly seven year old, they are staying three nights, it will be a bit of a challenge as the youngest has never slept anywhere but home at night before.  Wish me luck LOL
Next weeks card is this Rhododendron, it is a nice flower to make, but is time consuming.......hope we get it all done in the one night but if not we will carry it over, it's just a matter of being methodical and doing each stage in turn, we will start with the stamens, then the leaves giving both a chance to dry while we do the flowers, I am sure you will enjoy the finished card, there are twelve flowers on this truss, each flower has 5 petals, so that is 60 petals per person, plus 12 stamens, 6 leaves and a stem..........imagine what my hands and arms feel like tonight, I have punched all the shapes out for you!! That is 79 shapes each person! wow!
Love Jenni

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tidy Tips

My ladies did a fantastic job of the roses last week, this week is a much easier flower, the Tidy Tips, a little bit of painting that is all.  It took four hours last week to do the roses, but they all persevered and did beautiful arrangements, I am enclosing a picture of some of them below this weeks flower for you to have a look at...I am soooo proud of you all!

Love Jenni

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A treat for me this week

I am having a wonderful week this week, a good friend of mine is visiting from Melbourne, she is also a teacher of Floral Punchcraft and we are having a ball, sightseeing during the day and crafting at night, she will be here to join in the class next Monday and she is the "Queen of the roses" in my eyes, I downloaded photos of her roses for inspiration years ago even before I knew her, and it was she that taught me how to paint them to look natural........Jan I am glad you are here!!  We both made a rose card and this is what we will teach on Monday night, more for the painting and the displaying than the flowers. Jans are on the black card and mine on the purple
Hope you enjoy this as much as I did

Sunday, October 10, 2010

New Blog

Busy Becs Store has now started it's own blog, there is some terrific ideas plus some blog candy to win, see candy on my side bar................... for my card for this week please scroll down

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Poinsettia for Xmas

Here is the Poinsettia Christmas card I made for next Monday's class I am early this week for a change!! I used a frame folder from Cuttlebug to frame this flower and I am pleased with the result, the flowers are two sizes one having less petals than the other, and of course my favourite maiden hair fern punched out of gold paper as a concession to Xmas............poetic licence LOL!!