Monday, 2 October 2017

Foamirian flowers and stamens.

Hi Everyone,



 Recently i attended a foam flower making beginners class  and i acquired another addiction :-)  i decided to share my journey with you!  the pictures below are not the flowers i made at the class, instead i opted to have a go myself.

I started by making the stamens: i first took some cotton thread and brushed the cotton with clear drying pva glue, next i placed liquid pearls on the ends and dipped into mirco beads and left to dry.

I didn't want to use my finer foam just yet as I'm only practising, so i cut 1mm foam into love heart shapes (10 petals in total, i coloured the ends with Faber Castell Gelatos in Raspberry, then i warmed on an ordinary iron on silk setting, rolled and shaped each love heart by hand, ensuring the very top of the petals was rolled tightly, gently stretch out taking care not to stretch out the tips of the petals or they will go smooth again.

Once my stamens was dry i wrapped fine wire around them to make the centre, i had also cut a fine fringe from a strip of foam and rolled also with my stamens.

Next i glued the pointed tips of my love hearts only onto the created stamen centre, working 5 petals around the centre and 5 more around the outside.

next time i hop to show a step by step guide . hope you like the flower :-)





Monday, 17 April 2017

Nellys Crafty Card Attack: CHIN CHIN ! clean and simple

Nellys Crafty Card Attack: CHIN CHIN ! clean and simple: Surprise!!!....been a while since i posted a  clean and simple, one layer cards so here you go.... using the "uncorked"stamp set !...

CHIN CHIN ! clean and simple

Surprise!!!....been a while since i posted a  clean and simple, one layer cards so here you go.... using the "uncorked"stamp set !



Friday, 1 July 2016

Fun and Festive Altenew cottage

Hi Everyone, ,

Yeah its Friday and at the moment not raining! I've had the Altenew cottage sometime now and when I saw Sue Wilson's festive collection i just new how i wanted to use this  with my Altenew stamps ! so today i have used the cottage stamp ! I have decorated the card using the holly die also by Sue Wilson. Go on treat yourself :-)





Thursday, 23 June 2016

Altered box with Altenew daisy stamp decoration



This post is a little picture overload so ill just keep it breif and let you look ! I desperately needed something to store my framlit, thin dies and storage is so expensive so i used everything  from my food cupboard, scrap card trays and stash box ! oh except for the Altenew daisy stamps :-) thanks for looking, id love you to leave a little love on my post. when i get time i will post instructions....bye for now and happy crafting folks!





Tuesday, 24 May 2016

3 tier Box of soup stamps :-)

Afternoon all. been a a week since my last post so quickly wanted to show you all a 3 tier box card i made and decorated using the Polkadodles stamp soup stamps and printable papers from the CD you can find them HERE!  I stamped the images using various colours of memento dye inks pad.  the boxes inside are deep enough for my favourite chocolates to go inside , i have been informed it fits 4! you know the ones in the gold wrappers with almond nut coating  lol!  hope this inspires you, bye for now and Carry on crafting folks!





Saturday, 14 May 2016

Love him Minions!

Good Morning everyone, A quick post from me today, Its  is my Hubby's Birthday so i thought id share the card I made for him using avery elle balloon die and heart stamps by Bo Bunny,  the I love you die is from my favourite things, I love this shape card and can be so versatile.

until my next post "Carry on crafting Folks!"


Monday, 9 May 2016

Altenew Pine Tree


Hi all,

This card has been made using the Altenew pine tree stamp: Its quite a small stamp approx 2  inches, so I layered one stamp down and masked the tree and built it up to be a little taller, I did a second generation stamping in the background, then applied a circle mask and applied  stormy sky and faded jeans distress inks using the brush technique, I going to do more of this design using other coloured dye inks and will add them to this post later.

Until  my next post "Carry on Crafting folks!"