Friday, January 20, 2012

Totally Papercrafts ….. Make Your Own Flowers Challenge :-)

Hi all :-) another Friday is here and almost time for a weekend of catching up with the crafty challenges :-)

On the Totally Papercrafts Challenge this week we’re asking you to

Make Your Own Flowers :-)

these can be punched, hand cut, die cut ,, whatever you like as long as it’s not a ready made one !! :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Melissa, owner of Meljen Designs and she will be giving one lucky entrant a choice of 4 digi images !! :-)



The DT were offered a choice of images to use and I decided to use this gorgeous Victorian Bird Cage image. I coloured with Copics and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink . The papers are Echo Park from a Be Mine pack, all the edges were inked too and distressed, I then rounded a few edges and stitched them on my machine. I used a Swirl Heart die cut and some bias tape from The Ribbon Girl,

Now for the important bit :-) I made the flowers using MFT rolled roses dies, these come in 3 sizes and I used the large and medium sizes. I cut them out of plain white card, sprayed with water and scrunched before rolling them, this makes them much easier to handle I find ,,,.I use a glue gun to fix them once rolled, I have tried glue dots and glossy accents but find the glue gun works best for me :-) I then sprayed them all with pink Copic’s ,RV 32 and RV 34, and I popped a pearl in the largest one :-)




I must admit that I do like this card and think I will send it to my Mum, it's her birthday in a couple of weeks ,,,,shhhh :-)

The DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the TPC to see them :-)

Challenges :

Colour Create ,, Pink and Green + optional handmade flowers !

Cute Card Thursday ,,, Music and Dance ,, the bird is singing and there is manuscript paper :-)

Paper Crafting Journey ,,, Floral

Paper Play ,,,, Ribbon Every Which Way

Moving Along with the Times ,,, Things with Wings


36 comments:

Jen Adcock said...

It really is quite lovely here at The Loft. This card is so pretty. The flowers in all their glittery glory are so sweet. Your mom will adore this beauty. Lucky lady.

Cathy said...

Simply stunning Lols... I love the vintage theme and colours, and fab flowers.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Cathy xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable.
luv
Debby

Squirrel x said...

This is just fabulous Lols, I love the romance of the bird cage with that little bird singing his socks off. Your flowers are pretty darned good too! Brilliant as always. Hugs Sxx

Craftyanny said...

Fabulous image Lols, love those flowers too, a great card as always
Anne x

catherine said...

such an elegant style card and the flowers are gorgeous. Love the colours you have used and the vintage feel is great
x catherine

mags said...

Love the card. Nice vintage feel to it and the flowers are gorgeous.
Mags
x

Joey said...

Lols this is gorgeous hun, love the dark edging around everything, really works well. Joey x

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Lols, love those fab flowers.
Wendy xx

Katina said...

Absolutely stunning Lols! I'm off to get that image now - love it!
xx

Lisa T said...

Very pretty - love those papers!

Victoria said...

very beautiful work x

Dodici said...

Stunning card,Lols!The papers are really gorgeous.x

Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card, lovely image, gorgeous papers & embelies, oh i need that die its lovely, have lovely weekend hun, sue,x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so sweet, I love Meljens images they are mega cute, thanks for playing along again on MAWTT, Love Hxx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...and have a super weekend too sweetie :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Gorgeous card Lols, she will love it, fab image, hugs Liz xx

Linda said...

I do love this too. All those yummy DPs. Oh they are just gorgeous. Your flowers are so delicate and pretty. Love the touch of sparkle. Hugs, Linda

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Lols. These flowers are yummy.

Kat xx

Deb said...

beautiful card Lorraine, love the image you used and your flowers are stunning!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Debxx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Beautiful card....so "tweet."

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Lols
A beautiful card love the image and flower's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Dora said...

Wow this is gorgeous Lorraine, I love the pretty colours, and thank you for sharing how you made your flowers.. they look so beautiful... ok so now I have to get me a glue gun !! he he xx

PCJ said...

Gorgeous card, srummy flowers and that paper!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ this challenge.

Lisa xox

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful card, Lols. Those papers are gorgeous and your blooms are stunning. Until I read your blurb, I thought they were made from rolled ribbon.
Caroline xx

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Lorraine,you always make the most amazing card,s and this image is right up my street,just adore this hun,one really beautiful card,hugs Cherylxxxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so sweet, love those papers
Lindsay xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is absolutely stunning :0) big happy hugs love Pops x x

Elise said...

Hi Lorraine! This is as gorgeous as can be! Love the vintage/shabby feel to this and all that stitching! STUNNING!

Hugs,
Elise

Chris (catt871) said...

STUNNING!!!! The flowers are gorgeous!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!
Hugs,
Chris

Samantha said...

really lovely card, has a romantic feel to it, gorgeous hunny x

Deirdre said...

Beautiful - Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paperplay this week.

Lisa Jane said...

So pretty, fabulous flowers
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for a our Things with Wings challenge
Lisa x

Lisa said...

Gorgeous flowers and fab card, thanks for joing us at Papercrafting Journey xxx

America said...

Oh my GOSH, WHAT A BEAUTY!!! Im in awe! Love all the colors and details and papers, all elegant elements.

Shanna Shands said...

This is an adorable card. Thanks for playing along with Colour Create. Hope you join in for the new challenge tomorrow.