....over at Cute Card Thursday they have a lovely challenge this week where they want to see cards featuring something we've made ourselves. The DT have created all sorts of cards with lovely handmade embellishments, take a peek here to see them.
For my birthday I got a fab craft book that demonstrates all kinds of craft techniques.....one of my favourites is beaded flowers. I've made flowers using seed beads and wire before, but I only managed the outline. This book showed me how to create the actual petals! I've made a really small flower that I thought would look quite cute on a card, so I gave it a bash and came up with this.....
My fab brother-in-law tried to fix my scanner this evening, despite all his efforts its still not right and so I've resorted to my camera again this evening.....hence the funny pink tone to the picture!!
Once I got the hang of the threading, making the flower was quite simple and I think the end result looks quite good. I've used a selection of blue papers for this card and I coloured the image in using my watercolour pencils. The sentiment is a stamped image and I added some sticky gems to the top corner because it looked a bit empty!
Here are the results....our mum took this photo and it took several attempts and lots of laughing to get this one! Lorna is holding some coffee cupcakes and I've got some lovely vanilla ones in my sticky mitts!
Anyway, I can't believe how late its got.....I'm off to bed now!!
Thanks for stopping by....hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you're up to!