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Thursday, 29 April 2010

Handmade Flower!

Me again! Two posts this evening! I've just thought that I probably won't get a chance to post again until after the bank holiday so I thought I'd post another challenge this evening......

....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 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!

I've had a lovely evening - whilst Jim was fixing the computer, Lorna and I iced some cakes that I'd made. I got icing equipment for my birthday so we decided to try it out!

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!

Wedgie xxx


tracy said...

mmmm those cakes look yummy! fabulous photo to you both like you had a lot of fun!
love your card the image is so sweet.
hugs Tracy x

Shelly said...

Hi Wedgie! Great little card... I love your flower it's fab! Those cakes look so yummy too :) Hope you had a nice Birthday... Happy Belated Birthday!
Shelly ;)

Donna said...

Fab card Rachel and such a beautiful little bead flower...go you, it's beautiful! I wish I was near enough to get my hands on your scrummy cakes, they look delicious lol! :) Donna x