Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Flower time

I recently went to the UK for a weekend to see my grandson, and we stayed at my partners mums house, she had been making cards for years, and I have to say it very good. she does not have a machine for doing embossing or using die cuts as she doesn't think she would use it often enough, although I think if she did get one then she would be surprised at how much she would use it.. (an idea for a Christmas present) anyway, she has a room full of units draws and shelves and each one is full to over flowing with card making things, I can not even begin to tell you what she has, as it would take me weeks to look through all the drawers, I did use a couple of her punches while there, as she has some really amazing leaf ones... While there she gave me a few bits to bring back, I say a few but actually it was quiet a lot, three new pricking pens, envelopes, die cutters, a circle cutter, the list goes on, So when I got home I had to play with the dies, as I wanted to know what they looked like. And they were very nice, so nice I made a thank you card which I forgot to take a picture of ,and added a couple of the flowers from the flower die.
I recently spoke with her on phone and she said how much she liked them and would I be able to send her a couple, so I spent a few hours making them.
 And here they are, I ended up doing about four of each color, the flowers on the right are ones I have made for myself, they have the ribbon threaded through and a brad holding them together... the die I used is a Marianne Design Creatables, the code for the die is LR0108 
They are a little fiddly when taking them out if the die, that is what takes the most time, if anyone has any tips on getting them out please feel free to leave me a comment...

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Shirley-anne said...

WOW Claire these are stunning . Have to see if I can find where to get that die ..
thanks for the name though hope that will help .
hugs Shirley-anne
ps failing that maybe we could do a swap ?

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