Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Blooms!

Good morning friends!

Firstly, I need to apologise for my lack of blogging presence lately .... these past 2/3 weeks I've been crazy busy purging and cleaning out my house getting ready for the big FOR SALE sign to go up.  So, it's up and now it's the waiting game ... not too much longer I hope as trying to keep a house tidy and presentable to sell with 3 boys is quite the feat!!  My lack of posts and commenting is unfortunately a side-effect to all what's currently going on ... but hopefully not for too much longer!  Please bear with me ...

Anyways, today I have my last 'Stamp Free Friday' project for PaperWorksCo.  I decided to make this sweet flowerpot card using these gorgeous Cosmo Cricket Earth Love papers.  You can find the tutorial over at SCS.  The ribbon, buttons & papers are all available at PWCO

Here's the inside panel of the card ready to be used for whatever occasion is needed.  The next little project that I've done are these sweet flower/rosettes using ribbon.  I punched out a circle and covered it with double stick tape (score tape used here).  I then took a length of ribbon and starting on the outer edge ruffled it up around the circle until it completed the circle.  I then took some hot glue and glued in the button in the middle.

The green one I used polka dot organza ribbon for a slightly different look and then pinned this sweet RAM image button in the middle.

Here are some close ups of the flowers/rosettes.

I hope I can use these sometime on a new project ... actually, one has already been requested by my mother!  It's really fun to start looking closely at your stash to see what embellishments you can start making yourself ... Stamp Free Friday has definitely helped me do that!!  Why don't you challenge yourself too?

Have a great day and weekend and whilst I hope I can be back soon with another posting I hope in the meantime I can do a bit of catch-up on my commenting - I've missed you all!!

Danielle x


LINDA said...

OH Danielle, this is simply adorable.. Such a Great project.. Good luck on selling and getting moved.. Wow sounds like a lot of work..Hugs, Linda

downrightcrafty said...

hugs for you hun, and hope everything runs smoothly, love the card great idea and adore the hand made flowers so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

Miria said...

Hi, Danielle. Welcome back! thank you for sharing so stunning creations, they're both so lovely. I think I'll give a go to the flowers:) Miria xx

dolcreations said...

oh I have missed you my friend! I seem to be in the same boat lately! I sure hope everything works out nicely for you.
I absolutely love your note page in the flower pot....ADORABLE. I love your flowers too!

Lorraine said...

Great projects Danielle. How you have time I do not know with all that is going on. Good luck with the sale. Hugs xx

Mandy said...

Hi Danielle,
Great to see you back...Sounds like your really busy and I don't envy you trying to keep the house in order,it's bad enough with just Katy,but then she is a teenage girl,make-up,clothes,friends and now a boyfriend it's getting love your card,so pretty and I love the flower pot shape...Hope you have a lovely weekend...
Mandy x

Dot said...

Brilliant idea for a spring card, and lovely flowers. Thank you for sharing.
Wishing you a great weekend!
hugs from Dorte

KanataNewf said...

I am so lifting your ribbon flower idea - and best of luck with house sale. I hope it goes quickly (even though it will be sad to see you leave the area).

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I just love the flower pot card!! Your ribbon flowers are gorgeous Danielle!!

Riet said...

This is so gorgeous Danielle,I love your papers and the flowers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Cheryl said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL card Danielle and the colours are GORGEOUS!!! Love your ribbon flowers,thanks for the tutorial.....will have to make some of these!!
Hugs xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Danielle, what a fabulous tag card, love the flowers on top. with hugs Shirleyxxxx


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