Saturday, March 5, 2011

somethin new

My sister sends me gift packs of goodies on a regular basis, sometimes a little envelope others a beeeg one.
Sometimes she will send me something and I will think hmmmmm, now how can i use this.
But there always seems to come an occasion where I see a card or a challenge and I go scrabbling through my craft cupboards for that unused 'something"

The point of this bit of waffle is that while cruising the blogs this morning I came across a stunning card at Dana's blog with a link to a utube video on how to make the flowers she used on her card. 
 The tutorial showed how to make a felt flower and I said- hold on just a minute Dawn sent me some felt and ........ so I made a quite sweet felt flower , my first -and soooo easy to make.(although i did have some difficulty gluing it as the felt seems to gobble up the glue.)

Usually I photograph my work and then crop it afterwards and as I couldn't find my stand decided to use a plate. When I walked outside to take my photo Chuck the hungry staffie thought I was bringing him a snack and my card was almost devoured!

I decided not to crop it this time as I thought it looked quite good as is, plate and all.
I have used the Hero arts flourishes stamp set compliments of little sister ,as is the felt as is the ribbon and the little metal bud on it.
Play date cafe
I am entering in the Play Date Colour Splash black and white with my splash being red..

and this is the card I cased at Case Study a beauty by Julee Tilman

Case study challenge
I have also managed to squeeze in one more at the One Stop Craft challenge which is also for black and white and one other colour.

Sooo let me know what you think and enjoy the rest of your weekend. xxx


  1. Hi there Wendy... I think your felt rose is absolutely stunning... gosh, you clever girl! Nicely done... you may have to start selling some of those. A beautiful card... love the black, white and red... extremely elegant. Well done! hugs Sharon x

  2. Beautiful card! Love the red flower and the flourishes!

  3. Absolutely stunning! My favorite combo and your layout is brilliant. Just the right balance of colours. Stunning red flower!

  4. Wow that red really does 'pop' from the card - love your flower too!
    Thanks so much for joining us on CASE study this week!

  5. Lovely cards! Love the black & white one, thatred is just enough.

  6. Lovely card, really pretty! Love your flower too. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  7. This is a very pretty card & the other colour sets it off beautifully, thanks for joining in at OSCC. Janet

  8. Such a beautiful card! Love that felt flower.

  9. Oh, WEndy, this is fabulous! You mastered the making of your own felt flower, I must say. And you combined both challenges beautifully, too. So glad you played along with us at the Cafe again!

  10. Love the black and white, with the pop of red is brilliant!
    Thanks for playing along at CASE study this week! :)

  11. Gorgeous! I love your fabric flower - glad it wasn't devoured. :) Thanks for sharing it with The Play Date Cafe.

  12. I had to come over and find your handmade flower and think this must be the one! It's lovely and so is the card - it would be great to see you over a Daring Cardmakers with another one this week but if not at least I've had a peek here.

    Love Lynda xxx

  13. Fab to see my gifts coming to life!! Great flower, if I hadn't read your looooong intro I would have missed the fact that you made it yourself ;-)


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