Tuesday, 20 October 2009

I've died and gone to flower heaven

I went to my local craft shop Your Touch of Craft today to buy a few beads, (fatal). I wandered past the prima flower stand, (oh dear). I've seen these lovelies on the internet and thought how gorgeous they were and managed to refrain fron buying any of them, however, in the flesh, I succumbed big time. The big teal coloured flower is going to become a brooch to wear on my coat, as I love it so much! I think the creamy coloured flowers are wonderful as I can colour those to fit any color scheme with so many different mediums, awesome. I also bought a canvas scrapbook with a mixture of canvas pages and clear page protectors. The canvas can be sewn onto as a soft tactile page, or painted with gesso to make a 'canvas' background. How cool is that? Now I feel I have the green light to really jump into scrapbooking which I felt was missing before. I love card and paper, but fabric an messy stuff as well, that is just the icing on the cake. I may be trying to pick everyone's brains for lots of advice though!!!!

I have a couple of things to show you, but a really big apology, as I took the template for one of the items from someone's blog and can't remember who, so I can't credit you, so sorry. It is a get well card with a difference, you make a little folder 10 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches, score at 4 1/2 inches and 5 1/2 inches. Decorate the front, and on the inside, pop a packet of tissues, a lip balm, and a cough sweet. Perfect for someone with a cold! I then made one up, and substituted the lip balm and cough sweet with a mini Ripple, so it's great for a weepie movie! How many variations on this theme could we come up with?

I made these cards with my card class, in fact, Michelle made the blue version. I had just told them that we were making get well cards with a twist, and did not reveal the contents until the very end, which caused much laughter. Last week we made another card which enables them to insert a tag, money or a gift voucher onto the front of the card. We are making a handbag charm this week to match the card, using shrink plastic, and elementary jewellery making techniques.
I love this colour combination of burnt orange and turquoise/blue. The stamps are from Elusive Images and are stamped onto scrapbooking paper from my stash, (code for I don't know what they are!) I have coloured the shrink plastic with Coloursoft pencils after sanding it.
I am hoping to post a blog candy tomorrow, time permitting, in honour of Ryan, turning 18 next week. Fingers crossed, as I am so busy these days, I have another job at the school, more about that later. We think Ryan may have IBS, and he is seeing the consultant tomorrow to start, hopefully the diagnosis, but we'll see. Back soon, Judith x


Penni said...

OMG what fab Prima Flowers. I've resisted them so far, but I'm off to the NEC on 7 Nov, and expect that I'll see some there and I know that resistance is futile!!!

Great projects too, I love the Get Well Card.


Kat said...

Hi Judith so nice to see you back again. I've missed your posts. You'll have a lot of catching up to do!!! These flowers are just to die for. I love flowers on cards either Prima or hand made. I'm going to the craft show at the SECC in Glasgow on Sunday. I'm really excited, if they have flowers like these I am doomed lol! There is a new challenge blog called Totally Gorjuss and I am on the DT - mega honour - I can't believe it. I have had a mini candy on my blog but it finishes tonight at 8pm. But I have another mini one ready to post. When I get round to it I will post a proper blog candy to celebrate being on a DT.

Kat xx

veronica said...

love those little get well folders - just what I need for a crafting friend who is poorly, as is her OH too! Will put some mini crafting goodies in for Tess, think Kevin could do with something choccy and sinful..............

craftimamma said...

First of all it's good to see one of your posts Judith. You have been missed!

Secondly, Yup, I agree those flowers are totally fabulous. I succumbed to some of them the last couple of times I've been up to Graphicus. Lynn made a point of telling me about them. She knows me so well, Lol.

Last, but definitely not least, love the projects you've posted and look forward to seeing more of that intriguing canvas scrapbook.

Lesley Xx

Sally H said...

What a wonderful idea! Those prima flowers are beautiful!

lisa said...

A lady after my own heart, Judith. I can't resist flowers and these are just gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you do with them.
Your scrapbook sounds really intriguing, I've never seen one of those before.
Love your other creations too. I've just bought those Elusive Images flower stamps and just love them.
Hope things get sorted out quickly with Ryan, it must be very worrying for you all.


Jo said...

You're lucky to have got hold of those white 'e' flowers, Judith. Everywhere I've looked seems to have sold out and I'm kicking myself for not getting them at Ally Pally where I saw them for the first time. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Anne said...

Welcome back to blogdom Judith, love those flowers!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous creations and very handy too! Hope Ryan has a fabulous birthday!
Sandra x

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