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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Pink for a .....


Finally got time to make some little foamiran flowers to go with this cute little LOTV topper. 
I used pink foamiran for petals and white foamiran for centres.
Other items used
pompom ribbon, satin ribbon, paper leaves, spellbinders grame die, papers from Nitwits and finished with faux stitching
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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Air-dry clay roses!


I recently treated myself to this set of fmm cutters and vein mats.

I also purchased some white clay, blue clay and green clay.
And this is what I came up with.
My first first clay roses and leaves in pink
I mixed some red distress ink into white clay until I was happy with the colour.
Each one looks a bit different as with practice I was getting the hang of it better lol.



My next batch I mixed some blue clay into the white but used a wee bit too much, hence the deep blue colour lol. Again I couldn't resist using the left overs, mixed with some more white clay to make blue leaves.


Here is a close up of the veins on the leaves and the large rose.


And here is how I used some of those blue flowers!



I will post a finished project with these so you can see how they look on a card.







Thursday, 29 June 2017

Silver bells



Back with yet another wallet but this time made with mirri card and embossed with a rose embossing folder. The flower has been coloured with a blue ink pad and some white stamens to finish off.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

And another one!


I know, I'm getting boring now but I have had to make a lot of these and I am very happy about it as I get to make foamiran flowers!
This one was made for my eldest son's wedding which will be on 5th July!

I used 
Rosy Dot flower die, Spellbinders die, The Works leaf die
White foamiran and white stamen
Image - Marianne stamp
coloured with promarkers
Wallet was made with blue card with darker shade on inside.

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Wedding Day gift wallet


Finally getting a chance to share one of my recent foam flower makes.
This is a gift wallet for my Son's wedding from his Granny.
I went with orange as he lives in Co. Armagh, so that's their colours. The flower is made using white foamarian and I delicately coloured with orange distress inks.
The stamen are  a mix of gold and white and the leaves are paper.
I used a LOTV stamp, coloured with promarkers.

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Foamiran Confirmation card



Haven't had much time for posting or making flowers recently but hopefully that will change soon.
I did made this Confirmation card though.
The flowers were made from white silk foamarin and Rosy Owl heart flower dies.
I coloured them with Gelatoes.
The leaves are also cut from green foam using a leaf die from The Works
The  rest of the dies are from Spellbinders.
I added large pearls to the flowers.

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Monday, 17 April 2017

Mellow yellow!

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I decided to decorate a little gift box up using a few foamiran flowers.
The large flower was made using white foamiran, yellow stamen, yellow distress ink and rosy dot AC1 dies from Foamiran Ireland.

The two smaller roses where made using the rosy dot heart flowers die from Scrap and Craft. I used yellow foamiran. This is my first time making the roses and as you can see my very first one is on the right. I did not cover the tin foil enough so that was a learning curve but look at the second. I am very pleased with it.
Leaves are from  Wild Orchard Crafts.

Papers used are from We R Memory Keepers


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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Silk foam flowers






I had a card to make so had a quick play with the silk foam. Wow! I don't think I'll be ordering the foamiran anymore. I am sold on the silk. It's so soft and easy to work with. Rolls and twists perfectly, colours perfectly and doesn't rip as easily! What's not to like....well the price I suppose. It's twice the price of a sheet of foamiran but worth it for special projects.
I cut these with the Heart Flower Rosy Dot dies. I should have added another layer but didn't.
They have been coloured using distress inks, and finished with white stamen.
The card is a new shape for me, think its for the z fold and I really like it.
The papers are from Nitwits.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Exciting delivery!


I had a special delivery today!! Guess what I am looking forward to during the Easter holidays?
Watch this space.
Silk foam, new dies and large ball tool all from Scrap and Craft
Gelatos from Ebay


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Heart for a Mum

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Winners Badge


Front


Back



Whoops! I did it again......
My resistance is low when it comes to making foamiran flowers and these cute little plaques!

This time I decorated the back with this lovely image from Teddy Bo & Co
It will be available there from this afternoon hopefully!
I coloured her with promarkers, which was tricky as I had to print her directly onto the yellow paper but I am very happy with the finished result.


Flowers were cut from white Foamiran using my  Rosy Dot Dies and coloured using distress inks.


I heated them up and rolled once together and then kept twisting them. For at least 30 twists each. I did the original ones by rolling lots first then a bit of twisting but I like the look of the finished ones.


I accidently ripped one during the stretching procedure but I used it anyway. The heat glue gun saves all my sins lol.

Items used:
White Foamiran, distress inks, stamen, heat gun, glue gun
Leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Mother's Day money wallet




I used white foamiran today coloured with yellow distress ink. The flowers have been cut using my Rosy Dot Dies.
I added yellow stamen and purple gems to centre.
The leaves where punched from white card.
This is a money wallet for Mother's Day.

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Flowers for baby card




So today I used my pink foamiran for this little baby card.
I used my dies again but for the centres I used some scraps of white foamiran cut and rolled and heated with heat tool for the centres. I sprayed them with sparkle and spray.
The little hearts were punched using pink foamarian. I did try to punch some butterflies but it did not like the foamiran. 
TIP: when using punches, if deep enough layer your foam with copy paper, it really helps the punch to cut through both without spoiling the foamiran


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Step by step


Step 1 - I cut white foam with my big flower die from Foamiran Ireland
I tinted them using the versa colour ink pad


Step 2 - I heated with my heat tool and then rolled and twisted between my fingers until I was happy with shape


Step 3 - I opened out the flowers and stretched each individual petal



Step 4 - I used my glue gun to stick each of the layers together



Step 5 - I added a large pearl to each of the centres


Step 6 - added them to my project!!