Sunday, 12 January 2014

Just Flowers

Hi everyone,
 
It's been blimmin' cold here today. About 4 degrees this afternoon and dark and miserable.
 
I have spent all afternoon, playing with my photo program, that I have had for a few months. It was just a new version of my old one, but much more complicated! I couldn't find where to fade or add fade-out designer frames to my photos. The program is now in 4 different parts. Ugh!!!
 
As you can see below, I have finally found where to do it and then to get my photos into blogger. It's now a very fiddly process, so don't know how often I will do it! I bet it was designed by a bored bloke!!
 
I just had to show you these new dies I have. They are Sizzix, Susan's Garden, Thinlits Dies. I am sure you too probably already have them, but I bought them a just before Christmas.
 
The first one I got was the rose. I made it from double sided paper that I have had for years. Everyone that has seen it, thought it was real. It looks very fragile but actually, it is really robust.
 
 
 
 
You also get the dies for the bud which I did with blue paper. Don't ask why blue!!
 
The next ones I bought, are the Poppy and Pansy/Violet sets. You also get the leaves that go with the flowers. I had made the Pansy and Violets, but my Granddaughter pinched them, before I had the chance to photo them!
 


Because the rose is rather large, 3 1/2" or 8.5cm across, it is too big for cards but great for boxes. I hope they come out with a set suitable for cards. What I did have a go at, was down sizing the petals. You get 4 sizes and different shaped petal dies. I drew around them onto paper and then reduced them down by half. It did work, but as you need loads of petals for each flower, it was very time consuming. Not doing it again for a while!
 
Well at least I have had some success today. I now have to sort and list a rack of cards, to take to my Charity for tomorrow.
 
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thanks for taking time to visit my little blog.
 
Hugs,
 
Carol s.xx
 
 
 

6 comments:

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol, wow these flowers look so beautiful! You have done a great job on them!
Hugs Lynsey x

Elaine said...

Oooo Carol! Your flowers are amazing! I do handmade flowers but I'm pretty useless to be honest and just use a punch or die, but these are so realistic...love them.

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Louise said...

Fabulous flowers,love the poppy one it looks so real,I do need to start making more of my own flowers.
Louise xx

Shelly said...

Hi Carol! Your flowers look great, and so real! They're going to look a treat on your projects! xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, these are gorgeous, big hugs Pops x x x

aussie aNNie said...

think I missed this post, the flowers are so real just bautiful.xx