My Lovely Friends,

Wednesday 30 August 2017

A little decoration

Hi guys, as you know I love Foamiran, I am learning something new every time I use it, but I thought I'd show you some Peony style flowers I made a few weeks ago,

I used white 0.6 Foamiran and the fabulous Peonies die by Craft Passion for the petals,
I wanted these flowers to be light and cheery looking so kept to the pale shades using Pental Oil Pastels,
As you can see I also used some stamens in different colours to match in too,

I made them to go with this birdcage, so as well as the Peonies and buds, I added some hand cut leaves made with 0.6 Olive Green Foamiran, coloured with a hint of colour added too,

This is were it lives in my home, Lol
Hope you like it too,
Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday 27 August 2017

Use A Die Cut over at LHOSM

Hi guys, were back today with our latest challenge over at 
which this time is to  Use A die Cut
and we are being kindly sponsored by The Ribbon Girl,

I received one of the magnolia club Magazines and inside was a creation very similar to this which Dee Dee had made, well I just so wanted to have a go myself, so I cut the cup and saucer with my Silhouette Machine, I then used some of the gorgeous Maja Design papers from my stash to decorate them, then I used some of the fabulous die cuts which came out of the same Magnolia magazine to decorate it,

I coloured AfternoonTea Tilda with my distress re-inkers then fussy cut her out so she could sit on the edge of the cup,

The tea bag and spoon were dies from the magazine, then I used some swirl dies in my stash too,

I used a mixture of flowers from my stash too,

All about Magnolia - All about Summer
Simply Magnolia - Summer
Magnolia-licious - Anything goes /option lace
Midweek magnolia's - Anything goes with a Magnolia image
Deep ocean - Fave colours combo
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything goes

I hope you will join us in the fun,
Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday 24 August 2017

Something a little different

Hi guys, I've been playing with some of the fabulous Foamiran again, this time in 0.6 Foamiran in white,
I was asked by someone which I like best, this type of Foamiran or the Silk, I have only used the Silk once as it's fairly new to me, where as I've used the 0.6 quite a few times, so in all honesty I need to try more flower styles with the silk, but having said that, up to now I like both of them for different reasons, the Silk is lighter, easily formed and of course you don't need an Iron,

I coloured them with Pental Oil pastels in red, Green/Grey and Olive Green, applied with a little bit of a  foam washing up pad cut up,

I also made the leaves out of the white Foamiran this time and just coloured them with the same colours,

The middle largest sized flower has some stamens from my stash and I added some beads attached to wire which I made up from my stash too,  again for the petals I used the fabulous Peony petals die from Craft passion,

For the bulb type flower I just added one bead and less stamens and kept the petals more together,

The middle sized flower I added a couple of beaded stems and some stamens, I made this flower more open then the bud but I didn't use as many petals as the largest flower head,

I then cut out some leaves and used a mold for the veins,

Closer/full view again,

I'll be back on Sunday with my LHOSM creation, as we will be back then with our latest challenge,
Catch up soon,
Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Summer Time

Hi guys, it's time again for the new release inspiration over at 
This time I've used this fabulous image called

I thought this would make a wonderful image to use on a gift bag, as in a  gift for a spa day, retirement or a Summer birthday,

I've coloured her with distress re-inkers then used some papers, lace and flowers from my stash to match the colours,  
Do check out this and all the other gorgeous images in this and the other releases,
We also have a challenge over on the blog every month on the 15th, why not come and join in the fun with us,
See you Soon,
Hugs Liz xx

Friday 18 August 2017

Foamiran Frilly Roses Tutorial - part two

Hi guys, I'm here with part two of my Foamiran Frilly Roses tutorial for you, part one was posted yesterday if you would like to watch that first,

Closer View

Yesterday I showed you how to shape the petals for the smaller bud type and middle sized flower,
today I will show you the size of petals I used for the larger one and how I put them together,

So the largest flowers used petals 3.5cm x 3.5cm and 4 x 4.5, again these were drawn by me and then used as a template to cut round the foamiran,

Take a piece of wire, I have used some wire my hubby gave me but you can buy wires for flowers,

At one end form a loop with a pair of pliers or if your wires thinner use your fingers, don't use too thin of a wire if you wish your roses to stand up straight as mine are in a vase,

To this add some glue from your glue gun,

Take one of your smaller petals and add the glued wire to one side as shown,

Make sure it is in the correct place and held firm,

Add some more glue to the inner part of your petal,

Then wrap the petal around the wire and glue into place,

Sorry for the slightly blurred photo's hubby was helping me and his arms were beginning to ache, lol

Add some glue to begin your next layer, adding the glue where the edge of the petal finished,

 Sorry ignore the petals on my mat, I hadn't realised they were in the photo till later, so take your next petal and place the middle of it on to the glue you just added,

Then glue the edges of this petal down too,

Keep repeating this step till you have quite a few petals attached,

Doing exactly the same way of adding the petals, it is so hard to show you in step by step where you are of course missing bit's but I hope you are still with me,

Here the petal has been glued and I am about to glue the edge in place,

If a petal seems to be unstuck or I have been heavy handed with the glue I sometimes use a wooden skewer to help hold the petal so I don't burn my fingers!!! lol

Of course I then carry on adding more petals in the same way but at this stage only adding glue to the base of the petals, I go with how the flower is looking not by how many petals I have added,

Here you can see it beginning to come together a little, by only gluing the base the flower has more form and isn't just a tight bud, you can of course keep them tight if that's the look your after,

So again only gluing at the base of the petals I add more layers, nip the base together with your fingers occasionally to give some shape,

I check to see how it's looking and how many more petals I wish or need  to add, I would probably added a couple or so more here if I was making a small type rose head, as shown on my finished flowers above!!

For the  middle sized  flower I would add more petals of the smaller size, in exactly the same way, then add the next size up coloured on the edges only, ( Sizes given on my first Tutorial, shown yesterday)

aFor the largest flower head, at this point I start using the larger petals only coloured on the petal edges,

This gives a lovely two tone look to the flowers, add a couple or more layers then...

Again check to see how your flowers looking,

The underneath view!!

This is coming along nicely, you can slightly shape it by cupping it in your hands or fanning out the petals from the middle to the outside too if needed,

Of course remove any glue strings too, I always seem to see them more on my photos then on my flowers, lol

I then finish off my flowers with some Olive green Foamiran in 0.6, this can take the Iron,

So basically I hand cut  my flower  Calyx's out of a square of Foamiran, I will do step by step of this another time as hubby is fed up!!! lol
But this is the look your after, I then add some colour on the edges and heat them on a moderate iron for a few seconds then scrunch them up as shown on the left one,

As you see the curl up beautifully, slightly uncurl them, not too much and glue onto the base of your Roses,
I glue them near the wire and  and a little way down the petals, again I will show you that at a later date if needed, just let me know!!! I then give the pointed outer edges a final twist with my fingers,

To finish them off I added some floral tape to my wires and some hand cut leaves,
Well I hope you have enjoyed my tutorials, any questions just ask, see you soon,
Happy Crafting!!