Friday, 12 August 2011

Flourishes Scavenger Hop Challenge!

Ooh wee!! Flourishes has a Scavenger Hop Challenge on the go with awesome prizes!! Go have a look for yourself here. You have to hop to a couple of blogs to collect the 'recipe' for a card, post about it on your own blog and then enter your card.
Okay, this is the first requisite - to have this notice in your post. Done!

The 'recipe' includes - white, bling, decorative paper, floral, green, square, pink & ribbon. I think I have got them all on my card. Done! Oh, and if you use a Flourishes stamp, your name is entered twice! How great is that! Jippee - I have two chances!

I suppose now you want to see my card? Well, here it is! I love my Sweet Pea stamps from Flourishes!
The pink & the green board are both Bazzill. The image is colored with my trusty old Tombows. Gross grain ribbon from my stash and the bling buckle I got from Just-Imagine (a local business) many moons ago. Oh, and some more bling - a little bit of Stickles on the flowers - just because. Please do click on the pic of the card so that you can see everything in detail :-)

And that is it!

Thanks so much to the Flourishes team - I really do love all my Flourishes stamps and wouldn't mind to have many, many more.

Good luck to all the participants!

Monday, 08 August 2011

Zipper Flowers

A warm hi on this cool Monday morning! Here in the part of South-Africa where we live it feels like summer is on its way. It would be wonderful as this winter was extra cold for us. Having moved from a much warmer area to the cold Freestate, we suffered a bit. But, we are happy where we are and by next year I am sure winter won't worry us one bit any more.

I am still busy with the goodies for our WI conference next year.  This week I will be making zipper flowers which are going to be used as rosettes. Different colors and sizes for first, second & third places. I thoroughly enjoy making these and have made quite a couple of them already. My daughter-in-law also made some which she will be wearing as a broach. This was my first two experiments. I found the idea on Sandy from Keepsake Crafts blog here.  It is super easy to make! Thanks so much for your easy instructions Sandy!

The pink one was a white zipper that I sprayed with various colors of inks. I prefer the metal zipper flower, even though it is a bit heavier than the plastic zipper one.  I will be adding broach pins to all these flowers/rosettes so that the recipients can wear them, if they would like to.

Well, I am off to start measuring and cutting - I have around 50 of these to make. Hope you like what you see and will also give it a try.