Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Craft Room Flowers

I really enjoyed visiting your travel/postcard themed creations for our Craft-room challenge, made a nice change from Christmas cards !!

Our new challenge is for you to make your own flowers which was Hazel's choice. Here is what she has to say -

"For this fortnight's challenge I have chosen Hand Made Flowers. You can make anything eg. a card, tag, altered art, canvas as long as your work has a flower/flowers on it that you have made yourself. Your flowers can be made of any material eg. paper, card, fabric, the flowers on my card have been made with paper doilies. I'm looking forward to seeing all your lovely flowers. Have fun."

I love making my own flowers and have several favourite techniques but thought I'd try a new one for this challenge. I took inspiration from Craft Stamper magazine and used some chiffon fabric, cut with scalloped Nesties in a couple of sizes and held over a candle to shrivel and curl the edges. I finished off by gluing some beads in the centres.
This is the card I made which was for my niece Amy's 21st birthday.  This is a very special occasion as Amy was diagnosed with Leukaemia when she was nine and the fact we are now celebrating her 21st is extra special.
So take a break from those wintery festive cards and share some flowery, pretty creations with us over at Craft-Room Challenge. You can win a £10.00 voucher to spend in the online shop and we also have blog candy up for grabs. Look forward to visiting you..Esther xx 


  1. these designs are really awesome and color scheme is very very impressive especially purple color

    Plastic Card
    Plastic Cards

  2. oh this is stunning hun love the colors and adore those flowers you have made hugs cherylxxxx

  3. I love your card Esther, your flowers are fabulous - beautiful colours.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. Those flowers are just gorgeous Esther.

    I sometime cut leaves from hessian with Nesties, but never thought of doing the same with finer fabrics, must give it a try. Thanks for the inspirations.

    B x

  5. Your flowers are just beautiful! Love the beads and the colours, and the card is stunning. hUgs


  6. Lovely lovely flowers heating and shrivilling fabric is great fun, very pretty colour as well. Great that your niece is a surviver congratulations to her. XOXO Zoe

  7. Truly stunning Esther, the close up of the flowers shows them in all their glory. I have tried cutting net with nesties without any success, you will have to let me know your secret. Love this, Julia xxxx

  8. very beautiful card those flowers are fab. Hugs Sandra XX

  9. These are absolutely gorgeous flowers Esther! I love the delicate fabric, and a beautiful card. Maria x

  10. WOW Esther these are totally gorgeous, I love the whole card:0) I think it's fantastic to be celebrating a lucky young lady's 21st, I hope she had a wonderful birthday, Gay xxx

  11. Hi Esther,
    just love the colour of these flowers, they are gorgeous;-))m


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