Thursday, 23 June 2011

Playing with the new toy!

A few weeks ago Wipso and I were lucky enough to win the Cuttlebug in Crafty Dawn's give-away.
As we are not paper crafters we didn't already have dies or embossing folders to play with - until yesterday that is.

I have treated us to the Tim Holtz tattered flowers die and have spent time playing with it so that I can share my ideas and experiments with Wipso on funday Monday.

So - here we are folks....

Now, I know there are lots of very talented card makers out there, so ignore the simplicity of the design.
I just wanted to see how the die performed on fabric and decided these little cards would be useful.

Of course we crafters always have a few embellishments in a drawer somewhere so I managed to find a few brads etc to trim them up with.

I had to have a go at heat distressing some of the chiffon and voile flowers that I produced.
I used my little tool that looks like a little hairdrier - it worked a treat.

Once I had tweaked them up with a few beads and brooch backs, I decided they were pretty enough to sell.
They will go into the blog shop along with some lovely brooches Wipso made last week.

Now I am looking for new ideas to use my fabric flowers.
What do you think?


WhingingNinja said...

they look really pretty love the greenish ones and blue too

Pearly Queen said...

I love the chiffon flowers. They would be great on a hat or bag, or as a trim to hold back a curtain. Of course, sewn on a scrunchy or slide they would have a Hawaiian feel in your hair...

Toucan Scraps said...

so pretty

theothermousie said...

Ooh these are very sweet - I love them!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate it xx

Morti said...

All gorgeous, but the distressed chiffon are WELL fabulous....!!!

Wipso said...

I can see fun ahead of us :-)
A x

SueH said...

Oh wow, what beautiful flowers Jo, I’m so pleased the die worked well for you.
They all look fab but I especially love the chiffon ones, very elegant indeed.


Suz said...

Love the green ones..bit of a sucker for greens lol
Hope it cheers up a bit for Annie..supposed to be brighter by the end of the day..fingers crossed
Hugs X

When I am Rich said...

Very pretty. Hair ornaments? To decorate a special gift? Christmas tree decorations? Sure you'll think of lots more!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love your flowers.