Wednesday, July 21, 2010

You Only Live Once!

Hi everyone!

Well, it's been ages since I've added anything to my blog...I've been meaning to, but sometimes life gets very busy! I've been having some arthritis issues with my knee which has resulted in me not sleeping too well. That in turn results in me dragging my butt around and not getting much done! Not even much stamping, much to my dismay!!  And I have new stuff to play's waiting for me and I think I need to go up to my craft room and play!

Here's a quick little share for you today, it's a very easy to make distressed flower.  I made the flower for the Bermuda Bay card with the XL Flower Punch and punched out 4 pieces. (The Old Olive card is made with the Scallop circle punch exactly the same way)  One will be for your base.  The other 3 I attached together with a brad in the centre and then spritzed them heavily with water.  Crumple them up until you get the shape you like and set your flower aside to dry.

While my flower was drying I stamped the Bella Toile in Bermuda Bay for my background.  I added a ribbon and some pearls down the side and the sentiment is from 5th Avenue Floral, punched out with the wide oval punch.  I punched out 2 pieces in Bermuda Bay and added one to each side of the sentiment to finish it off.

I did exactly the same thing here, only I used Old Olive ink and grosgrain ribbon and the Scallop Circle punch.  It's not as full as the one above, but it would be much better for mailing.  Then I added a little rhinestone to the centre of the flower.

This was a lovely flower until my sweet little kitty, LilyBean ran off with it and chomped it up....what a little mischief!  She hopped right up onto my craft table when I wasn't looking and the next thing I knew she was making off with her treasure...this is what it looked like by the time I rescued it!  LOL!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your time with me!  


  1. Very pretty....simple but elegant.. I love making those flowers!!

  2. Both cards are the colors! I have a "sweet little kitty" myself and his favorite place is right in the middle of my craft table..and when he thinks he needs treats, he start batting things around to get my attenion!