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Crochet Flowers


I have some little crochet flowers to share today which I make using any odd scraps of yarn and cotton.  I always find them a useful thing to have as a standby for any project which may need an embellishment.  I particularly like using the paler colours as these can always be coloured using pens or inks to co-ordinate with whatever I need.  Very useful indeed.


I would like to share my top tip regarding the size of crochet hook to cotton/yarn. Obviously the size of hook is important to the weight of yarn or cotton but it’s also a nice idea to experiment with different sized hooks with the same yarn to create a mixture of sized flowers, some will turn out tight and full and others loopier, but together they will all co-ordinate.

It’s also a lovely idea to combine 2 threads together with a larger hook to create an even larger flower.

Here I have used each thread individually with a co-ordinated sized hook and combined them to create a third flower.  I think they will look stunning all used together on a project.


I hope you have liked todays post, please visit again soon for more inspiration.



Flower Explosion In A Box Frame


I am delighted to share a special project I finished recently.

My Mum took a fancy to a project I did, here is the link if you missed it: http://wp.me/p385yc-lZ.  She said “put it in a frame and I’ll have that”, so after a while of looking for a frame to fit my random sized picture I decided to embark on a new project special for my Mum.

Floral Explosion In A Box

I stamped the Michael Powell image and coloured using pencils.


I then used a variety of Sizzix Susan’s Garden floral dies to make poppies, lillies, fuschias, clivias, begonias, calla lillies, anthuriums, pansies, gazanias, dahlias and gerberas.


I placed my stamped image off centre onto a piece of 12” x 12”  patterned cardstock.


Using blue cardstock I cut Spellbinders Basic Lattice and cut in half placing each piece behind the image.  I then cut a Fleur De Lis Motif to place behind the flowers.


I then arranged the flowers and added some green skeleton leaves.  Lastly, I cut a piece of cream mounting board and mounted in a box frame.


I hope you like it.



Peach Floral Butterfly


I have a card to share today featuring another Chocolate Baroque stamp, which I have simply coloured with pencils.  I ripped the edge and applied ink to age it.


I made a selection of handmade flowers using some dies and scattered around the stamped design. Again I inked the edges to age them.


Lastly, I added a couple of extra diecuts in a darker colour, together with a couple of matt layers and the card is finished.


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