Saturday 30 March 2013

Daffodil Fairy

Hello folks, hope you're all having a lovely Easter weekend and those of you with the white stuff are keeping warm. We haven't had more than a sprinkle here thank goodness although it's still so chilly the poor daffodils don't want to show their faces lol
To make up for that, I decided to make something for the current Alphabet Challenge which has reached D and the theme of Daffodils was picked by fellow MMM DT mate Caz. I had a bit of a dilemma as I don't have any daffodil stamps or images so a search on the internet was necessary and I found a gorgeous vintage postcard to use as the basis for my card. Hope you like my bright and cheery creation.

I made the background paper by sponging Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink on a square of card and then stamped the Hobby Craft damask design on with Mustard Seed Distress ink. I distressed the edges of the paper and curled them up slightly.
I distressed the edges of the postcard with an emery board and inked with VersaColor Marigold ink before adding to a green mat with edges distressed in the same way.
I fussy cut a spray of vintage daffodils to make a floral embellishment and added to the card wrapping layered green and yellow ribbons around the background paper with the flower stalks tucked under. I wound the floral embellishment round the postcard before sticking it on to give a dimensional effect.

Have a lovely day tomorrow.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
The Alphabet Challenge - D for Daffodils
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or Lace
Sisterhood Of Crafters - Easter or Spring

Friday 29 March 2013

Vintage Paper Piecing

Hello again, I'm here with my second post today which is to tell you about the new challenge today over at Polka Doodles which is to make a project featuring Paper Piecing - my second go at creating like this in the last week too!
I've made a rather girly card with a lovely vintage lady from the Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 CD and have combined her with one of my favourite things - roses. Hope you like what I've made.

I printed the image out on to thick cartridge paper and also on to a scrap of deep rose coloured paper with roses printed on it. I then cut just the frock out of the printed paper and added this over the plain image. I coloured the remaining parts of the image with watercolour pencils the trimmed the panel and added it to a mat made from the rest of the rose printed paper.
I cut a square of pink rose printed paper from the Pretty Sweet CD (this is where the other rose paper came from too) then distressed the edges and inked them with deep pink ink.
I die cut a doily with a Marianne Design die using paper from the Cherryblossom Lane CD and cut out some rose sprigs from the Sugarplum Daisy CD. The sentiment was printed and coloured with a pale pink Promarker then added to a die cut mat of the rose paper. I assembled the card as you see, tucking the roses around the image panel.

You might be interested to know that Nikky now has a brand new mini CD available called Fredericka with some rather sassy and chic images for all occasions together with a huge selection of papers, embellies and sentiments. At the moment you also receive a free paper pack when you purchase the CD but don't delay as this is a limited offer and when they're gone, they're gone!

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter.
Hugs, Fliss xx

All Of A Flutter

Hello everyone, the first of 2 posts today with my creation this week for That's Crafty. I've been playing with the Distress Stains again and have very blue fingers to prove it! I'm hoping it will wear off soon or I'll get some very strange looks in the supermarket!

As you can see, a very bright and cheery creation and I just wish I could say the same for the weather which is still really chilly and more like Winter than Spring.
If you'd like to see how I made the card please do hop on over to That's Crafty where you'll find a materials list and instructions.

See you later.
Fliss xx

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Paper Piecing At FSC

Hello folks on a very gloomy Tuesday afternoon. I'm back today with my rather late inspirational creations for the current Fashionable Stamping Challenges theme which is Paper Piecing.
I had a bit of a struggle with this one as I found it impossible to combine the paper piecing with one of my usual hand made backgrounds and finally gave up today after trying several things with my second card (yes, 2 for the price of 1 this time!) and being very unhappy with all of them.

I then made the first card using one of the pieces from left over my workshop demo yesterday which was about using patterned paper in various ways to stamp on. This one is vintage style and having finished it, I then found the inspiration to finish the original card I tried to make so here they both are!

This one uses mostly Paper Cellar papers and I made the central panel with a bargello technique, trimming to size then stamping the Artistic Outpost serenity sentiment on with Memories Artprint Brown.
I stamped the butterfly (B Line Designs) with the same ink on to some polka dot paper and cut it out. I then distressed the edges of a piece of contrasting background paper and stuck this to a kraft card blank. I cut the floral border from a piece of patterned paper and trimmed round the floral section before adding to the card over the stamped panel.
I added the paper pieced butterfly to finish.

Now for something completely different!

A rather funky modern design using some Basic Grey papers that have been floating around in my paper box for quite a while!
I stamped the bird (a Papermania Urban stamp) on to white card with black ink then stamped various portions on to contrasting papers (Basic Grey Ambrosia). I cut out the sections and added them to the image on white card then trimmed to a rectangular panel. I added this to a red mat.
I covered a white card blank with one of the papers from the pad and added a sentiment (Inkadinkado) which I die cut with an X Cut label die and added this to the card with 2 tiny red heart shaped buttons.

The Fashionettes have done rather better than me with their backgrounds so do hop on over for a peek. We're also now sponsored by the lovely Leo of Flonzcraft who is offering a $20 voucher to his online shop for the randomly drawn winner. If you haven't yet visited his shop, please do as you're totally spoilt for choice with a huge array of images.

Back soon,
Hugs, Fliss xx

Monday 25 March 2013

Garden Spells

Hello folks and a special welcome to my new followers, I'm very pleased and honoured that you decided to join me here.
I'm a little late today with my creation for this week's challenge over at Make My Monday mostly due to the prepping for a workshop I taught this morning which caused a bit of a creative overload lol. I couldn't think what to do until this morning when I woke up with the idea (must have been dreaming about it or something!) and here's the finished card which is quite a clean and simple one for me as you'll see.
The challenge is to make something based on the cover or the story behind Sarah Addison Allen's Garden Spells book. I based mine loosely on the cover but reversed the colours as I didn't want too much black.

As you can see, I've used the colours of the flowers and leaves on the cover to make my inked background which was created using Distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac and Mowed Lawn, all sponged on for a rainbow variegated look.
I then stamped on the wild flower silhouette (The Craft Fairy) and the butterfly which was part of a set free with a magazine a while ago with VersaFine black ink. I added a narrow mat of black card and then stamped the butterfly again twice on a larger white panel with a sentiment from a Kanban set using the black ink and coloured the butterflies with Aquamarkers.
I finished the card by adding the panels to a larger panel of smoky blue card attached to a white square card blank.

I hope you like what I've made and you should hop over to the challenge blog as the Design Team have some gorgeous and varied creations to inspire you.

Have a great week and hope the white stuff is not causing you too many problems.
Fliss xx

Friday 22 March 2013

Sweet Pea For That's Crafty

Hello folks, I have a little warmth to share today in this absolutely freezing weather - doesn't seem like it's nearly April! I hope my creation for That's Crafty will bring a little colour to cheer everyone up.

Over at That's Crafty you'll find a picture of the background paper I made for my rather rustic wall hanging together with a materials list and instructions on how I made it. The technique for the background paper involves 2 materials that I wouldn't normally use together and came about a bit by accident (in common with quite a few of my background techniques!)
My creation also features recycled packaging, one of my real loves, using a plain  notepad back which had 2 handy holes already punched at the top for the back and a strip of corrugated packaging which I tore for a distressed look. 
If you're not yet following, do hop over for a peek as the blog is full of tutorials and unlike a magazine - is completely free!

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Thanks too Alison (aka Butterfly) who alerted me to the current challenge over at Eclectic Paperie where the eTeam pick is corrugated cardboard. I'd definitely like to link to that.

Monday 18 March 2013

William Morris Style

Hello again folks, I'm back as I managed to finish off my creation that I just had to do when I saw the theme at Frilly and Funkie for the fortnight chosen by Jenny (aka Buttons) was William Morris Style and I only just about got it made in time as a spare hour or so appeared yesterday and I decided to get exceedingly inky.
I absolutely love William Morris' designs and spent some of the time browsing the gorgeous images on Google trying to decide what to do. Having noticed that a lot of the designs feature acanthus leaves, I hit upon the idea of using my Kaisercraft Twig and Berry Flourish clear stamp set as the flourish is a little like the leaves.
The paper was supposed to be in shades of green but the first step I used with Versamark as resist didn't quite work so I had to overstamp it and this is the result - a bit Christmassy I admit but I like it!

The resist that didn't quite work used Versamark ink with the flourish and I then sponged on Shabby Shutters Distress ink followed by Bundled Sage and Crushed Olive while attempting to make the flourish design stand out but it refused to play! Might be that the card was too absorbent or something.
It did give a good background colour for the layered stamping though and I stamped the flourish first with Forest Moss then Wild Honey. I then added the leafy berry sprig with Aged Mahogany (this came out quite red for some reason!) and the berries with Pine Needles. What do you think - is it William Morris style enough?

My next dilemma was what to do with the paper as I didn't want to cover it up! An A5 size card turned out to be the answer and I made my own from a piece of olive green mottled card (my last of this colour - sigh). Here's the card and you'll have to let me know what you think.

I stamped down the right side with the flourish stamp and VersaFine Spanish Moss ink and the attached a square of pearly red swirl patterned card distressed round the edges.
I cut a panel from my background paper (as it's 21cm square I have enough to make a couple more things with it or I might just keep it to look at lol) and distressed the edges before attaching to the card.
I stamped the Hero Arts bird collage on white card with VersaFine Deep Lagoon ink and embossed this with clear powder. I then coloured the panel with Distress inks and trimmed down. I added this to a deep teal panel leaving a wide border under the image panel and knotting some deep pink wired ribbon round it.
I haven't yet added a sentiment as I prefer to wait until the right occasion appears.

After a rainy start we now have sunshine so I hope you do too!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Monochrome Tones

Good morning folks and welcome to today's post, especially my new followers and so lovely to have you here. We have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday and it's one that's always a big challenge for me as it's CAS In Monotone and I'm sure you know how far away from my usual style that is!
I've done my best though and decided on shades of green as I really wish that Spring would come - I did see an uplifting sight in the snow last week though as I spotted 2 trees absolutely covered in pink blossom! Here's my card and hope you like it.

I stamped the wild flower image (The Craft Fairy) on the left side of a square of off white card with VersaFine Spanish Moss ink and smudged a little colour over it with a green pastel pencil. I stamped the sentiment (Inkylicious) with the same ink at the top left side.
I stamped the bird (Stampendous) with the green ink on off white card and coloured the bird with the green pastel pencil. I trimmed the image to a rectangle and added it to an olive green textured card mat with a longer border left at the bottom. I knotted a piece of green twine round the border and attached the panel to the card with foam tape.

The Design Team have created some fabulous inspiration for you this week and we'd all love you to join in.

Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Addicted To CAS - Wings
Just Add Ink - Just Add Green
4 Crafty Chicks - Clean and Simple
MilkCoffee Challenge - Go Green
Sisterhood Of Crafters - Green
The Stamping Chef - Good Luck/Green

Friday 15 March 2013

Feelin' Groovy For That's Crafty

Hello again folks, I'm back with my project for today over at That's Crafty and I can't tell you enough how much I enjoyed creating this.
I saw an article a while back in my favourite US crafting mag, Somerset Studio, about collage artist Julie Nutting who makes the most fabulous collages featuring rather quirky, fun girls with clothes made from patterned papers, magazine and book text and so on. I also have her beautiful book, Collage Couture, which you can see HERE if you're interested.
Julie has now designed a range of cling stamps for Prima and you can imagine my delight to find that Laura of That's Crafty is stocking them. I've now got my mitts on a few and this is the first of my creations. Hope you like it!

The actual colours on my canvas are a little brighter than the photo as my camera struggled a bit in the slightly weird light yesterday.
If you'd like to see how I made it, then please hop on over to the That's Crafty Blog and you'll find a list of materials and all the instructions.

This won't be the only time you see these stamps!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

I'm also going to link this up to Hels' Sunday Stamper latest challenge _ You Make Me Feel Brand New as I so enjoyed playing with my new stamps and also Sir Tim's Inside Out alphabet strip die which is really clever (you get 2 letters of each for the price of 1!)

Easter Chicks

Good morning folks, it's time for a little Easter inspiration from me as I'm here today with details for the new challenge today over at Polka Doodles which with Easter fast looming is to make an Easter creation.
I've gone cute for my card with one of the new Easter digis from Emma Canning which you can find in the Polka Doodles online shop, all ready to download.

I couldn't resist these adorably cute chicks which I printed out on to thick cartridge paper and coloured with watercolour pencils. I die cut the image into a circle and added a green mat made from the scrap.
I had a bit of a challenge here as I'm waiting for some more coloured printer ink and had to rummage in my scraps box for papers in yellow and green. I hit upon the idea of cutting the papers into strips which I added to a square of thin card before attaching to the card blank.
I added a strip across horizontally and finished off with an Easter sentiment cut from a larger one on the Paper Boutique Volume 3 CD.

Have a great day and back in a bit with my That's Crafty project for this week.
Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Cards By Lady Anne/Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Easter
Deep Ocean Challenge - Cute and Cuddly

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Pretty In Pink, Blue and Green

Hello folks, hope you're all keeping warm and surviving the current snowy weather. We still have it here as it snowed all day yesterday and most of today, finally stopping in the afternoon when the sun came out!
My poor hubby took over 3 hours to get home yesterday evening having finally had to abandon the car in Brighton and trudge to the station to wait for a train. He went back when the snow stopped earlier and luckily the car was undamaged and started without any trouble. He's been quite lucky compared to some people who ended up spending the night in their cars!
I do have some pics to share of the front and back views from our upstairs windows first thing this morning which are under the details of the card I want to share with you today which will hopefully make you think of Spring despite the weather!

This is another of the cards from the workshop I taught last month where we used the gorgeous Stampendous Garden Gal stamp. The image here was stamped with VersaFine Smokey Gray ink and then coloured with Promarkers and a little detail added with pencils. I trimmed the image to a rectangle and added a blue mat.
I made the background with various strips, the blue being dry embossed with a Crafts Too folder, the green is marbled card stamped with a floral flourish with Adirondack Aqua and the pink is flourish stamped with Aqua and Pink Sherbert Adirondack inks. I layered up the strips on a thin piece of card before attaching it to the card blank as if you do this, you can trim off any edges which are not quite straight.
I finished off with a Memory Box bouquet die cut from pink card and a corner in the same card die cut with the Marianne Design Anja corner.

Here are my snowy pics which I snapped because we don't usually get much of the white stuff here as I live about 200 metres from the sea as the crow flies.

Definitely brrrrrrrr here!
Back soon.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Bunny Zoes's Crafts - Girly
Vintage Stamping Challenges - Spring Is In The Air

Monday 11 March 2013

Heat It Up!

Morning folks, we certainly need a bit of heating up this morning as Spring has decided to hide away and I woke up this morning to thick frost, -5 and it's now snowing! Eek! I shall be staying in the warm today I think.
I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm a big fan of Dancing On Ice and was thrilled to bits when Beth won as I've been so fed up with Jason's negative comments about her and I thought her version of Bolero with the lovely Dan so full of emotion (I have to confess it brought tears to my eyes).
Anyway, enough waffle and on to the reason for my post which is to tell you about the new challenge today at Make My Monday which has the theme of Heat Embossing. I have to say I struggled a bit with this one as I couldn't make up my mind what to do and have half done bits all over the place. In the end, I created something quite simple which I hope you like.
We also some some lovely new Design Team members and would like to welcome Jan, Laura and Rosie. You'll need to hop over to the challenge blog to see their gorgeous first creations.

I made the butterfly first by stamping the Hero Arts image on deep red crinkle card with black ink and heat embossing it with clear powder. I then cut it out leaving a narrow border of deep red.
I made the background by stamping the Artistic Outpost text on the top right corner of a square of beige card with VersaFine Crimson Red ink and then stamped the Hero Arts script all around with Brilliance Pearlescent Beige ink. I inked the edges with brown ink.
I die cut a circle and embossed it with a butterfly folder free with Papercraft Essentials magazine and inked this with Antique Linen Distress ink and sand pigment ink. I added this to a scalloped mat of deep red paper and assembled my card as you see.

I hope you have a great day.
Stay warm!
Fliss xx

Sunday 10 March 2013

All Of A Swirl!

Hello folks, sorry about the title but I was a bit stumped for something to call it! I hope you're all having a great weekend and also Happy Mothers Day to everyone in the UK.
Today's post is all about Fashionable Stamping Challenges as we've had a bit of a change around and we have a fab new sponsor, the lovely Leo of Flonzcraft.  He is awarding a $20 voucher to his online shop for the lucky winner and you should take a look as he has a fabulous array of stamps in there, some of which I have and will be showing you very soon once I've had a chance to make something up with them.
The theme for this fortnight is Swirls and I'm continuing with my nature inspiration and have created a canvas.

I painted my canvas with spring green acrylic paint and then applied olive green paint through a stencil to make the swirly pattern.
I stamped the butterflies and daisies (both B Line Designs) with Memories Artprint Brown and coloured then with watercolour pencils. I then added touches of Distress inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade) to make the images pop.
I finished off with a sentiment stamp (Artistic Outpost) stamped with the brown ink, die cut with a Papermania die and inked with the lemon Distress ink.

Hope you have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my canvas:
Hotshot Craft Challenge - Anything But A Card
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything But A Card

Friday 8 March 2013

Secret Garden For That's Crafty

Hello everyone, Friday at last and I'm looking forward to a family weekend as my younger one is coming home from uni for the weekend as it's Mothers Day here in the UK on Sunday.
Just a quickie post to tell you about my creation today for That's Crafty which features one of my most loved stamp sets, a Paper Artsy Hot Pick and rather unusually for me a one layer card - you know how I love my layers lol

The materials and instructions can be found over at the Blog if you're curious as to how it came about and how I created it.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Thursday 7 March 2013

Sisters Forever

Hello everyone and a special welcome to my new followers, so lovely to have you here and great to have you on board.
I'm here today with a very vintage piece of Studio 12 inspiration for you which came about because whilst looking for something else, I came across this absolutely gorgeous vintage photo of my husband's grandmother and her sister snapped around 1910. Their father owned a photographic studio which is still around today and my mother in law's cousin, the current owner, recently donated the vintage family photos to the local museum. This photo was one of them and I'm so lucky to have a copy.
The 2 girls look so sweet in their frilly frocks and flowery hats that I couldn't resist making something to show them off looking very pretty. The beautiful papers I used are all from the first Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 CD - All Sewn Up Collection which is my favourite on the CD.

I started off with an 8x10 inch canvas board which I covered with strips of paper which I tore with the aid of a ruler. It's a really great way to use up some of those leftover scraps as you don't have to use just strips, any pieces can be given the same treatment.
I glued the strips to the canvas board with PVA glue, wrapping ends round the back of the canvas and brushing more glue on top to anchor down any stray sticking up bits. When it was dry it was a little dark for my purpose so I dry brushed the whole board with antique linen acrylic paint. You can see in the second pic that this softens the look beautifully.
I die cut the Tim Holtz weathered clock and inked this up with Gathered Twigs Distress ink then glued it to a mat of the same rose paper used on the canvas board - can you see the contrast?
I cut out the 2 girls from the photo background leaving a small border of the dark grey to make the images pop.
I assembled the canvas board as you see, adding a paper rose and leaves (Prima) together with a vintage butterfly (from my vintage butterfly illustration book) and some inked die cut lace (Tim Holtz Sissix strip die).

I hope you like my little vintage creation and that it might inspire you to create something similar yourselves - I always think the vintage photos are the best and this is a great way to make sure they get put on display rather then hidden away in an album.

Have a great day.
Fliss xx

Challenges to play in:
Try It On Tuesday - Time Flies
Created With Love - Anything Goes

Monday 4 March 2013

More Tales Of The Riverbank

Good morning folks on a very sunny but chilly morning in Sussex. Hoping you have some too and that you had a good weekend, managing to fit in some creative time.
It's time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday and this week the theme is a favourite of mine too - Inspired By Nature so it's time for all those birds, bees and plants and flowers to make a showing.
I decided on another riverbank creation as I wanted to use another of the fabulous bird stamps in my much loved Artemio set (you may remember the gorgeous kingfisher which is from the same set) and this time it was the duck's turn to be inked up. A favourite walking destination is Arundel and there are always ducks on the River Arun tributaries near the castle which is the main inspiration for my card.

The background paper came from my bits box and was created by running a piece of card through the Cuttlebug with a piece of acetate covered with various green Distress inks and Brilliance Pearlescent Lime and Olive misted with a little water. Messy, but great fun and lovely grungy results! I then stamped on some leaves and flowers with Crushed Olive and Bundled Sage Distress inks. I then misted on some Olive Vine Glimmer Mist.
The image panel is thick smooth cartridge paper which was stamped with a plant spray from the Hobby Art CS017D Floral Sketches clear stamp set with Spanish Moss and Olympia Green VersaFine inks, stamping several times before re-inking for a faded effect.
I stamped the duck on the cartridge paper with black ink and coloured him with watercolour pencils. I cut him out and added him to my little scene.
I stamped the greeting from the Hobby Art set directly on the panel and added a dark green mat. I then assembled all the sections on a 5x7 card blank.

Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges I'd like to play in:
Stamping Sensations - The Great Outdoors
Cards For Men - Monochrome
Simply Create Too - St Patrick's Day or Mostly Green

Friday 1 March 2013

Vintage Couture

Well what do you know! My third post today which must be a record for me and it's because I managed to get a photo of a card finished at last after being in the making since the weekend. Not a DT creation but one just because I wanted too - hooray!
A card with a theme you know I love and a shaped one at that which fits a couple of challenges that I'll tell you about later. Here it is and hope you like it.

I turned to the Robert Adams Fabulous Folds CD for the template for my card shape as I wanted to use my Tim Holtz dress form die and it's a bit too tall for a smaller card. I fell in love with this elegant shape step card as soon as I saw it and thought it perfect for the die cut shape.
I printed it out on to beige marbled card, cut and scored the lines to make the shape and then used the arch part of the card to draw the pattern on to pale aqua card to make my decorated paper - happily the 2 side pieces I had to remove are a perfect fit for the side panels (I do love serendipity lol).
I stamped the panels with An Impression Obsession flourish using Brilliance Ice Blue ink. I added these to the made up card blank.
I then embossed a panel of card from my bits box that had been inked up with Brilliance Pearlescent Beige and Ice Blue with a Crafts Too floral flourish folder. I added this to the card.
I die cut the dress form and accessories from kraft card. I tied blue embroidery floss through the buttons and wound it round the cotton reel, then embossed the dress form with the Crafts Too folder. I dressed the mannequin up with scalloped beige lace and a bow with a pearl decoration.
I added them all to the card together with a gorgeous tag recycled from a sweater I bought from a certain discount store - isn't it fabulous with the beautiful swallow and the make is vintage couture, just made for my card!

Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Here are the challenges that inspired my creation:
Vintage Stamping Challenges - Blues, Browns and Beige
Top Tip Tuesday - Tag You're It
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Spring Fling

Hello again! My second post of the day which is another of my spring creations (the reason for the title) and this one is to share my little piece of altered art which I my project for today over at That's Crafty.
You'll see that the gorgeous Stampendous Garden Gal has been inked up again, this time with maroon ink to go with the Crafty Individuals pansies which cried out for maroon for a realistic appearance.

If you'd like to know what I used to make it and how I did it, the materials list and all the instructions can be found over at the That's Crafty Blog.

Have a lovely weekend - it's nearly here!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Spring Flowers

Good morning folks, this is my first post for the day (another will be popping up soon!) and you'll notice that I'm fully into Spring mode at the moment as I have another flowery spring creation to share with you here.
The reason for this one is the new Polka Doodles challenge today which has the theme of Spring Flowers so you could either use just flowers or add some to your creation as I have done. Mine is a little wall hanging decoration which I made for Nikky as a sample for the latest Cherryblossom Lane CD and if you caught the recent shows, you might have spotted this on the counter.

To make the wreath, I cut a scalloped circle of grey board and covered this with peach polka dot paper. I then printed out a variety of flowers and leaves from the CD together with the cute hugging bunnies and a butterfly.
I cut them all out (whilst listening to my ipod!) and assembled the flowers and leaves on a second scalloped circle with the centre circle cut out and the resulting frame covered with green patterned paper. I added the butterfly and then sandwiched some yellow wired ribbon between the layers to make a hanging loop.
I added the sweet bunny friends and the text which I printed out, die cut and added brads to.

Hope to see you there and will be back a bit later on!
Have a great day.
Fliss xx

Some challenges I'd like to play in:
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Divas By Design - Anything Goes