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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Using another decorative pin

Here's another card I've made using one of my decorative pins.  I sure do love making these pins.. I think it's another addiction I've acquired :)   I've made this card for a friend but haven't given it to her yet... I just hope she's too busy to read my blog well, for now, at least.
The main flower on this card is NOT a PENNY FLOWER but one that I've adapted to my liking and made it MY WAY.  The little 'Lillies' have got artificial stamens in them which are something I very rarely use, however, I'm liking the look of these so I thought.... "WHY NOT?"

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Red Festive Flower

It's been some time since I've done one of my more elaborate cards.. I have been concentrating on cards that do not cost too much to post around the world.  I wanted to include one of my Decorative Pins and chose the Red Pin.. This pin is rather regal looking so I knew it had to be a special card.  I went through a box of flowers I had made years ago but decided I would start from scratch and chose the FESTIVE FLOWER (from PENNY FLOWERS) but instead of doing a plain centre I did a fringed one and lightly touched it with some glue and then some shiny gold glitter.  Not something I normally do but it worked.  I'm not completely happy with where I have placed the pin but it was the only place it looked ok.  My hubby thinks this card would make a great Christmas card..  Perhaps he's right but one sure wouldn't want to make a heap of these!

Decorative Pins

The last few months have certainly had me on my toes.  Looking after Rob following his heart attack and then the quad bypass as well as looking after ME.. has been a full time job and didn't leave me with much craft time.  However.. things have settled down and I'm while I didn't stop crafting, I didn't do that much. Things are different now.

Last year one of my friends sent me a card that had a decorative pin on it.  I just loved the look and decided I would have a go but like many things.. time just didn't allow it on the agenda then but this year I started collecting some beads and other materials and here are my first three pins...
Since then I have made three more it's time to put them on to cards. The whole purpose of these pins is to adorn my cards.. and to highlight my flowers. It's so much fun making these but now comes the hard work... putting them into my layouts... STAY TUNED!  Here are the next three pins.