Daily Archives: April 5, 2013

Tomorrow’s Forecast

Welcome to the weekend Everyone,

I wanted to do a special card for a lovely friend that helped me out this week with some kind words.  Even though we live across the ocean from each other, she has been really sweet in lifting my spirits.  If you get a chance do check out her blog, she does incredible work!


and the inside


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Joan’s Gardens – Spring
Timeless Tuesday #214 ~ Wrap It With Ribbon!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you can come back and visit again soon!

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Buddleia Flower w/mini-tutorial

Hi Everyone,

Today, I have a little something different to share and would like to show you how to make a “Buddleia” flower : )  The “Buddleia” is more commonly known as the Butterfly Bush.

The color of these flowers are so vibrant and I think they just scream Summer!Butterfly-Box

Here is a closer look at the flowers


So now for the fun ……..

Oh, before we begin, here is a photo of what the flower looks like in real life:


First, using the dies shown from B188 – Embellishment #2 you will need to cut quite a few of each since these flowers are small and depending how long you want each flower will dictate how many you will need.  I used on average about 20-22 for each stem.  I decided to do a Purple outside with a Yellow center.  A pipe cleaner is what I used as the base for the flower.


After you have all pieces cut you can start to assemble by cupping each of the pieces and I used my Glossy Accents as a glue to attach the 2 pieces together.


Starting at the top of the pipe cleaner attach the flowers 1 by 1 making sure that you have them close together.  Good glue is very important and since these are small the Crafters Tools that Cheery Lynn Designs sells are perfect.


To finish the flowers off I used the B119 – Tropical Leaves.  I cut and separated the leaves so they were mostly individual and glued them as desired to the pipe cleaner.

As a final step in finishing the flower off, wrap the bottom of the pipe cleaner in Floral Tape to cover the pipe cleaner to make it look more realistic.


I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial.  Stay tuned for more : )

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B119 – Tropical Leaves
B160 – Queen Anne’s Lace Border
B188 – Embellishment #2
B266 – Tiny Things with Wings
D138 – Mini Dimensional Butterflies w Angel Wings
DL112A – Small Angel Wing
XL-10 – Coved Rectangle-Classic LG Stackers Nesting Dies

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Back to Nature (add a butterfly, dragonfly, hummingbird, etc)!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Rhedd and Rosies – Vintage/Shabby
Make it Monday #134
Crafts and me Challenges – Challenge 127 – SPRING FLOWERS

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!
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