Friday, 30 April 2010

Bloomin' Lovely

Last week I paid a visit to one of my favourite shops Pickleberry Papercrafts where I tried..... but couldn't resist buying one of the new Tim Holtz Alterations dies. Now I'm not adverse to a bit of cutting but these dies make creating flowers really easy. They die cut grungepaper with ease. I'm impressed can you tell? So, since then I've been making lots of flowers all created with the tattered floral die.
The top flower is made from inked grungepaper, the left one cut from a mini deck of Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl range and the right hand side from cream linen cardstock. So you see you can get lots of different looks depending on the materials you use and how you style the flowers.
They look good on a card, this one uses more Material Girl paper and a bit of bazzill cut with a nestabilities label (No 1) die. I'm sure these flowers will be a feature on upcoming posts :-)

It was a lovely surprise to see that my altered matchbox has been chosen to feature in the samplers for the month of April on the Alter It Monthly challenge. I'm looking forward to taking part in the next challenge - thank you.

I'll be back soon with my April Calendar 365 challenge page. In the meantime I wish you all an enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend and hope that the sun makes an appearance at some time.


Sian said...

I hope you have a lovely weekend too Amanda! Well done with your matchbox :)

Pickleberry Papercrafts said...

Amanda they're just amazing!

Craft Fairy said...

Fab work Amanda. I love the papers that you've used too.