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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A simple punch flower

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Hi all, its been a bit since I last posted and thought i should do something before I start to get emails asking where I am ;) Thank you for all your prayers for my brother he is home now and doing well. When we arrived down to see the kids at Uni Beth showed us her wrist that she thought she had sprained on her skate board but on looking at it and a trip to the hospital found out it was broken, so she has a lovely orange cast on now for quite a few weeks.

It was good to see they had settled in to Uni again and checked out both their rooms.

Ive also had the flu and have not felt much like doing anything so now I'm playing catch up. Got myself some new reading glasses which Ive been trying to avoid for some time now but my arm just isn't long enough anymore.

So to the flower card..... I used the new blossom punch from Stampin up for this one. sponged some colour in the center and used my large emboss tool to soften the card stock. Next I shaped the petals down with a bone folder, cut the petals in just a bit more and added a large jewel to the center. For the buds i cut off two petals for one bud and three for the other one, layered these up on some foam tape. The dies I used are called Fancy That. curly leaves and curly flourishes. The emboss tool can be found here
some links
http://www.celcrafts.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Modelling_Equipment_18.html
http://www.shopwiki.com.au/l/Matzoh-Ball-Gumbo-%28EasyRead-Large-Edition%29?page=2
http://www.sugaredproductions.com/categories/Tools/Beautiful-Blossoms-Tools/
http://www.wedding-cake-decorations.net/5-piece-metal-ball-cake-decorating-tool-se/
http://www.icingonlinestore.com/product_info.php?products_id=1899
http://www.rainbowsugarcraft.co.uk/shop/Metal_Ball_Tools.htm
Fancy that dies
http://thepapercrafthub.com.au/epages/ThePapercraftHub.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/ThePapercraftHub/Categories/Dies/Fancy_That

Fast wagon sends all my orders out if you don't for some reason receive your instructions that you order please check your spam box and check that your paypal email address is the same you are expecting to receive your pattern to. If for some reason you don't CONTACT ME and I will help you with your order :)
Blessings to you

and a last thought

'Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously
look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you,
surely I will help you, surely I will
uphold you with My righteous right hand.'
Isaiah 41:10


31 comments:

Gaby said...

What a pretty card. Love the swirly leaves.

Have a great day!
Gaby

Bhawana said...

I love all ur flowers tutorial....

eiyiyi said...

Beautiful, as always, Valita! So creative. Hope you and your daughter are feeling better. hugs to you both, eileen

C2 said...

Love your flower and that background rocks. The link to the embossing folder shows a tool, not the folder, can you share the name of it?

RedGem said...

Love the card... beautiful flower. I was very intrigued with the CB embossing folder you didn't mention the name of it (as far as I could see). Tks for sharing... hope you feel better!

Mercedes said...

Adoro tus trabajos, son una maravilla!!!

Becky Green said...

This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing this! :) Hope you're feeling better soon! God Bless! :)
(Found you through Paper Punch Addiction! :) )

Becky Green said...

Thank you for having the Embossing Tool from e-bay listed! I was AMAZED at how your flower just curled up into a REAL LIFE looking flower! :) THANK YOU! :)

Anonymous said...

I always love watching you work. You have such beautifully done cards/flowers. Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your work. Hoping you have a great day. sarakillian@clearwire.net

Leanne said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us, and I hope you feel better soon....take care!

Anonymous said...

Your work is always so inspirational. Thank you for sharing all you do. Glad to hear your brother is on the road to recovery, and hope your daughter's arm is quick to heal.

Becky Green said...

Valita!
Just wanted you to know, I've come back to SUBSCRIBE to your blog! Paper Punch Addiction keeps me updated somewhat, BUT I wanted to continue following your blog MYSELF!!!! You do such LOVELY WORK!!!!! I am SOOOO IMPRESSED!!! I've even showed my husband! :) Can't wait to see what else you show us! Thanks for a place to learn! :)God Bless! :)

Anonymous said...

I so Love your work and can't thank you enough for always sharing with us. Hugs Debbie
mrs.deb@sbcglobal.net

I do wish you would have give aways for for patterns

valita said...

the emboss folder is from cuttlebug and is called window panes :)

Mary Ann said...

This is beautiful and I can't wait to try it. I love your updates and creations so very much. Thank you over and over again!!

Anonymous said...

Everyone else commented so far on your lovely card -- and I think it is beautiful too. But what I really wanted to say is that you look so cute in your glasses. My youngest daughter is in her first year of college and it was interesting seeing your children's dorm rooms. Pretty similar to the ones in the USA, at least the ones our children have/had. My husband and I are retiring in a few months and along with our empty next, I'm finding all the changes a little unsettling. I know you've had your ups and downs too. I hope I can stay strong like you!

LuRae

P.S. I hope Beth's arm heals soon.

ednamburgess said...

Beautiful flower, great video. Glad your brother is better and hope the broken are heals quickly. Edna

britgirl58 said...

You do have lots going on...best wishes to you and your family for better health very soon.
Thanks for the lovely card - reminded me of a stained glass window.

Colleen said...

Lovely card and thank U 4 the tutorials on making of all your flowers.
ColleenB.

Jessica said...

I watched this yesterday on you tube but when I saw the photo of you with your new glasses I had to say, you look spectacular! lol Beth's cast sure is bright orange! I'll bet that's a constant fashion problem. Well this too shall pass.
Hugs, Jess

valita said...

aww thanks so much Jessica that gave me a boost :) and for Beth's orange cast ... she loves orange everything she has is orange lol

Gina Wrona said...

awesome, love how you made this flower. what is that tool you used to roll it around in the middle?

Hugs,
Gina

Terstamper said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you take a punched flower and give it life. And I like your new glasses, very smart looking.

Ter ;)

Tee said...

i love the card, but what is the name of the cuttlebug embossing folder that you used. Thanks, Tee

AndreaA said...

Hi Valita, I love when I see that you have posted when I open my email. I always know that there is going to be something in there that I love.
I don't think you have ever made anything that I didn't love!!!
This card is beautiful as is all the rest.
As for my favorite for you using the cake tool...huummm......I don't know that it is my favorite but it is the one that pops into my head which is the pine cone ornament, soooo pretty!! I follow and am subscribed to your blog. but I do watch every video from your blog.
You are so very talented and Thank you so much for sharing.

I hope everyone is feeling better.

Andrea Asher

Donna said...

as always your talent shines thru... i love this flower card... wish i had some of the punches... keep the inspiration coming...
donna

Donna said...

i thought i did leave a comment so this might be a second one... like i said you are an inspiration and this card is beautiful... if only i had the punches and stuff to do it... keep doing what you are doing... we all love you for it...
donna

Anonymous said...

hello, i have been sick in bed for 2 weeks and bored and came across your videos, omg i am hooked. you are so creative and are lucky to have found what you do best. i am still struggling with my creativity. i am very creative ,but somehow to channel in to it sometimes doesn't work.
this art is quite expensive and thank you so much for using your imagination to use what you have on hand. god bless you. and i think you are the best card maker out there. if they had oscars for punch art you would win hands down. love , love , love your work.
Olga

Marjorie said...

Thank you for your wonderful instructions. I just made one and it turned out very pretty, thanks to you.

Sweet Caroline said...

I made a card that was inspired by this one you made.

My card is here: http://sweetliner.blogspot.com/2012/05/cinco-de-mayo.html

Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Anusha Vamsee said...

Lovely flower