Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Photo Flowers

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Open in Mobile App Hi all, Happy Australia day for last weekend and our weather lately has summed Australia right up..... bush fires one week flooding the next and it has all been so wide spread. We are safe and well and sent Madaleine back to school this morning.
So Ive been getting together some 50s music for my mums birthday, my brother in-law so generously booked a river boat cruise dinner for the night before the party so we can all get together as a family... we are looking forward to that too. Ive also been working on a table decoration to place in front of Mum at the party. My Mother has been an Avon lady for as long as I can remember and has her own collection of vintage/antique Avon bottles so I though some photo flowers of Mum at different ages would look cute in some of her old Avon bottles. Both side have photos and are put together sturdy enough to last a while after. If you'd like to make these you will need....
Nesting Blossom die
1 and 3/4" circle punch
designer paper
scrap card stock
Bamboo skewers
ink pads & sponges for shading
Glue stick, quick drying, craft glue and a hot glue gun
Jewels and ribbon for decoration

 So sit back and enjoy the video :)

Blessings to you

and a last thought
  Grace to you and peace from God our
 Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks
 to my God upon every remembrance of you.
 ~Philippians 1:2-3 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Birthday Orchid paper art

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Open in Mobile App Hi all, welcome back to a new year!!! I hope and pray the Christmas/ New year season has been a blessing to you all with family and friends. Both Dave and I had also had our birthday's over this time so it's been great having family around us! We've enjoyed Christmas at my Mum and Dads place and some crazy hot weather and loads of swimming at the beach. The guys have had fun with their radio controlled cars and in the cooler parts of the day Madaleine and I have managed to do some some crocheting. Dave bought me a vintage Retro style stool which Ive had fun crocheting a cover for and the star blanket I made for our youngest daughter so she can reach for the stars in all she dose in life!! Our two older kids are enjoying being staff at summer camp these next few weeks before they return back to Uni and school starts again. A few pics for you to enjoy!

OK now to my Birthday Orchid! This is the 6th beautiful flower in my collection of punch art orchids. It was especially designed to include buds and create a complete flower spray for my Mothers 80th birthday on the 14 February 2013. This instruction set is dedicated to my Mother "Barbara Beard Hirst Bell Higgins" I love you Mum and I hope you love this orchid project too as lots of love though and time has gone into making this special for my precious Mum. xx

UPDATE: please note, Stampin up no longer sells the bolssom petals punch used for this project so to get around this problem and continue for you to enjoy my projects I have designed some replacement petals which are very similar and will allow you to make the same projects. This will be included with your purchase download.... the up side is you don't need to buy an expensive punch! You can refer to my instruction video as to how to use my template, thank you for your ongoing support. Valita

Birthday Orchid instructions $5.95 

You can find the rest of my orchid collection here
Blessings to you

and a last thought

When my heart is faint and overwhelmed
lead me to the mighty towering rock of saftey.
Psalms 61:2