Saturday, 17 October 2009

Flowers, flowers everywhere!

So I didn't get on here yesterday as Anya had a raging temperature all Thursday night and didn't go to school yesterday. I spent my time being a nurse! While the girls were having a bit of a play on my computer I made these flowers cards - got to get some craft in while you can!

The flowers are punched from a collection of catalogues - Cath Kidston, Boden etc. Rather than just send them straight to the recycling after reading I like to get one more use out of them. I then run the flowers through my sticker machine - I have this one here - and then they are ready to be used. I've actually had them for a while and couldn't figure out how to use them so I had a play around with cards. The black border round the edge really adds something to them and by using a vintage button in the middle of each flower I am slowly starting to use up some of my buttons!

More pics now!

Obviously the last ones don't have their buttons on but that will be sorted soon :) These will be for sale soon - once I've taken better photographs!

11 comments:

CurlyPops said...

We were just discussing those xyron machines at the crafternoon today.... I might need one too!

Lynn said...

I love them, what a brilliant use of recycling

Tweed Delights said...

Oooooh, I like these a lot! Really clever and inventive too :)

twiggypeasticks said...

What a great idea, I'd love a Xyron machine. Hope your little poppet is soon better. Poor old Twiglet was proper poorly recently :(
Twiggy x

Stacey-Ann said...

Wow! They are beautiful cards and love the idea of using magazine pages.

dottydaisies said...

beautiful cards , i love my daisy hole punch - love the recycling idea as well x

Petit Filoux said...

Such a clever idea - again!! Oh I love all the stuff that you do!! That sticker machine is interesting, didn't even know they existed... might have to get one I think!!

Flowers said...

Wow! What a lovely collection of flowers button of great color. Aren’t Passion flowers a strange combination of shapes?

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

These cards are absolutely gorgeous. I think I want a sticker maker now too.

SewAmy said...

these are so cute.

Petit Filoux said...

I thought I should let you know I've mentionned you in my post today. I was so inspired by your cards I made some similar ones at the weekend. I hope you don't mind! They are so lovely!! Thank you for being so inspiring! x