Blossoms and blooms


Oh spring is in the air, it's a beautiful day here in Scotland and the gardens are starting to bloom with the spring bulbs peeking through the grass.

Flowers are every where at work, it looks like we at getting ready for another wedding in the back room. The only thing lacking is scent! 

Beautiful silk flowers for our gift department but these will last for ever. I am loving the overy large hydrangea, must take a few home :)



Flowers are an essential part of crafting, turn the clock back to the olden days....


Punches were the answer and boy do I still have some oldies in my craft drawer thanks to Woodware. A quick fix which allows perfect colour co ordination when you use the same papers on the card as you do to make your flowers. I would happily spend hours punching out flowers.

Then along came a company called PRIMA, and oh so cute little jars which looked super pretty all lined up in different colours ways. Don't forget the Jar, still have those too. Just waiting to be altered, one day!
 Prima grew and grew along with the popularity of card making and today they have the most stunning floral embellishments, beautifully packaged, and beautifully priced.

And as beautiful as these flowers are, do you ever have the right colour? 

So in true fashion trend, we have come full circle and with the introduction of dies we are back to making our own flowers.


I have a lot of fun playing with papers and making my own flowers, they are getting bigger and bigger. No longer the teeny tiny wee flowers but big embellishment to attach to candles, boxes and anything else a crafter spies with her glittery eye.

Now stamping and punching is another craft drawer all together , I have many Hero Art flower stamps that are lovely when cut out and 3d'd. But my favourite is the stamps which have perfect punches to cut them out, yes you know it, Stamping Up is my choice when it comes to super quick stamp and punch!

Very rare is it that a card is made without a flower, so fill your craft space with blossoms and blooms. 
Bring spring inside! 
Have a lovely day
Karen 


3 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Snap. Yes I have punches, Prima flowers and various dies and the empty jar waiting to be miraculously transformed into a thing of beauty.

BellaDonna said...

These is what I've been wanting & searching for, some really good flowers for my card making.
Not all the cards I make warrant a flower, but when one does I'm at a loss where to get the correct type from and have had to 'make' a few myself (use plain white & inks).
However I have managed to source some on eBay, but need to continue the search further.

BellaDonna said...

These are what I have been wanting & searching for my card making. Not all the cards I make warrant a flower, but when it does I have to 'make' my own using white flowers & ink.
I have found some on eBay, but need to continue my search more indepth.