Happy Birthday Card with Oriental Hearts

April 12th, 2010

Oriental Theme

Happy Birthday With Oriental Theme.

Finished Card Size – 14.7 x 14.7 cm square.

You Will Need:
- Black card for card base 14.7 x 14.7 cm square
- Black funky foam 8.1 x 11.1 cm, cerise paper 8.1 x 11.1 cm, torquise paper 7.1 x 9.4 cm
- Happy Birthday stamp plus black ink, white pearlescent strip of paper 5.8 x 1.2 cm, cerise strip of paper  6 x 1.9 cm
- A piece of floral paper 3.8 x 14.7 cm
- 3 x Cerise paper 2.8 x 4 cm, 3 x Pearlescent white paper 2.5 x 3.5 cm
- Cerise brad
From Meiflower
- Oriental Fabric Hearts

Oriental Themed Birthday Card

Close Up Of Oriental Heart

- Kimono Stickers

Novelty Stickers For Card Making, Kids

Close Up Of Kimono Sticker

- Oriental Red Cord
Daisy Sequin Flowers
- 6 Petal Flower Sequin

Method:
- Stick the 8.1 x 11.1 cm cerise paper on to the black funky foam. Stick the torquise 7.1 x 9.4 cm piece of paper on top of the cerise paper as shown.

-  Layer  1 Daisy Sequin Flower onto a 6 Petal Flower Sequin and attach to cerise and torquise piece from above with cerise brad. Stick onto the black base card.

Layered Sequin Flower Attached To Card With A Brad

Close Up Of Layered Sequin Flower And Oriental String

- Stick 2 Oriental Hearts onto the torquise paper, stagger them.

-  Cut a piece of Oriental Red Cord appoximately 15cm.  From the middle of the cord, tie around the sequin flowers. Tie the ends of the red cord into the holes of the oriental hearts. Cut excess string off.

- Matt and layer white pearlescent strip of paper 5.8 x 1.2 cm with the cerise strip of paper  6 x 1.9 cm. Stamp Happy Birthday onto the strip. Stick onto black base card.

- Stick floral strip left hand side of black base card.

- Matt and layer  3 x Cerise paper 2.8 x 4 cm with the  3 x Pearlescent white paper 2.5 x 3.5 cm. Select 3 large Kimonos to stick in the middle of the 3 pearlescent rectangles. Stick onto the floral piece, evenly spaced out.

Thursdays Flower Arranging Class

March 18th, 2010

Hooray . . . its Thursday, i look forward to today because its flower arranging day. I go to a small flower arranging class near where i live.

Its a really nice and usually relaxing class. A lot of the ladies that go there have been going for years, they are all a nice bunch.

flower arranging

Me.... Concentration mode!

Its nice to take a break from card making to do some other creative activities.

Anyway this week was supposed to be easy, come up with a simple idea (or that’s what i thought) but it was completely the opposite. My teacher – Linda was laughing at me because i looked sooo stressed out. Lol!

flower arranging

Me stressed out, trying to hide myself. Lol!

Finished Masterpiece . . . Ta Dah !!

Margaret Working on Her Design

This is Margaret my neighbour working on her candlestick piece. She’s a very good friend, she lives across the road from me. She also goes to the card making group on Mondays.

Funky Roller Skate Girl

March 15th, 2010

Finally Getting my head around this blog! Yes finally. Trying very hard to do this blog and have managed to find some peace and quiet spare time and to get my head around this.

I have decided to try and put card ideas up on the blog and will try and post as often as i can.

Today i thought i would share a cool funky idea using skater girl rubber embellishment with everyone.

Funky Roller Skate Girl Card

Funky Roller Skate Girl Card

Finished Card Size – 14.7 x 14.7 cm square.

You Will Need:
- Lilac card stock for card base 14.3 x 14.3 cm
- Frame pieces – bright pink funky foam 10 x 10cm , light pink corrugated card 9 x 9 cm, dusty pink card 8.7 x 8.7 cm, lilac card 8.3 x 8.3 cm, white glitter card  6 x 6 cm.
- Silver happy birthday peel off, white pearlescent card 5.5 x 1.5 cm, dusty pink card  6 x 1.8 cm.
From Meiflower

- daisy sequin flowers
- funky rubber skating girl
- lilac organza ribbon 25mm

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Leigh Craft Show

March 8th, 2010

Did the Papercrafts show in Leigh sports centre thought i would post a picture.

I go to a small crafting group that i go to on Monday nights in Boothstown near to where i live will. The craft group is a nice little get together where we do more socializing than card making !

Some ladies from the group turned up to the local show.

Meiflower craft show customers

Leigh Craft Show

This is a pic from Saturday at the Leigh Craft Show. That’s me on the left with Pat (centre) and Brenda. They are some of my friends from the Monday night Craft group.

First Ever Post . . . . Wish Me Luck :)

March 5th, 2010

Hello World Wide Web of  People

Testing testing, one two testing . . . . . just making sure it works i am not very computer literate, lol!

So . . . busy at the moment with craft shows. Tommorow we are off to do a show in Leigh, have to get up at 5:00 in the morning – hope its not going to be cold.

Lots of our regular customers who buy from MeiFlower at the shows ask me to show them how to make my card samples. So i thought i would start putting them on a blog where it would be easier for me to share my ideas and thoughts with everybody.