Monday 19 August 2013

Blog Party Time xx

Well evening all

Welcome to the happy hoppy Blog Party with Clare Curd Crafts

If you've made it here then I do hop you've visited all my teamies? If not check them out and all the amazing crafty creations they've been making

and later Clare

Before I go with my little tutorial I made especially for the DESIGN TEAM HOP

Just to let you know that Clare Curd Crafts has opened back up after a wee holiday, with more goodies than you could imagine! Best of all free delivery for over £35.00, same day delivery if ordered before 2pm and first time orders all get a wee "Welcome Gift"!!
If the freebie isn't enough to get you popping stuff in your basket, just check out whats NEW!

For the wee Blog Party I made this pretty little "Flower Tree"

Here's most of the material I used that you can find at Clare Curd Crafts and your crafty stash
Firstly I made the dowel into a point making it easier to insert into the polystyrene ball (please ask an adult to help with this bit), then using Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo Distress ink I sponge ink onto the ball to give a distressed look

Next I stamped out using the gorjuss Butterfly stamps, first in the Tattered Rose then Vintage Photo followed with the Embossing ink with some holographic powder from my stash

Now you could punch out flower shapes or maybe use a flower die like the stunning Memory Box Fabulous Phlox, but if you don't have either you can make your own roses with a simple circle. I used the Spellbinders Standard Circle for this one

Then cut it in a spiral leaving a large "circle " base shape to glue in the centre

Then rolling from the edge into the centre with the pattern facing in, form your rose shape then with a dab of glue stick to "circle" base

As you can see above you can use the roses or scrunch up the flower for a nice effect, now you need to make plenty of these! I used over 100 punched petals on my 15cm polystyrene "Flower Tree"

Next I covered the dowel in some matching washi tape I had in my stash but you could use ribbon or even colour it with markers or stickers
Then insert into you ball using a wee bit of glue to keep it in place

Try making sure its at least 1/3 of the way in so it doesn't just fall back out

Next I started covering the ball with the flowers adding a dab of glue to keep them in place

next I took some pins, inserting the into the centre of all the flowers

Then I took the Stickles and covered the ball here and there to add more sparkle

Whilst the glitter was drying I stamped a single Butterfly using both inks again then embossed then cut it out as close to the edge as I could, then added gems for the body

Once it was all dry I stuck it in a wee plant pot I had lying around and added a wee ribbon to bring all the colours together

I hope you like my wee "Flower Tree" and it inspires you to make one of your own! Why not just add a ribbon instead of the dowel and have a few hanging around the house! My nephew says it looks like a huge Dandelion Flower

So close your eyes, make a wish and blow!

Remember and check out the other girls amazing creations during the Blog Party
Happy Crafting everyone


Now the fun bit
Fancy winning these amazing goodies

The prize will consist of:
A walk in the Garden - 6 x 6 glitter paper pad.
Contains 20 glitter papers and 4 glitter die cut papers. double sided

Clare Curd Crafts! Perfect Paper Flowers - purple large roses

Clare Curd Crafts! Ravishing Ribbons - lime striped ribbon 10mm width, 5 metres.#

Craftwork Cards Sparkle Sentiments - 20 die cut greetings

1x packet of assorted vanilla Ice buttons.

Just check out the details here at Clare Curd and add your name to linky thingy
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 Good  luck and hope you enjoying the hop

Mel xxx


  1. Your tree is fabulous. Love the way you have stamped the paper and made the flower and butterflies from it. Truly gorgeous creation.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  2. Wow, what a fabulous creation, it must have taken ages to make!


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