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Friday, 25 April 2014

Workshop Photos - Friday 25th April 24th

Good Morning Friends,

Last night Amy and I  held the second of our  Floral Paper Wreath workshops - this time I remembered my camera and no photos were lost. It was interesting..both groups had the choice of using flower stamps and/or dies...the first group of my ladies all used mostly stamps, mixed with some dies..I remember because I helped with the cutting all evening. They all finished their wreaths.

Last night, everyone used predominantly dies, so waiting to use the die cutting machines actually slowed things up and three of them actually took theirs home to finish. Anyway, here are the completed wreaths...all of them very different and very gorgeous, well done ladies!

Next time we will be celebrating 2 years of Out of the Blue craft group, so we are planning quite a 'tasty' project and no, there will be no baking involved!

 Below, this was taken as a bit of a joke, because this is as far as one of the group got..I told her I need to see the finished wreath next time!

When I posted my wreath a few days ago, I was asked how I made the poppy like flower..well it was the colour that made it look like a poppy and even those in the group who have seen the wreath actually called it a poppy. Of course the leaves are not poppy-like at all, I think it's just the colour and black centre that makes you immediately think of poppies. The flower is actually made from the Peony Spellbinders Die.

I  didn't use the largest die in the set , but I die-cut 2 x the next size up and 3 x the size up from that, using red card which I then spritzed with water to loosed the fibres and then scrunched up.

Next, I took the next  two sizes up and die cut one of each in black. For the top layer, I used a Martha Stewart punch and then added a dazzler.

Well I am actually hoping to get some cards made today; I can't believe where the time has gone over the past week and not a card made! I didn't even join in with Sunday Stampers this week!

By for now and thank you so much for stopping by!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. very nice wreaths all so unique.

  2. Hi Carole.
    Very pretty wreaths, bet your ladies were pleased with them.

  3. Love, love, love all those wonderful wreaths.
    Thank you for the info on the Poppy, I really likes it. Might have to have a go later.
    Enjoy the rest of Friday

    Patricia xx

  4. Carole these are gorgeous , have a great weekend. Hazel xx

  5. The wreaths all look beautiful and all so different, the ladies must have really enjoyed that session. Still love that 'poppy' ! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. All very pretty wreaths. Just goes to show the different effects that can be made just by changing the papers & colour scheme. It was a nice relaxed evening, I forgot to make any pics both weeks as my group mostly stamped so I got caught up in all the cutting out!.
    Looking forward to our Birthday workshops!
    Have a good weekend
    Amy x

  7. Beautiful wreaths, I love all the different versions. The poppy looks gorgeous! Wish I didn't live so far away from this craft group, you make such lovely things!

  8. Wow Carole what lovely designs and colors.

    Hugs diane

  9. Each wreath is beautiful. It is unbelievable that they are all made of paper! really a beautiful project. Love your "Poppy" thank you for sharing tips on making it.

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend. : )


  10. Waw Carole, you have been busy , love the results from your workshop. I do have a similar die so will have a play. I am so determined at the moment to deal with all the bits that are being shoved from pillar to post. Given me an idea what to do with my new buttons also from you previous post. xx Flora