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Friday, 24 April 2015

Spring Wreath - Friday 24th April 2015

Hello Friends,

Wow time flies! I can't believe it's been a week since my last post...I want to thank you all for your lovely comments on my Eileen Hull post last week and to those of you who hopped over and left a comment on Eileen's blog too...all your comments were much appreciated and I did reply with a 'thank you'  to every one of them, but I'm never sure if that's very visible or obvious with blogger, so I'm saying it again!

I also want to offer a big welcome to my new follower Jean Bullock. Thank you so much for deciding to join my blog friends Jean and please let me know if you also have a blog, so I can visit you too! I hope you'll keep dropping by here.

It's been a busy week: work has been fairly quiet, although I have been back and forth to the office quite a lot, so it's been a bit 'disjointed'. I did get in  quite a bit of crafting though...mainly making some pop up cards using a new die from Stampendous, which we used in our craft workshops this month. It  was a 'different'  type of card for the group and seemed to go down well. I will share some of the photos of our ladies' finished cards tomorrow.

Today I want to share something else I've been working on this project to enter into this months Art with Heart Challenge from Eileen. As I was creating the projects for last week's post, I did wonder if I would get a project made this month, but I had this bit of Spring crafting at the back of my mind to make so just had to find time!

The theme is Spring Break, I did think of another mini album with a holiday theme, but instead decided on  a Spring wreath.

Those of you who have been following me for a long will know that I always have a seasonal wreath hanging on our front door. I also hang one on the interior door to our lounge. It's something I've always done...many of you will also know that a lot of my family are American, spread across California and times spent staying with my auntie in San Francisco really influenced me in my decor and craft tastes. There was always an abundance of door decor in her neighbourhood and I loved seeing it so much that when I got married and we had our own house, I decided to carry on the tradition ...of course many years later I'm still the only one in the street doing it, except for Christmas!

I haven't posted any wreaths for a while because the new ones I made and posted here a few years ago and still doing well and getting hung on the front door!

This is an interior door wreath, which I made by first of all covering a plain white coloured vine circle with burlap:

I then die cut  15 flowers from felt, using Eileen's Flower Layers With Heart Petals die (Sizzix) and leaves using Sizzix Bigz Arbor die. Once I had cut the leaves, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink, but I left the flowers untouched.

To finish I sewed buttons on to some of the flowers and rolled left over felt to make centres for the remaining flowers, I added some green stripe and yellow gingham ribbon and tied a length of burlap to hang.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Hi Carole this is a gorgeous wreath I love the flowers and the colours you have chosen are perfect. Have a great weekend. I will pop back tomorrow to have a look at what your class has created. Hugs Jackie

  2. You already know how much I love your wreaths - this one is just stunning, I love the gorgeous colours you have used and they look so lovely against the burlap background. I am looking forward to seeing the photos from your class.

    Thank you so much for joining in Eileen's Spring Break Challenge at Art With Heart, it is always wonderful to see you there! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Beautiful wreath Carole, I love those gorgeous colours you've used too. Hope you have a lovely weekend, see you soon.
    Amy x

  4. Morning Carole,
    Wow! this is stunning, a rel work of art. Love it.

  5. Hi Carole, how I adore wreaths they are so inviting on doors. Love the flowers so colourful.
    Wilma x

  6. Hi Carole,
    oh this is very gorgeous.
    what a super creation, and wonderful felt flowers too.
    It's has an amazing spring like touch to it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Beautiful Carole!! Great use of that flower die, I am loving these colours together!! What a fabulous spring project, that'll brighten up your door for sure! hugs :)

  8. Wow, this is such a stunning wreath! Those layered flowers are beautiful and I totally love the colours you've used!

  9. Stunning wreath....Thanks for joining us on Art with Heart Challenge.