Here is the last bag from the die cutting essentials commission, I added a strip of Meiflower double sided tape around the middle of the gold glitter section and covered it with pink glitter before adding a row of barbie pink stick on gems all around.
Here are a couple of cards made for Simply cards and Papercraft which arrived in the shops on 13th July. I got to play with some Kate Hadfield digi stamps and I also made some matching papers which you can download for free from HERE.
Here are the last two wedding invitation samples I did for Meiflower.
For this one I cut the filigree design on my Silhouette machine from white card, then added embossed Lilac Centura pearl panels top and bottom using the Cuttlebug D'vine swirls embossing folder. I added lilac stick on gems in various sizes to the flower centres, a pair of diamante wedding rings to the heart and a crystal diamante square to the bow.
For this one I cut the filigree heart from the kraft card before layering over cream card, the die is from the Forever in my Heart signature collection at Crafters Companion. I think the burlap and lace ribbon was from Home Bargains, as usual the satin ribbon and diamante heart embellishment are from Meiflower.
Every year I make Meiflower some wedding invitation samples using her gems, pearls, ribbons and diamante embellishments, and I normally blog them much earlier in the year, but this year, even though the samples have been made for some months I am only just getting around to posting them.
I recently did a magazine commission which involved making some cards for the Tonic Bookazine which came into the shops last month, here I have a couple of the cards using the included kit and Meiflower stick on gems.
I die-cut the filigree panels and added pink and yellow gems to the centres of the flower.
I stamped the bunting, balloons and sentiment, drew in two curved lines, using a plate as a template, arrange the bunting across the lines and topped each one off with a matching coloured gem.
I was asked to contribute 5 cards to the latest Joanne Sheen Bookazine, which is in the shops now. The bookazine comes with a free kit, which includes the ribbon lace die, stamps and embossing folder that I have used in the cards below.
I have 3 of the cards to show you today and the ribbons, gems and diamante ribbon slider all came from Meiflower.
Meiflower have a fabulous selection of ribbon and gems and in lots of different colours, if you can't find what you are looking for on the website, just give them a call or send an email, I'm sure they will be able to help you.
I've just popped in to show you a card I made for the latest Paper Shelter birthday girl challenge.
I used a Silhouette file to cut out the word Fabulous and then sat my digital image onto one of the letters, I decided to schuzh up the word with some Meiflower stick on gems and a narrow satin ribbon bow, before adding a few more gems to my flower centres.
Here's a card I made with a cute Sassy Cheryl image called bad hair day, I thought it would be nice to have more than just the usual strip of ribbon and a bow so I combined a few pieces of Meiflower satin ribbons with waxed cord instead. crossed them over in the middle and then tied them together with both a ribbon and cord bow. I added some mixed size stick on pearls to the top corner too as it looked a bit empty.
I made a 21st birthday card for a friends daughter and traditionally here in the UK the key to the door is closely related to this special birthday, probably because of this song...
21 today, 21 today,
she's got the key to the door,
never been 21 before.
Meiflower has some gorgeous diamante key charms which I thought would be perfect for the card, (they are not in the online store yet, but you can pick them up at the craft shows, or give Meiflower a ring.) I used 4mm satin ribbon to hold the key in place and 10mm satin ribbon across the card front with matching bow. I also added 3mm gems to the centres of the lace flowers.
Today I have two new baby cards to show you, one pink and lemon and the other blue and lemon, I have added Meiflower baby yellow 10mm satin ribbon to both cards and used Meiflower stick on pearls, mixed size packs in blue and pink for flower centres.
The multisize packs are brilliant to use as flower centres and there is always something that will fit even if your flowers are all different sizes.
There are lots more colours available than shown on the website, you can always ring or email if you are looking for a specific colour.