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Why I make my own blooms...and some winners! :)



Thanks card

I wonder if you've noticed that I hardly ever use premade flowers on my projects. I either fussy-cut my blooms from patterned papers or make them out of felt. It's not that I don't have any premade blooms. Really it's because I'm pretty lousy at using them. *LOL*.


I marvel at those beautiful blooms on other people's layouts but try as I might, they just look very out of place on my projects. They are either the wrong colour or the wrong size. *LOL* Sticking to making my own. *winks*

Supplies: My Mind's Eye patterned paper, Heidi Grace pin, Adorn It stickers, KaiseCraft pearls, trim, corrugated board, tulle. handmade felt blooms.
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A big thank you to those of you who played along with my guest Michelle's neon challenge. The winner is


Scarlett with this fabulous layout

Congratulations Scarlett! Please email me with your mailing details so that I can get your RAK out to you! :)

And the winner of my "chest of drawers" filled with trinkets giveaway is







Woohoo! Congrats Miae! Please email me your mailing details! :)

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33 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeee your card!! LOVING the flowers you make!! And congrats to the winners!

~amy~ said...

ooohhh...love your card...the blooms...the FAB lace and tulle...excellent.

Crafterkhush said...

This is a fabby card and the love the bloom Yvonne.. I for one suck at making flowers.. Or should I say I have never really tried it.. Now I think I should try my hand at it..

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful elements!! Love the design and textures! AND I went shopping today :)

Katy said...

Your flowers are beautiful! If I had the patience to make flowers as well as you--I wouldn't buy any either!! :)

WillieburgScrapper said...

Beautiful- you make corrugated board look so feminine! You could have fooled me with those felt DYI flowers- I'm going to have to try the circle one- it's so cute!!!
Congrats to the winners! YAAAAY!

Romina Nahata said...

Thats so nice u make your own blooms !! Even i do a lot of them with punchcraft !!pretty card with soft colors !!

Sherry Eckblad said...

I am right there with you Yvonne, I make all my own blooms. Just can't see buying them when you can make them so much nicer and a whole lot cheaper. Beautiful card..

Lynnda Hosni said...

Yvonne... I love your handmade blooms... colors matches the kraft... I spotted the tulle!!! Make this card perfect!!! Hugs...xoxo

Congrats Winners!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

The blooms are gorgeous, and so is the card, I especially love the soft tone!

Hussena said...

i love these gorgeous blooms i have made flowers with paper so many times but have yet to try it on other materials...seeing your beautiful flowers i am so tempted to give it a try....your card looks so lovely as well!!!
And congrats to all the winners:)

Rose said...

keep on making your awesome blooms girl :)
beautiful card!!!

congrats to the winners :)

TesaB said...

WOhoo! What a FAB card and AMAZING flowers!!!! Who would need store bought when having a talent like that????

Miae said...

Oh wow, I was super surprised to see I won!! Yay, thanks Yvonne! And I really this your card is so cute, it literally seems to bloom! Will email you my info :)

Tracey said...

What a pretty card....love your home-made blooms:) I have jars of flowers I have bought ages ago......but I too find I like the ones I make best.

onecraftymama said...

I adore your card! Love all the fun textures (tulle! Cool!) and I'm the same way with purchased ones. Unless I also bought other things in the collection, they're never the right style/color/size for what I want :)

Vasu said...

ur cards look lovely with those DIY flowers, they add tht special touch, and always are so pretty,

ps thank u so much for the birthday wishes, :) :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

I love your blooms so much!!! I'm no good at using store-bought ones either... handmade ones look so lovely. You are very clever with your hand made blooms!!!

Cindy deRosier said...

Makes sense! I think if everyone else could make flowers as well as you can, they wouldn't use the premade ones either!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Only yesterday I was thinking of your felt flowers. I have to make those loopy flowers and I so agree with you.Making flowers is so much more fun than buying them

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Annette said...

wow those felt flowers are so amazing...and I love that added lace...this card is amazing Yvonne. Totally love it.

sandi said...

Oh wow! I just love this! So soft, so sweet!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Those felt flowers are FABULOUS! I LOVE that tulle---love this entire card:)

Scarlett said...

Spectacular card Yvonne - I don't do so hot with store bought flowers either - but I love making felt ones too - honestly I love anything I can make out of felt, LOL

And a big YAY!!! on winning the neon challenge!! This is a rare happening for me - uber excited! Thank you.

Helen Tilbury said...

You should sell your blooms Yvonne! You make them so beautifully!! I know what you mean about not being comfortable with a lot of them on your layouts though - you're either a flower girl or you're not. I feel that way about other embellishments...

Debbie said...

Beautiful card and flowers!!! Love the dimension in them. I feel the same way about premade flowers. I have a ton of them, but never feel comfortable on how I place them on my layouts!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful flowers! So soft and pretty!

Audrey Pettit said...

Well, I think your handmade flowers are absolutely gorgeous and unique, so I don't blame you at all for preferring to make them. This card is stunning!

Sharon said...

Iove your hand made flowers! Just think -they are so pretty and much less expensive, too!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Well, if I could make blooms as gorgeous as yours, I wouldn't use any others, either! LOL They truly are beautiful, and Love the colors you picked for them.

Sharon said...

Your flowers alwasy look amazing!

Scrapaddict said...

Love the blooms!

Alice Wertz said...

fabulous felt blooms, Yvonne! so soft and pretty! beautiful card!

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