Friday, May 18, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home - It is time for another challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog. This fortnight our Letter is H for Handmade flowers.

The photo is of my new house shortly before it was finished. It is hard to believe that I have already lived in it for a year. The adorable little boy is my grandson Tyler standing in front. At first he liked going to see the construction, but towards the end he was not as impressed. He liked it best when it was dirt and a concrete slab. LOL

For my page, I started with a sheet of paper from my favorite paper company K and Company. This was from the Nature pad. The border is SB Fleur De Lis Doily Accents, which was then inked with Forest Moss distress inks. I added little pearls made from my Salmon Viva Decor pearl pen. I found that it was best to form them on a mat and then glue them on the cardstock. On some papers/mats they flatten out. Now that I have found the perfect mat, I form all of mine this way. I had to throw away so many. What is the mat that I use? I use a bright pink one that is for hot glue that I ordered from HSN. I don't get much from there, but a friend pointed it out to me and it has been the best kit. It has finger protectors; so I no longer burn myself on the hot glue gun. Yea!

The letters were made with my Cricut machine using the Elegant Cakes Cartridge. I really like the font on it.

The image is Heartfelt Creations Chateau Gateway. It is a lovely image, but it was huge; so I only used a portion of it. I colored it with Copics. Wood is one of my favorite things to color with Copic's.

My flowers are Heartfelt Creations Vintage Wildflower. They have a matching SB's that cuts the flowers. I Glimmer Misted and shaped the  flowers. I used more of the Viva Decor pearls in the centers. In the larger flower, I used a brad. I also used SB leaves and inked and shaped them.

The green pearls are from a pearl garland that I picked up in the Seasonal shop at Hobby Lobby.

 I made the semi-finals for Heartfelt Creations and this is what I made for the final part of the try-outs. I did not make the team. Thank you to everyone who voted for me.

Truly Madly Crafty Challenges May - 5 - Flowers
Paper Lovin Gals #32 Photo Inspired - The pearl garland is like the "garland" on the tree

Paper Play Challenges #20 Deconstruction/distressing


  1. Such a gorgeous creation, very speial. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  2. Fabulous page, those pearl garlands are stunning.

    Thanks for sharing with us this week at PLG.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Paper Lovin' Gals DT

  3. This is stunning and I really love your design. Thanks for playing with us over at FFC this week.
    Love n hugs

  4. Lovely LO, the flowers are gorgeous. Kim

  5. What a unique take on our challenge... and I love it! Gorgeous layout!! Hope to see more of you! Thanks for joining us at Paper Lovin' Gals this week.
    Michele F.
    PLG DT

  6. your page is really lovely and your flowers are fab x

  7. This is a great page! im so glad you played along!

  8. Gorgeous creation and fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  9. Your entry is so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our Challenge #13 - Mother's Day [or Feminine] Challenge.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  10. Gorgeous page Wendy, I love those pearls.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
    hugs Mandy xx

  11. What a great page. Like the flowers....they look real

    Thank you so much for playing at For Fun Challenge. Hope to see you this week for our new challenge!

  12. this is beautiful sweetie!!Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

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  13. Sorry I'm so late getting around the DT's blogs this week! I think the lovely weather has gotten in the way!
    Loving your LO - the flowers are gorgeous! Oh and so is your house!!