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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) - Handmade Flowers

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope your week is going well. I have been enjoying the more spring like weather we have been having and all the daffodils are looking gorgeous.

The new challenge starts today on the Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) challenge blog and the theme is Handmade Flowers.

Well I am making lots of paper flowers for our daughter's wedding. Including buttonholes for people to wear. Here is a link to the page where you can see the things I am making for the wedding.


This was my first attempt, although I have made all the buttonholes, the final design is different to this one. I used the Cape Daisy die collection, designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions, to make the flowers. I shaped the flowers once I had stuck them together and I made a hole with my pokey tool in the middle. Then I threaded through a wired pearly embellishment that I had cut down. The leaves were cut with the Faux Quilled Leaves die. 


I stuck some florist wire to the back of the leaves. I twisted the wires from the embellishments round the florist wire. Then I covered the stems with florist tape. Now this is weird stuff and I had not used it before. I opened the first packet the tape was not sticky. So I opened another packet I had got from a different source this also was not sticky. So I turned to Google and I discovered that the tape becomes sticky as you use it. I added a pin with more florist tape. 


Here is my husband modelling this buttonhole on his jacket. He did like this design. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie


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30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Jackie, brilliant idea, thank you, xxx

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  2. Hi Jackie,
    oh this is such a great idea, and very lovely, and pretty.
    I love your wonderful design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  3. A brilliant idea but what a lot of hard work. They will be beautiful keepsakes though. I love them. Hazel x

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  4. STUNNING Jackie, your flowers are brilliant as are all the things you've made for your daughters wedding so far :) Hugs - Debs x

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  5. WOW Jackie this is fabulous :-)

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  6. This is fabulous Jackie, love the sweet colour and composition.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  7. Lovely idea and beautiful flowers

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  8. This is fabulous Jackie and a brilliant idea for weddings. Fresh flowers are so expensive and never last so this idea will make a great keepsake for the wedding guests.
    It is not so sunny here today but yesterday encouraged my magnolia to begin flowering. Spring has definitely sprung.
    Crafty hugs
    Lesley

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  9. Such a gorgeous buttonhole, Jackie! You have been so creative and busy with the wedding preparations. You're doing a fabulous job! x

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  10. Such beautiful, unique, hand-made flowers, Jackie! I've never seen any like these, and look forward to making something similar! hugs, de

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  11. Hi Jackie, beautiful flowers !!!! Janice x http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

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  12. I do admire your talent Jackie and the way you throw yourself into these weddings. The flowers look fabulous and are a credit to your designing. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  13. So pretty and delicate Jackie.
    Laine
    xx

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  14. These are absolutely gorgeous! I think it is lovely that you are making all these things for your daughter's wedding, how special!! I love the table favors you made!

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  15. Wow Jackie the buttonhole looks splendid. Barbxx

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  16. Beautiful hand made flowers for your Daughters wedding Jackie, wonderful keepsakes for the wearers.
    Pam x

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  17. Beautiful Jackie I would never have thought to make paper/card buttonholes What gsm did you use

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  18. What a great idea to make the buttonholes. My DIL asked me to make the flower ornaments for their wedding. I said yes and then as an after thought asked "How many do you need?" Back came the reply "250" Gulp. I am still seeing those roses in my dreams 5yrs later!! Lol. Hugs Mrs A.

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  19. Gorgeous buttonhole, Jackie.
    Hugs,
    Em xoxox

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  20. wow, this is a really fabulous buttonhole, Jackie. How clever!

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  21. These are stunning Jackie - love them! Xxx

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  22. Stunning button hole! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  23. Stunning Jackie! I love the color combo on these flowers. Great work

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  24. Beautiful handmade flowers Jackie....a lovely keepsake x

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  25. Stunning flowers Jackie, such a fabulous idea. Cathy x

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  26. Wow so many layers and colors! Great details on the flower x Jessie

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