Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Flowers and Sunshine

Hello Everyone~

Hope you are having a wonderful week so far!  I'm at CHA and it is awesome...however I got a migraine at the end of day one so that hasn't been the greatest...hoping the headache goes away REAL fast!  Today I have a fun summery card to share with you all and what goes better with summer than flowers! :)
For my card I have used this new cutie from the WOJ Summer Store Stamp Kit.  Papers are Cosmo Cricket from the DeLovely collection and have been stickalized with star dust stickles. .
Flower are from the famous, Wild Orchid Crafts.  This first arrangement uses the Daffodils and 6mm closed rosebuds.
The bottom arrangement was made with 35mm Large 2-colored Wild Rose, another Daffodil, and some 15mm yellow roses that I took my Copic ABS and airbrushed to match the large wild rose being 2 colors.

I hope you like this fun bright colored card!

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Sunday, 25 July 2010

New Self Adhesive Pearls

Hi, hope you're all enjoying your Sunday. In case you haven't already seen, we've got some lovely new self adhesive pearls in stock on the website over at Wild Orchid Crafts. Here's the link for the new pearls. We have them in 13 gorgeous colour mixtures, and 2 sizes (3mm and 5mm).










Friday, 23 July 2010

New products and candy

I am hosting a candy give away to launch our new range of Self Adhesive Pearls and the gorgeous new Lace that we have in stock.

So pop across to my blog, you have till Monday evening to enter.

Pearls Candy - 22-07-10

Flower Cluster Tutorial

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Gather your Wild Orchid Craft Flowers and lay them in the places you want them to be, with all of the stems going the same way.
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Twist them all together, one at a time. Here I added another flower, you cant have enough of them!
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Here’s the back.
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Here’s a smaller cluster I made for the same card.
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I tucked the stems behind the image and taped them down.
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Here’s the back.
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Here’s the card. You may have to add a little piece of double sided tape to the large flowers just to keep it a little sturdier.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Princess Flowery Fun

Hi Friends~  I hope you are all having a wonderful week!  I have a fun flowery card to share with you today!  I hope you enjoy!  I'm getting ready to head to CHA here in the US...I'm so looking forward to it...it's my first time going!
Today's card features a new Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and Kaisercraft papers.  This princess has been colored with Copics.
Flowers of course are from Wild Orchid Crafts and are a fun mixture.  The large 35mm Wild Rose started off white and I airbrushed it with my Copic ABS again using the colors from Swan Princess' dress.  The 20mm roses are from the Purple/Lilac Floral Foundations pack.  The small roses are 10mm white roses that also have been airbrushed.  To finish off the flower collection is a white Gladioli Stem that too has been airbrushed and then had star dust stickles added to it for some bling!

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Winter Poinsettias

Hello fellow crafters and fans of Wild Orchid Crafts! Today I'm showing you some Christmas in July with this card. These gorgeous poinsettias are from Wild Orchid Crafts, of course!

On the front of the card is a large white poinsettia, on the base is a small white poinsettia.

I took apart the poinsettias, curled the petals with my thumbnail, and covered them with Diamond Stickles. After they were dry, I glued them back together with Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky Glue. I added some punched snowflakes and pearls for more bling.
I hope you've enjoyed this bit of Christmas in July! Thank you for visiting us today!
Hugs,
April

Friday, 16 July 2010

Wild Curly Roses

Happy Friday!  Today I'm sharing another easel card featuring a Magnolia image and the gorgeous Wild Curly Roses.

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I coloured Ballerina Tilda with distress inks (Walnut Stain and Black Soot for her hair, Tattered Rose and Aged Mahogany for skin), Spun Sugar for dress and shoes.

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The papers are CraftyBitz and Craft Creations and I’ve used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch (still my fave MS punch). 

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The flowers used are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and are: Curly Wild Roses, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 5mm rosebuds, gypsophila

hugs

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Blue glittery roses for Christmas & a sneekpeek

I've made my first Christmas card of the year, and wanted to share it with you!
The card is made in all blue and white, and I've used several beautful roses from
 Wild Orchid Crafts to embellish it!



I've used Wild Orchid Crafts - Hybrid Tea Roses 25 mm (babyblue), Paper Roses 10mm & 15 mm (navyblue, babyblue, cornflower & grey/navyblue), white Poinsettias (sneekpeek - cooming soon) & Pearl Spray to embellish the card - all springled with geourgeous glass glitter
 to make them sparkle.
The image (and text) from Lili of the Valley's new Christmas People Collection 2010 (launched today), are stamped on aquarellpaper and coloured with Distress Inks. Some of the details have also got a springle of glass glitter. The papers are from Maja Designs Christmas Collection from last year, and the rhinestones are from Kort & Godt. The beautiful "frame" around the image, is created with Marianne Design - CreaTables LR 0112 (Bunny Zoe's Crafts) and Spellbinders - Nesting Classic & Petite Circles.

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!
Hugs, Lena Katrine

Monday, 12 July 2010

Wild Orchid Challenge Week 1 - Say It With Flowers

We're very excited because the day has finally arrived for our first challenge over at Wild Orchid Challenge. The theme for our first challenge is “Say it with Flowers”.

You don’t have to use Wild Orchid Crafts products to enter. You can combine this challenge with any other challenges of your choice.

Friday, 9 July 2010

A Wedding Card!

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IMG_6190 Hello fellow crafters, I made this card for the Just Magnolia Challenge. I couldn’t resist making a wedding card with these gorgeous 2-TONE OLD GOLD MULBERRY PAPER WILD ROSES 30mm and FLORAL FOUNDATIONS" PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER ROSES 15mm - (SET A), I cannot get enough of these flowers. They add so much to your creations!
Have a wonderful day and weekend!
Hugs, Mindy

Thursday, 8 July 2010

DT Lena

Hiya all :)
Just wanted to show you a card that I made using flowers from my first WOC DT kit :)

 I've used these georgeous flower items from Wild Orchid Crafts to embellish my card:
The cute image is from Lili of the Valley :)

Thanks a lot for visiting - happy summer to you all!
Hugs, Lena Katrine

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Altered Poinsettias

Today I have a card to share using the new poinsettias that I have altered.

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I went mad with the Twinklets on the new poinsettias from Wild Orchid Crafts.  First I pulled the flowers to bits (as you do lol) then applied the Twinklets with Glossy Accents to each layer then put them back together again with pearl brads and gold spacers (that I got off Ebay probably about 2 years ago.)

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Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Roses for the Winter

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a fabulous week! I have a Christmas Card for you today. For all of you flower lovers, don’t be saddened by the Winter months quickly approaching. All you need is a little white sparkly fluff, and you can use roses on ANY and EVERY Christmas card. Just line your flower in some glue I use Tombo Mono Glue, and then dip your roses in the sparkly fluff. You will have some flocked roses. Have a lovely week! I used BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 25MM, BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES - 15mm Hugs, Mindy IMG_6167 IMG_6169 IMG_6171







Monday, 5 July 2010

Flowers - Red, White & Blue!

For all of my friends in the U.S. I want to wish you all a Happy 4th of July!  I celebrated independence day this year with lots of fun, family, friends, fireworks and even a parade today!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!
I have a fun Red, White and Blue card to share with you today to celebrate the day!  I decided to make my focal point on the front of the card a fun American flag, which I cut strips of paper and then punched some stars to make my flag.  The whole front of the card has been sprayed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz to give it an amazing frosted and glitzed affect!  This is the first time I've used this product and I have to tell you I absolutely LOVE it!
Here is a close up of the flower collection.  First I've stamped my baroque motiff stamp and embossed it with  TH silver embossing powder.  Then I put the flowers on top.  I've used Classic Red Rose, 25mm rose, aster daisies (that I airbrushed to match the blue in my paper), 10 mm roses, 5mm rosebuds, Red Stamens, pearl sprays, and the dark blue flower is from my stash.
This is the inside of the card, where I used the same baroque motiff stamp, heat embossed with the silver embossing powder again, and added some punched red and blue stars to carry my patriotic affect.   This is where a personal message can be written.
I'll leave you with one more image of the front of the card with the flower dimension, and where you can see more of the sparkle from the smooch spray and also the Viva Decor Glitter Liner in ruby that was used around the whole flag edge.

Don't forget to head over to our Challenge Blog so that you can check out the details to enter for our blog candy!


♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Blog Candy to launch our new Challenge Blog

Now that we have our fabulous Design Team, we have decided to start our own Wild Orchid Challenge blog. The challenges will all be based around using embellishments on your cards, so you don’t have to be a stamper to take part. Our first challenge starts on Monday 12th July so please check our challenge blog wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com.



Friday, 2 July 2010

Gorgeous new lace

Hello everyone, this is just a very quick post to show you the sublime new Guipure lace that is now in stock at Wild Orchid Crafts.  When I saw it I sat and stared at it for ages, I was really brave to use it lol.

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I have used Classic Sweet Roses, 20mm roses, 15mm roses.  Here’s a closer look at that yummilicious lace!!

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by,

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Pink for Her and Blue for Him!

Hi Friends~ YAY it's Friday!  Woo-Hoo!!!  I hope you all have some fun plans for the weekend...in the states we will be celebrating Independence Day this weekend....which means fireworks, parades, cook outs, family, and friends....I'm so excited!!!  I wish you all a wonderful week and what better way to start the weekend then with some flower fun!!!

I've made an easel card and decided to have a his side and her side of the card, which is the reason for the "pink collection for flowers" which are for her and then the "blue collection of flowers" which are for him!
The papers I've used are from the Basic Grey Cappella Collection.  Oh my word do I love these beautiful papers in here....I had to cringe when I cut into them!
For the pink collection I've used a NEW Champagne Pink Classic Sweet Rose, 15mm roses, and 4mm closed rosebuds.  These have all been sparkled up with star dust stickles.  Behind the flowers are some lace...of course I didn't have a cream color lace I wanted...and then I had an AH HA Moment and remembered I have Glimmer Mist!  So I took my Bronze Glimmer Mist and tinted the lace to look more vintage!
Then there is the blue flower collection!  I've used Cream Cherry Blossoms (which have been spritzed with the same Glimmer Mist as the lace), 10mm roses, Gypsophlia flower, and clear Crystal Heart steams.  All these flowers too have been sparklized with star dust stickles.  I hope you have enjoyed my flower inspiration....Happy Weekend to Everyone!

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥