Monday, 29 September 2014

Birthday Present

Hi everyone :)
Today I would like to show you a bithday present I made for my husband. It`s a card with our family photo...


...and a shadow box with lots of photos inside. I wrote bithday wishes on each photo.


I also added lots of beautiful WOC flowers: white apple blossoms, tea roses and hip rosebuds.



Materials from Wild Orchid Crafts:

Mixed Color "Tea" Roses 25mm
Off White Hip Rosebuds
White Apple Blossoms

Hope you like my work, my husband like it a lot.
Have a nice day!
Monika

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Christmas Stocking

Whilst browsing Pinterest last week, and losing hours and hours – sheesh that place is dangerous, I saw some cute Christmas stocking cards.  I had an idea to make an ornament instead of a card to give to special friends so they can use it again and again.  A few hours later this is what I came up with.  I love it!

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I downloaded a few free templates off the internet and cobbled/adapted them till I got the shape I liked.  It roughly measures 7.5” at the longest points.  I cut this from mountboard, my local picture framers so very kindly donated some to the cause.  Then the fun began.  Out came the Christmas papers and embellies.

The embellies are mostly from Wild Orchid CraftsPoinsettia large, pulled apart then spritzed with pearl shimmer then edges inked then reassembled with strong glue and finished off with a flatback pearls in a gold flower; small poinsettia I did the same but finished off with a gold finding and pearl.  Holly leaves, berries from the gold Christmas berry spray, and open roses in 20mm, 15mm and 10mm.  I also added a couple of gold bells to the ribbon bow and finished off with a wooden sentiment that I painted with gold paint then slathered in gold stickles.

I finished off the front with a couple of sentiment tags.

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And a look at the back, where I have added a sentiment and left space to address the “card”.  I really had fun making this and have quite a few ideas for more using different shapes. 

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Vintage Decor by Tammy

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Friday, 26 September 2014

Two Cards

Hello everybody,

It's Klaudia here with you today sharing my two new cards.
My intention was to make the first one very delicate. It has many layers. The main decoration is bunch of flowers in purple, lilac and white colors.



The base of the second card ist kraft paper. Flowers in white and aqua colors in my opinion match there perfectly.




Thanks for stopping by :)
I wish you a great day!

Klaudia


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Wedding anniversary giftbox

Hello everybody,

Today I would like to show you a giftbox that I made for an aunt and uncle by marriage who will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary next Saturday. I have had this lovely heart shape wooden box in my cupboard for ages waiting for a chance to use it and I thought this was the perfect time.
The sentiment is in Dutch as I'm from Holland and so are the celebrating couple but I'm sure you can guess what it means. I used a digi image from a new company for me, JustInkLined, it's called Ted and Agnes. I was in doubt about using this funny image or a more romantic one but the hubby insisted that his aunt and uncle would love the funny image.
A close up of the image, as always colored with Copic Markers and 3D paper pieced.
A close up of the gorgeous flowers in the right corner of the box. I adore the Magnolia's and the pretty Apple Blossoms.
And a close up of the flowers on the bottom of the box.
I finished the box with gorgeous lace along the side of the box. Absolutely adore this lace but as I type this post it's not in stock in the store. I'm not sure if it'll be back on a later date (hope so because I just about used all of it) but I'll leave a link on the bottom to the lace folder so you can see for yourselves if it's in store as you read this.

Hope you like my giftbox and more importantly, hope the couple that we will be giving the box to on their party Saturday will like it. Have a great Wednesday everybody!!

Hugs,






Materials used from Wild Orchid Crafts:
Mixed Pastel Tone Paper Apple Blossoms
White Paper Apple Blossoms
Mixed Pastel Tone Paper Magnolias
White Paper Magnolias
White Sweetheart Blossom Flowers
Baby Blue Sweetheart Blossom Flowers
Ivory Cherry Blossoms
25mm Baby Blue Paper Open Roses
White Pearl Loop Spray Stems
White Guipure Lace (not in stock as I type this post)
White Self Adhesive Pearls 5mm

Monday, 22 September 2014

Hellebores

Hi everyone.

Today I want to show you fabulous hellebores on my wedding set.


I just love these flowers, they are so beautiful. My card looks so spring and fresh. I also used lovely white hip rosebuds and few baby blue apple blossoms.


For a perfect look I made also a matching gift bag with the same flowers.



Materials from Wild Orchid Crafts:
White Hellebore Flowers
Off White Hip Rosebuds
Mixed Pastel Tone Apple Blossoms 

Hope you like my work and I show you how beautiful hellebores are.
Have a nice week!
Monika

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Butterfly Net

Morning!  I’ve a really girlie-girl card today, love these soft pretty colours together and the two-toned magnolia and cosmos daisies work pefectly here.

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Lace, pearls and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Flowers used are mixed pastel magnolias, cosmos daisies and open roses (25mm, 15mm) and 4mm rose buds.

 

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A closer look at that delish magnolia, so petty.

 

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

My First Inspiration - Olga

Hello everyone!

              Olga here. Today I prepared for you a canvas inspiration. I need to say that some of the flowers from Wild Orchids I've known for a long time, but some of them are new to me. And since I opened my first pack I'm delighted.  The flowers are perfectly done, with care for small details so they look just perfect.

             They are made from high quality materials.  You really discover this when you use some mists and media on them and you will see difference between good paper and bad paper at once. These ones are very good and take color amazingly equally and I love things I can do with them.

            Back to my inspiration. I won't tell you about the details, but if you want to know how I made this piece, please watch my videos. In one I'm showing how to create a beautiful natural rose branch. In the second one you can see how to use the branch in a mixed media project .

So here they are:








Products I used:
White Mulberry Paper Magnolias
Mixed 2-tone Mulberry Paper Cherry Blossoms
Green Mulberry Paper Rose Leaves 1½" (40mm)
Washi Fabric Tape
Autumn Gold Organza Rose Trim
Mixed Metal Embellishments

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Welcome from Klaudia

Hello, my name is Klaudia.
I'm from Poland, living in Switzerland with my family. I'm a housewife and mother of two little sons.
I discovered scrapbooking about 3 years ago. Crafting is my remedy for stress and a form of escape from the routine of housework
I love creating and using flowers. I often also distress paper in my artwork.
I am very happy and excited to join the Wild Orchid Crafts Design Team

You can see some of my work on my blog: kszp.blogspot.com

Today I want to show you two quite different cards.

The first one is in pastel colors and has a bouquet of beautiful white flowers.





The second one is colorful. The main element of this card is a wreath, which I decorated with bunches of flowers in various colors.





Thank you very much for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day :)

Klaudia



Love Me Do

Hello everybody,

Today I want to show you a card I did some time ago. This card left the box it was kept in since I made it the past weekend and while finishing it to give away I realized I haven't shown this card on the Wild Orchid Crafts blog yet and since I personally really love the flowers on this card I felt it was about time to do so.
The adorable image is Love me Do by Wee Stamps. I first decided on the red and white color combination for the card, picked out my papers which are mostly red and decided the embellishments needed to be strictly white.
A close up of the image as always colored with Copic Markers and 3D paper pieced.
And a close up of the gorgeous flowers with just a touch of glitter on them. I absolutely love working with Trellis roses in the center of a flower cluster as they immediately give the cluster something luxurious.

Hope you like my card and find some inspiration in it. Have a fabulous day!

Hugs,






Materials used from Wild Orchid Crafts:
White Self Adhesive Pearls 3mm
White Trellis Roses 35mm
White Sweetheart Blossoms
White Open Roses 25mm
White Open Roses 10mm
The swirl of pearls that I used was from stash but WOC now has some gorgeous white pearl (and rhinestone) flourishes that I wish I had owned when I made this card HERE

Monday, 15 September 2014

Hello from Monika



Hello everybody.
My name  is Monika Jakubowska also known as Monia. I`m a proud new member of Wild Orchid Crafts Design Team. 
I live in a small town in the east of Poland, with my husband and two children. I discovered my love for paper crafting in 2008. I dreamed to make a vintage, full of memories album, but I couldn`t. So I started to learn how to do it and I still learn something new every day.
I love creating cards, layouts and mini albums. In my projects you can always find a lot of flowers, laces, bling and die cuts. I just love working with flowers, it gives me a lot of inspiration. 
Crafting is a great gift. It gives me the opportunity to meet a lot of wonderful, talented people around the world. And now I`m so trilled to be a part of a brilliant Wild Orchid Crafts Design Team.
You can see more of my works on my:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoniaMojaPapierowaKraina

Today I would like to present you a wedding set with gorgeous trellis roses.



I love to make bunches of flowers, so I added some beautiful apple blossoms, white hip rosebuds and sweet little pastel tone rosebuds 4mm.


My card is very dimentional, so I made a bag with a heart full of flowers.


A close up of gorgeous trellis roses - I just love them.


And the whole wedding set looks like this.


Materials from Wild Orchid Crafts:
Pastel Tone Rosebuds 4mm
Off White Hip Rosebuds
Mixed Purple/Lilac Tone Trellis Roses 35mm
White Apple Blossoms
Pink Self Adhesive Pearls  5mm

Hope you like my set and I inspired you a little bit.
Have a nice week!
Monika

Friday, 12 September 2014

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Wild Orchid Crafts DT Call


Wild Orchid Crafts is looking for talented designers to join our design team. Do you have a Youtube channel where you like to showcase your design projects, or do you have a passion for card making with an
 online gallery and blog?  We're looking for both experienced and brand-new artists.
 

 
If you have the following skills, we would love to hear from you:
  • Excellent Photography: clear, sharp, bright photos for online media.
  • Strong Design Skills: ability to create stylish and original projects.
  • Social Media Presence (either Youtube, Facebook, blog, or Pinterest)
  • Video Skills for filming project videos (if you do not have video skills and only use a blog or gallery to showcase your work, we are still very interested to hear from you)
  • A desire to work with our great products (2 - 3 projects per month for 6 months)
Craft Activities:
  • Layouts
  • Altered Items
  • Cards and Tags
  • Mixed Media
Please send the following in your DT application to: dt-call@wildorchidcrafts.com
1. Subject Line: "WOC DT Call"
2. Contact email address
3. A link to your blog, Youtube, Facebook or Pinterest page
4. List of any design teams you are currently on, or have been on.
5. A recent design project created by you.  Projects do not have to use Wild Orchid Crafts products although we would LOVE to see any work you have done with our products.
The DT call is open immediately and will end on November 12, 2014.  New design team members will be announced on December 1st, 2014.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Sally with Snowball and a bit of snow here and there

Hello everybody,

Today I'd like to show you my second Christmas card of this year, even though it doesn't have a sentiment on the outside :). I decided to try out an image by an artist who is pretty new to me, Conie Fong.
Isn't that image just adorable? She's called Sally and Snowball and is available as a rubber stamp HERE and as a digi HERE. I've added some snow here and there for an extra wintery card. I love the wintery effect a bit of snow gives to flowers. I think that way you can use pretty much any flower on a Christmas card.
Here is a close up of sweet little Sally, as always colored with Copic markers and 3D paper pieced.
A close up of the pretty flowers with their snow.
And a close up of the flowers on the other side of the image with the gorgeous Crown Pins.

Hope you like my card! Have a fabulous day everybody!!

Hugs,






Materials used from Wild Orchid Crafts:
Mixed Purple/White Closmos Daisy Stem Flowers
Mixed Purple/Lilac & White Sweetheart Blossoms
25mm Lavender Open Roses
35mm Mixed Purple/Lilac Tone Trellis Roses
Lilac Crown Pins (not in store as I type this but you'll find all the colors that are in store HERE)
Green Mulberry Paper Holly Leaves

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sara

Evening all, I’m so late with my post this week.  I’m loving the pastel tones in this new paper pad I picked up the other week, First Editions Bella Rose – LOVE this paper pad

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I used some of the new products (as well as the old) from Wild Orchid CraftsMixed pastel magnolias, cosmos daisies, open roses, sweetheart blossoms, pearl loop spray stems (that I used as leaves), pearls, butterfly from the mixed metal embellishments, seam binding and white flower shape flat backed pearl.

WOC have added loads of new goodies to the website, and some of the new colour combinations are simply sublime!  You can check out the new goodies here.

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hugs

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