Friday 31 December 2010

Happy New Year and a New Product!

Hello my crafting friends! I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year's Day and a prosperous 2011!

I wanted to show you this card so that you can see that not only does Wild Orchid Crafts sell the most gorgeous flowers, but they are going to start carrying the beautiful rhinestones that you see on my card.
 I am so excited that they are going to be carrying these now.  These sparkle so pretty!  They are so new I don't believe they have been put on the website yet, but will be very soon. They come in an amazing assortment of colors too!!!!  The guipure lace on my card is found here.

My image is one of the new releases for January 11th from Lily of the Valley and it has been colored with copics. 

I hope your day is amazing!!!  Thank you for stopping by to see some of our new products!

Hugs, Dena

Friday 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas Eve

 hope you all get time to spend with your family and friends during this blessed holiday season!

This is the card that I made for my Gram and Gramps that we are going to see tonight!  My Gram LOVES birds so this card is perfect for them!  Papers are from Kaisercraft Tis the Season collection...I love the vintage feel to these papers!
Image has been colored with Copics and then embossed with the SU embossing folder.  I love the faux cross stitch look that it gives!   Then I took my TH Tea Dye ink pad and distressed the edges to make the image more vintage feeling.  Mr. Cardinal was then placed onto my Nellie Snellen die and spritzed with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.
Flowers are from the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts!  The first arrangement was made using 25mm roses, and 15mm rose leaves.  All flowers are glitzed up with Gold Stickles.
Flower arrangement two consists of a curly wild rose, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 25mm rose leaf, and burgundy crystal stems

Wishing you all a 


Tuesday 14 December 2010

A Magnolia/Nitwit Christmas card

Hi there, today I’m sharing a Christmas card using the small flat gardenia and the soon to be released larger rose buds (out in January and I can’t wait, they are gorgeous!)


The other flowers I used are 25mm wild rose and 15mm roses.  The pearls are also from WOC (and I just noticed one of the pearls are skew, best go fix that before I forget), and the mistletoe leaves are a Doohickey die.





Sunday 12 December 2010

Norwegian Mail-Box

Thought I'd show you a Norwegian Mail-Box I've made today :)
The idea to the mailbox, did I get when I was making a Advent Calendar for the magazine Ett trykk 05/10 - a Norwegian mail-box system. I thought it would be fun to make a large mail-box to actually store some Christmas cards in :)

The text on top says "Christmas Cards" in Norwegian :)

Size: 7 x 16 x 22 cm
Ink: Adirondack - Espresso, Archival Ink - Jet Black & Coffee, Distress Ink - Antique Linen & Frayed Burlap.
Stamps: Penny Black - Decorate the Season (Slap Stick - image & texts).
Colouring: Letraset - Promarkers.
Papers: 3ndypapir - Felicia & Nicolas, Bazzill - Barkley & French Vanilla cardstock, Letraset - Hevywight Cartridge Paper 270g.
Tools: Martha Stewart - Paper Trimmer & Eyelet Lace punch around the page set, EK Success - border punch.
Embellishments: Wild Orchid CraftsMulberry Paper Leaf, Hellebore, Wild Rose 25 mm, Aster Daisy, Gypsophila & Rosebuds 4 mm, Kort & Godt - pearls & hinges, Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist "Pearl" & "Fired Brick", American Crafts - Thickers (foam), Unik Hobby - ribbon & Antique Gold Bells - charms, Tim Holtz - Long Fasteners (to fasten the top with).

Have a great 3rd Sunday in Advent!
Hugs, Lena Katrine

Friday 10 December 2010

I Heart ya

Today I have a fun notepad holder to share with you!

Flowers of course are from the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts and consist of one of the NEW SMALLER Flat Gardenias!  I've also used 20mm roses, and 8mm semi-open roses (which have been airbrushed to match the color theme of the notepad holder), and clear crystal stems.  The bottom edge of the notepad holder has been accented with 5mm pearls.
I hope you have enjoyed the project! 

Stamps: I Heart Ya by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD from the Sampler Edition #3 
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: Hair: YR24, Y18, Y32, E99, Shirt, Headband, & Socks: B0000, B000, B00, B52, Skirt, Shoes & Headband: E0000, E41, E42, Skin: E000, E00, E11, R02, Shading: W3, Heart: E25, E53, E57, B00, B52.
Papers: K&Company Amy Butler Lotus collection
Tools: SB Labels 14, Nellie Snellen die, MS border punch,
Embellishments: 3mm pearls, Small Flat Gardenias, 20mm roses, 8mm semi-open roses, clear crystal stems, 5mm pearls, Diamond Stickles

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Thursday 2 December 2010

Christmas' getting closer

Hi you all!
Thought I'd show a new Christmas card I've made :)
I've used several beautiful items from Wild Orchid Crafts, that I've listed up beneath the pictures.

Size: 15 x 15 cm
Ink: Archival Ink - Jet Black & Coffee, Distress Ink - Pumice Stone.
Stamps: LOTV - "Dropping the Shopping", Kort & Godt - Christmas text. 
Colouring: Distress Ink - Refills.
Papers: Melissa Frances - DP's, Bazzill - French Vanilla & Barkley cardstock,
Canson - Montval aquarellpaper 200g.
Tools: Spellbinders - Nesting Petite Ovals, Martha Stewart - Eyelet Lace punch around the page.
Thank you for stopping by - have a great day!

Saturday 27 November 2010

So Many Roses!

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday! 

Just a quick post from me to show you more of the gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  What would my cards be without them? haha!

I used an EK Success Frond punch for the leaves and a Magnolia swirl die for the swirl.  The image is colored with distressed inks and is from Sugar Nellie's Simply Sassy line and the circle sentiment is by Lili of the Valley

Please see the Wild Orchid Crafts Store for the most gorgeous flowers and embellishments!!!

Have a great day!

Thursday 25 November 2010

Christmas Paper Bag

Happy Thursday again :)
Today I wanted to show you a Christmas Paper Bag I've made, using georgeous Wild Roses, Paper Roses, Stem Flowers and Pearls from the Wild Orchid Crafts Store as embellishments :)

Aren't these flowers just delightful?

Size: 9 x 16 cm
Ink: Archival Ink - Jet Black, Distress Ink - Pumice Stone.
Colouring: Letraset - Promarkers.
Papers: 3ndypapir - "Nicolas", "Felicia" & "Mathilde", Bazzill - red & cream cardstock, Letraset - Cartridge Paper.
Tools: Spellbinders - Nesting Petite Ovals, Polyshrink Plastic, Kort & Godt - magnet, Unik Hobby - white paperbag.
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts - Wild Roses 25 mm, Paper Roses 15 mm, Paper Roses 10 mm, Heather Stem Flowers & Self Adhesive Pearls, Unik Hobby - silver bells & lace, Ranger - Glossy Accents, Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist "Pearl", Martha Stewart - glitter, silver tread.
Thank you for visiting - have a lovely day!

Thursday 18 November 2010


Happy Thursday everyone :)
Just wanted to show you a card-box I made, using some georgeous WOC items again :)
Hope you like it!

Size: 12 x 12 cm
Ink: Archival Ink - Jet Black, Distress Ink - Pumice Stone.
Colouring: Letraset - Promarkers.
Papers: 3ndypapir - "Tiril" & "Mathilde", Bazzill - green & white cardstock, Letraset - Cartridge Hevyweight Paper.
Tools: Spellbinders - Nesting Classic & Petite Circles, Nellie Snellen - Multi Frame, Martha Stewart - Heart Lace edge punch.
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts - Cherry Blossoms, Poinsettias & Self Adhesive Pearls, Unik Hobby - Methal, Kort & Godt - Ribbon, Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist "Pearl", Ranger - Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart - glitter.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Lena Katrine

Home Decor' and Gift Ideas!

 Hi there my crafty friends! I wanted to share with you a cute idea for your home decor' and great for gifts! I recently bought some 8x8 frames and I stamped an image decorated it with some ribbon. On the outter part of the frame along the wood I used Wild Orchid's gorgeous flowers and pearls. The pearls just stuck right on, I used a hot glue gun for the flowers. It's so easy and looks amazing! I made this for a Christmas/Winter decoration, but it would work with everyday stuff too. Even just adding some flowers to your family photo frames. These would be great for gifts too!

Have a lovely day!

Paper - Dovercraft, su!
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts - Classic Blue Rose, White Cherry Blossoms, 10 mm blue roses, 8mm white roses, Blue pearls, Martha stewart branch punch, Tilda lace doohicky die, Lace is from Magnolia DT package, SU dazzling diamonds, frame and hot glue gun (for flowers)

Hugs, Mindy

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Another Christmas Card

I have another Christmas Card to share with you all today!
This card uses a WOJ cutie from last years Winter Stamp Set. Isn't she a doll?! I absolutely love her and her innocence! Papers are from the Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather collection, I love how this pad has bold colors as well as subtle soft colors too! Lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts and is the Guipure Lace....absolutely LOVE this one, again it adds to the elegance of the card. I've taken my narrow purple MS ribbon and wove it into the lace, and then used my Bow Easy to create the bow! :) For the background edging I've used my new MS ATP holly punch!
My image was colored with Copics and accented with a white gel pen.
Did you know????  Wild Orchid Crafts is now carrying Hydrangea flowers in an assortment of can find there -->here<--! YAY!!! Finishing off my flower arrangement is 15mm roses, Padded Snowflakes, and 15mm Rose Leaves.

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Sunday 14 November 2010

A little bit of candy

Whoops I forgot to post this candy this morning.  Paul has given me a little bag of flowers including the new small flat gardenias that went on sale today.

gardenia blogcandy

If you would like to be in the running to win this candy please enter your name in the link below.  If you have a problem with entering, please email me and I will try to help.  I will draw a winner on Wednesday evening.

Jacqui’s card using the new small gardenias

Oooh I just spied this on Jacqui’s blog and had to nick it to post on here!!  She’s also used the small flat gardenias – gorgeous!


New flowers at Wild Orchid Crafts

Warning – lots of pics. 

Oh my goodness, wait till you see these!!  Wild Orchid Crafts is now stocking small flat gardenias, they go on sale today.  I do love the big ones but I think these smaller ones are just the business lol.  They measure just over an inch in diameter so work really well with the other WOC flowers.


I decided to showcase them in pink – no surprises there then lol.  I had a mooch through the uninked rubber drawer and can’t believe I have not used this little sweetie yet. 


I coloured her with Copics and used
Hair:  E79, E74, E40
Skin:  E21, E00, E000, R20
Clothes:  E42, E41, E40, R21, R20, 11, R00, R000


I have used Websters Pages 6 x 6 pad – totally love these papers so much.

A close up of the gorgeous small flat gardenias, 15mm roses and 4mm rose buds.  For the leaves I just folded some green card in half and snipped out some rough leaf shapes.


The charm is from my stash, I went a bit crazy with the Distress Crackle Paint yesterday.  I coated the heart charm with the paint, the edges of the paper and the dragonfly die cut as well. 


The Whimsy Shapeology Ticket Die and Ticket Sentiments work a treat together, a perfect cut every time, I’m well impressed.


I’ve a feeling these flowers are going to fly so don’t hang around if you want them.


Enjoy the rest of your Sunday (I am going to be sorting out my craftroom after my hubby has put up more rails for my punches, whoopee …. not!)

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday 12 November 2010


Today I have a card to share with you that I have done for the Just Magnolia Challenge using some yummy peach flowers.peach-tilda3

The flowers I have used are 30mm wild rose, cherry blossoms, 15mm roses, 10mm roses.  The 25mm organza ribbon and pins can also be found on the website


Enjoy your weekend.


Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday 7 November 2010

A Christmas-bag in green & silver

Happy Sunday, People :)
Here's a Christmas bag I've made, in green & silver, using some pretty beautiful items from Wild Orchid Crafts - of course :)

Size: 13 x 18 cm
Ink: Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Image: Hobby Himmelen - Vintertid (Die-Cut paper)
Text: Hobby Himmelen - Gledelig Jul (Die-Cut paper)
Papers: Kaiser Craft - 'Tis The Season "Choir", Bazzill - vanilla & green cardstock
Tools: Nellie Snellen - Multi Frames, Martha Stewart - Eyelet Lace edge punch
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts - Wild Roses 25 mm, Aster Daisies, Gypsophilas, Chrystal Stems & Guipure Lace, Unik Hobby - brown paperbag, charm & ribbon, Ranger - Stickles "Silver", rhinestones, magnets

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