Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Pretty in Pink Wreath

One of my first blog posts talks about my winning a competition at Craftwork Cards, however, i had actually been a winner there a few weeks previously - I had made a comment on work by Karen Hayselden and been picked out the hat to win the prize that week. Karen very thoughtfully sent me more paper flowers!!! I got a beautiful set of 'oh-so-pink' blooms with matching ribbon and wreath - and some tunnel cards, but i'm still looking for inspiration with those!!! - so last night I sat and made a pretty pink wreath!

The wreath is chipboard, covered ina pink spotty paper, with red and pink organza ribbon tied through holes all the way round - with more ribbon to hand the wreath with. The finished wreath was sprayed several times with gold Spray and Sparkle to give it a glittery finish and the varnish makes the paper tougher!

These photos show close-ups of some of the flowers - these are made by layering up individual blooms, a pokey tool is used to shape the petals and roll the spirals in the centres. Some red card candi fill the other centres.

This is a picture of the first wreath i made using the Craftwork Cards Sugarplum Flower and Paper Pad - i have since ordered a second pad as i ran out of flowers!!

I love how the wreaths turn out and have ordered more chipboard circles - watch this space for more in different colours!

I will be back later today with some birthday cards.
Mo xxx


  1. Beautiful wreaths, wow! I love all the pretty colors and patterns and elements you used on each of them. I'm stopping in from Dynamic Duos - just wanted to answer your question about the colors. The colors are Stampin' Up! colors, but you can use whatever you have in your stash that is close to the colors listed. Hope you can play along with us! ;-)

  2. Maureen - both wreaths are stunning. LoVin how you tell us all how you created the wreaths too x. They are both soo full of body n life your twirling with the pokey tool works wonders x