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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Labels and Daisies by Carole

Hello everyone

Today featuring Angel Carole with her wonderful idea using
Labels Thirty Nine and Create A Gerber Daisy.

Carole has chosen to create a stunning piece!
A decorated upcycled bottle/vase with wired Gerber Daisies.

The colours are perfect for Autumn.

Printing a message and layering the labels.


Carole is also sharing with us her thoughts on making her projects.

I was attracted to die cutting because it’s quick and easy. 
This Create a Gerber Daisy die is anything but! Gah! That said, 
sometimes it’s good for the soul to have a bit of a faff and a fiddle. 
By the time I’d made four flowers, I’d got it down to a fine art 
and my fingers felt less like ten sausages. 
I have to say that I think the result you can achieve with this die is 
well worth the little extra effort. I can think of lots of things I want to do with it now.
If you wanted it to be a bit quicker you could just make one 
round of petals for each layer, whereas I made two rounds.


I still managed to stick to my self-imposed rule of not buying anything 
for my projects – I have to use all I’ve got around me. 
So the ‘vase’ is a small mineral water bottle and the wire some 
I had in the garage from my wire sculpture phase. 
After I’d finished I found some rusty florists’ wire which 
probably would have looked better than the shiny stuff.


To tidy the back up, I used an extra centre and that held my wire on too. 


Hope you like it!

Happy crafting! C : ) xx

Ingredients used:


Both dies are available on the website, hop over and take a look.

Thank you Carole and please check out Carole's blog here.



Back with more inspiration very soon.


14 comments:

Christine Collins said...

Hi Elliott,
Love the flowers that Carole has created and the lovely autumnal colours. I received my new die yesterday, thank you, and will be experimenting with it later.
Have a good day,
Chris xx

nattyboots said...

Good Morning Elliott and Carol
Loving your project Carol such beautiful flowers and colors used ,it would look lovely anywhere around the home and to think it came from what you had laying around , well thats a bonus .
Please keep your ideas coming Carol as i am all for economy .
Take care
Elaine H X

Ann Morris said...

Love the gerberers think they look fantastic well worth you time

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Elliott,
Carol, what an imaginative use of the dies.
Maureen xx

hazel young said...

Lovely flowers and great colours xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Hi Elliot,
A wonderful vase of flowers from Carol, just lovely, would make a nice gift for somebody in hospital.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Elliot,
A wonderful vase of flowers from Carol, just lovely, would make a nice gift for somebody in hospital.
Lydia
X

Jean Z said...

Hi Elliott and Carol, love the idea and the colours, very pretty . love Jean Z xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

hallo Elliot and Carole, what a lovely project. I keep saying I'm not going to buy anything more until I have used up some of the stuff I have.....!! best wishes Jackie

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Elliott and Carole
Wow, what beautiful flowers and I love the colours you chose, Carole. I can't believe that you had the patience and dexterity to stick all those individual petals together to make such a wonderful flower, I'm not too sure that I would have the patience and I can see flying petals in the craft-room if I gave it a try lol. The end result was well worth the effort though and I hope you are proud of your creation.
Bejay x

Janice said...

Lovely flowers and a great idea!
Janice x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Elliott and Carols
Wow this is stunning. I agree about the create a flower dies, they are a bit fiddly but the results are amazing. Love it.
Take care
Lesley

SusanP, Kent said...

Absolutely beautiful Carole! Well worth the Faff and Fiddle I'd say. Ideal for an Autumn d├ęcor display.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous and fabulous idea x

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