Friday 21 March 2014

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
Fridays certainly come around quickly and despite planning I'm normally
typing this blog post very late Thursday night!
This week, keeping with my flowery theme and very appropriate as
Spring has definitely sprung ... Create A Lily.

You receive 5 die templates with this set and this is how they look cut/embossed.
Again, as in previous Create A Flower dies, leaves and petals are on the same die
this definitely speeds things up and minimises the risk of dies going into hiding on your craft table!
For a more authentic lily, I've added a little distress ink Fired Brick to the petals and stamen.
(I'm using the new Mini Distress Ink Pads available here - perfect for smaller die cuts).
Another nice idea is to add some dots with a white gel pen.
Roll the stamen using the end of your pokey tool.
Again, using your pokey tool shape the petals and leaves.
Also roll the calyx to create a little 'cup'.
You can then start to insert your petals into the calyx and glue down.
A view from the back to show you how the petals build.
Once your petals are in place add your rolled stamen to the middle.
Finally add your leaves.
A ruler in place to give you an idea of size.
The finished Lily - as soon as it was made I wanted to do one in pink!
Create A Lily is available to pre-order here.
Take care friends and have a brilliant weekend.
Spring is here!


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Wow it's gorgeous Christine. Susan x

Lynn said...

Morning Christine, I love love love the lily, they're my favourite flower, I know I've pre ordered a die set but can't' remember which one! Having seen the last few fdd's I need ALL of them......don't think the bank manager will allow though :( Have a great Friday lynn xx

Magzeeann said...

Hi Christine. The lily is beautiful ~ it looks so realistic. Hope all went well for Elliott yesterday. Hugs,
Maggie x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. What a beautiful lily. Still can't decide which is my favourite from the Create a range, they are all gorgeous : ) I hope Elliott got on ok yesterday. It would be good to hear how he is getting on, when and if you feel ready to share, and also how Mitchell is getting on. I hope you all have a good weekend. Take care.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Another super FDD,I love all these flower dies,but this Lily is really lovely, thank you for showing us how to make the flowers look so real.
I hope Elliott got on OK yesterday. Take care. x.

Janice said...

Morning Christine
Another super FDD, the lily is gorgeous. You explain the step by step instructions so well.
Hoping all went well at the hospital yesterday.
Janice x

Carole Z said...

Another fab FDD, the lily is beautiful! Hope Elliott did ok yesterday, have a great weekend, Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Here we are again !! Friday's definitely come round far too quickly, where does the time go !! 'Tempus Fugit' - definitely haha.
This lily is really beautiful, especially with the white dots, it looks so realistic.
Here's hoping everything went well yesterday, hope you enjoyed the McD's.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Laura O said...

this is fab looking ,but for me a little too much work involved sorry ,Laura O

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Love the lily, but the leaves look quite small might be a bit fiddly for me not good with really small pieces.
Hope all was well at the hospital for Elliot.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, another beautiful create a flower die. They are all lovely.
Hope the appointment went well yesterday with Elliott.
Elizabeth x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous lilies Christine and no pollen to mess up the house perfect. Have a good day xx hazel

marg said...

Hello Christine
I love these tutorials of the Flowers!
I had an email yesterday to say they are delayed until the end of the month ......really looking forward to them arriving!
Take care
Love Marg

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Hope all went well for Elliott Yesterday
Your Lily is lovely and you explain it so well '
Brrrrrr it is so cold here off to put a thicker jumper on .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Sandra said...

Good morning Christine,
Another beautiful FDD, this one is so beautiful and realistic. Just goes to show what a few extra moments shaping etc can make such a huge difference!
What is your favourite flower die Christine, (apart from the obvious little homespun one)!
I hope that this weeks hospital appointments went as well as you hoped.
Enjoy the lovely weekend,
Sandra xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Love these flowers so realistic, hope you are all well love Jean Z xx

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous lily and very effective. Good luck today, hope all goes well. Hugs Emma x

Alma said...

Hi Christine - Wow love it love it the Lily is by far the most beautiful flower, i love all the varieties - especially when in a vase on my table. Think this is one i just have to have! Have a great weekend with the family xxx

Lacelady said...

Good morning Christine, I love your flower, it looks very authentic. I hope the trip to the Marsden was good news.

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Fantastic flower these dies just keep growing on me and I think that they will soon be having a new home.
Hope all went well yesterday for Elliott.
Amanda x

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. Please can we see one in pink. My absolute favourite flower and I shall have to get this die set. Thank you for showing the steps so clearly. How was yesterday at the hospital. xxMargaretxx

LoraineC said...

All these flowers you have shown are so realistic, hope today went well for Elliot x

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