Friday 4 April 2014

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
Elliott and I sat and read your comments yesterday and we are blown away
by everyone's kindness, I truly have the best blog follower friends in the world -
thank you so much!

My gift to you is to write my daily blog, inspire you as much as I can 
and keep you crafting!
So, without further ado...Friday Die Day!

This week returning to the Create A Flower dies and it is the turn of the 
delightful Daisy - Create A Daisy to be precise.
There is 6 die templates in this set and, like the previous Create A Flower
dies, the petals are all on one die template - here you also have the middle petals
on one die too - they look like teeth with roots attached!
You see...they do look a bit like teeth with roots attached!
I've chosen to start with the middle of my daisy, cut/embossed, curled and inked the edges.
You then attach them to the star shaped base, I cut extra to make a nice full middle.
Keep curling over those little petals to made a nice rounded middle.
Put that aside to dry and then move onto the petals. 
There are 5 sizes, I cut/embossed 10 of each,
remember you cut 5 at a time (one of each size) with them all being on one die template.
Bend them a little and ink the edges.
Using the flower bases, attach a petal to each point until you have 5 layers.
Stack them in size order.
Place your centre in the...centre!
A ruler in place to show you the size.
The finished Daisy - oh I like this one too!
I am doing a Create A Flower Masterclass at The Artistic Stamper,
details are here.  In between the Create A Daisy is available to pre-order on the website
here - these really are on their way!!
Just heard from my supplier that all the Create A Flower dies (apart from Create A Lily)
will be arriving at the shop today - if you have pre-ordered they will be definitely be on their way!
Happy crafty news!

Take care friends and a million thanks again for all the comments yesterday.
Have a great weekend - Elliott has some celebrating to do and yes,
McDonalds will feature too!


Chris said...

The daisy is beautiful Christine, hope you all have a lovely weekend celebration, I'm still so elated with your good news.
Love Chris xx

Magzeeann said...

Hi Christine. The daisy is stunning~ I love it! Celebrate well this weekend, you all deserve it. Enjoy your trip to MacDonald's Elliott!!
Hugs to you all,
Maggie x

Janice said...

Hi Christine
Another gorgeous flower! Plenty of 'sticking' needed for this one, but well worth it!
Continue enjoying your celebrations this weekend. I haven't stopped thinking about you're wonderful news, Elliot deserves some MaccieD's treats.....and other treats of course!
Janice x

AnneRD said...

Another lovely die and such a useful tutorial. Trust you will have the biggest of celebrations this weekend. Anne x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. The daisy really is beautiful isn't it. Thank you for the time and effort that you put into your blog Christine, we really do appreciate it. I will be thinking of you all this weekend celebrating Elliotts wonderful news :) Have a great time. Take care.

Carole Z said...

Morning Christine, a great FDD, this daisy is beautiful. I hope you all have a great time celebrating this weekend, you deserve it! Thank you for inspiring us with your blog, both in craft and life. You know I have been one of your blog followers more or less from the start, I wish I lived nearby so I could visit your shop/studio and it was great to finally say 'Hi' at Stitches this's to your future success and Elliot's future, l had a smile on my face all day yesterday after reading your news, lots of hugs, Carole Z X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Thank you for FDD.
This daisy flower is beautiful.
Enjoy your weekend,you all deserve it.
Take care. x.

alex said...

That is gorgeous, so looking forward to the AS workshop and learning how to make the flowers look so fab :-)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Celebrations and much elation in full swing in the Emberson household this weekend, Elliott so deserves his McD's, and it raised a chuckle from me when I read your post !!
This daisy die is stunning, I especially love the middle of the flower, and yes, they do look like teeth with roots, but how effective when they are curled like this, so, so effective.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
OOH I need this one also my want list is constantly growing.
Enjoy the celebrations this weekend you all deserve them.
Amanda x

Wendy L said...

I think Blogland is so wonderful and it makes us wonder what we did without it, we all make such lovely friends through it.
lovely flower too Christine, have a good weekend, xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
What a striking Beautiful Daisy i can all but smell it as it looks so life like .

Enjoy your Celebrations This Weekend you all deserve it .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Sandra said...

Good Morning my Dear Friend,
Your gift to us, is the greatest gift there is,....daily inspiration, it has made a huge difference in my life, It distracts my mind from worrying about all of those things in life that bring us down! So a huge thanks to you x
I am so over the moon for you, as were the rest of my family when I told them last night, they all think that Elliott is a super hero for going through all he has and coming out the other side STILL SMILING! It will be my ambition this year to get to visit you!
Huge hugs
Ps the flower is amazing and so realistic, I love it!
Sandra xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely thanks for showing us ..
I ordered the rose one could you show how that one goes together ...happy crafting ..x

marg said...

Hello Christine
I love the flower tutorials. will be really helpful when I finally get my dies! sigh!
They seem to be taking ages!!!!!
Enjoy the weekend and celebrating not too many McDonalds though!
Take care
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
I agree with Wendy's comments this morning. I'm not very mobile so unable to get out to shows etc, blogland has given me so much pleasure and helped keep me up to speed with what's happening in the craft world.
I love the daisy flower, so pretty. Great tutorial, thank you Christine.

Enjoy your celebrations Elliot after the year you have had you deserve many treats.

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, glad to know Elliott will still be getting his Macdonalds in! Beautiful daisy and thanks for the step by step. Hugs Emma x

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Just love the flowers, and all your good news , it's so lovely to here all about Elliott and you are all very brave. God is with you love Jean Z xxx

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. Oh these are so special. That flower would do just fine on a card all by itself. Wonderful. Glad to hear they are on the way, sad to think I can't afford them all in one go. xxMargaretxx

SusanP, Kent said...

The create-a-flower dies are a great concept and the daisy makes a beautiful flower with pretty leaves.
I expect you are all still revelling in your wonderful news. Have a lovely weekend.

Lacelady said...

I had to laugh Christine - Elliott will miss out on his Macdonalds, now he doesn't have to go to appointments so often, so you are treating him as part of his celebration! Lovely!

Your flower is beautiful, but I'm not sure if I have the patience to deal with all those petals separately.

Anonymous said...

Lovely flower great tutorial. Glad you are still celebrating. Enjoy

Good wishes

Phil D

hazel young said...

Lovely flowers Christine. Have a great weekend xx hazel

Carolyn H. said...

Thoughly enjoyed todays tutorial Christine.Thank you, but.... what I do want to say is, what wonderful news you wrote about yesterday.I was emotional when I read it.We, (your blog followers)have been sharing all the ups and downs Elliott, you and all the family have been through these past few months and it goes without saying were all so very happy to hear the good news. I guess its celebrations all round this weekend? Much love, Carolyn.

Ita said...

Hi Christie lovely flower and great tutorial .Enjoy your weekend
P.S. No sign of my handle .

LoraineC said...

Another great tutorial and pretty daisy, this could be done in so many colour combinations and would look different each time. Enjoy your much deserved celebrations x

Laura O said...

fab flower great demo.Laura O

Anonymous said...

Great friday die day. And hope you have a fab weekend with the celebrations xxx

loftylass said...

Gorgeous flower Christine.. love the step-by-step instructions (hope to try this out today!)
Enjoy your celebrations - you all deserve it.

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