Friday, 8 July 2011


Hey there girls and boys, today (Friday) i wanted to say hello and show you something i worked on with only the use of my left hand, anyhow, i got delivered last week some sets of spellbinders (my newest buddies) and havent really been well enough to play with them but last night or should i say a couple of hours ago (havent been to bed yet because of the pain, but thats a different story) anyhoo i played with the 'peony' spellbinders nestability dies and this is what i achieved, first time playing with them!!! And i kinda like the result, i was going for vintage and i think thats what i got!
The first pic is of the paper/card stock I used without any treatment, and the second & third pics are of the finished flower! So, here goes and i hope you like

From this above, to this below

and here is a close up too!!


Ingredients & method for this flower

I firstly cut and embossed all the dies that come in the 'peony' set, you don't have to but cause it was my first one i thought i would see how large it comes out and what it looks like, it is around 3" in diameter when finished like this!  I then distressed around the edges of the flower layers with Vintage Photo DI, then i squashed and screwed up the layers in my hand! then unfolding them backout carefully without ripping them i sprayed them all with Crafters Companion 'gold' glitter spray, i love all those spray glitters! i then added a gorgeous extra large 'chocolate' pearl brad from Bunny Zoe Crafts and voila, your vintagey peony ready to go on the creation of your choice!
Hugs & Blessings, Vick xxxxx


  1. Hi Vick
    You have certainly been putting those spellbinders to good use, your flower is stunning. I love all the glimmer.
    Sorry to hear you are suffering so. I hope things ease up a bit for you.
    Take care
    Hugs Lisax

  2. Hi, your flower is beautiful. I think I need some of those glittrs now. Hugs x ChrisB

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Is that thin paper you have used? Debbie x

  4. WOW ! AND with just one hand ? THAT is sheer determination LOL !!!!!
    Never underestimate a crafter with a new purchase eh ? Even when wounded ... :0)
    WELL DONE ! I love the flower & your colour choices.
    No doubt it's even more stunning " in the flesh " with all that gorgeous glittery spray.
    I hope your poorly hand gets better soon xxx Love Angie xxx

  5. Hi Vicky, the flower is just beautiful! Can't wait to see it on your projects. :)

    Hugs and Love.

  6. Hi Vicky just popping by to thank you for joining my blog over on Posh Cat Crafts. I'm so glad that I stopped by I love your blog and the flower that you have made is stunning..

  7. Awww bless you Tamara, what a lovely comment, i'm glad we've found each other's blogs, i've also applied for the DTCall on Anything Goes challenge blog, so who knows, if i'm lucky, we may even be on the same Design Team!!! So pleased i found your blog as you have done some stunning work and glad you popped by to see me too! Hugs Vick xxx

  8. what lovely flowers - I have never thought to use crafters companions sprays for this. thanks for sharing