Wednesday, 5 March 2014

What's On Your Workdesk, Wednesday #248

Hello from my desk in sunny Queensland, Australia.  Firstly a very big thank you to all who visited my desk last week and the weeks before that, much appreciate the lovely comments you leave.  I  try to get to as many desks as one can not always leaving a comment but I am amazed at the work of the crafty people who participate on Julias Blog (if you're new and want to know more click here)
This week on my desk are some new dies on the left - leaves and a doiley and those strips in the middle are ready to be made into flowers from the die just to the top left. Next to them are some round flowers ready cut to colour. There's my mid morning coffee mug next to my phone and some paint sample strips I hope to play with soon....inspired by others :-)
If you want to see more about the flowers, read on, I have photos and if you click on the pic it will enlarge for a close-up.  Thanks for taking a peek and have a wonderful week Robyn
These are die strips that you roll up to made a flower - card from yesterday here.

You have to glue two strips together. I decided to add a deeper colour for the centre of the flower
Here they are rolled tight, then I adhere a sticky dot to the bottom to secure them
You gently pull the petals down to  make the flower to your desire

My second batch of flowers - I dyed with distress inks
Crumpled them up and stamped text on them
Then used foam dots to layer them and added a button to finish.
I also soaked up all the ink from the sponging on a background card.
These strips were left when I die cut the flower strips - figured they'd make great stencils for journal pages.


  1. I thought that the left overs was the centre of a flower, you could fold that in half length wise and roll it. That would make great stamens. #35

  2. Holy cow. That is one awesome die if it makes flowers that pretty. I love it. Lucky you. Happy WOYWW from #1.

  3. Wow! This is brilliant - such a beautiful wee creation!!
    Happy WOYWW :)
    no. 33

  4. Oh I've seen those and always loved the look but they seem so fiddly. You seem to have the knack but not sure I do. Maybe I'll get lucky and someone at a crop will have one so I can try before I buy :) I think the ones I saw were maybe Cheery Lynn? What brand are these??

    back online but slow :(

    Mary Anne (29)

  5. Oh, my word, Robyn. Those flowers are o intricate and delicate. Don't know if my ham-fisted efforts would be able to produce anything like them! Well done you.
    Thanks for visiting earlier, and for leaving a comment.
    Margaret #13

  6. Your flowers are fabulous!! Look gorgeous enough to sell if you're so inclined. Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #4

  7. I love making flowers and colouring them too, excellent creations this week. Oh and those stencils brilliant.

    As for the enveloboxes DeDe isn't helping me, I am making them myself, she showed me how ages ago. I still muck up the odd one and need her advice when I go into melt down.

    Melbourne had turned cold again, I do hope we have warm weather for a little longer.

    Thanks for visiting.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 14
    Happy WOYWW

  8. you are so clever Robyn making use of everything there in such novel ways, love those flowers. thanks for the visit.
    Gill xx

  9. Hi Robin, thanks for stopping by this week and leaving such a wonderful comment.

    Your flowers are gorgeous. I love to take a day and just fiddle around making flowers, but they never turn out as pretty as yours.
    Happy WOYWW
    Krisha #32

  10. I love what you are working on, you had me gripped.
    Thanks for popping over to the UK for a peep at my desk
    Lynn x

  11. Robyn, beautiful flowers. I always have great intentions to make flowers, but alas.....I never do. I have great respect for you who have patience. Email me if you want to bird chat. Have a wonderful week!

  12. Your desk is so happy and cheery with those lovely paper scraps - and the flowers are adorable! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #34

  13. stunning flowers and loving your colour combinations thanks for the fab photos.I'm adding those dies to my growing wish list thanks for visiting earlier and your kind comments Andrea #31

  14. Hi Robyn thanks for visiting me.
    Those flowers are wonderful, you really have been having fun, that is what it is all about.
    Chris #56

  15. Ooh nice stuff Robyn, and aren't you patient, love the inked and stamped flowers, I've used book pages but they are a tad flimsy for my fat fingers!

  16. wow, your flowers are fantastic, I would never have guessed those dies would come out like that!

  17. awww sounds so nie and warm there just the way you said that. I cant wait to see this snow gone and a little warm weather. Just want to say thanks for letting me peek. Pretty flowers.. so tiny or dainty looking. Roberta

  18. Love those flowers Robyn! I'll have to try them.I love making all sorts of flowers.
    Just wondering if you could send me your email address so I can chat to you about "Back Packs".
    Did you know there's the original Back Packs in Brisbane.The whole idea started there with a school teacher.A "contact form" is on my blog.
    Judy #12

  19. Gorgeous flowers, so pretty and very useful. Happy crafting, Angela x63

  20. What a great die - the flowers turned out beautifully. And I like how you used the excess as a stencil. :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.
    April #20

  21. Nice flowers you made and very clever using the leftover for stencils
    Jackie 36

  22. I love it when people see the use of the negatives in die cutting. Those have made great stencils for your journalling and other things too.
    Such pretty flowers, love how you have made them all.
    Hugs, Neet 8 xx
    ps must try to find Annette H - thanks for the heads up she is back xx

  23. Lovely results from your flower die and clever you seeing the use of the negatives for stencilling!! I'm going to have to look up and see where Rockhampton is now I know you are in QLD too!! Annette #3

  24. It's amazing how strips like that can transform into such beautiful blooms! I love the stencil effect created by the waste strip too. TFS.

    Sherry (in England - we had a little bit of sun today too!!) x
    WoYWw #87

  25. nice new die's great to use all the pieces...pretty cool. Carole #84

  26. Thanks for popping by. Your flowers look beautiful. Another project to add to the list!

  27. Pretty flowers and a pretty desk too.Thank you for visiting. Karen #56


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn