Wednesday, 16 March 2011

WOYWW... & A "How to"...

...make paper roses... but first... WOYWW... oooh, I missed you all last week but the reason for not joining in with the hop was simples... I had nothing new on me desk... plus, I hadn't been able to hop as much the previous weeks... but... I missed you all too much so here I am... showing off my not so messy desk! I know, you will all be dumbfounded but... it has been nearly three months since I last had a nightmare-ishly messy room! What am I on about??? Well, tis Wednesday... so that means it is the day that the craft bloggers of the world unite and do a marathon hop around the Blogosphere... hosted by Desk Inspector in Chief - JULIA - click on her name and you can see what it is all about!




So... the Paper Roses... well, you know I love to make these little cutie roses... and I do them a lot... I have been getting lovely comments and emails asking how I make them... so I thought to myself that I would do a little step by step photo-tutorial... I have typed the instructions on each pic... there are ...ahem... 15 in total!!! If you can't read the instructions straight from the pics here, just click on them to make them bigger... The papers I have used are from the Crowded Attic stack - I use the little 2" snippets for these... but any decent quality doublesided card/paper will work ok... so, here goes... I will shut up whilst you have a look :O))

































So... there you go... hope that was helpful for you... and if you do make a paper rose, please do pop back to let me know... I just want to say before I go that in no way did I "invent" this technique... I am just showing you how I make mine... using the pokey tool to curl the petals does make a huge difference as the paper doesn't wrinkle this way... right... am off to sit and wait by the front door because... erm... I have a special parcel arriving tomorrow... and I don't want to miss the UPS guy... more tomorrow!!! TTFN

Hels x

PS... forgot to say... I used the medium Flower Power stamp... available HERE...

49 comments:

karenm said...

I just love the clips that you use to hold the flowers together. Great tutorial.

whyducks said...

You desk is just far too tidy by half! Let yourself go girl, go make a mess! Such pretty flowers.

whyducks said...

Your desk is just far too tidy by half! Let yourself go girl, go make a mess! Such pretty flowers.

Minxy said...

Ow you make your flowers just like i make mine :D
Hope Mr UPS comes quickly.. hang on that sounds rude lol but you know what i mean lol

jude said...

Missed you last week but did pop by to say hi.The tutorial is gorgeous will have to find time to have ago.
hugs and happy Woyww
judex9

maggie said...

Thanks for the excellent tutorial. Hopefully I will now be more successful in my flower making.

Elaine said...

Thanks for the tutorial - just need a 5 petalled stamp now!!

Helen said...

Hmm, been shopping again?! Or is that no 4?! Good to see your desk again!

Chrysalis said...

Hiya - what a lovely room to work in - I'm green with envy! Are you the Hels who does work for Bubbly Funk? I was in there this morning, splashing the cash - well, a little anyway! You can see what I got, on my WOYWW. Love for now, and thanks for sharing. x

Chrysalis said...

PS I meant to say thanks for the lovely clear tutorial for the great roses!

Lionelsa said...

Thanks for this flowermaking lesson!

Hugs #107

Theresa said...

o My! Great space...love the dangling hearts...and love the tute! Wonderful job!

Artyjen said...

Thanks for the step by step Hels....it's always nice to pick up subtle little tips like that. ;)
So tomorrow is the day? Have fun.
xoxo Sioux

Anneliese said...

Hello Hun, your desk looks like a veritable stash pile ... could happily play there awhile :D x

mamakat said...

Thanks Hels! using the skinny poky thing helps tremendously.

Joanne said...

You are a generous genious. I have followed your instructions before but never manage to get a 'perfect' flower. These instructions give a couple of other tips so maybe I shall manage it this time. However, just when you thought it was all over -how do you get writing onto your pictures???
hugs Joanne xx

butlersabroad said...

Can't believe your desk is still tidy, you're putting the rest of us to shame!! Love the tutorial, flowers are beautiful.

Hugs
Brenda 114

nickipee said...

Your room looks amazing! Would love to come and have a nose round!
Thanks for the flower power info.
nickipeex

Jennie said...

great tutorial :)) and what's this about a UPS man??? you never told me you were expecting anything.... is it something that i should know about? psml
be careful you don't catch cold sitting on the doorstep!!!
xxx

Caroline Hallett said...

great desk - but very tidy... and thanks for the flower tutorial - and by the time you read this Mr UPS man should have come ;-)

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. Your shelves above your desk look great.

laura 83 x x

sasa said...

Sorry - posted by wrong place - me again...
Always a pleasure to be here and hang out....thanks for the flower tutorial - now I know where to send all the rookies!
Thanks for sharing...wishing you lots of creative fun.
Sasa (sarah at 3)

Gillian said...

Oooo look at all your stash:)Thanks for the step by step tutorial, not quite mastered this yet,but look forward to trying it out. x

Twiglet said...

Brill tutorial - for a non card maker like me! I will give it a go. Thanks for sharing!!

Charli said...

Wow, Hels your desk is still so tidy!!

Great tutorial, you use the same flower stamp that I do. Although I've never managed to get more than 3 layers to look right. And a d'uh moment - why have I never thought of trimming a petal to make the shaping easier?!

If you want a peek at mine they are on an old post HERE and I made baby ones too using the littlest stamp.

Will try more layers next time, thanks for the inspiration. And I must get my hands on that paper!!!

Take care,
Charli x

Dragon said...

What a lovely room, and reasonably tidy, how is it done??? Like the tutorial, gonna do one of the roses I make
Frankie
xx

Wipso said...

I'm having a really busy week but am quickly dropping by to make sure all our WOYWW friends get the chance to win the last of our weekly draws before the BIG one over in our blog shop. Pop over and join in the fun. Good luck.
Hugs,
A x
http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Ravenous Rae said...

I love that tutorial! I am totally going to try it...once I get a flower stamp. Happy WOYWW. Rachel #163

okienurse said...

I just love the roses! Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing! Vickie #52

Kate said...

thanks for the step by step. It's slightly different to the way I have tried before so i will have to give it a try!

** Kate **

oneoff said...

Gotcha! Thanks for the really clear instructions. Think it's time to give the flowers a go.

Bx

Marjo said...

Awesome how to, thanks for sharing, Hugs, Marjo #10

Carola Bartz said...

Your flower looks beautiful and thank you for sharing the technique. I always love to learn something new.

Sam said...

Your desk has been far too tidy for far too long Hels! Do you have a woman who does? or do you just use the other desk and photograph this one? LOL! Always Love your flowers! I will link my "brown" thing in tomorrow - been flying around desks too much tonight!

Mari K. said...

Thank you do much for the tutorial! I have been wanting to learn to make these, I know what will be on my workdesk next Wed. -Mari (133)

Jovita said...

What a great tutorial, your paper flowers are beautiful. Thank you for posting.
Hugs, Jovi #141

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Thanks for the lovely tutorial and the peek into your room! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great tutorial and thanks for the peek.:)

Want to know more about shrink plastic? Pop over to my blog to see shrink plastic tutorial.:) http://maggiescraft.blogspot.com/

Maggie
x

lisa said...

What a fantastic work space you have and thanks so much for the flower tutorial. I would never have thought of glossy accents for sticking them.
Hugs Lisa #126

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Love your room of stash. Thanks for the tutorial on fleurs. I haven't made them in quite a while an need to give them a whirl again. Thanks for the reminder and special tips :)
Vicki 171 A little inkling

Julia Dunnit said...

It's taking me a long time to visit these days, but I'm here...have inspeted and I think your hanging hearts are new to me. They're a gorgeous roundy shape. And you've probably said and it went in one ear and out the other - but what's the 13-6 mean? And of course, the rose tute is PERFECT, love a well photographed lesson; makes me feel like I could actually do it!!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the flower tutorial, I think I may actually give that a go! Shaz #148

RosC said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Hels. Very clear. Will give it a go. If tidy is suiting you these days, that's cool!
Smiles, Ros. (119)

The Crafty Elf said...

Excellent job on the flowers. Thanks for sharing your receipe for them.

Elizabeth said...

Love your workspace Hels. A big thank you for your tutorial - it's brilliant. Hope you had a great week. Elizabeth x #74

daisylou said...

Hi Hels...
Now following after seeing you demo ion C&C :)

Can you tell me who makes the stamp you use for the flower tutorial please.

Daisylou .....littlecrazydesigns@blogspot.co.uk

lady e said...

Wow this is great! thank you for sharing :

toskaboy said...

Hels
I got the melting pot after watching your fabulous demos in the telly. I've been looking for videos on Youtube but none of the are up to your standards. Any chance of you doing one?
Sue

Gita said...

Oh I love your craft space. All those shelves with crafty stuff all over...yum! :-) I didn't participate last week but linked over from Ria to see your demo on the flowers.

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