Friday, 22 May 2015

Felt Flower Tutorial

Hi All

I'm sorry I haven't managed to get this tutorial on my blog sooner, but I have had problems with my computer. It just won't play ball at the moment. My second apology is to Lynda, T ( Wheely Bad ) & Tres, also my computer wouldn't let me reply to the last 3 comments left on my blog, being the lovely ladies listed above. So ladies can I just say a big thank you to you for your lovely comments about my card this week and about the wild life. I am hoping it is just something to do with the last blog and not blogs in the future ie this one. As I have said before I like to say thank you as you have all taken time out to visit me and say such lovely things about my cards.

Here goes with the tutorial.


How to make this Felt Flower




Products used:-

Creative Expressions- Felt
Sue Wilson's- Configurations- Dainty Lace Edger
Sue Wilson's- Finishing Touches-Perfect Peony Complete Petals
Cosmic Shimmers- Clears dry glue
Creative Expressions- Dazzler




Cut out 4 times



Cut off the corners and keep the oval shaped waste for the stamens



Glue together in pairs



 Turn one set of petals 45degrees and glue together


I cut a very small piece of card and glued the stamens to it and added a dazzler, then glued it in the centre of the flower


Then when it dries, give it a good gentle scrunch


Then pull apart and arrange it to your liking and add a few leaves. Et Voila, That's it Folks. Enjoy!



Tina XX

22 comments:

  1. Tina a brilliant tutorial. It's always the way with computers they let you down when you need them working. Hazel x

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    1. Hazel

      What can I say other than Thank you. You are always here for me, bless you. Thank goodness it looks like my reply has sorted it's self out. fingers crossed..

      Talk soon

      Big Hugs

      Tina XX

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  2. Hi Tina , well how kind of you to make this tutorial and such a clever use of the dies ! Must try myself to get such a beautiful flower .I still have a lot Of felt so can use that up! I don't know but somehow I have accumulated so many things I could start a shop myself !! I will have to start sorting out anyway as we are to move house soon .Hate the thought of having to part with a lot of materials from my many hobbies.Tina did you get my pictures? because if your computer didn't work you may not have received them? For now Tina good night and looking forward to your card on Tuesday!! Have a nice weekend and big hugs Jane B.

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    1. Hi Jane

      I'm glad you liked the tutorial. Just one little tip, I found the white felt more delicate to work with but the other colours seem more robust. Good luck on the trying to part with crafting goodies, you are a stronger person than me. I hope your card arrives before you leave.

      I did get the pictures thank you, how exotic are those plants, they're stunning. Are you going to take any plants to your new home?

      I haven't even thought of what to do for my card for Tuesday, so that's my Sunday taken up.

      You have a good weekend too Jane.

      Big Hugs

      Tina XX

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  3. Rose in Chester23 May 2015 at 01:59

    Hi Tina,
    well done to you......... getting this tutorial out in spite of your computer NOT PLAYING NICE!! I'll send you a photo of the magical garden at the back of our holiday apartment, hopefully you'll be able to open it/them.................
    Hugs from
    evertheoptimist nightowl

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    1. Hi Nightowl

      What a pain in the old proverbial computers are, they are brilliant when they are working, but when mine decides to have a day off I could throw it out of the window. I finally got to open them. What a stunning garden and very unique, there's some beautiful pieces of crafting going on and the squiggly tree is so unusual, I love it.

      Take care Rose Talk soon

      Big Hugs

      Tina XX

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  4. Hi Tina

    Brilliant use of the die... Another on my list :) need to start doing the lottery! I love chopping into things and seeing what I make! I'm sorry your computer has been misbehaving, must've been really frustrating for you.

    Hope you're still enjoying your little visitors. Dawn chorus today is deafening (up early to see Mr W off on 24hrs respite= fishing!) I got my brother and my PA coming to do the bits he usually does. Me? Hoping I don't go back to sleep as I'm planning some crafting today- Hopefully!

    Have a lovely bank holiday weekend, hugs

    T x

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    1. Hi

      I know what you mean about the lottery, every time a set of dies come out I want them all, but have never had a full set yet, Hey Ho! I always joke with Paul and say, I think I'll try the old profession and stand at the end of our lane, and his reply is don't forget to take some treats for his dog. I think he's joking

      I hope Mr W enjoys his fishing time out, and what a lovely brother to come round to help you out while he is away. Did you get to do some crafting T, I hope so, but a good snooze would be good too.

      Take care T

      Big Hugs

      Tina XX

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  5. Hi Tina,
    Such pretty flowers and thank you so much for the tutorial especially when having had problems with your PC. I love my PC but hate it when there is a glitch as I am not at all techy minded.
    Another die to add to my wish list!
    Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.

    Love and hugs
    Sheila xxx

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    1. Hi Sheila

      You're Welcome Sheila glad yo liked it, I really enjoyed making it. Like I have said in a message above I could throw my computer out of the window when it play's up, and I live with a computer specialist, but doesn't always get it fixed so promptly, any way working for the time being.

      Take Care Sheila

      Big Hugs

      Tina XX

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  6. Hi Tina thank you very much for your flower tutorial your so clever & thinking out side the box.
    I would never have seen a flower with that die,i think i need to buy it now.
    Thank you for your inspiration. Enjoy your bank holiday however you spend it. Oh & thank you Tina for your intro regarding your computer
    & comment no worries.
    Hug's Lynda xx

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    1. Hi Lynda

      You are more than welcome Lynda, and for making such a lovely comment.

      You have a lovely Bank Holiday too, hope you get some crafting sneaked in.

      Big Hugs

      Tina XX

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  7. Hello Tina,
    How on earth did you look at this die and see a flower. It's amazing and I keep saying it but I must be more adventurous with my dies. I do tend to use them just as they are - with a few exceptions. Your step by step is great, and I will have a go at some other dies to see what I can come up with - probably a mess!!!!
    Enjoy the bank holiday.
    Love Maureen xx

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    1. Hi Maureen

      When I went through Sue's dies it was a choice between 2 dies, and I just looked at that one and saw a flower and thought I would get more use from that die, the hardest part now is thinking of what else to do with it.

      I'm really glad you liked the tutorial, and I'm sure you won't make a mess as you will be using a Sue Wilson die and you can't go wrong with these.

      Big Hugs

      Tina XX

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  8. Hi Tina,
    Thank you so much! The tutorial is crystal clear! I will put it on your Board in my Pinterest and that way I have a permanent record! Well that's the theory! The flower is gorgeous so will be trying it out - only problem is - don't have the dies - yet!! What have you done, encouraging me to spend money tut tut! Lol!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Love Myra xx

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    1. Bless you Myra

      Really pleased you liked the tutorial. I did say on a previous message on this blog that the white felt is more delicate than the coloured ones and have to be handled gently, but made in paper card or vellum they are a lot more sturdy. Hope you get the die. Sorry to make you think of spending more money.

      Have a lovely long weekend.

      Big Hugs

      Tina XX

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  9. Hello Tina
    Margaret Corgi Owner told me how to find your blog WOW! I'm another one that tends to use dies as they are Such a clever idea I'd sort of dismissed these Configuration dies but then I'm constantly changing my mind! I will enjoy scrolling back and looking at your work

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    1. Hi Karenlotty

      Really lovely to see you here on my blog, and a big thank you to Margaret to show you. THANK YOU MARGARET. Welcome Tres!, if you change your mind and buy them, they are so pretty and I think you will use them often. Hope you enjoy what you see on my blog.

      Hope to see you again,

      Big Hugs Tina XX

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  10. Wow-gorgeous project. I would never have thought the flower was made using that die-you're very creative.

    Michele

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    1. Thank you Michele. Lovely to to see you on my blog.

      Big Hugs

      Tina XX

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  11. Hi Tina. Thank you very much for your wonderful tutorial. It is really clear and easy to understand. Yaay !! (My brain just cant do difficult !!) I love the flower you have created with this die. I think it is very pretty. You really did not need to apologise for your computer going wrong on you !! I am just so grateful that you are so kind in sharing all your beautiful cards with us. I am the one who is sorry for not commenting as often as I should !! (Due to illness.) Well I really must buy this die now so that I can make this beautiful flower. Thanks again Tina. Take care love from Tres x x x

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    1. Hi Tres

      I'm glad you liked the tutorial, it has to be simple as it has to take after me!, and Thank you Tres. I find computers brilliantly frustrating & fantastic when they do what I want it to do, but a real pain in the arse when they don't. ( sorry )!

      Tres, I love that you visit my blog when ever you are up to it, and so sorry that you have been so poorly. I send you really Big Gentle Hugs and hope you feel a lot stronger soon. I hope you will look in again soon when you are feeling better. Lovely to hear from you. Take Care.

      Big Hugs

      Tina XX

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