Thursday, February 13, 2014

Welcome to today's Guest Designer, Jennie !

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Today we are welcoming Jennie of Live the Dream as our Guest Designer. Jennie was the DT winner of The Warmth of Winter challenge. So let's move on and hear from Jennie!


I am absolutely thrilled to be here Guest Designing for this challenge.  I live on the remote UK island of Shetland (in the middle of the North Sea half way between the Scottish Mainland and Norway). My husband and I have lived here for 35 years and love the fabulous way of life and the wonderful natural environment around us. We have two sons who both lead exciting lives and two wonderful grandchildren. I have always crafted and always loved papercrafts but after discovering Tim Holtz and Ranger products a few years ago life has never been the same!

As you can imagine living in such a remote place I am very reliant on online tutorials for learning new techniques and Frilly and Funkie has been one of my favourite places to visit. It is nice to have the opportunity to thank you all – I am very appreciative of all the ‘how to’ posts and of course the inspirational projects made by you all.


This challenge is just so wonderful for me as I am a little obsessed with making flowers! Buying flowers online has always been disappointing (wrong colour or shape, or much larger than expected), so I started making my own.


My favourites are these shabby roses made with the Tattered Florals die (there is a tutorial on my blog, along with a few others). I decided to showcase them on a layered tag made from some of my favourite Maja Design papers.


The middle flower with the stamens is also made with the Tattered Florals die and the smaller ones from a spiral circular die. I am also loving the new Spring Greenery Die - it's just perfect for handmade flowers!  I have mounted the completed tag on a piece of mount board covered with Picket Fence Crackle Paint to make a small hanging.

I'm sure you'll agree that Jennie's project is absolutely stunning! If you would like the chance of being a Guest Designer all you have to do is join in with the current challenge.

18 comments:

  1. I saw this piece on Jenny's blog...such amazing hand made flowers and what a fab tag. Who needs fresh flowers when she can make these ;0) x

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  2. What a fantastic way to show off your flower making prowess Jennie! Once again you have created a most beautiful piece and it is a real honour to show off your skills here at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  3. This is just stunning, Jenny! Love all the gorgeous textures!!!

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  4. I think you know already how much I love this gorgeous creation Jennie... your flowers are simply stunning, the Maja Design papers are beautiful and I love the wonderful crackled background you have created. Anne x

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  5. Always been a fan of your flowers Jennie, and this is no exception.

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  6. Such lovely flowers, I read your tutorial after Linda mentioned it. The hanging is so pretty, I love the color and the soft look. Is that a hat pin? It is a great addition through the ribbon.

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  7. so very beautiful Jennie - gorgeous piece xx

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  8. Sweetly sensational, Jennie. You know I love those flowers and I am drooling over the shabby romantic feel of this piece. That Maja Design paper is totally delightful too. So great to have you with us this week as guest designer - you did us proud!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  9. As Jennie already knows from her blog - I absolutely adore this creation! Simply glorious.
    Alison xx

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  10. Awesome flowers, Jennie, and I love the tag. Congratulations!

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  11. Oh my, how sweet and pretty is this. I love the soft colours of those gorgeous flowers and the lovely layout of your hanging. I am off to check out your tutorial since others have told me it is terrific.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  12. Very beautiful. Love the soft colors. Edna

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  13. Lovely and beautiful. Awesome job.

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  14. Jennie, your project is beyond beautiful! The flowers are stunning and you have added so many gorgeous details!! I am so inspired!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  15. jennie your piece is absolutely beautiful, the soft colours and your beautiful flowers make for a truly gorgeous piece ! Hugs x

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  16. Those flowers are better than the Prima ones I buy! wow

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