Floral topiary for a friend

Happy Friday to you all.

Today I am sharing a floral topiary which I made for a friend recently.  I wanted to make something unique for her and try something I had never made before.  The floral topiary came to my attention in the Craftwork Cards blog and I loved it. Kath Woods, the design team member, did a fantastic job and I was thrilled when Craftwork Cards produced their first ever magazine and instructions to make the topiary were included. I tweaked the design adding some glitter to the topiary and also some acrylic diamonds. Instead of using a plant pot I upcycled a jar and decorated with ribbons. To secure the topiary I filled the jar with a mixture of acrylic diamonds and acrylic crystals. It doesn’t look as wonderful as the original but for a first attempt I am thrilled with it and will make another one in the future and play around with it again.

Thank you for reading and I hope you like what I have shared today.

Floral topiary based on an original idea by Kath Woods for Craftwork Cards
Floral topiary based on an original idea by Kath Woods for Craftwork Cards



Hello and welcome to my crafting world

Hello and welcome to my crafting world.  Thank you for taking the time and the trouble to visit and I hope some of you will become regulars as I continue to share my makes with you.

For my first blog post I want to share the birthday card I made for my Nan who was 93 on Sunday 25th January.



This entire card is made from elements of a white kit I purchased from Create and Craft, and made by my favourite craft company, Craftwork Cards. The challenge was to alter it sufficiently to make it stand out but keep some of the white.  I used just the one colour of Distress Ink by Tim Holtz (Stormy Sky) and one piece of almost identical card stock to show off the white. Nan and 93 I cut out of white cardstock using my new Cricut Mini.  The texture I added by embossing through an embossing folder and then inking gently with the Ink. Again I didn’t want too much texture and chose the name, number and bow to do just that. Simple and effective and she loved it.Thank you for looking and I hope you like it.