Hi, Thanks for dropping by.

My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

In the Cupboard you will find ideas, news, tips and techniques to help you get more from this fab little machine. So come in - join the fun and Cuttle with me!

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Cuttlebug and Nestie Tutorial - Making a Nestie Flower for a Flapper Hat

Hi, another week flown by! Time for another tutorial. I have had so many questions about my Nestie flower from last week, that I thought I should illustrate it further because it really does make a great embellishment, and matching your flower and papers is easier and cheaper too! Then you will save your pennies to buy more nesties! Clever, eh!

You will need:

Patterned paper - I like to use handmade paper because it's stronger, and you can emboss, curl, manhandle and it just looks better for it.
Nesties Petite scalloped Circles in 3 different sizes (or 3 hand cut circles, or 3 made with any other method you have at hand)
Cuttlebug folder: I like the Textile folder for this

Ink for edging petals
Flower centre - I used a pearl brad
Sissors and, of course, your Cuttlebug

If you would like to make the complete card you will also need

A4 sheet of cardstock folded in half and shaped as this template
NB14.4.09 - I download this template last year and didn't know where I had had it from, but today discovered that this template is from Imagination, they offer various free printable templates - so I have them to thank for this, and apologize for not mentioning it previously.

To make the flower

Cut 3 circles

Now emboss

Cut into embossed circle and re-shape edges of the petals. Curl, ink and fasten together with brad. (With the petite scallop circle, cut between the 4th and 5th scallop, then rounded the edges. If using the large scallop you will need to adjust. )

Your finished flower

When attached to card you have a very striking embellishment

I hope you'll find this flower tutorial interesting - please let me have your views on this. It's no good doing projects if I don't do the ones that peeps like and can use!
See you next week,


Heather said...

Brilliant Eileen - can't say no more - coz I'm rushing off to try it.
Huggles Heather xx

Annie said...

Fabulous flower - I've gotta try this.

Ann xxx

Christine said...

Hi Ikki thanks for sharing they do look fab in the hat.

Christine xx

Anonymous said...

Hi ikki these look so easy to make, again like the simple instructions, julie x (dc)

Anonymous said...

Brilliant I shall certainly have a go - liked the idea of the border folders as well
Jane (Redland81) (DC)

Ruth (ooffee) said...

Blooming brilliant! I SOOOOO need some nesties!!

Thanks for sharing your talents!
Ruth x

Chrissie said...

I tried this, but I'm afraid mine didn't look half as good as yours, either you've got the magic touch or I'll have to practise. Your flower is FABULOUS!
I'll try again!

Julie said...

Marvellous - I love the vintage look to them! Thanks for sharing your great ideas! Juliexx

XxJULESxX said...

Oh Well done this is fab!! the flowers look gorgeous im gonna have a go at this!!!

XxJULESxX said...

Oh Well done this is fab!! the flowers look gorgeous im gonna have a go at this!!!

Pink Dandelion said...

Great tutorial Eileen, thank you. Debs x

Anonymous said...

So easy, when someone shows you how! they look fab. Thank you very much.Beryl.x

Anonymous said...

So easy, when someone shows you how! they look fab. Thank you very much.Beryl.x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, great tutorial, will look in again soon .*Viv* (Dc member)xx

Chrissie said...

Well, I went away and practised, and I think I'VE GOT IT!
Thank you SO much for the inspiration!
Flowers are becoming quite my 'THING'!

Anonymous said...

I have just left you an award over on my blog.

Anonymous said...

OMG these are gorgeous, must try it. Thank you, Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hiya Eileen .Thanks for the brilliant idea .Never commented on a blog before lol .

Louise xx said...

Great idea I never thought of doing anything like that in my bug. DC Louise xx

Carolyn Bounds said...

I found this fabulous tutorial on Heather's blog, and I am SOOOO happy she shared!!!! I am going to try this right away...hoping I can give it a go tonight!!! I also thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with the rest of us!!! You are a genius!!!


li-marie said...

reached your blog from checking out your acetate card on cuttlebug challenge - gorgeous. And this flower is awesome - going to have to try it. Will be great for mothers day.
Am so glad I found your blog, am sure will be a regular visitor now. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and ideas.

li-marie x x

Iris Wiechmann said...

This is phenomenal! Thanks for this great tutorial. I have to try this first thing tomorrow morning! So gorgeous!


Samantha Carlton said...

Hi Ikki

Wow! a fab tutorial, I only just found your blog but will make sure that i keep coming back!

Sam x

Crafty-liz said...

WOW!!! I am new here and I am totally stunned at the clever things you do with your cuttlebug. I just recently bought my bug and I love it!! I have never had this much fun before.
Thank you for sharing all these lovely ideas with us.
I better go to bed now, it is past midnight and I am still looking at all your ideas.
Thanks again.

Sylvia R said...

Great blog I could do with some tutorials with my nestie's...

The Flapper Hat template was designed by Jak Heath who is the Designer of La Pashe..and an Imag-e-nation Forum Member.


Sylvia x

Unknown said...

Have got to go try this! Thank you for making my CB and nesties more fun!!