WOYWW – 11/8/2010


Quite a busy day as we are taking DD to meet up with her charity group and see her off for her weekend in Cornwall.  And getting DH and DS ready for Cropredy.  BUT, I have still have a lot on my desk!

Not sure how many WOYWWers read the blogs that link there on any day other than Weds. but if you DID see my blog last week you would have seen this post about using the Martha Stewart score board to make paper rosettes. Well, I was tidying and came across a series of little strips that I had punched a scallop along, borrowing the punch at a crop.  I hadn’t done anything with them but in an instant I could see lovely scalloped rosettes so I gave it a go.  What you can sort of see are some of the samples I have been working on for another You Tube video explaining how I did them and some of the pitfalls various punches produced – and how to overcome them.  I just love these.  Although I try very hard not to fall back on flowers as the generic embellishment, I do love making them and do love using them on pages about my DD.

There is also a mini-book page on a chunk of cardboard started, and a little Steampunk thingie I have been playing with (I saw Neil Stephenson had a new book out, which it made me think of the cyberpunk authors I read heavily way back when, of  The Difference Engine, which had to be one of the first instances of “steampunk” ever, and one of my all time-favourite books, and….well, you know how it goes!)

So quite a varied selection of projects.  And the best news?  Blogger announced on their forum they would be rolling out something this week to solve the “WordPress folk can’t comment” problem I have been hit by the last couple of  weeks!  YAY!  I tried a comment on a blogspot blog yesterday and it seemed to have taken, although I will have to go back and check that it actually appeared but I am hopeful!

I’ll probably do that video today, if I can, so do check back if you are interested or find me on You Tube as UKmaryanne.


48 thoughts on “WOYWW – 11/8/2010

  1. Great flowers, i love making flowers but never tried those ones.
    Kate x

  2. Lovely flowers but I am eager to know what that little man is with the top hat – is he a stamp? He looks kinda cute to me.

  3. Lovely flowers, I like to make them too, can’t have too many I say and alwasy perfect to pop in the post to a crafty buddy.

    Can’t wait to see your steam punk project.


  4. Hi Ya
    oh those flowers i gorgeous i will have to hunt the link down and have a go, thanks, have a great day, sue,x

  5. Love those flowers!!

  6. We on the same wavelength, I spent a few hours in the night (couldn’t sleep) making rosette flowers using… my MS score board (erm.. for the first time LOL) Fabbylicious.. loving the punched edge idea, can I borrow that pleasings?? x

  7. For a second i thought you had your hands on the new timmy rosette die.. then i saw your fab edges.. i have plenty of MS edge punches so shall defo be giving these a try, thanks for sharing and happy woyww x

  8. gorgeous flowers, I am just getting into using flowers, so i must give these a go.

  9. Wow those flowers are absolutely stunning .Will defo be back to check out your tutorial.thanks for sharing.
    Have great WOYWW…wednesday
    hugs judex

  10. Love them flower, will check back to see the video as would love to make some.

  11. Ooooh I am so going through a making flowers stage at the moment so am going to have a go at these today too – thanks for sharing – cant watch your video at the moment as I am on my laptop and its sooooooo slow its not worth watching anything, have a great WOYWW. Just noticed your list of music – I love Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers too – might have to play that later now too! ooooh so many things at once!

  12. Very pretty flowers.

    ** Kate **

  13. Lovely flowers. Will pop over to U Tube later I like watching the videos they are so helpful.

    Enjoy your day big Hugs Jo XXX

  14. Great desk this week MA … those rosettes do look fabulous … I must make some!

  15. Wow that rosette thing is really interesting, I’ve left u a question/comment on that post… Really need to invest in some border punches…

  16. Great idea MA, they look very pretty. Really like the start of that mini book – is that a photo you’ve taken?

  17. Beautiful flowers hun :0)
    Happy woyww :0)
    *hugs* Heather x

  18. Gorgeous rosettes… look forward to the video. Thanks for the snoop,
    joZarty x

  19. Those are absolutely beautiful!! Love them!

  20. The flowers are stunning!I have some candy :0), would love you to have the chance to win, it’s Here

  21. Hiya

    oooh those flowers look fabulous, I must explore more with punches and paper.


  22. just love those flowers hun they are really beautiful hugs cheryl xxxx

  23. I don’t own any punches, but I sure love the results you got with those flowers. I also like your steampunk piece. Quite a variety on your desk today. Thanks for the snoop. Happy WOYWW.

  24. Oh what great flowers! Very nice. Glad for you that the commenting problem will get solved
    Have a nice day!
    ** Evi **

  25. great little rosettes :)) seems I seem to have seen those on Mr Holtz blog recently!!!! Maybe this is the next trend.. whoknows.. thank you for showing.
    Happy Woywwing

  26. Lovely flowers, and unusual too, I found myself thinking they could also be useful on “congratulations” type project as a winners rosette.

  27. Love all those little flowers!

  28. Cute rosettes. Now I have to try this technique.

  29. Gorgeous flowers! And very creative to use the border punch to make them. I’ll give it a go too 🙂 TFS!!!


  30. How create of you to figure out how to use scrappy materials left from punches, very busy desk today.

  31. lovely flowers and a great work space thanks for sharing ;o)

  32. Fab flowers, will check back to catch the video, thanks for sharing.


  33. Fabulous flowers! Love the colours. Great workspace, I love making the most of my scraps, hugs Heidi xx

  34. loving those rosettes they look gorgeous

  35. Fab things on your desk ! Love it !

  36. thanks for sharing your crafty space today and love your busy desk…hugs kath xxx

  37. fantastic flowers! Hope you’ve had a wonderful WOYWW!

  38. I’ve made those rosette type flowers, but never thought to do anything more than just a scalloped edge… those fancy borders make them look fab!

  39. the flowers are great! always nice to see new ways of making flowers. you can use them in so many ways!

  40. Love those flowers MaryAnne 🙂

  41. Great flowers- would love to try making these. I also tend to make flowers all the time!

  42. WOW these flowers are stunning,Well Done, Hazelxox

  43. Love your video…it was so calm and easy to understand. Your other art is so pretty too. I may have to try one of the lacey rosettes. TFS! 🙂 Nan

  44. Very cute flowers, I put that technique on my list to do. 🙂

  45. You have inspired me to finally make some of these concertina flowers – link is here if you are interested

  46. I noticed that someone has used and linked to your tutorial and made some rosettes of their own! They are lovely too.
    I just can’t seem to make the two ends stick easily!

  47. Love those flowers, keep saying I’m going to have a go but so far I haven’t! Have a great weekend.


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