Saturday, 15 June 2019

The Flower Challenge #33 Focus on Background Stamping Reminder



It’s the middle of June and I had the heating on yesterday! Still, the bad weather is an excuse to stay in and craft rather than tackle the weeding. We’re halfway through our current challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this time our time is “Focus on Background Stamping”.
This month we have another great guest designer, Deepti Malik. She also has her own range of gorgeous stamps  Dee’s Artsy Impressions and has very generously donated a stamp set worth $15 for our winner this month. Please make sure you check out our challenge rules as we’d hate for you to be disqualified and miss out on the chance to win.
I used the MFT Bundles of Blossoms background stamp again for my reminde card. I stamped it with my grubby versamark pad and the sprinkled 6 different colours of blue, green and gold embossing powder on it and then heated embossed it. I trimmed the panel down and added it with a gold mat on a 6x6 card. I stamped one of the sentiments from the Stamps by Me Positive vibes set and heat embossed in gold on a strip of white card. I added it with foam tape and a gold mat behind it to the card. I took one of my original disaster, sorry, test panels and fussy cut one of the flowers from it. I added this to the card with a sequin in the centre. Simples!




Tuesday, 4 June 2019

The Flower Challenge #33 Focus on Background Stamping

Blimey, June already and only a few weeks until the longest day and then it’s all downhill from there! The start of the month also means that it’s time for a new challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this time our time is “Focus on Background Stamping”.
This month we have another great guest designer, Deepti Malik. She also has her own range of gorgeous stamps  Dee’s Artsy Impressions and has very generously donated a stamp set worth $15 for our winner this month. Please make sure you check out our challenge rules as we’d hate for you to be disqualified and miss out on the chance to win.
I used the MFT Bundles of Blossoms background stamp on mycard. I heated embossed it in white and then water coloured the image. I die cut and embossed the Tonic sentiment from the panel. I mounted the panel of green card on a 6x6 card. I then layered up the sentiment on 3 white die cuts and replaced it in the card. To finish I added sequins to the centres of some of the flowers.
I’ll be back with a reminder card on the 15th. Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 15 May 2019

The Flower Challenge #32 Embossing Reminder


Halfway through the month and so it’s time for our reminder post for the current  challenge at The Flower Challenge and this month we want to see embossing, either dry or heat on your floral creations.
We also have a fantastic sponsor this month, Altenew, who are offering their stunning cross stitch flower stamp set as a prize.
I had some left over flowers using the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set from making my original card for the challenge, so I decided to use them to make my reminder card. I started off by embossing a piece of vellum with a falling snow embossing folder (sorry, I can’t see who made it). I added a mat of purple card onto a 5x7 card base. I added a strip of the same card onto the vellum and glued it, the flowers and the leaves into place. I then added glue behind these to glue the vellum onto the card. As the vellum wasn’t playing nicely and was curling up, I added some dots of glue to secure it in place. To hide these dots added some of my left over nuvo drop dots. Simples! 
Don’t forget to check out our challenge rules as we wouldn’t want you to miss out on the chance to win the fantastic stamp set we have been given by the very generous Altenew this month! 






Friday, 19 April 2019

Hoppy Easter!


Pickle and Beans would like to wish you Happy Easter! Beans wanted to demonstrate his binkying (that’s when a happy bunny jumps and twists up in the air). Pickle just thought he was showing off! 
Willow and Herb didn’t get Easter eggs, just part of the neighbour’s apple tree. Willow thought it was a bit on the small side. Herb was too busy eating to comment!



Sunday, 14 April 2019

The Flower Challenge #31 Reminder


Blimey, halfway through April already, if you’re anything like me you can’t wait for the Easter Weekend to catch up on some crafting. It’s reminder time about our current challenge at The Flower Challenge and this time we have a sketch  I used the lovely Uniko Passiflora Flower Stamp set for my card. I stamped the leaf and the tendril several times to fill my card blank in light green ink. I then repeated the process on two pieces of card with two darker shades of green, before trimming them down to match the sketch. I blended some ink around the edge of all of them to add some definition and drew in a stitched border with a black fine liner. I also used a white gel pen to add stitched detail to the leaves. I stamped the 3 elements to build up the flowers on card and then cut out each flower before adding to the card on foam tape. I love creating cards like this where you just start off with white card, inks and a stamp set.  I’d love to see how you interpret the sketch too x





Thursday, 4 April 2019

The Flower Challenge #31 Sketch

Seriously, April already?! The only good thing about how fast time is going is that it’s time for our next challenge at The Flower Challenge and this time we have a sketch for you.
I raided a Christmas paper pad for my card. I used papers from Trimcrafts Gilded Winter pad and distressed their edges with a pair of scissors. I made the flowers from Fleurs Flower Forming Foam (try saying that when tipsy!) using an Elizabeth Craft die set. The sentiment is from a Mama Elephant set. Simples!