Wednesday, 15 September 2021

The Flower Challenge #60 Reminder - Use Turquoise



It’s time for a reminder about our current challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month we want to see turquoise! 

I got out my distress reinkers for this card - salvaged patina and peacock feathers for the flowers and used them to watercolour some images from a Stampendous stamp set that I’ve had for years. I fussy cut everything out and layered it up with gel medium to add dimension, with a doodled border, a touch of glitter on
water and a few gems to finish. 

Don’t forget to check out all my teamies and our guest DT’s amazing creations and I can’t wait to see what you create. 

                                      

Saturday, 4 September 2021

The Flower Challenge #60 Turquoise




Is it just me, or are the nights really starting to draw in now? It’s definitely chiller too, although apparently we’re due a mini heatwave here in the UK! I hope you’re all keeping safe and well.

Yep, 4th of the month already and so it’s time for our new challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month we want to see turquoise! 

I made this very simple card using this beautiful lupin  Studiolight stamp from their Grunge Collection 5. Really simply watercoloured (turns out I need lots more practice at this!) and the edges distressed before mounting on a DL card. Dymo label sentiment (seriously, I’d forgotten how much strength you need to use of those). 

I’ll be back later in the month with a reminder post, don’t forget to check out all my teamies and our guest DT’s amazing creations

                                         

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

The Flower Challenge #59 Use a Die (optional slimline cards)

I’ve been trying to resist saying it for ages, but seriously, where is this year going?! I can’t believe it’s August already (only another 22 days until payday - I need to practice more control when buying craft goodies!). 

If you’re in a similar position, definitely join us for our new challenge, over at The Flower Challenge where this month we want to see you use dies (and if you feel like it a slimline card) as we have one of our former team mates sponsoring us this month, the fabulous Rachel from RachelVassDesigns

Rachel is giving our lucky winner a PRIZE of three of her amazing digital stamp sets = to approx $15.

We are welcoming back another friend too, our talented Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Therese Calvird  from lostinpaper.com do check out her blog/Instagram if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous cards.

I used Mama Elephant’s Big Best Wishes Die layering up the black and kraft card on top of Altenew’s Book Engraving stamp. I could have used the coordinating dies, but chose to fussy cut the flowers and leaves whilst relaxing instead. Super simple!



Please don't forget to use your Florals as always and as the MAIN feature on your card.
Only 6 other challenges allowed as well as our own.
Also please take a few minutes to read our rules in the tab above as you may lose out on winning a prize this time too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper alone are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.

Thursday, 15 July 2021

The Flower Challenge Reminder #58 - Use Spots or Stripes

Yep, back again with a reminder about our challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month, we want to see spots or stripes! 

I used one on Tracy Evan’s recent release for Aall and Create, Tattered Florals and the designed to be distressed looking sentiment is from her Bring on the Sentiments set. I used white heat embossing and decoupaged the flower on kraft card with distress oxides in broken china  to colour and speckled egg through a stencil in the background. A doodled border, splats of ink and some Tim Holtz mica flakes on the flower centre to finish simples! 


 

Sunday, 4 July 2021

The Flower Challenge #58 Use Spots or Stripes


Yep, that time of the month again! It’s our new challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month, we want to see spots or stripes! 

I whipped up this card using yet more of Heartfelt Creations Wild Rose stamps and dies and also their Leafy Accents set. I looked at this card after making it and couldn’t believe that I’d forgotten to shape the leaves. That’ll teach me not to rush!  The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh and my spotty background paper is an oldie from the sadly defunct Craftwork Cards.

As ever I love seeing your makes so please join us and remember to check out our rules to make sure you’re in with a chance of being our top picks.  



Tuesday, 15 June 2021

The Flower Challenge Reminder #57 CAS


Yep, I’m back with
 a reminder for our challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month we want clean and simple cards (CAS)

I have to say thank you for your lovely comments on my last card, but to also confess that the colouring is just the Altenew Book Engravings layered stamp set, which did all the work for me! 

I used the same stamp set for my reminder card, but did actually colour over the stamped image with a zig clean colour pen to fill in the white areas. I got out the washi tape again to make this card and just drew in a wobbly line either side of the tape. The little tag sentiment is from an old LOTV stamp set. A bit of fussy cutting and a few dabs of glue (including at the ends of the washi tape to secure them) and job done!

Don’t forget that this month we have a fantastic prize on offer from the fabulous Joy Clair Designs who also generously gave our DT images to play with so please check out which of my teamies used these beautiful images. I’ve copied and pasted the details below so I get it right! 

Please don't forget to use your Florals as always and as the MAIN feature on your card.
Only 6 other challenges allowed as well as our own.
Also please take a few minutes to read our rules as you may lose out on winning a prize this time too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper alone are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.

Our kind sponsor for this month is the amazing Joy Clair Designs, giving our lucky winner 3 digital stamp sets of their choice, up to the value of $25 from their store. Try and pay them a visit as they have such beautiful stamps too. The design team have been given some of their digi stamps to use also (see below our names for info).

Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Rachel Alvarado from rachelalvaradodesigns.com, do check out her blog/Instagram if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous cards.


Friday, 4 June 2021

The Flower Challenge #57 CAS



Yep, June... can’t believe it’ll be the longest day in a few weeks, then all downhill from there! I hope all managed to enjoy a long weekend with some sun if you were in England. I made the mistake of planning a visit to my Mum who lives on the edge of the Lake District on the Bank Holiday Monday, I turned round abd came home when I discovered the traffic queuing to get on the motorway! Fortunately the traffic was better when I visited on Wednesday and I still managed to get sunburnt in her garden. Really should have listened to my .mum when she offered me suntan lotion, Mums definitely know best! 

Anyway, down to business, it’s time for our new challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month we want clean and simple cards (CAS) This month we have a fantastic prize on offer from the fabulous Joy Clair Designs who also generously gave our  DT images to play with so please check out which of my teamies used these beautiful images. I’ve copied and pasted the details below so I get it right! 

Please don't forget to use your Florals as always and as the MAIN feature on your card.
Only 6 other challenges allowed as well as our own.
Also please take a few minutes to read our rules as you may lose out on winning a prize this time too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper alone are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.

Our kind sponsor for this month is the amazing Joy Clair Designs, giving our lucky winner 3 digital stamp sets of their choice, up to the value of $25 from their store. Try and pay them a visit as they have such beautiful stamps too. The design team have been given some of their digi stamps to use also (see below our names for info).

Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Rachel Alvarado from rachelalvaradodesigns.com, do check out her blog/Instagram if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous cards.

Due to an ongoing dispute with my printer (why do they suddenly refuse to print?!) I didn’t use a sponsor image for my card, instead I used the Altenew Book Engravings stamp set. I also used some washi tape (with a dab of glue to secure it) and a sentiment die, the name of the  manufacturer being lost to all eternity some time ago!