Thursday, 15 October 2020

The Flower Challenge Reminder #49 Circle/Circles


How are you all? Are you keeping safe, warm and well? I’m still working from home, which whilst the commute is much shorter, I do miss seeing my colleagues in person, rather than just on camera and definitely miss those corridor chats to bounce ideas around and catch up on the gossip! As the weather is turning chillier here, it’s a great excuse to stay indoors and craft, although I must admit I’m also missing going to craft workshops. 

So, it’s time for a reminder of our current challenge over at The Flower Challenge and don’t forget we have some fantastic prizes on offer. I used John Next Door dies again to make my card, both the Snow Flower and Pine Branches dies along with a few extras from the Tiny Flowers die. I cut the flowers out of Fleurs Flower Forming Foam and added some Mica Magic colour in places. The branches were cut in two shades of green card stock. I drew round a circle die to guide my wreath circle of foliage and I asssembled it all with some small pearls in the flower centres. I added a black sentiment cut from a Paper Boutique die set to finish. Simples! 




It's our 4th Birthday too!




It would be great if you could add our cue card above when entering .

We are happy to say that we are celebrating our 4th Birthday this month! Whoo hoo!! Can't believe it's been 4 years already. What a super team of talented girls we have here too, they are all just amazing! I am sure you have loved seeing all their fabulous floral creations in our gallery. Not to mention all the inspiration from all of you too! We hope you will continue to share with us in the coming months/years also ;)

So to celebrate we are giving away PRIZES for SEVEN of our lucky winners this time. Our main Winner and to 6 others who make it to our showcase this time also. We have decided to choose our winners rather than using the random chooser thingamajig! 


This month we are being sponsored again by the amazing Alex Syberia, she designs such fabulous digi images. Do check them out if you haven't already and what glorious flowers she designs too!

Alex is kindly giving us a coupon for $10 to one of our lucky winners to use in her store.

Also 'The Flower Challenge' is giving away 6 other prizes to our chosen winners also, see all the prizes listed below.
So the top seven people we choose will each win one of the prizes below. We will allocate them ourselves randomly. If you have any of the prizes on offer already, please state that in your post so if chosen you won't get the same one allocated. Or state which you would like ...but if several choose the same prize you will be given one randomly of course ;)

Here are the various stamps/dies you might win below...


PRIZE 1

A coupon worth $10
to spend in her shop HERE


PRIZE 2

The Ton
Daisy Fields stamp


PRIZE 3

Hero Arts stamps and die


PRIZE 4

Make it Crafty stamps


PRIZE 5

Paperrose stamps


PRIZE 6

My Favorite Things Kite stamps and dies


PRIZE 7

Paper Roses dies




So this time we would like to see a circle or circles on your cards this month, as well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. 


Sunday, 4 October 2020

The Flower Challenge # 49 Use Circles

 
I know I say this every month, but seriously, where is the time going?! The nights ate definitely starting to draw in here in Lancashire. I’m actually looking forwards to the clocks going back an hour as it means an extra hour in bed that morning! I hope you’re all staying safe and well in these interesting times. I’m still working from home which has greatly reduced my commuting time! Gives me a bit more time to craft/stroke crafting supplies! Speaking of which it’s time for our latest challenge over at The Flower Challenge and it’s also our 4th birthday! I’m so proud to work with such an amazing group of talented crafters (I often feel like I have imposter syndrome compared to them!). Speaking of which we have exciting news about a new member of our DT and prizes to celebrate our birthday. 

I decided to make a circular card and used some die cut circle frames mounted on different heights of foam tape. The sentiment is a Sue Wilson die which I layered up 3 times and flowers and leaves are from John Next Door - Snowflower, Small Leaves and Small Flowers. I applied glue to the flowers and dipped them in Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels, the centres are all actually clear, but some have picked up golden tinge from the artificial light. 

So, all our exciting news and prizes, I copied this from our challenge blog as there’s so much to tell you! 




It's our 4th Birthday too!




It would be great if you could add our cue card above when entering our challenge.
Of course most of all....have fun!

Lots of exciting news from us this month, sorry if it's a long post!

First more news about our Design Team, as we have had Rachel and Karen sadly leave us recently we  have decided to replace one of them now. Ten seems to be the ideal number we are finding re showcasing etc. Anyway we are very happy to announce that the amazing Loll Thompson from 'Stamping with Loll' is joining our team.

I am sure you will all give her a very warm welcome ;)


Next we are happy to say that we are celebrating our 4th Birthday this month! Whoo hoo!! Can't believe it's been 4 years already. What a super team of talented girls we have here too, they are all just amazing! I am sure you have loved seeing all their fabulous floral creations in our gallery. Not to mention all the inspiration from all of you too! We hope you will continue to share with us in the coming months/years also ;)

So to celebrate we are giving away PRIZES for SEVEN of our lucky winners this time. Our main Winner and to 6 others who make it to our showcase this time also. We have decided to choose our winners rather than using the random chooser thingamajig! 


This month we are being sponsored again by the amazing Alex Syberia, she designs such fabulous digi images. Do check them out if you haven't already and what glorious flowers she designs too!

Alex is kindly giving us a coupon for $10 to one of our lucky winners to use in her store.

Also 'The Flower Challenge' is giving away 6 other prizes to our chosen winners also, see all the prizes listed below.
So the top seven people we choose will each win one of the prizes below. We will allocate them ourselves randomly. If you have any of the prizes on offer already, please state that in your post so if chosen you won't get the same one allocated. Or state which you would like ...but if several choose the same prize you will be given one randomly of course ;)

Here are the various stamps/dies you might win below...


PRIZE 1

A coupon worth $10
to spend in her shop HERE


PRIZE 2

The Ton
Daisy Fields stamp


PRIZE 3

Hero Arts stamps and die


PRIZE 4

Make it Crafty stamps


PRIZE 5

Paperrose stamps


PRIZE 6

My Favorite Things Kite stamps and dies


PRIZE 7

Paper Roses dies




So this time we would like to see a circle or circles on your cards this month, as well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

The Flower Challenge #48 Reminder - Use Pink & Brown


Yep, halfway through the month already, which means it’s getting closer to payday too! If your payday doesn’t seem to come around quick enough, why not join our challenge to win a fab prize! You simply need to use pink and brown on your floral creations this month to be in with a chance to win.

 We’re being sponsored this month by the amazing Bugaboo Stamps again with a $12 gift code for our winner , (approx 4 digital stamps). Such beautiful and fun digital stamps to be found there, do pay them a visit if you haven't already! 



"Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations.
That was ten years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week". They also very generously gave all our DT images to use too. 

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 are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.

I coloured my image with a base of copic markers and a few extra bits of coloured pencils on top. I used some Tattered Rose distress ink through an Aall & Create stencil around it. Mounted on kraft card on a 5x7 card with a touch of pink ribbon tucked behind it. Super simple! 

Friday, 4 September 2020

The Flower Challenge #48 Use Pink and Brown



Did you miss me? Probably not! I was laid low for a few weeks with a bad chest infection. Thankfully, not Covid, but I am now very, very familiar with the testing process! So, on to the crafting........

This month we have a colour challenge, Use Pink and Brown. We’re being sponsored this month by the amazing Bugaboo Stamps again with a $12 gift code for our winner , (approx 4 digital stamps). Such beautiful and fun digital stamps to be found there, do pay them a visit if you haven't already! 



"Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations.
That was ten years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week". They also very generously gave all our DT images to use too.

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 are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.

I used the lovely Flower Border for my card, coloured with copics and pencils. I printed it off a second time and decoupaged some of the flowers. I added a few gem embellishments to the centre of each flower to finish. Simples!

Please check out all my teamies stunning makes and I’ll be back with a reminder card mid month. Happy crafting, stay safe and wash your hands! You’ll still be left with ink stains though...


Monday, 15 June 2020

The Flower Challenge # 45 - Navy Plus One Colour

It’s the middle of the month (and almost the longest day!) and so it’s time for a reminder about our current challenge over at The Flower Challenge use navy plus one colour.
I was determined to use the same die as I did for my original challenge card this month and so cut it from matt gold mirri card and snipped off one of the flowers.
I spritzed navy Izink dye ink spray through a Finnabair stencil onto A6 white cards. Once dry I die cut circles out of one piece and with foam tape added it over another ink spritzed piece. I added a border in navy fine liner. I cut the Lawn Fawn Scripty Hugs die in both an ink spritzed piece of card and the gold and layered them up on the card. I added the flowers and some pale gold gems to finish. Simples!

Thursday, 4 June 2020

The Flower Challenge #45 - Navy Plus One Other Colour

Yep, June already! I can’t believe how quickly time is passing even in lockdown. The good thing about working from home is that I’m always in when my crafting goodies arrive. Currently waiting impatiently for my new Speckled Egg inkpads!
Whilst I was waiting I made this card for out new challenge over the The Flower Challenge and this month we want to see you use a limited colour palette of navy and one other colour.
I had a messy afternoon creating some backgrounds using various ink sprays and I used one of them in Pink with a touch of shimmer to die cut this beautiful Studiolight flower die. 
On a piece of navy card I spread some clear texture paste through my Aall and Create Lotza Dotz stencil, then mounted it on a 5x7 card with a pink mat. I found the perfect colour  Studiolight washi tape with the words sending hugs printed on it. I added it on foam tape along with some Lavinia Stamps glitter to the centre of the flowers to finish. Simples! 



Friday, 15 May 2020

The Flower Challenge #44 Reminder - Monochrome


Yep, halfway through the month and it’s time to remind you about our current challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month we want to see your monochrome floral creations. Make sure you check out my teamies and our amazing guest design team member’s fantastic works.

I used a lovely new Stamp from Studiolight’s Grunge 5 collection for my card. I created a few backgrounds using my gel plate, two Louise Withers Studiolight collection stencils and distress crayons in a few shades of blue. I trimmed down one of the backgrounds to for on a DL card with a black mat behind it and stamped in black. I also stamped it onto a darker background piece and cut out the flowers. I added them to the panel with heavy body gel to add dimension and a touch of glitter for the centres. Simples! I can’t wait to see your creations, reminder the main image needs to be floral, check out all our rules on the blog. Happy crafting x