Sunday, 4 August 2019

The Flower Challenge #35 Use your favourite flower

How quickly is time going? I can’t believe it’s now August. It’ll be time to start on the Christmas cards soon! In the meantime though, it’s time for our our new challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this time we want you to use your favourite flower. Once again we have a fantastic guest designer and even better we have another fantastic sponsor who has donated a prize for this month’s winner! Clearly Besotted are a fantastic small UK based company and they’re donating a £20 e-gift card as our prize this month.

It’s so important for us to support small stamp companies as they’re being ripped off by unscrupulous Chinese companies stealing their designs to make cheap poor quality copies of their stamps.
I used their beautiful Pick a Peony stamp set for my card. I coloured them to look like the ones we had in our garden when I was growing up. I love the big voluptuous blooms they produce and their tight perfectly spherical flower buds.  I stamped one of the stamps for the set twice on white card and coloured them in with zig clean colour pens. I then fussy cut one of them and just cut out the two large flowers on the second and decoupaged it up with foam tape. I added some finnabair micro beads  pollen with some glue to finish them.
I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Sincerest Wishes on a piece of white card and added some crochet lace. I layered it up on some red card using foam tape, so that I could wrap the lace round the edges and added it to a card blank. I then added the flowers using a mix of foam tape and glue to get them to secure to the lace. Simples!
I can’t wait to see what you come up with this month, even though it makes it so hard for us to chose
a winner! Don’t forget to remind yourself of our rules to be in with a chance to win the main ones are that a floral image must be the focus of the card and the flowers must have been created by you, whether that’s colouring in a digital stamp, stamping or die cutting. You can enter up to 6 other challenges with the same card and you need to link back to the challenge. All the rules are in a tab at the top of The Flower Challenge and make sure you check out my fantastic teamies and our talented guest designers makes whilst you’re there. Happy creating!


  1. So pretty. Love the red flowers.

  2. Such a beautiful card and what stunning peonies x.

  3. This card is fabulous Cara!the whole design is gorgeous but those peonies and how you coloured them are so beautiful ;) Viv xx

  4. Your colouring is incredible, I adore colouring peonies and you have made this one shine!

  5. Beautiful card Cara! Your flowers are so pretty ,and fab layout too!

  6. The flowers are beautiful, Cara, and I love the arrangement.

  7. love the rich tones of your wonderfully done flowers...beautiful.
    xx Karen


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