Friday, 4 December 2020

The Flower Challenge #51 Use Embellishments


Happy Christmas Month! My road is definitely getting more festive by the day, with Christmas lights appearing everywhere. I’m only sad that working from home means that I don’t get to get out and enjoy them as often. 

I hope you’re all staying safe and warm at home, it’s definitely the weather this week to stay in and craft! It’s time for our new challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month we want you to use embellishments

I made a card for a colleague’s 40th birthday for my card this month (I was actually quite impressed at managing two makes in one!). I used over 120 gems glued individually on the numbers, so I think it counts as using embellishments! Thankfully, the gems round the edges of the 7x7 card were in strips! I made the flowers out of Fleurs flower forming foam using Heartfelt Creations Arianna Bloom and Berry Blossoms dies. The foliage was cut out of card using Sue Wilson’s Winter Foliage and a few random foliage die cuts that were lurking in the box! 

As ever, I look forward to seeing your cards. As ever on  the challenge blog you can check out my teamies fantastic inspiration and see our rules, we’d love you to join in and if you can include our cue card in your post, that’d be amazing!


  1. Wow ....what an amazing card and well worth all those 120 gems x. A stunning card and will surely be a keeper to the recipient x.

  2. Gorgeous card Cara! LOVE all your amazing work with gems. This card is so beautiful and sparkly. I bet your friend was thrilled to get this piece-of-art!

  3. Oh wow Cara, this is an absolute stunner! Your friend will be delighted with it!

  4. Must have taken you forever to make this card Cara, it's so beautiful too mf. ;) hugs Viv xx

  5. I think those wonderful flowers should count as embellishments too, Cara. I can't imagine gluing all those others on. What patience it must have taken but it is glorious.

  6. The card is a beautiful bling itself! The dimensional floral bouquet and the gems make a super chic personalized birthday card!


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