Sunday, 27 February 2022

It’s not a floral card!!


Yup, I do actually do some crafting that isn’t just for The Flower Challenge. I’m looking forward to the Pottery Throwdown on C4 tonight! Just before covid hit I started going to some one day clay workshops with the fantastic Linda at Green Man Ceramics in Trawden, Lancashire. 

Linda is a fantastic teacher and takes you through the process step by step and will give your clay a squidge if it’s looking dodgy! This was the very first hare I made, I collected it after it had had some oxides (not the Tim Holtz kind - Saltwater Taffy on order!) and under glaze added by Linda then fired. He’s been happily sat on my mantle piece (next to my powertex angel) since just before the first lockdown!  I’ve done another um.. 6 workshops since then, so will show you those makes soon (hares/rabbits feature quite heavily for some reason!) You can see some of the stages he went through below (I didn’t think to take photos at the start!)

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

The Flower Challenge #65 Occasions Reminder

It’s time for a reminder about our current challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month we want to see your floral creations from an occasion. 

I dragged out of my stash an  Aall & Create die cut that I’d cut from a gel plate print. Hopefully you can see from the second photo that has a more accurate colour that my flowers made from Heartfelt Creations Wild Roses stamp/die set pick up some of the colours in it. I added a mix of micro beads and glitter to the flower centres.  I trimmed down another one of the same sentiment strip as I used on my previous card and doodled a border to finish. Simples!

As ever I can’t wait to see your amazing makes this month 😊

Friday, 4 February 2022

The Flower Challenge #65 Occasions

Happy February! Hope you’re all keeping warm and well. It’s time for our new challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month we want to see your floral creations from an occasion. We’re not fussy, any occasion will do! It’s a special occasion in this house if I do the dusting, but not entirely sure that counts for the challenge! 

I used some adorable Aall and Create stamps by Janet Kline for my card, along with one of her stencils for the background. If I find them again, I’ll update you on which ones they are! Water-coloured flowers fussy cut and a distress oxide inky, watery stencilled background, hence the slightly warped card! The sentiment  is from Clarity stamps book of words stickers and a bit of doodled detail with a fine liner to finish. 

As ever, I’ve stolen the following guidance below from the challenge blog! I can’t wait to see your makes this month

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 sometimes too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper alone are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.