Monday 3 March 2008

Challenge 4: Flower Power!

Hi everyone! Thankyou for taking part in last week's challenge! This week's challenge is - Flower Power! Use flower embellishments, rubber stamps, perhaps floral paper, or anything you can think of to do with flowers. The design team have been busy making some ideas for you. We hope you have fun with this challenge!

Kate, Lesley & Wendy



For my card I decided to use a large bloom. I have removed the plastic center piece from a silk flower deco and used the largest layer of bloom on my card. I have also cut lengths of matching satin ribbon and laid them on top, securing them to the flower with silicon glue. The center is a stamped circle greeting and that just finishes the whole thing off and keeps it tidy. The bloom has then been mounted onto a piece of patterned paper that has been inked around the edges.


I stamped some flower images with a Versamark ink pad and clear embossed them, then wiped over the card with Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord and Mustard Seed Distress Inks, and stamped a few little flowers in between. Then I stamped a flower image by Artistic Stamper in Distress Inks and embossed it, stamped round the edges and matted and layered it on the card together with the message.


Card For this card I used my Tilda stamp and a selection of papers - Basic Grey 'Mellow', brown cardstock, and some floral yellow paper free in a magazine. I watercoloured the Tilda with watercolour pencils. I used my Crop-a-dile tool to clip on some eyelets and then threaded them through with white string. I embellished the card with some yellow flowers (with centred eylets) and adhesive pearls - Gun metal . I finished off by drawing freehand stiches along the edges of the Tilda design.

Thanks to:
Becky, Chrissie, Shazzapat
Cynthia, Den,
Shaz, Stef, She,
Val, Vanessa,
Daisy, Fifi, Flati,
Gail, Heike,
Andrea, Angie C,
Anita, Ann,
Hels, Joanne, Karen,
Linda, Lydia.


daisy said...

Gorgeous designs ladies xx

Shazza said...

they are all fabulous ladies

stampingbalou said...

Wow, your creations are really fabulous... My card is made in nearly the same style as Wendy´s - I have seen her´s after crafting mine - hope this will be ok ?!?


Thanks for looking... ;o)

Yours, Heike ;o)

Unknown said...

Fabulous cards ladies - will see what I can do!

Andrea said...

these are great Lesley, Wendy and Kate, all so different and all so lovely x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful floral cards. Here's my Agapanthus Mojo:

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

WoW!! Gorgeous cards DT!! ^.^

I'll go and see what I can pick :o)

Angie C said...

Lovely cards by the DT again this week. Well for a change I've done mine quite early LOL

Ann Whitfield said...

Beautiful DT cards ladies and thank you for the challenge - here's my offering
Ann x

Val dulac said...

Beautiful designs girls !!!

Here's my entry for this week !

It's a flowered jewel's box !

Thanks for looking :

bises ! Val

shaz earl said...

Gorgeous cards Ladies and a great challenge thank you, mine is now on my blog xxx

Truly Jewellery said...

Here's mine thanks for looking

Gail :)

Sian said...

Great cards and fabby challenge. Here is my attempt

Can't wait for the next challenge now :)

Rainbow Lady said...

Here is my floral card.
Thanks for looking
Love Cynthia x

Denise said...

Great cards for inspiration, I love the way you used the ribbon Wen, might have to use that myself sometime. Here is my offering:-

Twiggy said...

lovely cards ladies, I think I might need to bite the bullet and have a go

Unknown said...

Mine is on my blog ... Thank you for another great challenge X

daisy said...

I have made a Birthday Card using this week's theme of Flower Power.

Jo said...

Mine's in't blog :o)

flatis stempelwelt said...

Beautiful DT cards ladies and thank you for the challenge

Here is my floral card.
Thanks for looking
flatis Basteleien

nessy said...

fantastic cards - here is my card, to be found ;- cuddlybuddlyflower at
thankyou for looking!!
vanessa xx

Becky said...

Great cards ladies, a really varied mix! I have finally got round to taking part! Just made my card, will add it to my blog tomorrow xxx

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Well, I picked...daisy's!!! It's on my blog ^.^

Thanks...I enjoyed making mine x

Anita said...

Wow, what a challenge. I really went way out on a limb with this one - way out of my comfort zone! Thanks!

Chrissie said...

Love your different takes on this theme ladies. This is my first ever card challenge, so please be gentle with me.

Hels Sheridan said...

I got a bit over excited and made three cards this week :O)) They are on't Blog..thanks for a fab challenge xx HEls x

Pixiedust said...

Great cards, here's mine

Anonymous said...

Hi, great cards everyone. Here's the link to mine

I will try and do the next one a bit earlier! :-) xxxxx

Karen said...

I made an atc but it hasn't scanned very well - its in my blog

made by fifi said...

i forgot to say in here that i did mine :o[