Monday, 25 June 2012

Make Your Own Flowers for the Crafty Cardmakers challenge

Afternoon All
I hope that you have not been working too hard today.
Why are Mondays always so hard, I'm always in mind of the good old Boomtown Rats song 'I don't like Mondays' lol.
We start a new challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers, where we are asking you to 'Make your own Flowers'.
We would like to see projects featuring flowers made by you, these can be ribbon, paper, fabric, die cuts, tissue, embroidered, anything you choose so long as it is hand made and not store purchased.
We are sponsored this time by ONE STOP CARD CRAFTS who are offering a £10 voucher for their store as a prize and DIGI DOODLE SHOP with a $10 Gift Certificate for the Store.
My flowers were made following a tutorial that I found on the web a little while ago.
It was posted by Norma at From my Craft Room who calls it herWrinkled Flower Coloured With Distress Ink Tutorial. 
Do check it out as it is very well done and easy to follow.
My flowers have been coloured using Barn Door distress ink which has matched perfectly with some papers that I had in my stash.
I have followed the sketch at I heart 2 stamp.
The greeting is from a lovely new stamp set called Birthday Collection from Hobby Art that will be launched on Jenny's TV show on Wednesday. (Create and Craft sky channel 671 at 10am)
The swirl which has been stamped and white embossed across the bottom of the card is also from another new hobby Art set  Flourishes. I have coloured them using the Barn Door distress ink.
This challenge runs for the usual 2 weeks but it will be the last challenge at Crafty Cardmakers for a while as we are having a short summer break. When we come back in August there will be a DT call, so it gives you plenty of time to get creative.
I would like to enter this in to the following challenges
Lollipop Crafts - Challenge 83 Flowers in Bloom
Great Impressions  - Challenge 4 Die cuts or Punches
Pile it On - Challenge 26 Make your own Embellishments
I'm going out to dinner this evening so I had better get on.
Happy Crafting,
hugs Kimx


  1. Beautiful card, Kim! Those flowers are beautiful - I just want to touch them!

  2. Love these flowers - will have to go and have a look at how to make them!! Also love the colour scheme you have used!! Cxx

  3. Gorgeous colours and papers. X

  4. A beautiful card and the pink flowers your made are just gorgeous- thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

  5. LOVE it, Kim! Not your usual colors--but I think they're fabulous! LOVE those patterns together, too! :)

  6. Love this card, the flowers are lovely I'm going to check out the tutorial. I really like the blue and pink colour combo and those swirls at the bottom are so pretty.


  7. Pretty colours! I love how well the gorgeous flowers go with the floral paper.

    I hope you had a good night out!

    love Mags B x

  8. Those flowers are pretty! Love the layout, too!

    Thanks for joining us in the monthly challenge with Great Impressions Stamps!

  9. Oh sooooo pretty!! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!!!


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Hugs Kimx