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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #71 - Make your own flowers!!

Firstly, I would like to say thank you to all those people who entered the previous challenge!! I really enjoyed seeing all your entries and  was so inspired by what you were all creating! Pop over to the Crafty Cardmakers Blog to check out the winner and top 5.

This week's challenge is hosted by the talented AJ. She would like to see projects featuring flowers made by you. These can be made from 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 gift voucher.

And also by Digi Doodle Shop who are offering a $10 gift certificate!

I have chosen to use one of Digi Doodle Shop's designs again - this time it's the 'Fresh Baked Pie'. As ever, the image was printed onto 300gsm watercolour card, left to dry and blasted with my heat gun. I then used my usual watercolours. Although I had an idea of the colours I wanted to use, I did just play it by ear and see how it turned out. In the end I tried to keep it to fairly small range of colours that I could carry through into the flowers!! 

The image was then mounted on brown, orange and green Bazzill card to complement the colours. The flowers were cut with the middle and large dies from Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms using the same brown and orange. The red is from a local craft stall, and the taupe (which is also the base card) is from Creative Expressions. The foliage is cut using a die from the Spellbinders Foliage shapeability set.

Make sure you pop over to the Crafty Cardmakers blog where you will find loads more brilliant inspiration.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft Calender Challenge - Flowers in Bloom
PaperPlay Challenges - Use a Die - (Bitty Blossoms & Foliage)
Divas By Design - To 'Die' For (as above)



  1. This is so pretty - and it's been great to see those 'bitty blossoms' flowers - I've been wondering about those dies, but they never seem to be in stock anywhere!

  2. fabby card and the flowers are so beautiful
    Doreen xx

  3. Beautiful scene .. gorgeous flowers
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
    Lisa x

  4. Hi there , your card is an absolute delight ! You coloured hat pretty image so beautifully and as for the flowers they are just sensational I love their bright colours and beautiful design. You asked about my flower yes I made it with my Cameo and have used pin flair glue to give some height between the layers. I know what you mean about the PPS I only bought six while I was in the Uk and now I want them all lol


  5. Beautiful card, the flowers are gorgeous. Loved the image with the pie cooling on the window ledge.
    Yvonne x

  6. LOVE the frame you've made for the digi image--absolutely amazing! Gorgeous colors, too!!! :)

  7. Beautiful card, the image is so beautifully coloured.Those roses are really stunning, I love the colours you've used.


  8. Truly beautiful, love how they frame the image.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

  9. Your flowers are gorgeous... and I love the colour and design of this card - so pretty!

  10. wonderful card.... i like the way you have arranged the flowers...


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