Monday, 14 April 2014

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge 114

This time, at Crafty Cardmakers and More, the challenge has been set by Fiona, and she wants to see 'a floral profusion'! So, flowers, and the more the merrier.

Our sponsor this week is:

I do have a bad habit of taking things literally, and when I saw the challenge, I decided to do a card with loads of flowers. I used an image from our sponsor called Butterfly and Ladybird.


Because I wanted to add lots of flowers, I made an 8 by 8 card, but sized the image similarly to what I normally would for a 6 by 6. The image is coloured with Promarkers, although I've shaded the sky with Pan Pastel. The background paper is from Papermania, and I've matted the image onto a Spellbinders die cut. The lace and ribbon are from my stash. The flowers are mainly made using Susan's Garden dies, although I did use one Floral Delights die from Tonic Studios. The greenery comes from a variety of sources - there's a Spellbinder's die, a Marianne die and a couple of Leone M punches as well as some of the leaves that 'came' with the flower dies. I've tinted flowers with Promarkers and Pan Pastels and finished them off with glitter glue or liquid pearls as appropriate.

I must admit, I really do enjoy making flowers. I spent most of a lazy Sunday making that lot while I caught up on some things I had downloaded on my iPlayer. Like colouring, I find it very relaxing - at least, once I've got it all die cut/punched and I can start colouring, shaping and assembling.

So, what are you waiting for? Let's see some flowers!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew where the theme is 'spring',
Oldie but a Goodie where the theme is 'April showers may bring flowers ...' (my punches are several years old).
Papertake Weekly where 'spring has sprung',
Baffie's Kreativladen where they want something 'for a woman',
Crafting for All Seasons where they want dies/punches,
Creative Moments where they want something 'girly',
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge where the theme is 'flower power',
Crafty Girls where anything goes,
Hobby Cutz where they're playing bingo (I've used flowers, stamp, die cut or ribbon, stamp, punch,
Lacy Sunshine where they want something feminine.


Scrapcat 1 said...

This is such a pretty card, I love all the flowers you have made.

shampylou30 said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxxx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card and I love all those flowers.

Bianca said...

You have made a wonderfull creation and it fits perfectly for our challenge at Crafting for all Seasons. Thank you for joining our challenge! xx Bianca

Stine said...

Wonderful card.
Thanks for joining us at Baffies Kreativladen.
HUgs stine

Deborah Adams said...

Such a cute and beautiful flower-y card. I am a total flower girl and love flower papers, punches, and such. So your flowers just blew me away, they are gorgeous. :D
Deborah (DT Sis from OSAAT)

Irene Watson said...

lovely card! Really springlike and love the colours and all those lovely flowers! Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew Spring challenge. Irene DT. xx

Kerry Hocking said...

Beautiful flowers! Thank you for joining in our challenge @ Lacy Sunshine, Hugs Kerry DT x

vic said...

This is beautiful the flowers look stunning on your card and how sweet is that image :)
Vic x

Crafters Guild Sisters said...

Lovely spring time card. I love all the flowers :)

Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
~ Crystal (DT)

alex said...

Such a sweet image and pretty design, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
{Creative Moments Owner}
Alex x

Claudia said...

The flowers are beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Baffies Kreativladen.




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