17 May 2014

Week 172 Theme

Our February winner Margaret  has generously offered to pass on her prize from 

Although she was delighted to have been chosen,  as a Stampin' Up demo, she needs to keep all the work on her blog dedicated to SU products. So now we have another winner.
So our new winner is
Life in the Craft Lane
Please email us and we'll pass your details on to Tara!

There will be another winner for April announced very soon!

Please don't forget that all those who applied for the DT position have been invited to join us for a Guest Designer spot.. do get in touch so that we can arrange a date for you!

Now onto this week's challenge.
We have a theme and it is 
Just a brief reminder... we like to see white space, few layers and minimal embellishments!

This is a favourite die from Memory Box, inset and mounted on a panel edged with a Marianne border die-cut. It is a card for my daughter-in -law!

 Paper pieced from Basic Grey Wisteria papers, border doodled with Distress Ink marker, Peeled Paint.  Sentiment is Waltzing Mouse, leaves and flowers are Hero Arts.

Can I first of all thank everyone for the welcoming and encouraging comments left on my own blog and Less is More following my DT announcement last week. You are an amazing set of blog buddies and it's much appreciated. I've had a fabulous week visiting all your blogs which are packed full of incredible inspiration.

This week the theme is flowers and my first card uses a brand new MFT Die-Namics set of dies called 'lily' which I've die-cut then coloured with Promarkers, along with a chevron stencil that I've used with distress inks. Both of these have been on my wish list since their release so I had a little spend at the weekend. 

The background panel has been die-cut using another MFT product (Pierced Rectangle Stax) and adhered to the card with 3D foam. To finish I've added a 'Happy' die-cut sentiment, also coloured with Promarkers and a birthday greeting; both from Clearly Besotted. Finally a little bow of hemp cord to tie the stems together.


I've used some of this months sponsors new releases for my card this week.  could not resist.  The set is love blossoms and i combined the fabulous dies with the stamps for this card.  i shaped the flowers to give the card some height.


  1. Another great theme and fabulous DT inspiration! Jo x

  2. Gorgeous inspirations and a fab challenge - thank you ladies! Karen x

  3. I love a floral challenge thank you ladies! The team samples and the gallery are looking gorgeous! Vicky x

  4. Fab cards from the DT :D A warm welcome to Sarah, well done on your new DT post :D Gay x

  5. Oops I was one of those who entered the challenge then added happy birthday to it. Must read more carefully & most importantly of all - remember.
    Looking forward to the next challenge.



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