Sunday 10 May 2015

Waffle Flower Challenge 27th April - 10th May 2015

Very, very quiet day today. Feel absolutely awful which makes me feel worse because I can't enjoy Mothers Day. The kids have been looking after me but its been a very boring day for them. Isn't that the typical 'Mother' thing to do - not worry about me being sick but the fact that the kids aren't being looked after enough??!

As usual I've left it to the last minute to enter the Waffle Flower Challenge. Have been trying to work out how to incorporate my only Waffle Flower stamps into the mix. I didn't have the exact colours but did my best:


It took me quite a while working out the layout of the flowers in the frame, thank goodness for lots of scrap paper! I started by cutting a piece of white CS slightly smaller than the card front. I die-cut the frame twice from white CS and once from gold CS and glued all together. I used a pencil to mark out where the frame would sit and stamped the flowers and sentiment within that area. Lots of foam tape was added to the frame and it was popped in place. The panel was also put on foam tape too.

The frame die is from Paper Smooches 'Frame 2'. The stamps are all from Waffle Flower 'Loved'.

I have four other challenges I would like to enter:

Little Tangles Challenge # 56 

Happy Little Stampers - May CAS Challenge 

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Let's get Sentimental)

Paper Smooches - Sparks May Wk 1 Challenge 

The weather is still looking good for this week and the weeds are loving all this warmth. I have lots of DT cards and gardening to do this week so hopefully I will be feeling better tomorrow. Its times like this I wish I was the sort of person who made their cards WAY in advance!!

Take care


  1. Great take on the inspiration photo, Shona! Love the rich gold frame and pretty flower stamps. Take it easy today. I know what you mean about DT cards - I have some frantic crafting ahead of me :)

  2. oh my, that gold frame! Such a gorgeous card Shona!

  3. Love how you've been inspired by the photo Shona. Fantastic design and such a pretty background of flowers in your gorgeous gold frame. Take care, let the kid's take care of you. And thanks for playing along again at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  4. What a beautiful frame. You nailed the placement of the flowers! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  5. Super card, love the gold frame you have used, sets it off beautifully
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  6. Such a pretty card! The gold frame is fantastic!

  7. This is so pretty! Loving the gold frame and flowers! Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!

  8. such a pretty card- love the splash of gold!! thank you for joining us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  9. Beautiful placement of the flowers and I love the gold frame!

  10. So pretty, Shona ... love how you've picked out the gold frame from the inspiration photo ... it's so striking! Anita :)

  11. Shona
    you have the same idea with me
    i want to make gold frame too
    but you know I have no DIES for it heheh
    this is really clever design
    you did it now Waffle flower challenge yeah I pass this challenge cause no gold element at home hehe
    hugs, Monika now really go to bed has a bit catch up your lovely blog

  12. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE the Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for joining us on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog and I hope you'll join us again this week!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  13. LOVE your gold frame on this white card, Shona. Pretty card. Thanks for playing along at the Little Tangles Challenge and hope to see you again.

  14. Oh wow this is a beautiful card!!! I love the inspiration!