Saturday, 16 February 2019

Reminder: The Flower Challenge #29

Hi everybody!! The weekend has arrived here in New Zealand and we have a very busy one planned. This morning we have Tennis (Max plays for a school team) and then after lunch we are finally doing the Muddy Buddy. Its held in an estuary where the tide is out so its all mud. They set up a course so you have to crawl under nets etc and get completely covered in fabulous mud. I've wanted to do it for years, so can't wait to get dirty with Max and Phoebe. 

On Sunday the kids and I are going to the movies again (last weekend we saw The Lego Movie 2) and this time we are seeing Happy Death Day 2. My kids love horror movies as much as I do and they are finally old enough to see them at the movie theatre, so we can be scared together (although this is more of a scary comedy type movie....).

So with all this going on I'm hoping I can find some time to make some cards. Its been way too hot to do anything creative lately, so will see how the temperatures go......

Our current theme at The Flower Challenge is for you to 'Use your latest stamps/dies'. I'm terrible at shopping and then not using my purchases for ages, and I have a feeling I'm not alone in this..... There are already so many fabulous cards in the Gallery, so I hope you have time to play!

For this card I used my new Concord and 9th 'Turnabout Toolkit'. Its been a fantastic investment and is so helpful for a 'turnabout newbie' like myself:


This was so much fun to put together, the dies and stamps that come with the kit are fabulous. This is kind of a 'one-layer' card as it opens up like this:

So you have some dimension but it doesn't make the card super thick. Here's how I put it together.

Using the toolkit stamp set and turnabout jig, I used three ink colours (Waffle Flower 'Chirp Chirp', 'New Fish in Pond' and 'Daydreaming' , and Hero Arts Shadow Ink 'Navy') to stamp the design on the card front. The kit comes with two square dies. I used the smaller one to cut some green CS and heat embossed in white the sentiment from the same stamp set. The larger square die cuts a thin frame but I used it to cut the opening in the middle of the image.

I added foam tape to the back of the green square and with the card closed, placed it in the middle of the square opening. All I had to do then was glue on some sequins from Neat and Tangled and it was finished!!

I'm going to link this to the AAA Card Challenge #133 where their theme is 'One-layer with optional twist of Love'. Saying 'your a bit of alright' is something my husband and I used to say to each other in our younger years (we've been married for nearly 16yrs), now its more like 'wow, your still alive!'!!

You have until Monday 25th February to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and if your needing any help with ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team are doing with all their new 'floral' purchases. Looking forward to seeing what you've bought in the Gallery!

Take care



  1. Oh Shona, what a sweet and beautiful card, love the way you placed the sentiment, how unusual and clever and the pretty flowers surrounding it.
    Beautiful card teammate.

  2. Love this sweet card Shona - what will you and hubby be saying to each other after 40 odd years together? :)

  3. Wish I could see you all covered with mud...what fun and such a treat for your skin. You're really giving the turnabout a great workout. Love the window you've created here and the color combo is one of my favourites.

  4. Such a lovely card Shona! you used such pretty colours and great stamping and design too ;) hugs Viv xx

  5. Awesome card! Love the colours and the sentiment - alright is about as good as it gets these days for me too! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

  6. How neat to have the sentiment peeking through from the inside, Shona. The colors around it are lovely. Have fun slopping around in the mud.

  7. pretty card, love how you did the window sentiment.
    x Karen

  8. The sentiment square coming from the inside was a surprise :) !!! Fabulous stamping and design!!! It seems you had a fun and busy weekend !