Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The Flower Challenge #29

Hi there everybody!! The month of January has whooshed on by which means another month and another challenge theme at The Flower Challenge!!

I've been looking forward to this months theme as like many of you, I buy more than I use (especially lately....). So a challenge that's all about using your latest stamp and die purchases couldn't be more timely.....and I bet I'm not the only one with new products on their desk that haven't been touched yet...... You can use whatever theme you like on your project, you just need to have flowers as your main 'star' of the design.

I was very lucky to get a belated Christmas present from my family a few weeks ago from Simon Says Stamp. I don't purchase from them very often as the exchange rate makes the postage so expensive. Wish I lived closer to America!! They had a sale at the end of the year on dies for 'Die-cember' so I chose quite a few and I knew this one would be perfect for any of these challenges:

Light blue and white (especially Tiffany Blue) has always been a favourite colour combo of mine and when I purchased this floral die, I knew immediately that I wanted to create a background with it. Love it when your inspired that quickly!!

I started by using my mini-blending tool and Distress Oxide Ink 'Tumbled Glass' and colouring the card front. I then die-cut the Simon Says Stamp 'Flower Cluster' die around 8x from white CS. Using lots of little dots of Gina K 'Connect Glue' I worked out where to place all the dies so they were close together and filling in any gaps around the edge with the overhanging pieces. Took me a while to glue them all down but really happy with the 'lacy' look.

I wanted the sentiment to be big and simple, so I die-cut the SSS 'Your the Best' die from white CS. I also blended the same 'Tumbled Glass' Distress Oxide ink over some white CS and die-cut it again to get some blue letters. I glued on a scrap piece of CS behind it and inlaid the blue letters. This was popped up on a piece of white foam. For a bit of shine I added Glossy Accents to the letters and some clear and blue sequins from Neat and Tangled.

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

You have until Monday 25th February to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and for lots of ideas and inspiration, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. Can't wait to see what you come up with (and what you've been buying......) in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. This was so worth all the work you put into it. Simply exquisite...looks just like lace (I know that was your plan). So beautiful and inspiring.

  2. I love the way you used this die, Shona, and your card turned out beautifully! I'm pinning this to remind me to try it one of these days. Love this pleasing color, too; thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Oh what a beautiful card Shona - I love those lacy flowers!! Well done on getting them to cover the card front so seamlessly. The glossy accents on the words is the perfect finish.

  4. This is STUNNING!! I love the lace flowers and I want them SO BAD!!! They look lovely with that blue!!

  5. Great card here Shona, love the turquoise and the pretty white flowers.The bold sentiment sets it off a treat too ;) hugs Viv xx

  6. Beautiful card Shona and I love this detailed die. So pretty with the white against the blue background.

  7. This IS mindful of a Tiffany box, Shona. Not that I've ever had one. ;) I thought that was one die and now that I know that you fit smaller die cuts all over the card impresses me even more. It is such a lovely design.

  8. Love the gorgeous sponged blue background for these delicate flowers, the bold sentiment fits just right among them.