Thursday 16 January 2020

Reminder: The Flower Challenge #40

Hi everybody!! Its been a crazy week here, its been so cloudy every day with the odd bit of sun shining through. Its like being back in Autumn/Winter and some days I've even had to drag out my winter pj's which is unheard of in summertime. Unfortunately a lot of our weather is affected by the fires in Australia. How I wish I could send some cloud and lower temperatures their way........The rest of my family are enjoying the cooler weather at least (as well as our dog Bella) and I'm sure I'll be complaining about the heat before Summer is over......

I wanted to remind you about our current theme at The Flower Challenge this month. Its all about 'Shaped Cards' which is something I hardly ever think about when making one. Mine are all boring and rectangular, so its been quite fun to 'think outside the box' for once.

Our Sponsor this month is the incredible Alex Syberia of Alex Syberia Design. She draws the most stunning digital floral images and she is giving the winner of this challenge two digital images of their choice!! 

For this card I wanted to really challenge myself to have no straight edges. It was rather hard to come up with something but I'm really happy with the final result:

Ta-Da, not a straight edge in sight!! This was so fun to put together and I got to use a die I've had for years that used to be my 'go-to' back in the day, so was wonderful to give it some love.

I started by die-cutting some yellow CS with the Waffle Flower 'Doily Square Die' I also created a small white CS card base and glued the yellow die-cut to the front of it.

For the floral element I used a digital image from Alex Syberia Design 'Spring Bouquet' which I printed on white CS. Even though I love to colour, I sometimes like to leave an image as the outlines and details are so beautiful. I used the small square die from the same Waffle Flower 'Doily Square Die' set and glued it to some black foam. This was then adhered to a slightly larger square of black CS which I then placed on the front of the card.

The sentiment (from Poppystamps 'Flower Garden') was white heat embossed on a strip of black CS and put on foam tape, along with some Studio Katia pearls in 'Lemon Burst'.

You have until Saturday 25th January to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and if your needing any other card shape ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and Alex Syberia who is also our Guest Designer this month, have created to inspire you. Look forward to seeing you in the Gallery!

Take care


  1. Talk about a great shaped card...this is amazing and it's yellow (you know what that means). Love the way that lovely black & white floral pops against the lacy card base. Gorgeousness.

  2. What a gorgeous wee card Shona - Love the colour of the card stock you used on the base, and that image is worthy of being left un-coloured - it's a beauty.
    The weather here has been windy and cool too - weird!!

  3. Leaving the flowers in black and white is such a bold choice and very elegant, Shona. That lacy frame is amazing and works so well with the lines of the flowers.

  4. Some cooler days in hot Summer are welcomed guests :) ! I know how hard it is to leave flowers uncolored ! It was a great decision for this modern card , Shona!

  5. so pretty...great shape too.
    xx Karen

  6. Such a pretty card and shape, well done Shona ;) hugs Viv xx

  7. Love, love the die you used to frame this beautiful flowers, the little yellow pearls are a lovely detail.