Saturday, 5 December 2020

The Flower Challenge #51

Hello there!! What a week its been. The weather has been all over the place, winter pjs one night, summer pjs the next. The wind is ridiculously strong and then you get the odd warm still night. I have such sore eyes, I don't usually get affected by allergies but think with all the wind and flowers around, my eyes feel like I poured sand in them. I would take eye drops but I'm like a 2yr old toddler with them, hate putting them in and constantly blink when Dave does it. Can't win!

Its our last challenge of the year for The Flower Challenge and we are wanting you to 'Add Embellishments' to your floral projects. And with so MANY different embellishments available, your choices are endless!

For my cards I was all about simple stamping/heat embossing and using my most favourite embellishments:

I need so many more Christmas cards and STILL haven't sent out my International ones but I love receiving cards after Christmas, keeps the feeling going that bit longer....

I purchased a new stamp that I was dying to use 'Big and Bold - Slimline Poinsettia' by Colorado Craft Company. I thought these images would look fantastic just on their own and since I need to make a lot of cards at once, I can use different inks for each one.

For one card I stamped the flowers using Catherine Pooler 'Rockin Red' ink on white CS. This was cut down to 3 x 7 inches. I created a white card base that was slightly larger, adhered a panel of red CS to the front and popped the flower panel on white foam. The sentiment (from the same set) was white heat embossed on the same red CS, fussy cut out and put on foam tape, along with my all-time favourite embellishments sequins, from Pretty Pink Posh.

For the second card I heat embossed the poinsettias on red CS using WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter. This was cut down to the same size and put on a white card base with a piece of white foam. The sentiment (also from the same set) was heat embossed on a strip of white CS with the same gold embossing powder, popped on foam tape and I glued on my new favourite embellishments, pearls from Studio Katia.

You have until Friday 25th December (Christmas Day!) to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and we'll be back on the 15th with some more 'embellishment' ideas. Look forward to seeing you in the Gallery!

Take care




  1. LOVE that big poinsettia and you used it so beautifully. So festive with your lovely embellishments.

  2. Two fabulous Xmas cards here Shona, I love them both equally ;) hugs Viv xx

  3. The poinsettia on each end of a slimline card looks fantastic, Shona. I saw a video from Kristina Werner where she took a card like your red one, masked the poinsettia and then blended on darker red ink. You might want to try it.

  4. LOVE the slimline cards with these gorgeous heat embossed poinsettias, Shona! Both look so amazing with the colours you've used. Love the sweet gold pearls and sparkley sequins you've used to embellish. xx

  5. Your CAS slimline cards look very chic in red, white and gold! Simple with a great impact! Hope you're feeling better now!

  6. Shona, love these cards, it's amazing how changing the inks can create cards that are kind of the same but beautifully different too.
    Stay healthy and safe.
    I hope you get better, having allergies is awful, please take care.