Friday, 26 August 2011

Phindy's Place Challenge #70 - make your own embellishments

Thank goodness it's Friday - and a long weekend too, can't wait!  Fridays are Phindy's Place Challenge days, and this week we are challenging you to make your own embellishments.  I've made my own flowers, using two different methods.  The image I used is called Summer Blossom, isn't she adorable?  Does anyone remember Holly Hobbie?  This little cutie reminds me of her...  The stamped flowers are a Stampin' Up stamp inked with two shades of Distress Ink, with punched suns added for centres and I tried something new and glued some tiny seed beads into the centres as well.  What do you think?  The other flowers use a Little Claire die, then they are rolled up.  I used 2 shades of blue but they look very similar in the photo.  DP is Memory Box Minuet, I paper pieced her little romper suit from one of the papers. 

My card is for the following challenges:
Digistamps4Joy - add a handmade flower
The Papershelter - diecuts and punches
Sisterhood of Crafters - flower power
Creative Card Crew - hand made flowers
Digital Tuesday - cute and girly
Papertake Weekly - dies to die for
Karen's Doodles - punch it out
Paper Creations Ink - show us your flowers
Victorine Originals - summer
Woodware USA - try something new (adding beads)
Corrosive Challenges - girly


  1. Morning Anne, a very pretty card. I love it. Your flowers look beautiful. I like them better than bought ones, you have coloured them lovely. Hugs x ChrisB

  2. This is gorgeous. Love all the handmade flowers, they look amazing. The little romper looks perfect pieced, too. I do remember Holly Hobie, my room was decorated in that theme growing up, lol, you are right, she reminds me of her, too. Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing long weekend!

  3. This is adorable!Love the colours!
    Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

    Hugs,Kari :)

  4. What a cutie!! Love those colors!
    So happy you played along at digital tuesday!

  5. Lovely card- especially the flowers and all the great details. Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink and come back soon!

  6. Absolutely DARLING!!! LOVE LOVE your colors, paper piecing and those beautiful flowers :) Hope you are having a wonderful summer!

  7. What an adorable card. I love your paper piecing and those rolled flowers are fabulous.

  8. So sweet!! Love your color choice, the beautiful handmade flowers, the image, everything about your card. Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

  9. Beautiful card Anne, thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  10. I just love these toddler images from Phindy and you used this one wonderfully Anne! Those stamped flowers look amazing! I love the ink combination you used and the pretty shape. Beautiful card!

  11. Super sweet image and perfect card for our GIRLIE challenge this week.

    Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge this week !

  12. Oh my, this is so beautiful! Thanks very much for playing along with Corrosive Challenges this week, we'd love to see you again soon :D

  13. Just adorable, and fabulous paper piecing.

  14. Totally adorable! Love the flowers especially the rolled ones. Thanks for joining us on the Victorine Originals Blog challenge!

  15. What a lovely card! Loved the coloring and the flowers you used in it. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. hugs, Frances.

  16. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  17. Cute, cute image and I love what you did with the flowers. Your coloring is right on and well as your composition. Can't wait to see more of your work. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

  18. So, so sweet and I love those flowers!!!
    Thanks so much for joining our 'Flower' challenge at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge.

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  19. Oh, Anne-just wonderful! Love your colors, your paper piecing, the flowers---just terrific!

  20. I love your flowers! You did a great job on this card. Thanks for sharing it with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

  21. Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

    Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink

  22. What a fabulously coloured image and such a beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy's Spring Challenge.
    luv n huggz


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