Monday 1 May 2017

May 2017 - Flower Power

Welcome everyone to our May Challenge.
Our theme this month is "Flower Power", chosen by the lovely Monika

Hello everybody, it's Monika
the hostess of the May challenge

It's said: "April showers bring May flowers."
So it's time for the flowers and for the floral creations.

You might know that I like to make home decorations. For our May challenge I've created two flower wreaths - a pink and a blue one - with felt flowers. I wanted to show you how easy to make home decorations with Sizzix dies and not just with Bigz dies but with Thinlits dies too. For more details, please click on my blog.
For the Flower Power project I made a wall hanging, combining the rust of last month with the flowers of this month to create a bird cage. It been ages since I last did any die cutting and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed sending a piece of card though my machine only to see it turn into leaves or flowers at the other end! There's a close up photo and a description of how I made this on my blog. Gabrielle x

One of the most difficult part of designing this card was to chose the stamps to use! Flowers are a fail safe image for cards and I have a lot to chose from... Come over to my blog to see how I made my floral card.
I've been playing with the Tim Holtz Floral stencil and I've created two sets of panels for when the new Eileen Hull journal comes into stock (hopefully very soon). The panel on the left was made using distress oxides and the stencil as a stencil and using the ink left on it, spritzed with water as a monoprint. The second panel on the right was created using the monoprint technique only. I won't leave you hanging, so for more details pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies and you'll find out when I can show you the finished journal.
Happy May day, wow the year is racing by but May is one of my favourite months of the year. I was delighted when our lovely Monika chose "Flower Power" as our theme this month. May really is the month of flowers and I chose to make 2 floral tags. I am sharing the first one today made with regular Distress Inks.
If you would like to see how I made my flower power tag do pop over to my blog here where a very fragrant  warm welcome awaits you. I will be back to share my Distress Oxide version of this later in the month. Enjoy the bank holiday and I really hope that you get some time to get inky.

Bye for now,

Hi everyone,

Here's my contribution to this month's fab Challenge "Flower Power". 

It is a mini art journal page and if you would like to know how I made this then please hop over to my blog HERE
I will be back later in the month with some more inspiration ! 

Corrie x

You just gotta love flowers! So many shapes and colours - they really are the most amazing things! I used some wonderful stamps from Kay Carley to make my card for today. You can find out more details on my blog here.
Hope you can join us!
Hugs rachel xx

Excited because we got round to my birthday month. Here is my first piece in the new challenge of "Flower Power". For more details, please visit my blog.

Flower Power! This theme is perfect for bold colours and a happy design!
I made a card with the beautiful PaperArtsy stamps and used Distress Oxides on my background. If you want to see, how I put this card together, please hop over to my blog

What a great challenge, perfect for Summer which I hope starts now! I have a few family birthdays coming up, so with this in mind I've chosen my happy colours of PaperArtsy paint, along with their stencils and stamps. There are more details over at Sue The Iron. Have a lovely day x

Who doesn't love flowers?  Especially at this time of year when Spring is in the air!  Here is my project for this month's challenge....

Pop over to my blog to see how I created this card.
Wow some wonderful flower projects from our Design Team. So it's over to you now, create your project and link it below with the chance to win a £20 voucher to use on the Country View Crafts website. Thanks to everyone who took up the Rust Challenge last month. There are some fantastic entries and the winner will be announced soon


  1. What a glorious garden you have all created :D XXX

  2. I think I've visited everyone! Huhhh! I've seen such amazingly beautiful floral creations! Thank you ladies, great job! xoxo

  3. Fabulous creations everyone - I'm off to look in more detail!

  4. Beautiful flowers everyone, now we just need the sunshine xx

  5. Fabulous inspiration from everyone and great topic Monika !
    Corrie x

  6. Fabulous projects, dear teamies! Thank you for this inspiring theme, Monika!

  7. Thank you for another fabulous and fun challenge, great inspirations, as always, from all of your Design Team too. I will be back as I love using flower stamps flower embellishments and any other flowers too Karen x

  8. Wonderful inspiration from the DT members. My apologies for the second entry I added to this challenge (now deleted). I was doing the post in a hurry this evening and entered the same challenges as my earlier card without thinking. Thank you for your kind comment though Evelyn.

    Lesley Xx

  9. Fabulous makes from the design team, great inspiration!
    Janice x

  10. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

  11. Really fabulous inspiration by all the DT!

    Jennifer. x

  12. Thanks for a fabulous challenge, the samples by the DT are amazing. Happy crafting, Sandra x

  13. Gorgeous inspiration as ever! Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  14. Fabulous creations from DT! Thanks for the fun challenge

  15. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

  16. Fantastic challenge and DT creations.



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