Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Fabulously Floral

Thank you to everyone that joined in our last challenge and share your fun and happy creations for children we loved looking at them all :D
The winner as picked at random is........

Please email me at contactus@craftypurplefrog.co.uk to get your voucher :D

And the top 3 are....


Please grab the top 3 banner to show off on your blogs.

Now onto this months challenge. We are trying something a little different now as far as the top 3 go. You will notice on the links that have been added you can now vote. Anyone can vote and you have upto 10 votes. So if you love what someone has done give them a quick vote and the top 3 will be the people that have the most votes :) 
As for the challenge itself, I don't know about you but my garden is just starting to properly come back to life now and we want you to get inspired by those beautiful flowers. Show us what you can do and have the chance to win a £10 voucher to spend in the Crafty Purple Frog store.
Here is some inspiration from the amazing DT......

For my card I have used a card blank from my Teal Goodie Bag.  I have used two different papers from the Sweet Dixie Spring Sentiments paper pad.  The image I have used is a topper from Lily of the Valley.
I have finished the card off with a Dovecraft doily which I coloured with a pink Pan Pastel, flowers (stamped and embossed with my new Velvet WOW embossing powder which is such a lovely quality, the flowers were then cut out and finished off with a sequin in the centre), ribbon and a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.


I used a Dovecraft C6 Rectangular Card Blank and papers from the Dovecraft Painted Blooms 6 x 6 Paper Pad to create my card.  The sentiment is a Dovecraft Sentiment Stamp stamped with Onyx Black Versafine Ink and I added some gems from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Goody Bag - Pink.


I found this fabulous stamp which was a magazine freebie along time ago. I stamped it out using 'onyx black' Versafine onto 'Ranger' watercolour card. I then coloured using my own watercolour pencils. Cut out using various dies that I own. I then took a 'C6 deckled edge white card blank' & covered with pink card. Then I took a sheet of 'Back To Basics' Bright Spark paper & covered it leaving a space at the edges. Then I took a Sara Davies, 'Fancy Flourish' die cut & some
'Painted Bloom' gems & added them all to my card using 'Collall' all purpose glue. Finishing it off with a 'Thanks' sentiment from the 'It's All in the Words' set by Sweet Dixie. You can find further details on my blog The Camels Hump


I used this very old stamp from LOTV - one of my favourite florals - to make this very simple card.
The base is a 6x6 inch card and  the image was stamped with Memento ink in grey flannel  onto  watercolour card .  Then coloured with Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils in floral shades.  I cut and embossed a frame and tag from white card with pierced dies and mounted it all onto black card using my favourite collall all purpose glue.  Then finally a tiny bow to finish it off!
Full details on my blog - What I did by Judith Hall


I used a 6x6 Card Blank, pretty floral papers from Dovecraft Bright Spark and Dovecraft Gemstones. Then heat embossed flower centres with Wow Taffeta Pink Glitter Embossing Power using Embossing Pen & Heat Tool


For my project this time I have done something a bit different and used the beautiful Hobby Arts stamps peonies and poppy heads with some fabric paint to decorate this bag :)


  1. There isn't a link , I have made a card . Love the dt florals . jane x

  2. Thank you so much for picking my card as one of the Top 3!
    Congratulations to Julie, Treebug and Elizabeth too. Great inspiration from the DT for the new challenge, hope to join you again soon, love Jacky x

  3. oo, thank you so much for picking my card and congratulations to the winner and other top picks!
    have a great day,

  4. I can't see a link, only a message showing 'Collection opens in 28d 16h 10m. Let other people know about it through twitter'
    Janice x

  5. Oops the linky thing doesn't seem to be open yet. I'll check back later but in the meantime here's a link to my card


    Wonderful DT inspiration from you all and thanks for a super challenge xx

    1. I've just come back to link up my card xx

  6. Sorry for the confusion. The linky thing is now set properly :D

    Amy xx

  7. Thanks Amy!
    Super inspiration from the DT, thanks for a great challenge.
    Janice x

  8. Wonderful DT works with fab images!

    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#5 – May- let your heart speak)
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten

  9. Love the DT Creations they are stunning, Hazelxx

  10. Loving the DT samples and great challenge. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  11. Many thanks Amy for joining my followers, I've joined yours too and hope to play again soon. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  12. Love, love the DT creations, thank you for the inspiration.
    Maria Rodriguez.