Tuesday 4 October 2011

Three for the Girls

Recently I've done a Three Little Boys and  Three Big Men postings but today it's Three for the Girls.  I've had a sorting out of my purple scraps of card, the bits you save just in case, and cut out as many flowers as I could using Tim Holtz's Tattered Flower die.  These are the cards I made using them and two of the cards went in the post this past week as it was a friend's daughter's birthday on Sunday and it's a friend's Mum's birthday today.  Happy Birthday Gracie.  The other one is earmarked for another friend's daughter next month.

Some of the flowers were embossed using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder to add some texture and to add depth the flowers were layered and some have had ink sponged around the edges of the petals.  The same ink was used to sponge around the edge of the scalloped card blank.  From the little bits of card which were too small to make a flower I punched a half inch circle and shaped it on a pricking mat using the Glitter Girls's embossing tool to make the flower centre.  A foam pad was used to attach it to the flower.

The Happy Birthday backing paper came from a Cuddly Buddly download  A Patchwork of Papers - Purple and square nestabilities dies were used to cut the backing pieces.  To add a little bling purple metallic elastic from Hobbycraft was tied around the side and a few hollographic peeloff dots were added here and there.

Off to the Crafting Bee at Carol's today.  I'm hoping to create a bit more than I did last week as I only managed along for a couple of hours.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges

Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. Wow, all three cards are really pretty ...

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
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  2. This is a really creative card. I love it! Thank you so much for joining us this week for our "anything goes with a twist" challenge over at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope you have a great week and Good luck.


  3. Oh wow! These are amazing!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! To be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just upload a project and leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
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  4. I love the use of scraps - the cards look great! Thank you for joining in with the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Good Luck!


  5. I never thought of using my die to do this, guess what I'll be doing later this week! Really love your cards.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time and hope to see you again soon.

  6. These are beautiful i love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

  7. These cards are lovely Liz. Thank you so much for entering my flower challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  8. They look really fab and I love that they're made from scraps! Thanks for joining our Monochrome challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  9. Love these cards Liz.....lilac is one of my favourite colours :)
    Great idea to use up your scraps....my scrapbox is overflowing!!!
    Your new Kraft card blanks will look great with sepia coloured images, looking forward to seeing your cards :)

    Jenny xx

  10. Wow these are great!
    Love the design and love the concept...
    Your blog is super pretty! Lovin' that background!

    Thanks for posting at ABC!


  11. These are so sweet. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Craft Your Passion Challenges... Come join us again soon!

  12. Oh these are all so wonderful. Great shaped flowers. Saw you on Make it Monday.

  13. I'm loving those flowers - ingenious centres too - saw you on make it monday :)

  14. Great cards, love the punches and colours, thanks for playing with us at the papercraftin Journey, good luck, blessings Hilde