Maybe that's why everyone's gone all-floral!
Flowers yesterday and Flowers today. Maybe flowers tomorrow too, who knows? lol
Today its Lythan's turn to do the honours over on the Daring Cardmakers - she says:
Well! how about that coming up the very day Tracy's new Creative Treasures Flower Kit landed on my doormat? What a fab excuse to start using these little beauties straight away.
This week Lythan wants your help through this dare...
I have loads of enormous paper flowers that I have bought and never used. So I want to see some really big embellishments on your cards. Bonus points for outsize blooms!
The first of two 65th birthdays one of my customers needs cards for is right at the start of May and Lythan's dare and Tracy's flowers helped me get started. And so did Jozza with her dare of a couple of weeks back - at least I think it was a help, but it could just be that I'm making more work for myself instead! - suddenly, I can't make a card without hiding something!
So, here's my Big Bloomer for Lythan's dare:
The very huge pink flower isn't in the flower kit, but the others are. The whopper is from Dunelm Mills - the card is 14cms square and as you can see the flower nearly meets the edges so Lythan, I'm claiming my bonus point! lol
So, what was the hidden bit here then?
Well, when you lift the right hand flap of the gatefold.....
There's another "flower" with a message hiding underneath.
decorated the inside too as inserts are so tricky for gatefolds - but I forgot to do a photo. ooops!
Papers are Fancy Pants....hang on while I go and check which set......Aged Florals
Ribbon and flowers from Creative Treasures May Flower Kit
Circles, scallops and all words/numerals are Robo cut
The little pink pearls are...hmmm, I can't find them to check the pack - I'll edit when I do....
If you're anything at all like me, you'll hae a nice stash of big bloomers somewhere in your drawers (sorry, I couldn't resist the pun), so now's a great chance to use some of them. The DCM design team have come up with some fab ways to use them to help get the inspiration flowing. Seeing all your creations will be wonderful this week, I just know it.
Back soon with more crafty stuff, but I need to get started on BOY cards now...oh joy....not!