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Friday, 14 August 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 17

This weeks challenge over at The Sugar Bowl is a sketch by Judy with the 'please include' of Handmade Flowers.

I always enjoy finding new ways of making my own flowers as it's a great way of being able to colour co-ordinate them with your card. I don't have many flower punches & can't get the EK Success Large Retro flower punch for love nor money so have to find ways of making them with the tools I've got.

I was reading a craft magazine earlier this week & saw instructions for cute little windmills & also some little flowers made with scalloped nesties. Well!!! do you think I could find the mag when I came to make this card yesterday?? No is the answer!! I really wanted to make the nestie flowers but was only able to make the windmills from memory so here they are. They're a bit fiddly to make especially so small (4cm square) but they were still too big to fit 3 on my card so I've broken 'The Dawn Bibby Golden Rule' of always putting an odd number of embellies on your card!! However I think this looks OK with only two. The first lot I made were 5cm square & were nearly as big as the image so I'll have to save them for another time lol!!

The papers & card are SU & the brads & ribbon are from my stash & the sentiment ribbon is from Click-on-Crafts.The image is from Sugar Nellie coloured with copics.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. Your cards are amazing. I added myself as a follower. You should pop over to my blog and enter my bog candy.
    Hugs xx

  2. Stunning card Sharon!! love those pinwheel flowers.. fabby!
    Thanks for joining us at the Sugar Bowl,

    Hugs, Marlene xx

  3. Gorgeous card Sharon.Love the little flowers.Just catching up with everyone after my hols.Thanks so much for the blog award too.
    Cass xxx

  4. stunning card sharon ~love the flowers ~how clever are you???
    hope you have a good weekend
    vanessa xx

  5. Oh this is just gorgeous Sharon,,,I love this image and you've coloured her beautifully...fab flowers...clever crafty gal! Rules were mean't to be broken I think...still looks fab! bx

  6. This is gorgeous Sharon! This is one of my favourite images {even though I do not technically own it!}. Love the colours you've used!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Vicky ~x~

  7. Your card is just beautiful! Love the pinwheels for flowers! Awesome idea! Thanks for joining the SB challenge and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

  8. Fabulous card Sharon! Love the summery colors that you have used and this image is fabulous!! AND WOW your handmade flowers are stunning!! They look so pretty!!!

  9. great card, nice shape, love it