Sunday, 4 December 2016

Flowers in December!

It's time for our final challenge of the year at Stamping Sensations, and what better than some bright and beautiful flowers to lighten up dark and dreary December days? Hence our theme this month is

* * * * * FLORAL FANCIES * * * * *

We want to see flowers as the focal element of your entry, and, as usual, because we are a stamping challenge the focal point must be a stamped image (hand stamped rubber or clear, or  hand coloured digi). Any type of flower is eligible, doesn't just have to be winter ones. And please note: if we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.

Our prize this month is a superb selection of items from Sizzix, and who wouldn't be delighted to win this little lot?!

But that's not all! In the spirit of Christmas, the top 3 will also receive a surprise gift from us this month! So no excuses, get those entries in!                            
I love flowers, and couldn't possibly pick a single favourite, but tulips would certainly be high on the list. I've used the beautiful tulip stamp (A Year of Stamping Issue 2 - February) from Chocolate Baroque for my card, and coloured them with my new favourite pens, Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, which have such gorgeously vibrant colours, making them ideal for these tulips.

I matted the image on to a Spellbinders diecut and added a couple of butterflies ("Magical Butterflies" dies by Sue Wilson).

The backing paper is some I have had in my stash for years (think it came from Lakeland when they sold craft items) and I've been hoarding it because it's so pretty! However, it was just perfect to go with the tulip image, and fortunately I had two sheets, so I still have one to keep! Sentiment is by Inkylicious.

My  talented teamies have really excelled themselves with some stunning samples for you to admire, so do go and have a look at them over on the Challenge Blog. I am so looking forward to seeing this month's entries!

We have had wonderful support for our challenges this year, so thanks very much to everyone who has entered. It has been a pleasure viewing all your beautiful projects, and we hope to see you again in the New Year.


Marlies said...

A beautiful card, so bright ans cheerful with a lovely tulip stamp. hugs, Marlies

brenda said...

A really gorgeous card for this months theme Lynne, glorious Tulips and perfect matching papers.


Viv's Visuals said...

Hope Spring will be here soon Lynne! Gorgeous vibrant colours on this lovely card. x

Joan said...

Beautiful card Lynne, love the vibrant colours.


Sally H said...

Stunning card, Lynne! Gorgeous colours. That must have been one Lakeland purchase I missed, lol

Pat said...

What fabulous vivid tulips Lynne framed wonderfully by the SB die and the purple butterflies complement the colours of the tulips so prettily. The background paper is beautiful too.

Maxine D said...

Lynne this is a real stunner - love the vibrant tulips, and then the gorgeous paper echoes them beautifully, but so subtly.

Dora said...

Oooo, I love this, what a great combining of colours. So happyfeeling!

Tracy said...

Hi Lynne
Gorgeous creation, love your design and colouring too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x