Monday, 1 February 2010

Get Funky Challenge 7 - Love Crafting

Ah, can it really be February already?! Where did January go?! Well, to be honest its good news for crafters because it is a new Get Funky challenge!

Anice is setting the challenge for February and it is:

Love Crafting

So, interpret this how you want - make something you can be proud of or for that special someone! The only rule is that you use a Funky Hand product in your creation and that you link back to the challenge blog by 28 February to be in with a chance of winning a £20 voucher to spend on Funky Hand products!! Ah, that was 2 rules, but easy ones eh?!

You may have seen these flowers before if you saw the launch of Dreams Come True in January on Create and Craft / Ideal World! I made them as show samples for Anice to promote her brand new and very wonderful (don't take my word for it - buy it and try it!) cd Dreams Come True. It is like no other papercrafting cd and you can create your own word books, change the letters and the colour too! Plus fantastic colour collections and digi stamps that you can enlarge to A4 without any quality loss!

These flowers were really easy to make - I printed on both sides of the card (I used 160gm) and then drew one large circle two smaller ones the same size and then two more slightly smaller but the same size and then finally one even smaller - 6 circles in total.

I randomly cut snips out of the edges then cut about 1cm into the centre of the circle. I feathered the edges by rolling the card so that it looks more like petals.

The largest was for the centre of the flower then I layered the top and then added the other two underneath so they sort of look like chrysanthemums.

The flower stems are barbecue sticks from Tescos - I hunted high and low for these during the summer and then found them after the barbecue season had ended! Typical! I've added a wooden bead to the top of the stick and also underneath the flower to finish it off (plus no sharp ends in the centre of the flower!)

These really were easy to make but look so effective! And they never need watering, deadheading - just a bit of dusting or blowing with the hairdrier!
Good luck with the challenge for this month and the Design Team can't wait to see what you've created! You have until 28 February to enter!
  • All paperbased items: Dreams Come True
  • Sticks: Tesco barbecue sticks
  • Beads: Scrap Store ages ago!


  1. these flowers are simply amazing Ruth - in 3D AND 2D (well as 3D as a tv gets anyway) They may be "easy" but they look hard which is the key to good crafting!

  2. Beautiful blooms Ruth!

    Keryn x

  3. beautiful flowers Ruth

  4. simply gorgeous...big hugs kath xxxx

  5. Fantastic Ruth, you sent me off on a quest for these sticks, still looking! Will I have to wait until next autumn then?
    big hugs
    En xx

  6. These are so cool looking!! I am so going to have to try them!

  7. Hi Ruth
    Love these - they are so striking.
    Debs xx

  8. Wow! Amazing! so striking! Love everything about them! x


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