Saturday 20 July 2013

Handmade Flowers

That's the theme at Less is More today and it just so happens that I had a card ready to go to meet the theme - a recent unblogged failed submission to Paper Crafts magazine so I thought I'd share it here as despite the failure I was pretty pleased with it!

The flower is cut on my cameo - the cut file gives you several layers which I just curled with my fingers and layered up.  The centre normally is a quilled piece but my centre is actually loose leaf tea!  The challenge for the submission was to use household items on your card.  I mounted the flower onto a double banner and stamped a PTI greeting on top and tucked a couple of die cut leaves (spellbinders) behind.

Right time to link it up - even with a ready made card I bet I still don't beat Lizzy ;-)

Oh, and in case you missed my news yesterday - do check out my guest blog post over at Waltzingmouse Stamps as I was honoured to be their Featured Friend this month


  1. Fabulous card Tara. I 'cheated' a bit too with flowers I'd already made!
    Margaret x

  2. What an absolutely brilliant idea to use tea for the centre of the flower. It looks simply fab. It's a great card too Tara... the magazine definitely missed out on this one!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"
    Congrats on being first this week!

  3. What a beautiful flower, it looks like one of my fave flowers, a peony. Great idea with the loose tea.

    Love Sheila x

  4. SMASHING and well done on being first this week too


  5. What a great card Tara, and what a fab idea using tea and yaaay you did make it first this week too

  6. I love handcrafted flowers, and yours is such a beauty, Tara. A beautiful deep rich red, and such a brilliant idea using loose tea for the centre. Gorgeous CAS card! xx

  7. A magnificent blossom, your centre using leaf tea works so well. A stunning card

  8. AnonymousJuly 20, 2013

    Just beautiful-stunning flower and the tea centre is perfect !
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  9. Gorgeous deep red flower, the magazines loss and our gain Tara, well done! Many congratulations on your success over at Waltzingmouse it's a fabulous showcase of your great ideas, clever you :D Gay x

  10. tara this is just stunning... love the flower

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

  11. Love this Tara gorgeous flower xx Jan

  12. Paper Crafts magazine are crazy, this is incredible Tara! Also, I spotted you over on the Waltzing Mouse Blog - OMG how exciting, very prestigious indeed!! (fantastic projects too, you really made Clare's wonderful stamps shine!) :D xxx

  13. Such a gorgeous card Tara :) Viv xx

  14. Bardzo fajna kartka. Pozdrawiam


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