Posted by on July 5, 2011 in Challenges, Distress inks, Flowers, Hero Arts | 8 comments


Dropping in quickly with my entry into the current Play Date Cafe Challenge #88.

I am currently on holidays with my family but loved this week’s colour combination so much, I had to have a play. I only bought a limited supply of crafty things with me, so I had to make my own flowers – I think they look like poppies. Lots of distress ink here! Not the best photo but you get the idea.


Stamps: Hero Arts Classic Fabric Design (CG245)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Broken China, Dried Marigold, Barn Door, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured square single fold, X-Press-It white blending card
Other Supplies: Blending tool, black brads, ribbon (I coloured it with Broken China distress ink), Glossy Accents (to adhere the flowers and leaves), Tim Holtz ruler (for pin pricking), pin pricking tool and mat

Update 1:
Since coming home from holidays, I thought that this card was missing something – so I added a sentiment – a Kaisercraft ‘Thanks’ rub on. Here is what it looks like now.

Thanks for stopping by,


Update #2 July 2011:
The first version of this card got me a “Cream in our Coffee” badge at PDCC#88.


  1. Oh my! Fabulous card. Love the flowers.

  2. What a beautiful card! I’d say you did a wonderful job especially so with limited supplies! Your flowers are amazing! I totally love this card.

  3. WOW!! Your flowers are sooo fabulous! I love this card to pieces!! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. Brilliant!! Amazing what you have done with ‘limited supplies’ and those flowers are definitely ‘poppy like’! Enjoy your holidays and happy crafting!

  5. Lovely card, Marion! 🙂

  6. Beautful job! Love the flowers!

  7. Those flowers are amazing!! love them..gotta show me how to..some day!!
    Enjoy your holidays!

  8. Isn’t it amazing what magic can happen when we don’t have much to work with? I think these flowers are wonderful! Everything is so vibrant – congrats on your mention at Play Date Cafe!!

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