Wednesday, March 11, 2015


The challenge this week is to use a flower as a focal point. We look forward to seeing all your great entries. Be sure to "Join this site" to qualify for the random drawing.

We have a sponsor this week, it's Melanie Muenchinger from Hands. Head and Heart. She is an illustrator and designer for Gina K Designs. 

For the bonus entry you need to use one of Melanie's stamps not just any StampTV stamp:-) Remember you can use any vendors image to qualify for the prize.
Melanie's Stamp Sets

The prize this week is:

Cardmaker's newest Special issue Beautiful Blooms. 50 projects and techniques for creating handmade flowers, 114 pages. It's really fabulous, lots of materials and ways I'd never seen before. 
Melanie will even autograph her entry if you'd like. 

Melanie did a video using this same flower. The funny thing is, she didn't know it was the one I was using. Here is a link to check it out.

Here is my first card: 

I watercolored everything, please visit Paper Finesse

Gina K Stately Flowers 4
Gina K Stampers Favorite  

Pure Luxury Bubblegum Pink
 Distress Inks for the background
Tim Holtz watercolor paper

Second card, full details at Paper Finesse

Gina K Stately Flowers 4
Pure Luxury Tomatoe soup, Grass Green
 Distress Inks for the background

Gina K White Pigment Ink 
Gina K Burlap 
Anna Griffin wood frame


-Must be a NEW card/project as of the challenge start date
-You must be a "Follower" (click the "Join This Site" blue button in the right sidebar) of this blog to be eligible to win
-You may use any vendors products 

-Include a link back to this challenge page -You may enter as many challenges as you like -Enter as many times as you'd like

-Winner must send mailing address to Joyce before the following challenge. 

-The host/hostess will pick a "Top 3" which will be featured on our Pinterest board -On sponsored weeks or any host/hostess give away weeks, the winner will be selected using a random generator.  Be sure to follow by email so you get notifications of new posts!(not required)
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  1. Both of your inspiration cards are gorgeous Joyce...really awesome background backgrounds. I love Melanie's stamps, and I have a ton of them, so I'm hoping to get my entry in this week!

  2. Love both of your cards ! The are fabulous and gorgeous!

  3. Incredible sample cards Joyce! WOW!!! I hope to find time to join...fingers crossed!

  4. Such a beautoful card! I just love this flower, i really like the card you made using it and butterflies in your last video ! Fantastic! I love the challenge theme can't wait to create a project with a flower :)

  5. I love your challenge samples- different styles, and both are fabulous!

  6. Wowwee! They are both terrific but the Smile one is really speaking to me, you did a terrific job with those inks! Brava!

  7. Fantastic cards Joyce! You've set the bar pretty high ;)

  8. Thank you for a fun challenge for springtime! Your cards are gorgeous, Joyce!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Gorgeous cards.....so nice to see some pretty flowers instead of dirty snow...pretty entries, too!!

  10. Thanks everyone for the sweet comments! So nice to see comments:-)

  11. Thanks for another fab and fun challenge! The inspirations are awesome - so thank you for that too Karen x