Lollipop Flowers

Hey everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Today I have a cute project for you, some lollipop flowers made with the Richard Garay Celebra'tions collection. These would make fun little Valentines for the classmates of your kids:

I used the stamp & dies set "Just Because" for this. First, I stamped the flowers with matching ink onto matching cardstock (using Odacious Orange, Delightful Daisy, Cotton Candy, Lovely Lavender, Captivating Coral, Cool Caribbean) and die-cut them. Now I punched a hole through the middle of all flowers, always layered three of them and inserted the lollipops. For a prettier stem, I trimmed paper straws and adhered them to the sticks. Finally, I die-cut the little circles from Delightful Daisy cardstock and adhered them to the middle of the lollipops with FSJ Journey Glue Dots.
Fun, isn't it? For the fringe around my flower pot, I used the Fringe Garland die on the pink dotted Celebra'tions patterned paper and tied on some of the pink Linen Thread from the collection.

I hope to have inspired you with my idea! Thank you for stopping by!



My Favorite Things Challenge Guest Designer

Hey everybody! I am immensely thrilled to be the Guest Designer for the My Favorite Things Challenge this month (or as Susan calls it: Miss February :))! The new release is amazing again and I have enjoyed playing with the supplies and the fun sketches very much. Here comes the MFT Sketch #266:

A wonderful sketch that makes it easy, isn't it? This is my take:

I started with a panel of watercolor paper that I trimmed slightly smaller than my red card base. Then I masked the edges with masking tape and applied various blue inks with an ink blending tool. I added ink splatters and water droplets and let everything dry. Now I stamped and heat-embossed the tiny stars from Starry Night Background Builder using white embossing powder and adhered the panel to the card. I stamped and die-cut the little spaceship from Out of This World and colored it with pencils. Then I adhered it to the card with foam tape. Now I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of watercolor paper, rounded the left corners, trimmed it and adhered it with foam tape, too. Finally, I die-cut little stars using Stars in the Sky Die-namics and adhered them to my Milky Way, together with wood veneer stars and clear sequins to finish the card off.

I hope you like it and that you'll join us for the challenge! Find all the details and the samples of the MFT Design Team here on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog!
Thanks for stopping by today!



Winnie & Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Rainbow Challenge

Hello everyone! Today we are starting the month long Belated 2nd Birthday Bash on the Winnie & Walter blog! To celebrate, there will be a gigantic giveaway, special guest stars, the February release and to start off, month long challenges! I am hosting a challenge and I hope you'll join me! My challenge is:


Here are my two sample cards:

Please go to the Winnie & Walter Blog to find out how I created the cards and for detailed information on the challenges. I hope you'll join me, can't wait to see you take!