Monday, 11 March 2013

Tattered Floral Challenge

I couldn't pick a favourite out of all the Tim Holtz Alterations dies I have, but certainly the one that gets used the most has to be Tattered Florals, so I've been itching to join in with Tim's Tattered Floral Challenge. Unfortunately my crafting time has seriously disappeared now that I'm working, but the local Brownies asked if I'd come along and do Mother's Day cards with them. 
They asked me last year if I'd do Father's Day cards with them, so I planned out a card and pre-cut all the elements with a sample all made up to show them step-by-step what to do. But teaching kids is very different to teaching adults.... if I showed a group of 30 adults how to make this card I would end up with 30 near identical cards, but with the kids, we ended up with 30 completely different cards, and I was sooooo impressed with their imagination. So, lesson learned from last year, I decided to die cut a mahoosive amount of Tattered Florals, brought along some shaped card blanks, some buttons and a stamped greeting banner and let them do their own thing. As predicted, we ended up with about 30 completely different and unique cards. When they spotted me curling the petals with the back of a pair of scissors, I ended up with a queue of Brownies lined up wanting me to show them how to do it :)
Sadly I couldn't take a picture of the Brownies with their creations, but I did take pics of my girls ( Willow and Faith) with their cards...

Faithy even decorated the envelope....

And I made a card for my mum too........
You still have over a week to join in with the Tattered Floral challenge.
Debz x

9 comments:

kath stewart said...

great job girls...gorgeous cards xxx

Kat said...

Amazing cards from Faith and Willow. They've obviously inherited your talent for cardmaking. Love the card you made for your Mum too. Hope you had a lovely day yesterday and got lots of presents with your cards.

Kat xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Aww gorgeous pics and gorgeous cards.

Paula (PEP) said...

Delightful seeing the girls with their creations - very individual styles there. Looks like fun was had by all.
Paula (PEP)

Paula (PEP) said...

Delightful seeing the girls with their creations - very individual styles there. Looks like fun was had by all.
Paula (PEP)

Margaret said...

Children never cease to amaze do they. I am sure you had a lovely day.
hugs Margaret M

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Awww your girls cards are fabulous!
Yours is to hun lol!
Sounds like you all had fun
hugs shell xx

propelpmc said...

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Helen said...

Great cards girls. I am sure Mum is going to treasure them. I wish my brown owl had the Tattered Florals die!!!

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