Sunday, 29 May 2011

Itty Bitty flowers

Itty Bitty blooms card

Good afternoon bloggers, I hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend, even if the weather isn't fantastic.

Yesterday I entered my first challenge over at Less is more and I was absolutely overwhelmed by the responses I got. I was initially quite nervous, but all of the lovely feedback from everyone has sparked my interest in challenges now and the pick a square challenge was so inspirational that I made another card.

There is also a fantastic Stampin' Up challenge blog you should check out. The creations that the design team come up with are stunning, and it is a lovely way to see how other people use their Stampin' Up supplies. This week's challenge is floral frenzy so you are sure to see a wealth of ideas.

I got Itty Bitty Bits at the Stampin' Up regional training ( just another advantage to being a demonstrator) and I immediately bought the Itty Bitty Shapes punches pack. At £15.50 for three punches which coordinate perfectly with the images in the stamp set, it is a bargain. It also means that for under £25 you can buy the clear stamp set and the punches!

This card was made by stamping the eight petal flower stamp onto Whisper White card stock using Baja Breeze and Rose Red ink. I then used the coordinating punch to quickly punch out the images and set them out on a square of Basic Grey card stock. Once the pieces were in place I punched through the centre of the Baja Breeze flowers with my pricking tool to hold those in place and make it easier to put the white brads from the neutrals collection through the middle. 

 I then matted the grey square on to a piece of Rose Red card stock and places it in the centre of the 5 inches by 5 inches Whisper White card stock.

And this is the finished result.

I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you come back tomorrow for a week of "Because I care".



  1. Super card - loving the dash of bright colour


  2. This is just FAB Claire, I love the colours you have used. I have this set bt not used it yet..shameful!
    Thanks for entering another card
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More
    WE do respectively ask for our LIMettes to remove Word Verification for ease of commenting

  3. Such a cute card, Annette

  4. Very pretty and i love the geometric design. The flowers really pop on the black :)
    Jenny x

  5. Very pretty card, I love the bright flowers
    Beryl x

  6. Lovely card using Itty bitty and I love the colours you have used, they go really well together,
    Thanks for joining in at Simply Stampin' Challenges,
    Hugs xx

  7. These lovely little flowers are so cute - great colours, classic position - wonderful card!

  8. Really lovely card, very sweet flowers and such pretty colours.

  9. I have this set but haven't used it yet, did you get the matching buttons too? they are super cute!
    Kelly xx

  10. This must be one of the best Itty Bitty cards I've seen, love the colours and the simplicity. Thanks for joining us at Simply Stampin Challenge.x

  11. This is lovely Claire, I'm so pleased that you are enjoying entering our challenges. I do hope that you will also enjoy visiting other participants and making some new friends from amongst them.
    Thanks so much for another fabulous submission.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  12. This is a gorgeous card - simple but very stylish and effective.
    Thanks for joining in with this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge...x

  13. Very pretty...great layout..and love the bright colors!
    My card is HERE

  14. Great card - nice and simple but very effective. Thanks for joining us this week at the Simply Stampin' Challenge, Niki x

  15. Fab card, bright and pretty and dramatic too !