Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge # 205 - Handmade Flowers

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Flourish with a Bling is the sponsor for Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #205.  
Who doesn't like bling? 
(Other than the Scrabble dictionary on  my Kindle which insists it isn't a word.)
Check out the Flourish with a Bling store for many colors of rhinestones and pearls,  absolutely gorgeous flourishes and beautiful flowers.
But no cheating gals, because this week at Tuesday Throwdown we want to see your handmade flowers.  

The very first Make and Take that I taught at a stamping show, several years ago, was handmade roses.  I decided that for this week's Tuesday Throwdown DT project I was going to make some of those roses.  Starting with little square pieces of DP, the old memory kicked in and I made a few to decorate this gift bag.
(I've used a CTMH stamp on the tag.)

It was such fun meeting all the people at that first show and watching them carefully carrying their paper roses until the glue and glitter gel dried.  I'm already looking forward to teaching Make and Takes at 3 shows this fall in Westminster, MD, York, PA and Edison, NJ.

Now it's your turn to make some flowers, add them to a project and enter them in Tuesday Throwdown Challenge # 205.  I am anxious to see them all.

And, by the way, my online girlfriend, Donna, has posted two flower tutorials on her Creative Smiles blog here and  here showing you how to transform plain prima flowers into wonderful accessories for your cards and projects.

I'll be entering this gift bag with tag in the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bowz July Challenge - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #28- Always Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Summer Blooms
Anything but a Card Challenge 37 - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations Challenge  - Anything Goes


  1. Your roses are absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the shimmer you added to them as well! Beautiful card : )

  2. Debi, your roses are just stunning!!! WOW! Love the glitter added and they pop off that beautiful bag. VERY nice!
    I also went over to Donna's blog and love what she did with the paper flowers! Will be trying that for sure.

  3. What a fabulous creation - so very pretty! Thanks for joining in our Summer blooms challenge at stamping sensations and good luck!

  4. Absolutely stunning roses, my friend ! The glitter is wonderful and they just look so good against that plaid dp. Great design!

  5. Great job on the roses - wonderful card. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!

  6. Your beautiful gift bag will make someones present very special Debi.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Summer Blossoms theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  7. Oh what wonderful roses you made. I love flowers so any that are handmade make me happy. Thanks I will go check out the tutorials to talked about. Thanks for sharing that.
    Linda K.

  8. Debi your roses are so pretty. Thank you for linking to Anything But A Card this challenge.

  9. this is such a pretty gift bag. I love the floral embellishments and layout.

  10. Gorgeous flowers and love that vintage look. Thank you for joining Crafting From the Heart, good luck.

  11. Fab card and I love the gorgeous roses. Thank you for joining us this month at Stamping Sensations. Maddy x

  12. Your card is beautiful Debi! I love the beautiful roses and the pretty checked background and doily add a wonderful vintage look :)

  13. I just love your roses with all the sparkle on them! Your card reminds me of a picnic in the park! Just lovely! :)


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