Thursday 30 March 2023

Blossom Wreath


Challenge #235 has just gone live at Time Out Challenges and we hope you'll be able to take some Time Out and join us again this fortnight!   This time around, we have a photo inspiration challenge for you!

 If like me, you've been suffering from Mojo in Absentia of late, this may very well be the cure!  At first I didn't know where to start - my eye was initially drawn to the bike and the splashes of yellow and green.  Then I noticed the pots and the sign and the box with the blue writing, then the metal canister on the white stool, and the gate and then of course the white, glass-paned door!  And then I noticed the pretty wreath hanging on the door and the lovely loopy 

and that was it for me - I knew immediately what direction I wanted to head in!  Then it was just a matter of how I'd create my wreath and what flowers I'd use!

I used a Charlie & Paulchen die to create the wreath - it's NBUS and I'm on a mission to actually use stuff the I buy, which is quite a task as I have very little self control and keep buying new stuff!  It's actually a coral wreath called "Ozeankranz" and includes a multitude of amazing little sea creatures (including a mermaid) but they will have to wait a while longer to be used!  

For the sentiment, I wanted to emulate the script of the "hi" rather than the actual text itself and this Birch Press Honey Script Thanks was the perfect size for this card front!

The flowers are blossoms from a really old Spellbinders set called Cherry Blossoms - it usually gets an outing at this time of year because below is what's happening outside my kitchen door!


As a transplanted Aussie, the seasons in Europe never cease to amaze me!  Miracles like this happen within 2-3 days of when they're supposed to - no matter that the weather has other ideas!

Here's another closer look at our inspiration photo!  How does it inspire you?  Ready to take some Time Out and join us?  I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations in our gallery!  My very talented team mates have plenty of inspiration (should you still need it) and Toni Maddox of Frankie Helps Craft has joined us as our special guest - why not drop by and say "hi"!

I'd like to thank our generous sponsor Doodle Bugs who are offering a $25 store credit to our Time Out Winner as chosen by the Design Team!  They carry most of the popular brands and have years of experience in the paper crafting industry!  

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

NBUS Challenge #48

Cards 4 Galz Challenge #195 - Spring Flowers

Make My Monday Challenge #197 - P is for Pink

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #599  - Use Large Words or Text

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how I can find you!



  1. Kate... the door wreath was a great focus. Just loving the textured card base.

  2. Beautiful card Kate, I love the design and the delicate colours. xx

  3. I love that we both chose to focus on that wonderful little wreath. Love the texture in your background and those wonderful pink posies!

  4. What a beautiful card, Kate! Love the soft colors and the embossing folder texture!! How clever to use a coral wreath die to create your spring flower wreath. Thank you so much for sharing your card and creativity with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

  5. Beautiful card. Love the wreath and so glad you shared over at Make my Monday, Cardz 4 Galz.

  6. Elegant and gorgeous pinks in your card!! Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

  7. Kanjer van een kaart. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Cardz 4 Galz
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  8. Love your wreath and the soft colors you used.

  9. Your wreath is very pretty! I love the springy pink flowers and the beautiful font of the sentiment. xx

  10. In spite of the dark branches your card looks so delicate and beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

  11. What a lovely card with the pretty wreath and beautiful flowers!!

  12. You have a discerning eye, Kate. I missed that wreath entirely but you've recreated it for the card and it's beautiful.


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