Thursday, 2 June 2016

CC&S 176 Colours: A Suffolk Puff Flower Trio

I'm a bit late this week with my DT card for CAS Colours & Sketches, sorry! It has been such a busy week, even though it's half term, with Guide camp at the start and a narrowboating weekend to finish. This month, another of our newer DT members, Bev, is hosting our challenges and has come up with some lovely ideas for us.

I was showing some Guides how to make 'Suffolk Puffs'/Yo-Yo flowers to decorate bags at the weekend and thought I would make some for my card this week. I had a rummage through my fabric box and luckily found some scraps in just the colours I needed. I finished the centres with matching buttons and thread in the same colours. The panelled background was created using a Hero Arts stamp and the design was completed with two small butterflies from the same set.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Birds N Butterflies (Hero Arts)
Ink Pad: Smokey Gray (VersaFine)
Snippets: Cotton fabric, Buttons, Thread, White and yellow linen card scraps, Sentiment stamp

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CASology who are celebrating their 200th challenge this week!

Addicted to CAS Challenge 89: Petals

The CC&S DT have all interpreted these three colours so differently. Please check out all their ideas and have a go at joining us this week with your card.

Thanks for visiting
Stef x 


  1. Wow! Those material flowers are in the exact colours! They are so lovely and fun. Caro x

  2. This is so fun and creative. Something I'd never think to do. I really like the puffiness and 3D of your flowers and the stamps you have combined them with is beautiful. Hugs Bev x

  3. Your flowers are amazing. I just want to touch them. Love the 3D effect. Thanks so much for playing along at our 200th challenge at CASology.

  4. Fabulous Suffolk puffs. I used to make clown dolls out of them for school fairs way back when!

  5. Hey Stef! I love your fabric buttons. Nicely done. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

  6. Your flowers add beautiful dimension to your CAS card Stef!
    Thanks for joining us for this special CASology challenge!

  7. Your fabric yo-yo flowers made me smile! My grandmother made a quilt top out of them; I do remember it took her a long time to make it! Your little dimensional butterflies are sweet, too.

  8. Love this great idea with flowers! Very beautiful card!

  9. I can't believe that you had the right colours - you must have a fabric box the size of a house! I love the delicate background you've made to set them off perfectly.