Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Challenge 13 - Photo Inspiration x

Hiya, thanks for visiting :-) Hope you're all well and happy x I know I always say this but where did that last month go? Seriously? It feels like yesterday that I was writing last month's post - the days are flying by at the moment!

I really enjoyed seeing the beautiful entries last month - everyone's take on the sketch was wonderful and I think we'll definitely have to do a few more sketch challenges in the future as it's so fun seeing how people's cards turn out.

I was going to run the numbers through the Random Generator as normal when I realised that it's been a year since we started our challenges - our first one was posted on the 1st of October 2012! It's been an amazing year and I've so enjoyed seeing the digi's come to life on everyone's cards (and having a go at card making myself). We've got some very lovely and talented followers and we always look forward to seeing your creations x

So, I thought to celebrate passing the 1 year mark everyone could be a winner this time round so if the ladies who entered last month want to email me at flatfriendsboutique@gmail.com with their choice of 4 digi's I'll get them emailed ASAP. 

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank our gorgeous DT gals also - I'm sure you'll agree how wonderful they are and they've been a huge support to me over the last year. I literally had no idea what I was doing when I started out and they've made it a truly enjoyable experience x I've also got some exciting news as we welcome a lovely new lady into our little group this month - her name is Angela and you can check out her gorgeous blog HERE - I'm very excited to have her on the team and I know you're going to love her cards too as they're gorgeous :-) x x

Okay, onto the next challenge - as you can see from the title above we're having a go at a photo inspiration theme this month - I've seen these on various sites and it seems like such a fun idea so I'm really excited about this one :-D 

Millie's holding the inspiration photo below for us - the idea is that the photo inspires your card in some way (colours/patterns/or wherever it takes you) x 

A winner will be chosen using the Random Number Generator and announced on the 1st of next month (when we launch the November challenge). They will have their choice of 4 free Flat Friends digi’s and their card will feature on our Wall of Fame for the month.

A Flat Friends digi must be used for your creation but there are some freebies that can be used if you don't already own one of my designs which can be accessed from the freebies tab above x

We've got some seriously cute cards from our DT this month - I'm loving where this one's going already (thank you girls) x x Right, that's probably enough chat from me lol - I'll leave you to it - hope you all have an amazing month, Em x x

Digi hugs and xx's

Angela---Hi there!  This is my first post as a Flat Friends DT member...I was tickled when Em asked me...I quickly said "yes" and have been looking forward to the my first challenge!

What a great inspiration photo...her style is so chic! As I was deciding which image to use, I couldn't resist this cute little guy peering over his cup of tea. The image is colored with pencils and the cup is paper pieced; his head and part of the tea bag are popped up.  The layout is pretty simple...clean lines, some banners and a handmade felt rose and stick pins for embellishing. 

Hey everyone, Kathy here. I just love the inspiration photo Em picked. Black, white and red are such a classic color combination. I picked Puppy Love to use today for my card. Figured it would make a good any occasion card for all my dog loving friends. She is colored with copics and has some stickles on her hem of her dress for a bit of sparkle. I've paired her with a kind of mod type stripe paper from MME. 

Hope you will have a chance to play along with our challenge this month!

Sally - Hi there folks.  For this month's challenge it is a photo's inspiration for colour and patterns.  I love black and white and when red is added it pops!  So I coloured one of Emma's images in with Promarkers and Graph'its. To add a little something to her outfit, I put some flock on the white trim. I matted and layered the black stripe card on black cardstock and a red scalloped trim at the top, put a piece of ribbon around it then added a ribbon detail, bow and sentiment.

Sarah - Hello again!  Well I've been absent for a long time haven't I and bearing that in mind I thought this image of Emma's would be very appropriate!  I'm sorry for being absent!  So apologies over, onto work.

Loved, loved, loved the photo inspiration this month, what a fab picture to inspire.  I coloured in my image with Promarkers and chalked the background a bit.  Did some paper piercing around the image and popped it onto a black mat.  Added die cut hearts, sticky back pearls, paper and ribbon and hey presto the card you see here.  Oh and a little bit of glitter as well!

Em – Hiya, I really enjoyed this theme – my card has a very basic design (as mine so often do) but I am happy with it and it’s a super cheap one to make :-D I simply printed the digi onto white card, folded is using my scoring board, and cut the front back on the right hand side to highlight Paige's pom pom and give a peek at the stripes below. The striped paper is from the gorgeous ‘Blush’ paper pad by My Mind’s Eye and the digi is ‘Cheerleader’ (obviously wasn’t having a very imaginative day when I named that one lol) x x 


  1. Happy 1st Birthday to the Flat Friends blog :-) Thank you DT for your wonderful inspiration each month and Emma for the delightful friends you bring us, long may your blog continue :-)
    Donna Jones

    1. Thanks so much Donna for all of your support - it's been a lovely year! :-) x x

  2. Happy Birthday to you! It is my one year anniversary too and my blog candy ends at 10 AM today! Hurry if you have not entered - thanks for the challenges Emma! May you have many more blog adventures as well! Enjoy your week!

  3. OOPS - I forgot to mention - I will be sending you an email shortly with my selections -what a generous offer - we get blessed because your blog is one year old! Thank you so much Emma - have a wonderful crafty week! I am off to visit your store. Happy Birthday again!

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments hun and a very happy anniversary to you too :-) Hope you have a lovely week, Em x x

  4. I love your Design Team's inspiration and thank you so much for generously allowing all of us to be "winners" this month. Happy Birthday!

  5. Fun challenge! Love the inspiration photo. Thank you! =0)