Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Sunny Day

Living in Florida it's often hard to believe that winter is here with Christmas right around the corner. We've been blessed with 80+ degree days lately, so it definitely does not feel like Christmas.

Thank goodness Crafty Creations Challenges is having an
Anything EXCEPT Christmas
challenge this week. We're sponsored by Oak Pond Creations and I received a beautiful digi stamp called Sunflowers to use for this week's challenge.  It is definitely not a Christmas image (unless you consider sunflowers to be Florida's "Christmas Tree").

I printed the sunflowers on white cardstock then die cut it with a Spellbinders Oval die. The Oval matte is DP from Pebbles: Lakeside Collection. The grey DP is from DCWV: the dots, stripes & plaids stack. The yellow cardstock, plaid DP and ribbon are from my stash.

I printed an extra image and cut out one flower and 2 leaves so I could puff them up using dimensionals.  I colored the image with Copics

I finished the inside using Die-namics Layered Treat Tag Die, but left off the sentiment. I'm not sure whether this will be a Thinking of You, Get Well or Happy Birthday card. It's nice to have options.
I'd like to enter the above card in the following challenges:
  ~ Clear It Out Challenges ~ Theme: ATG; Stash: ATG (the Plaid DP and small piece of ribbon have been in my craft scrap bin for eons; glad to finally use them both up)
  ~ Papertake Weekly Challenges ~ Theme: ATG with optional extra: CAS
  ~ Ribbon Carousel ~ #88 ATG but must used spooled item (yellow ribbon)
  ~ Songbird Challenges ~ Theme: Die Another Day, use 1 or more dies (Spellbinders Oval and Die-namics Layered Treat Tag)
  ~ One Stitch at a Time ~ Use a Digi
  ~ Melonheadz Friends ~ Fall Colors (yellows and greens are pretty much FL's Fall colors)


  1. It's cold, wet and grey here in the UK Heather but I'm not feeling browned off at all since seeing this beautiful card the day has brightened up immeasurably. Oh what beautiful sunflowers've made them look as though you've just picked them from the garden. A lovely, cheerful card. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  2. Very pretty card Heather it does make you feel like sun shiny days! It is a beautiful day here to-day, not so darn cold. Your sunflowers do make a very cheerful card for any celebration!

  3. Thank you for joining in The Songbird Challenge this week. Love the bright sunny colours.
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  4. This is so beautiful, Heather! The sunflowers are so perfectly coloured and shown off with the layers and the die cuts. So pretty!

  5. Oh, this is beautiful! Love the layering.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week and good luck!

  6. How lovely. Nice job. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  7. Heather I wish I was in Florida as we are having Freezing Rain and it's a whopping 31 degree's! You've made a super sweet card, great image & design! Perfect for our challenge this round!

    Good to see you join us for the OSAAT Challenge, hope to you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT

  8. I love sunflowers. I like the way your positioned your ribbon for this and that it could be a very nice masculine card with the colors that you used. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Maggie - DT

  9. Great card. I love the sunflowers and the simple, striking design.

    Thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge at OSAAT this week. :)


  10. love sunflowers!! beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge blog, best of luck!

  11. I live in Florida, too. I understand. However, I am from Indiana and that is normally where we are for Christmas. It is really winter there :) You card is wonderful! I love sunflowers!! Thanks for joining us over at Melonheadz Friends!
    Blessings, Tiffany (DT Melonheadz Friends)


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