Tuesday, 9 June 2015


Hi all,

I thought I'd pop in with a make I just finished (and I mean just... The glue isn't dry yet!), which was inspired by the current challenge over at As You Like It.
The theme is "Your favourite flower", and as soon as I saw Sarah's gorgeous card (because I am totally with her on the sunflowers), I knew I wanted to squeeze in a little time to play along.

I also happened to have a piece of card on my desk, which I had used to swipe up some leftover Distress paints from my craft sheet a little while ago, which I figured would make a lovely background for something. As the colours were yellow, green and purple, I figured this was it!

So I got to work, and mounted everything on a piece of thin wood that will be the front of a mini album one day. This is what I ended up with:

I really had some fun with my distress inks, stains and paints. I did originally have different, more realistic, leaves on there, but I decided that I didn't like them, so changed them for some of the tattered leaves I cut with the Sizzix dies instead.

It's quite funny how sunflowers have come to be my favourites, because before I started crafting, I hated them! I think the G45 French Country papers are to blame. That pad was so gorgeous I just fell in love with them. Now I just love to have sunflowers around me whenever possible. They bring a touch of warmth to the day, and frankly... Here in Leeds we need all the warmth we can get!

Anyways, that be my contribution to the challenge. I just love that even when Mr Mojo is doing his best to hide, AYLI can usually kickstart the creativity. Nothing like being encouraged to play around with your favourite things, I guess.

Right, I must be getting ready to go to choir practice, but I shall do some visiting tomorrow.

Have a fantabulous one!



Veerle said...

Beautiful sunflower card Sammy.
Hugs Veerle

brenda said...

Sunflowers are always such happy flowers Sammy and this is a lovely card.

B x

Jacee said...

Lovely design Sammy
hugs Jacee
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Sarah said...

This is WONDERFUL Sammy and will make a fabulous journal cover or actually I think I'd attach it to a canvas or frame it and hang it on the wall!! So glad that the other AYLI girls and I inspire you!! Good Luck!! xx

Jane Savage said...

Oh my goodness it’s a work of art, Sammy! Stunning!!! You can tell you had fun making it! xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Sure is a gorgeous work of it.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Sammy! The deep rich tones perfectly compliment your sunflower and I love the little fence you added. hugs :)

Christine L said...

A beautiful bright sunflower........ perfect for a summer's day! A gorgeous card hon...

Christine x

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous love the colours
hugs Kate xx

Sue said...

Stunning card Sammy huggles Sue xx

Kat W said...

Another stunning piece full of texture and colour and of course, the gorgeous sunflower focal point - so sunny and lovely :-)
I have 2 giant(ish) sunflowers in my garden that a friend gave us as tiny seedlings and I have to say I am very excited to see them flower! At least your favourite flower is available to craft with...ever seen an astrantia stamp/die?!

Big hugs, Kat xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sammy, a fabulous inked background and great texture and details - Graphic 45 have a lot to answer for don't they!

Nannie4 said...

Hi,Sammy. Love the card. I'm sond of sunflowers too, and like you I never really cottoned to them before. Funny how tastes change....

Mojca said...

Waw this looks absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at As You Lie It. Hugs! Mojca