A place in the sun(flowers)

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** Please click on the pic for a clearer view 🙂 **

The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Anything But a Card.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

I wanted to try something a bit different with the adorable Molly – Sunflowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs.After mulling over a few gardening related ideas I thought about making a flower pot and adding in some handmade sunflowers.I found a great video here to create a wood effect planter type.She does omit the measurements for the main body of the pot but I figured out it needed to be 11cm high and the length of an A4 piece of card.She also uses a wood panel stamp but not having one I embossed with a folder instead and rubbed ink over it.I would have preferred to use my woodgrain embossing folder but as it’s still AWOL I made do with this one :S I added in some greenery as a filler cut from an icicle die and made up my sunflowers from yellow card after inking them and folding the petals for more dimension.The stems are some re-purposed round lolly sticks coloured to match the grass and leaves.The sunflower centres are buttons threaded with jute button thread and I tied a thicker piece of the same type of twine around the outside for a rustic feel.Molly was coloured with Copic Ciao Markers then fussy cut before being popped up on foam tape for dimension.There all done and it was quite easy to construct too – a huge bonus in my book 😀

Closer view of Molly -Sunflowers :

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** N.B. The store is suspended for maintenance ATM.Once it’s back up and running I will update my post Yay!The store is back up and fully operational 🙂 **

Supplies :

Image : Molly – Sunflowers by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink,Desert Sand,Cantaloupe,Tangelo and Pear Tart Memento Dew Drop Inks

Cardstock : Kraft from stash,Yellow & Green American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock

Tools : Fiskars 30 cm Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Ball embossing tool,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder,Marianne Design Icicle Border,Crafters Companion Die’sire Essentials Flowers for all Occasions,Leaves from the Big Shot Plus Starter Kit,Big Shot,Stick It!Hot Melt Glue Gun,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish : Woodware Coffee and Cream Buttons,Jute Button Thread and Jute Twine from my stash,Recycled Lolly Sticks


Some challenges I would like to enter :

All Crafts Challenge : Anything But a Card

Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes with a Twist of Die Cuts

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Buttons & Bows

Craft-Dee BowZ : Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas : Summer

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Stamp and Create : May Flowers

Use Your Stuff : Flowers

Dragonfly Dreams : How Does Your Garden Grow

The Corrosive Challenges : Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge: Flowers 

Creative Corner :Anything Goes

Dragons Lair Designs : A Bouquet of Flowers

Pattie’s Creations : Use a Digital or Stamped Flower Image

Polkadoodles : Girly, but no Pink

Simply Papercraft : Anything Goes

DRS Designs : Inspired By Colour 


2 Creative Chicks: Anything Goes

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Dream Factory : The Secret Garden

Lia Stampz Challenge : Embossing

Sparkles Forum Challenges  : It’s Spring (minimum of 5 flowers)

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : It’s all about the Hair colour!

Little Red Wagon : To Die For

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Penny Duncan - DT TTCRD
    May 26, 2015 @ 12:54:00

    What an adorable project!!! Such a happy piece…and the little girl is adorable!!!


  2. Shelia
    May 26, 2015 @ 14:57:39

    Oh my goodness, this is just too cute! Love the planter, those gorgeous flowers & adorable little girls! Fabulous project! Thank you for sharing with us at DRS Designs!


  3. diane scotford
    May 26, 2015 @ 16:44:41

    unusual and beautiful 3d card, so cheerful. thanks for taking part in our stampin with dragon challenge


  4. Susie
    May 26, 2015 @ 18:20:13

    What an adorable project! Wow! Just wow! Thanks for creating with us this week at Little Red Wagon Challenge Blog.


  5. Vicki R.
    May 27, 2015 @ 01:20:57

    Oh, this is so happy! Love the flowers and die cuts. Great idea to substitute the EF and ink for the stamp. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ May Challenge, “Anything goes and include a handmade bow”.


  6. NanaConnie
    May 27, 2015 @ 01:30:34

    This is just too adorable, Lisa! Love, love, LOVE the flowers. Thanks so much for honoring us by playing in the “Flowers Image” challenge this month at Pattie’s Creations. Good luck and come play again in our next challenge.
    NanaConnie DT


  7. Monica
    May 27, 2015 @ 07:30:53

    Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge and good luck!
    Monica – DT


  8. Ellen H.
    May 27, 2015 @ 19:30:39

    What a special project you show us! I’m in love with it, it’s too cute 🙂
    Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT


  9. bev
    May 28, 2015 @ 09:42:07

    I love the combination of soft colour & Kraft card thank you for joining in our ‘Girly but not pink challenge over at Polkadoodles this fortnight. http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/week-21-girly-but-no-pink-polkadoodles.html


  10. Nana
    May 28, 2015 @ 11:46:30


  11. Pamela Danner
    May 28, 2015 @ 13:44:01

    Darling creation!
    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
    ♥ Scrap N Sew Granny ♥
    ♥ Pam’s Stitched With Love ♥


  12. Sandi DeFalco
    May 28, 2015 @ 14:29:55

    Thanks for playing in our “Flower Image” Challenge #110!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie’s Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie’s shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!


  13. Bettina
    May 29, 2015 @ 12:20:03

    Schaut toll aus, die Blüten sind ja klasse, danke für für deine Teilnahme bei der Traumfabrik, liebe grüsse Bettina


  14. KaronH
    May 29, 2015 @ 16:24:49

    Wonderful creation and love the flowers. Thanks for joining us for our Girly but No Pink Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles


  15. Conny
    May 29, 2015 @ 21:06:36

    Oh wow, this is so cool! Really fantastic!
    Thanks for joining us at Dream Factory!
    Conny (GD)


  16. Lisa
    May 30, 2015 @ 08:41:17

    Such a cool alternative to a tag or box for an “anything but a card” challenge!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Crafting From The Heart!! Hope to see you again soon! —Lisa, DT


  17. Lollyrot Scrapbooking
    May 31, 2015 @ 12:00:41

    beautiful creation! thanks for sharing Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT


  18. Lori Turner
    Jun 01, 2015 @ 15:50:54

    Awww…this is so neat!! I love this! Gorgeous coloring on your image – thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

    TTT DT


  19. Laurian
    Jun 02, 2015 @ 21:34:15

    I so love those flowers!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams


  20. Vickie Y
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 01:41:57

    Adorable images and card; love the flowers! Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.


  21. Wendy Fraser
    Jun 04, 2015 @ 08:04:30

    Oh what a fabulous project, the sunflowers look brilliant and the image is so sweet, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx


  22. penny
    Jun 05, 2015 @ 08:41:32

    Great project, thanks for mixing it up for our girly but no pink challenge, love it


  23. Mayra
    Jun 08, 2015 @ 03:54:24

    This is amazing ! LOVE this ! It is beautiful ! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin’ Desert Divas !


  24. Sue U
    Jun 09, 2015 @ 00:05:23

    WOW!! Simply stunning!! Thanks for joining in with the fun at Top Tip Tuesday this time, good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Sue xx


  25. Debora
    Jun 10, 2015 @ 08:13:43

    Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog! Hugs!


  26. Daen'Ys
    Jun 11, 2015 @ 19:31:20

    Wow, what a fabulous creation!! So cute!!
    Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory.
    Hugs, Rosi


  27. Turwen
    Jun 12, 2015 @ 22:17:09

    Wow! Such a great idea! Flowers everywhere :-)! Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory Challenge Blog!



  28. cazroscraftybits
    Jun 14, 2015 @ 00:20:11

    A very pretty and clever pop up card. So pleased you shared with us at Sparkles Monthly. Caz


  29. Judy McKay
    Jul 04, 2015 @ 15:13:48

    Beautiful work. Love the flowers. Thank you for joining s at Not Just Cards this month. Judy DT


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