Sunday 8 October 2017

Sunshine smiles

Who doesn't love sitting in the sunshine with a gentle breeze listening to the birds singing and the buzzing of the bees. Nature is a wonderful thing and when I here people say 'stop and smell the coffee or roses' I think it should be stop and listen to the birds and bees though I guess coffee is available all year round whereas roses, bees buzzing and birdsong might not be, I digress as usual onto my card.
I love these itty bitty bees from memory box and they are such fun to make too quite therapeutic if you get a little conveyor belt going and they just add something when you add them to a project. I have some lady bugs too and they are fun too just make me smile, not sure what that says about me lol.  My card was a bit of an experiment for me using a stencil and distress inks both relatively new to my craft collection but I hope I will grow into them. I was quite surprised the pattern from the stencil showed so well and thought it would be the perfect backdrop for this fab sunflower also from Poppystamps. You can probably tell I cut it a couple of times and did some colouring too using promarkers but I do think it was worth it.

I love flowers and have quite a few favourites and most are daisy type so gerbras ,sunflowers ,daisies and I guess the exception would be gladiolas. I also love flowers like roses and sweet peas and peonies as they fill the air with such beautiful scents. All flowers have a beauty in their own way so how can anyone ever just have one favourite.
I did think about adding a sentiment but couldn't decide whether to add 'you make me smile all over my face' or 'you make rainy days sunny ' or just a simple happy birthday,so for now I've left it blank until the occasion for using it presents itself.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Poppystamps - masquerade

Kraftin Kimme -fall colours

The Flower challenge - use your favourite flower
would love to win the power poppy prize

The crafty addicts - anything goes/autumn colours

Deep Ocean - autumn colours

Glitter n sparkle - fall/autumn from colours to imagery


Ericka Strange said...

Love your sunflower! Such a pretty die and the bee is an added bonus! Great background too!

pam said...

Beautiful colours on this wonderful card Julye.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Papercrafting Adventures said...

Love your card, and I love bees, too! :) At one time, I even learned to be a beekeeper, although I never quite made it to the actual hive. Glad you have taken onto stenciling! :). Looks beautiful. Thanks for posting on the Poppystamps Blog! - Jennifer Svare

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card here, that amazing yellow sunflower is so pretty too.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Robin said...

One of my fav dies and you used it perfectly! Thanks for joining us on the Poppystamps Masquerade Challenge!

Patty Tanúz said...

Beautiful and elegant!!!! love this! good luck!!!! Patty Tanúz. DT Poppystamps.

Shona Chambers said...

This is such a pretty card and I'm in love with that flower die, it has so much detail. Your colouring makes it look even more beautiful. And well done with your stenciling, its not something I do very often either but it can create such an amazing background. So glad you shared your card with us at The Flower Challenge!!

Jeanne J. said...

Beautiful honeycomb background for that gorgeous sunflower! I love that little bee too!