Snow and sunflowers

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I love to receive parcels, but I especially love to receive mystery surprise parcels. I was puzzled by a package that arrived today as I couldn’t work out where or who it was from. I didn’t think that it was something I had ordered but, and this is shocking, but true, I sometimes forget what I have ordered. (I told you it was shocking!!). However, when I opened my parcel I knew exactly who it was from, and not only was I giddy with what I’d received, I was also very touched by the thought and hard work involved. Would you like to see?

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Yep, an absolutely avalanche of beautiful snowflake die cuts sent to me by my lovely, thoughtful friend Dionne . I’ve been bemoaning the fact that Stampin’ Up! no longer sell this particular Sizzix snowflake die and bless her, Dionne there’s even some acetate ones. She also included three of her beautiful ATCs


But that’s not all. It really has been my lucky (birth) day. In addition to my snowflake stash I had a lovely birthday text from eldest son who was last heard from as he set off to see the Great Wall of China about a fortnight ago. Mr Beez also bought me a special birthday cake in recognition of my recent butterfly project in support of Amy and Friends.

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On to today’s project which is the sunflowers part of the title and a card I have made for this week’s challenge over at Papercraft Star.


You’ll probably recognise the paper by Tim Coffey, for K and Company, from previous projects. I’ve taken three of the sunflower images and cut each one slightly smaller before matting them on to green card. There is a strip of summery yellow ribbon across the base of each and then I layered them up, using foam pads. There is base layer of coordinating yellow card.




I’ve stamped some little ladybirds and bees, coloured them with Promarkers and popped them on a border of fronds and swirls which were cut using a Spellbinder’s die. The little ladybirds have a shiny diamond glaze finish.


The finishing touch was to add a matching yellow bow and the sentiment.


Snowflakes and sunflowers – a perfect combination. Now, time for a cup of tea and slice of that cake! Thank you for buzzing by.


Snow and sunflowers — 9 Comments

  1. Happy birthday my dear friend. Who is a lucky girl, that looks like a fabulous cake – and it looks delicious! I love the butterflies.

    Every time you post a card using these fabulous Tim Coffey sunflowers I turn green with envy. This is another fantastic card, it looks amazing and I LOVE EVERYTHING about it.

    Dionne xx

  2. What a thoughtful friend you have … Lovely gifts … and a beautiful cake from your DH … Belated birthday wishes!
    Love your pretty card too … beautiful layers … Thanks so much for playing along at Papercraft Star!

  3. So pretty, love how you used the sunflower and all other embellishments. Your talent is certainly to be applauded by all on everything you do.
    I’ve been trying to get my pc to work, get rid of bothersome things. I’m no pc mechanic so it doesn’t always come out right, groan. Had problem with router adapter for over a week. Was ready to throw whole kit and caboodle thru the closest window, grumble, grumble. I ended up deleting Google Chrome but now can’t get internet explorer to print for me. I’d had 2 different people work on this darned thing in recent months but both just took my money so have been struggling on my own. Struggling is a very weak work to describe how it’s been for me. I’m sure glad to at least read my emails and be inspired by talented people like yourself. Happy days.

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