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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?
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.
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.