Sunshine and flowers

Hello! Now when I left you on Friday I was daring to hope of sunshine and sitting out in the garden, possibly even a barbecue. As it turned out, Saturday turned out quite differently but I did get to enjoy lots of sunshine. I ended up making a very, very last minute trip to London to watch the football. My team are leaving their current home, where they have resided for the past 112 years. . Yesterday was their last Saturday fixture and tickets were very hard to come by. But I managed to get my hands on one and dashed off first thing Saturday morning to meet my brother (Mr Beez supports a different team!). It was a fabulous day, full of memories of the highs and lows we have witnessed and we got to meet many of the legends from the past. However, we did get thrashed spectacularly when we should have had a convincing win – but that’s how the cookie crumbles with my team! After the final match, which is on Tuesday evening, they will be auctioning off many of the fixtures and fittings and I’m hoping to get my hands on one of the turrets below 🙂 🙂 🙂


Anyway, on today’s post and it is another Stampotique Sunday – hooray! Over at the Stampotique Designers’ Challenge Blog, the lovely Claudine is the hostess this week and she is asking us to make something with mum in mind. I made a card that could be given to a Mum on any occasion:


I had lots of fun creating this. I used one of the gorgeous new stamps, 3 Daisies, by Terri Richardson. I stamped directly on to the designer paper, which is from the Gecko Galz Spring Awakening paper pack. I stamped the design again, coloured it in and then stuck over the original stamping. Each of the flower heads has been cut out separately and then applied with glue gel to add some dimension.


The centre of the mum flower is Jill Penney by Jill Penney. I added the hearts and letters with pen.


Nina, by Magda Polakow was created in the same way, including applying with glue gel. The words were printed on my computer.


All the colouring was done with Polychromos.


So having changed my plans for Saturday, I did get out in the garden today. It’s been fabulously sunny and warm again and, as anyone who lives in the UK knows, you have to grab the sunny days with both hands, whilst you can, because the cold, cloudy and rainy ones are waiting just around the corner.

I hope you have enjoyed the weekend as much as I have and Happy Mother’s Day if you are celebrating this weekend.

Thanks for buzzing by.



Sunshine and flowers — 21 Comments

  1. Wow! Another fantastic card. I love how what you did with the flowers, especially the left- most one. Very clever and very effective.

    Thanks you for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges.

    • Thanks Kathi – I couldn’t decided whether to make all the flowers the same or just have one mum one!! 🙂

  2. OMG this is fabulous, love the dimension of the flowers. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Stampotique

  3. So pleased you had so much fun on Saturday, I was worried because I could hear on the radio how badly The Hammers were doing, little did I know you were actually there, how exciting was that!

    This card is so cute and I cannot get over how good you are with the polychromous pencils, I must find out what your secret is. I love the added dimension here and the lovely ‘hot’ coloured daisies.

    Dionne xx

    • They were shockingly bad but it was such a fun day apart from that. Just wish I could be there on Tuesday! Thanks for the kind comments about the card :)xx

  4. Adorable and great use of the stamps. Thank you for playing with us in this weeks Stampotique Designers challenge!

  5. Love this card, great combi of stamps….Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stampotique Designers Challenges.

  6. Oh wow, such a fab mash up of stamps 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week 🙂

  7. Love everything about your card, Agatha is so cute and the layered flowers are fab
    Thanks for joining us at the SDC

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