Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sunflower image by Pattie G. and CTMH Card Class 7/9/13

My mother and I have been enjoying watching our sunflowers grow this summer.  I purchased a sunflower seed mat from friends who were raising money for their Relay for Life team.  I planted half here and the other half at Mom's.   Hers are much larger than mine.  Just hoping they will feed a few birds this fall.
Thinking of You
I've been meaning to make a card with this digi image, one of Pattie's Creations available on Etsy.  Every time I see Pattie's smiling face on her blog, I can't get over the resemblance to one of my childhood friends, Linda.  It almost makes me feel like I know Pattie.  I do know she has some cute digis and she usually has freebies the 1st Friday of the month.

  After coloring I added a thin layer of clear glitter gel to the butterfly wings for bit of shine.  The white lace is by Reflections and is self stick.   I made a small bow with Autumn Spice ribbon that I got from LoveBug Creations and placed it on top of 2 die cut scalloped ovals that were glued together and dry embossed.  I used some Dotty Paper from Close to My Heart. (It was a promotional pack of DP, unfortunately no longer available, but I do have some bits and pieces left.)  The 2 squares were done the same way.  And the card itself is kraft paper.
I followed the sketch from The Rubber Buggy Challenge #8:
(The RB post says it's Challenge #8; the sketch says #6.)

This card is on its way to a dear friend in Arizona, after I enter it in the following challenges:
The Rubber Buggy Challenge #8 - see sketch above
Patti's Creation Design Challenge #70- Summertime Fun
Craft-Dee-Bows July Challenge - Anything Goes with a handmade bow
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Anything but a Square Card
Make It Monday Challenge #148 - Always Anything Goes with Milk Coffee Stamps
Love to Scrap! Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge #96 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door July 9th Challenge - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Country View Craft Challenge - Summer Sizzler for 5
House of Gilli Challenge - Bright Summer Colors
The Crafters Cafe Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge - Ribbons and/or Lace
The Ribbon Girls July Challenge - Add a Bow

BTW -  Here are the cards we made at Joyce's class yesterday:

Right now Joyce's Joyful Stars team is having their July Blog Hop.  Joyce has an awesome card posted using some of the new CTMH products.  And there is a new, exclusive, CTMH cricut cartridge available Aug. 1st.  You can check it out here and preorder through Joyce.


  1. Oh my word! This turned out gorgeous and the Autumn Spice ribbon looks FAB with it!!!

    Bug hugs,

  2. Great card, Patties image looks great peeping up behind the lace,thanks for joining us at the Crafters Cafe this week.

  3. Beautiful card, and thanks for using a Pattie's Creations image! Thanks for playing in our "Summertime Fun" Challenge #70!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  4. What a cheery design, Debi. Love the coloring and the textures. Great take on the sketch too. Your other cards are great, good ideas for cards to have on hand!

  5. What a joyful card! Thank you for sharing at TRB :)

  6. Debi - Congrats on your win of 2 images (excluding sets) in Challenge #70 from Pattie's Creations! Make sure you stop in the challenge blog to email Pattie with your image choices within 7 DAYS. Her email info is on the sidebar (or menu tab) under the Winners' Corner.
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  7. Debi, What a super cheery card. Sunflowers are so happy.Great coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge this month.
    Hugs, Barbara - DT coordinator for Craft-Dee BowZ

  8. A delightful happy card .Love the floral image and the double embossing too . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  9. How fun you won the Pattie's Creations Challenge - thanks so much for participating and using this wonderful image. Love your write up on the card and the card is beautiful!

  10. Lovely card, love the colours thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge. Good luck x

  11. Love that stunning image, Deb, and you did such a great take on the sketch!

  12. I just love the bright colors on your card - so summery! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

  13. Lovely job on our challenge at Love To Scrap! Very nicely done!

    Leanne DT!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

  14. Beautiful cheery card ... thank you for joining TTCRD this week.


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