Thursday, 4 June 2015

Favourite Flower

Hello lovely people today I am here with my DT piece for

and our new theme is your favourite flower and why?

It's sunflowers for me simply because they are such happy flowers, I would love them to thrive in my garden but sadly every time I have tried to grow them the nasty old wind blows them right over so I have given up trying :0( However, last month I was so very lucky to win candy from the lovely lady that is Debbie Simpson  (thanks again Debs x) and it was three Sizzix floral die sets and, yay, one of them was this glorious sunflower. I had such a lovely time die cutting and putting it together and liberally slathering it in WOS . The hessian was from my stash and the sentiment came from Scrap & Craft. I resisted the temptation to add more and just let the sunflower "be" for it's own sake.

Some challenges to enter

Fab 'n' Funky #262 - Check it out
Crafty Your Passion #264 - anything goes
Penny's Papercrafty Challenge #230 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + summer

Do hope you will check out my team mates' beautiful floral creations and then share your own with us.


Jane Savage said...

Simply stunning, Sarah! Love the hessian background but that sunflower….WOW! xxx

Laine said...

Beautiful CAS creation Sarah, with a stunning splash of colour.

Lucy Woods said...

Aww gorgeous! Love your sunflower and the hessian! I got mum to grow us some sunflowers last year, my dad went and kept over watering them and and drowned and killed the lot!!! Lol the plonker!!
I love sunflowers too! Mums growing more again this year and we've told dad hands off!! Lol
Lucy x

Whisper said...

Oooo you have made a gorgeous card with your lovely candy, am loving the gingham and hessian too, Luv Sam x

brenda said...

Absolutely glorious Sarah, the hessian and sunflower compliment one another and tick all my boxes.

B x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Hallo Sarah
prachtige kaart met een mooie zonnebloem er op
Groetjes Gerrie

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous win Sarah and a great result with the{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card, love the beautiful sunflower x

Veerle said...

Beautiful and sunny card Sarah.
Hugs Veerle x

Sammy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Sarah! I'm totally with you on the sunflower thing. (it's odd really, because until I started crafting, I never liked them much. Didn't like pink either! lol). Andthey go so very, very well with Hessian, don't they?
Love this! x

Julie B said...

Came by earlier and your post was not there so here I am now that Blogger has posted!
Love the hessian with the sunflower, just shouts summer!
The sun is here and I've got a garden full of bare chested builders finishing laying my patio. :) xx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, love the flower and the all over design
Patricia x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Sarah! Love your big sunflower and the burlap couldn't be more perfect. Such a wonderful outdoorsie card! hugs :)

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sarah, such a beautiful Sunflower and the Hessian goes with it perfectly,

Sue said...

I love this Sarah. A glorious sunflower and the hessian background sets it off perfectly.
Sue xx

*Vicki* said...

I love sunflowers too Sarah!! :) That burlap texture in the background is the perfect thing to go with it too!! Beautiful job! HUGS

Annette said...

Fabulous sunflower Sarah. Love the bright yellow - so summery.

Inkyfingers said...

Oooh Sarah, I love your rustic looking sunflower card. I love sunflowers too and really like how you staged this one against the hessian!
Carol x

Kat W said...

Oh how gorgeous - the gingham and hessian combo is the perfect backdrop to your fab sunflower :-)
I have 2 sunflowers in my garden...nearly as tall as me, and amazingly not flattened by the wind a couple of evenings ago...but they are tied to bamboo canes!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Chrissy said...

I love sunflowers too they turn their faces to follow the sun is your gorgeous card with the hessian background and your die cut sunflower..beautiful.


Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and love the sunflower. Great idea with the hessian. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah, love the sunflower and fabulous design.
Wendy xx

nnalorac said...

Love them too Sarah, gorgeous card, love the country feel to your too. Isn't there miniature ones out there or did I dream that one up lol! Xx

Bonnie Taylor said...

Lovely birthday card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion!
~ Bonnie DT

Debs said...

This is so beautiful Sarah - gorgeous sunflower - so pleased you love the die and the hessian is fabulous.
Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Marie B. said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love the simplicity of it. :)

Marilyn said...

Ooooohhhh, I love the simple, homey beauty of this card. It's true what they say... less is more and this is the perfect example. I love how you used the burlap.

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

Helen said...

Beautiful card - that sunflower die is so pretty and elegant.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.

Helen x