Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sunny Sunflowers

As you drive around at this time of year you can't help but seeing lots of sunflowers growing in fields and gardens. It is always amazing that they can grow so tall with such big heads and not topple over. This week our Sensational Saturday challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is to create a vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project featuring SUNFLOWERS in the main image.

This week we are fortunate to have a lovely sponsor with us.

You too can create cards and paper crafts like the Funkie Junkie.

Linda Coughlin, a.k.a The Funkie Junkie, loves using unusual frilly and funky items in her crafting. She has searched out or handmade the many delightful embellishments offered for sale in her Etsy boutique. Hand touched and personal attention to each and every order are hallmarks of her boutique. Linda warmly invites you to stop by for a browse.

We will be choosing a random winner who will receive a $15 gift certificate for The Funkie Junkie's Etsy boutique and a winner's badge from Sugar Creek Hollow to display on her blog.  In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week (or shall we say Project of the Week) and the creator will receive a badge to display on her blog and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Linda is also joining us as a Guest Designer and she and the Design Team have made some fabulous Sunflower cards. To get details on their projects, just click on each Designer's name and you will be taken directly to their blog.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Colours of Fall
Little Red Wagon - Die Cuts
The Paper Shelter - Embossing
Anything Goes - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes (must include ribbon)

Image: Sunflower (Tiffany Doodles)
Card Stock:  Gold & Brown (Recollections), Light Teal (Bazzill)
Paper:  Basic Grey
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Ribbon (Fabricland), Pearl Stickers (Dollar Giant), Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Bee Button (Dress it Up), Fleur de Liz Rectangle cut with Cricut, Brown Seed Beads (Michaels)


  1. How bright and beautiful! This is just gorgeous Cec!

  2. So pretty Cec!
    Love the seed beads and the lovely little bee.

  3. Oh, I love sunflowers and this is so much fun seeing everyone's creations. I adore your framing of the flower and of course the bee and seed pearls are the cat's meow. Beautiful texture.

  4. Love your beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

  5. Gorgeous card, love the sunflower!

  6. Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  7. Congratulations on being featured on Little Red Wagon! We hope you play along again sometime :)
    Joanne xo

  8. Beautiful sunflowercard:-))

    I wonder - did you get a mail from me aboat the prize I won over at Sugar Creek Hollow??( Masculin Card)

    Have a nice day:-))


  9. Stunning card Cec! Love that little bee on your sunflower and the way you did the center of the sunflower is looks so real. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Fall Challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT


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