Sunday, September 15, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Card, A Wreath and Growing Plants

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you all had a FABULOUS weekend!! I am popping in with a card I created for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #402.

I used The Ton's Fresh Cut Sunflower stamp set for my flowers and Carta Bella's Let Love Bloom for the sentiment.

The sketch I used as my inspiration is below.

I chose to use polka dot paper scraps for the paper strip at the top. On my card the strip is split because of a mistake in cutting the paper.

I used Altenew ink pads for the yellow and green of the flower and My Favorite Things ink for the brown on the flower.

I added some Glossy Accents on the flowers for interest, as well as some yellow jewels.

I am also going to enter this card in the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: Tristan's All About Occasions, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Bling It On. The colors were inspired by Sunday Stamps Autumn Whispers Challenge, which is a photo.



I actually didn't have too much time in my craft room this weekend. Instead, I spent some time shopping at Hobby Lobby with my sister. I spent WAY TOO MUCH MONEY!! I did buy some flowers and leaves to make a wreath for my front door.

I need to get a few more leaves but I can always pull this off the door and fix it.

I also need to make a better hanger for the top. I just wanted to get this created and on the door to go with the mums I planted today. I still need to get pumpkins and then I will post my little vignette.

I also wanted to post some of my before and after photos of some of my plants. My plants do not always grow but this year some of them really grew well.

This is my Morning Glory. It was literally two separate, stringy plants when I planted them and I didn't even think they would grow. I didn't have a photo of that but this is what it looked like in July.

This is what my plant looked like yesterday!! I am just starting to get a bunch of flowers.

Now for my big pot that I planted with Geraniums, a purple flower I don't know the name of, and Petunias. Below is what it looked like when I first planted it.

It grew OUT OF CONTROL and I trashed it today to put in mums. The Petunias and the purple flowers just grew and grew. Was easy to maintain but man did it get big!!

Well, that is all from me tonight. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. I hope you all have a FABULOUS week!!


Kim S said...

Those sunflowers are beautifully details. I love how they pop with the green polka dot! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Lisa Elton said...

Oh wow, your sunflowers are amazing, what a pretty card Nora! Your wreath looks pretty too and your flowers did great. Mine were kind of hit and miss this year. I think I need to try a different garden center next year!

Tristan said...

Love those bright sunny flowers Nora. Perfectly balance with that polka dot DSP. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

Heather said...

Lovely, Nora! Such happy sunflowers, and I love your bright sparkles of light sprinkled in at the flower centers! Yay! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

stampwithamyk said...

Beautiful card! Love the sunflowers. Great pictures from your garden too. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Those are some bright and cheery sunflowers! Fabulous card! I absolutely adore the wreath you made for your door! It is stunning, and what a cool base for it. Now I want one. lol! Thanks for playing along at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

C├ęcile RIBON said...

A day with some sunflowers is definitely a Happy Day! Your card is delightful! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.I love so much your fall wreath too!

Melissa Grant said...

Your sunflowers just pop off your white base...just lovely! Nice use of our challenge colors! Thanks for sharing with us at SUNDAY STAMPS :)

Monika Reeck said...

the adorable sunflowers card
I love the detail you added Nora
and lovely positioning the sentiment and flowers too
lovely gardening Foto
Luv again