We love their happy, sunny appearance, somehow seeing them never fails to cheer, does it? So we'd like to see lots and lots of glorious, cheerful sunflowers on your cards.
Poor Rein has had a nasty fall and is very sore and bruised, so hopefully a great big bouquet of sunflowers will cheer her up and bring a smile back to her face.
You'll find some wonderful cards on the blog this week and we'd love to see the cards you make too - so please join in and then leave a message on the blog so that we can see what you've been making.
I love sunflowers. This year I've got quite a lot in my garden - lots of little ones that have several flowers on each stem and also some bigger ones too. There's one near the bottom of the garden which has lots of flower heads, but is very tall and stands well above the other shrubs - it catches the morning sun and catches my eye as soon as I open the curtains. I took a photo from there this morning
Not a great pic - I didn't have a very big lens on the camera and it's really windy so all the flowers are getting blown about a lot!
The photo on my "sunflowers" card is one of hubby's from a year or two back.
I made the sunflowers using Mr Robo and a lovely template from CRAFTY, le Craft Robo
Each sunflower has two layers of petals and they took absolutely AGES to cut, the template must be very intricate - much more so than the ones I make, anyway!
The petals were inked a little bit and tweaked to get some shape.
For the flower centres I punched a circle from a darker yellow card, added a layer of Glossy Accents then sprinkled a few amber coloured beads onto the GA
I really love the way these sunflowers came out - I need to come up with another excuse to make some more!
I hope you like the idea of our sunflowers dare and will join in and make some cards to share with us.
We've a new Guest Designer too this week - you'll find out who it is by popping over to our blog. lol
Thanks for looking