Friday 20 August 2021

Sunflower Floral Frame


Recently I was a featured creator at Scrapping4fun Challenges with a birthday card I made. 

I am delighted to be a guest designer for the new challenge 199 which starts today. 

The theme for this challenge is to use more than 2 Layers. I am not known for having a CAS style so layers is definitely fine by me :)

My card has been made using one of my all time favourite sunflower images Floral Frame 8 by Floppy Latter Designs (store now retired)

It has been coloured with Promarkers and a second layer of the flowers has been decoupaged with accent beads embedded in Glossy Accents in the centre. There is so much texture in the flower centres and I love using this technique for sunflowers especially. 

I had been going through my Happy Birthday sentiments and had found this large one from Craftwork Cards so the rest of the card was built around it.

I have used an 8' scalloped edge card base. The brown paper is from a HOTP earthtones pad and the yellow stripe is from the Tim Coffey daisy collection at K & Co. I fell in love with this range many years ago and find it very hard to actually USE it. I have the most gorgeous glittered daisy vellum I simply cannot cut into ( I know many of you have papers in your collection the same.....)

I recently bought a big ball of jute string for in the garden so used some to add a little bow and some more texture. I really like how this card turned out. It has an Autumn feel to it and that is my fave season plus beautiful bold Happy Flowers (mine have still not opened up yet!)

Thank you to Scrapping4fun Challenges for the opportunity to be a Guest DT on this challenge. Head on over there yourself to take part with your layered creations.

Card Details -

Size - 8” Square

Digital Image - Floral Frame 8 (Floppy Latte Designs Retired)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Papers - Cardmakers Earth Tones Creative Pack (HOTP) & Tim Coffey Super K (K & Company)

Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Embellishments - Sisal Twine, Accent Beads, Glossy Accents 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Beautiful creation, love all the layers and pretty sunflowers!
    Thank you for your GD creation at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Have a great weekend
    Rachelle DT

  2. Beautiful card and papers,love the sunflowers
    Carol x

  3. Another lovely card Mandy. I like the colours and the twine.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  4. Sunflowers make a lovely card and yours is no exception. Thanks for playing along with Uniko. X

  5. Always love Sunflowers Mandy and this is a really prettily presented image and nicely finished with the jute bow, like you I often find useful bits and pieces from the garden and greenhouse to use on cards.

    Many thanks for joining in with our August theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. Beautiful sunflowers, lovely colourful card,finished off nicely with the jute string
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  7. Hi Mandy just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and hope you will join us again
    Carol DT x

  8. So pretty, I love Sunflowers..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  9. Beautiful..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. So beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  11. A lovely card, makes you smile.

    Sunflowers are such happy flowers. We have some in the garden and they really brighten it up.

    Thanks for joining us again.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  12. Beautiful card!Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Stay safe and Good luck!
    Anneke DT

  13. Beautiful created card! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

  14. Gorgeous card and beautiful layout, I think it has the Autumnal touch too. Love it. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  15. Pretty card Mandy and great texture on the centre of your sunflowers for the seeds. Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft & Create, happy crafting, Michelle DT x

  16. Your card is so pretty! I love those sunflowers with their textured centers. I've used seed beads in Glossy Accents for flower centers, too, and I love the affect. Thank you so much for taking part in our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

  17. Very pretty sunflowers. So glad you shared over at Crafty Sentiments, Cardz 4 Galz, Colour Crazy

  18. Love this pretty sunflower card!
    Thank you so much for playing along at Uniko!

  19. A very pretty card showcasing the sunflowers. Thanks for sharing with Cardz4Galz, we look forward to you visiting us again. Caz. DT.

  20. What a pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's.
    DT Stacey

  21. Lovely card, your sunflowers are so pretty. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz xx

  22. I love your sunflowers. Always such cheerful flowers and I like the garden string. It adds a nice touch. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  23. Beautful! Hugs from DT-Irre for We Love 2 Create

  24. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  25. It's really pretty, i love it!

    Thank you for participating on our fortnightly challenges. We love to see more creations of you in our challenges. You can win some fantastic digi's
    Createful Heart Design
    Diana DT

  26. I'm so ready for fall. Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing at Pearly Sparkles.

  27. Great floral card design, perfect for the season. Thanks fir entering the Get Creative Challenge

  28. Gorgeous card Mandy. Love the sunflowers.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Love to Craft Challenge for August 2021.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  29. Beautiful - you've coloured those sunflowers so well.

    Thanks for joining us at the Createful Heart Designs Challenge.

    Helen x


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