Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunflowers in my dreams

While the title of my blog might be 'roses by my window' with winter in full bloom instead, floral scenes are hard to find. I've not only been craving spinach in my diet, I've been craving green things outside my window. The first one is easier to fulfill with a short trip to the grocery store. The second wish can only be realized in my dreams so I've been dreaming of sunflowers. I also had half of the stained glass sunflower panel I made a week ago and didn't want it to go to waste. A dear friend sent me some stamped images and I came across sunflower Tilda . . . so it was a great match for the sunflowers.

There is a sweet challenge on the Just Magnolia blog this week to use hearts and flowers. I made my own 'sunflowers' to match the card's theme and have tiny punched out hearts in the margin of one of the green panels. I wanted this card to fit an A2 envelope; Tilda loves big square cards but the post office does not. :) I might have overdone it on the yellow and green but it helped soothe my longing for Spring! Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Tilda image from a friend, Northwoods sunflowers
Paper: PTI lemon, white, SU gable green, summer sunrise and saffron, assorted DP, acetate
Ink: summer sunrise and mustard
Other: lace from Flourishes, polka dot ribbon from PTI, PTI black vintage buttons, kohinoor pencils, prismas, gamsol, Martha Stewart border punch (hearts), Martha Stewart daisy punch, nestability, cinnamon stickles, Martha Stewart glitter, AI dries clear glue, glue dots

36 comments:

raindropecho said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love all the elements! Beautiful :)

- Ann

Heather P. said...

This is soooooooooo pretty! Love all the little details, they are fabulous!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

I love your card! It's so bright and cheery. Love your flowers and that little girl. I understand how much you want 'sun and flowers' in your everyday life right now. Winter seems soooo loooog once the holidays are over. And for me, spring does not start to 'pop' up from the ground until late April.

Leonie said...

This is so pretty and so summery! i agree all the little details really make this 'pop'!
hugs
Leonie

Barb Hardeman said...

I love it! This is just so bright and cheery and full of sunshine that it made me smile. Hearts and Flowers at this time of year makes everyone think pink and red and Valentines, but you have put together a wonderful tribute to the challenge and given is all a ray of sunshine. Good going, girl! This is a gorgeous card and the details are awesome...hugs... Barb

Patti.Jo said...

So cute with the yellows and greens! Terrific card!

Only by His Grace said...

Beautifully put together.
I love the green and yellow. Your colouring is gorgeous. Your flowers look so nice to match the one Tilda has.
Hugs Marion

Joanne (jojot) said...

there you go with that glitter again.....jk, mf....

what a sweet image and I am loving the sunflower theme....love the patched background too

Lori said...

I love sunflowers :D This is adorable!!! Hope you're getting 'greener' by the minute!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Sharron said...

Oh my, this is so adorable! Tilda is so sweet and all your details are fabulous. What a wonderful spring card!

Candy said...

There is no way you have too much green or yellow. Your card sings spring :o) I love the sparkly sunflowers on your patchwork piece!!!! Tilda is coloured marvelously.
Hugs, Candy

Cami said...

Very pretty spring-y flower! Love the punched flowers you used also! Cami

Jean said...

Love your card and and like you am so ready for spring.. your flowers, coloring, and layout are gorgeous... I love everything about this..
Hugs, Jean

Traci M said...

This card just makes my heart sing, I so enjoy seeing Tilda done up in these bright spring colors and paired with your amazing glitter sunflowers! And thanks for the heads up on the Magnolia challenge, I have been neglecting that site for awhile. Glad you got some spring today, Peggysue!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

Wow!! absolument splendide

Nancy said...

I Love your card! I don't know why but I like sunflowers so this card just brings a smile to my face! Beautiful work I love everything about it! Awesome job!
Hugs,
Nancy

Angelwood said...

Your card is lovely! Beautiful papers and colors you've chosen. I so long for spring/summer! Thanks for sharing! hugs, Angela

Peggie said...

Such a cute card. Love those sparkly sunflowers.

Patricia Garcia said...

Pretty sunflower card, the colors are very eye catching, very nice!

Hugs,
Patricia

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, all the details are just fabulous.

Samara said...

Soo precious!

IamDerby said...

This is gorgeous! I love the sparkly flowers

JazzyH said...

Love all the elements! Love the sparkly flowers!

Julie Case said...

This card is so beautiful! Since I'm living in the Sunflower state of Kansas, I might just have to try and track down this Tilda. I'd love to be rid of the cold and to see the sunflowers return! What a gorgeous card!
Julie

Christine Riley said...

Beautiful card! I love the layout and colors you used and I love the little sunflowers you added.
Hugs, Christine

syllie said...

I am in love with your card LOL.
She is beautiful!!
Hugs,
Sylvia

Lori said...

I love Tilda's and yours is so cute!! I'm going to have to check out this challenge!! :)

Cammie said...

Wow! All the elements work together perfectly. Stunning card!

Deb said...

I love the colors! Very spring-feeling! Beautiful card!

Stephanie said...

love this! makes me think of laying on a patchwork quilt in a sunflower field - gorgeous!!

Nerina said...

Peggysue - you are one INCREDIBLY talented lady! I love the mix of elements here! That lace is gorgeous. The whole feel of this is springy and warm - yummy!

The Mama Monkey said...

LOVE this!! The colors, the glitter, ribbon, it all ties in so perfectly!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Your card is adorable ! Love the size too !
Hugs

Davi said...

Wahoo, this is wonderful. The lovely details, the fabulous flowers, embellies!!

Terri said...

Very cute. I especially like how bright and cheery it is. I am craving green things too!

Bev said...

Such a beatuiful card, love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at JM this week x