Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summer time Sunflowers

Morning folks,

Wow, almost a week without a post, as you can see life has been busy and my crafting neglected {sigh}...but to make up for it I have a lovely card for you today made using an image from the Paper Jewels store, part of the Ching-Chou Kiuks Sheet #14, (and which I see they have on sale right now!)

Where I am the sunflowers are blooming and the sun has been shinning, this has to be my favorite time of year!  I've been taking advantage of the weather and flowers by colouring out on the deck by my garden, and that's what inspired this card.

The image was really quick and easy to colour, and Copics were used, as well as some accents with Spica pens.  I used one of my new Tim Holtz embossing folders in the background, as well as some lace from the fabric store.

I hope you are enjoying the summer and having a great week :-)

This card is also being entered in the following challenges:


  1. Hiya. What a sweet card. Love the colours and your design, which really makes that fab image stand out beautifully. Love it. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  2. This is a gorgeous card, love the embossing and rich colours. You could enter it in at Cupcake this week too! ;)

  3. The swirly embossing folder and lace are nice accents to your image.

    Summer here has been dreadful. The weatherman said today that this is the 51st day this summer with temperatures above 90°. That is very unusual for our area. On top of the terrible heat and humidity is the fact that it has barely rained. All our plants are dead, our local lake is all but dried up and it's terribly unpleasant to spend any time outside. Glad it's nice where you are.

  4. Hi , What a beautiful card . Love all the rich colors and detail. Great job with the copic markers coloring . I am enjoying a great summer here in Nova Scotia so relaxing at the beach listening to the waves --nothing like the ocean LOL

  5. What a beautiful card! Your coloring of the image is spectacular. Wonderful color choices & design!

  6. So pretty, love the embossing & lace, such great additions!

  7. I love these colors together and the lace down the side is just wonderful! Have a great weekend!

  8. A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  9. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft with such a lovely card ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

  10. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
    Joanne xo

  11. wonderful coloring Kristina, love the colors you used!

  12. I love the swirls on that blue papers!! Nice work!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  13. gorgeous card....the colors are just fabulous!

  14. This is really wonderful, Christina! What a beautiful image and I love the way you have colored her. Love the blue, brown and yellow color combo too! Wonderful job on the embossing challenge. So happy you could join in the fun this week at Our Creative Corner.

    Thanks also for all the lovely comments you have left on my blog recently! Hope you are having a great summer.


  15. a very gorgeous arrangement of colours and papers...perfect with that image!

    xoxo silvi (germany)

  16. A very beautifull card! Love what you did with the lace!
    Hugs Kristel

  17. Stunning colouring and gorgeous colours! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx

  18. Gorgeous card. Fabulous job with colors!
    Hugs Bonnie