It's the details that make the card

T.G.I.F. Happy Friday everyone. We made it. I woke up to a rainy morning here is Phoenix, Arizona, but not gonna let it get me down. I have been working hard putting together Christmas Card kits, sets and making individual cards for my 1st annual Christmas Card Make and Take that my neighbor is hosting on December 1st. It should be a lot of fun! I did take a break and made something other than a Christmas Card. I got my inspiration from a photo inspiration challenge over at Ike's world. Ike was kind enough to leave me congratulatory greetings yesterday on my blog yesterday and invited me to check out hers. I popped over and what did I see? My favorite flowers...Sunflowers.

 I just love those big Sunflowers. So of course it enticed me to play along. To win, you must use one of her images, and of course I did not have one. But never fear, one was offered up for free, just have to scroll down a bit. Well, here is what I came up with:

The image provided was the Seed packet. Typically when I see something, I have an idea what direction I want to go, and I did with this one. I new I had the Sunflower rubber stamp and the mini seed packets, just had to put them together. Now once I had the basic layout of the card, it was time to work on the details. To me, the details are the funnest part of the card. This is where you get to embellish and add the perfect sentiment. This sentiment works perfect with this layout showing what possibilities there are with meager beginnings.
 Whenever I have enough paper, I love to make matching envelopes and coordinate the inside of my cards. To me, this is what differentiates hand made cards from store bought is the details.
So even though it is a rainy day today, this card brings out the sunshine in me. I sure hope you enjoy it, it certainly was a lot of fun to put together.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


  1. Your card reminds me of summer, even thought we have had some snow here already. Beautiful card and envelope, Monica. Thank you for playing along at Fab'n Funky challenges.
    Alison x GDT

  2. Hi Monica! You have done a LOVELY job with Ike's freebie. You have used it to the maximum and it really shows that it is one of your favorite, or your favorite flowers! It seems you have taken such care with your project, coloring it so perfectly and choosing such wonderful colors! I love your borders and the sentiment on the bottom (in metal I think) is really classy and rich. It adds so much to the card in this texture and mix. The envelope is so beautiful how you tied it into the card pattern. I love how you added the other image into the card image of Ike's freebie. thanks so much for coming over to Ike's World and for your lovely post about Ike etc. (oh, p.s. Ike is a she - a.k.a. Suzy. Just thought you'd want to know that - no worries though k) I hope we see you again at Ike's World. No doubt you will make the most beautiful creations with Ike's images and she always gives out gorgeous freebies, or you can choose from the store too, but the freebies are, as I say, beautiful! Soulfully Yours, Samara, DT Ike's World Challenges.

  3. What a beautiful card! I love the way you have used Ike's image along with the other detail on the card and that metal sentiment is great. I can see the elements from the photo inspiration in your card. It's been a delight visiting your blog. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at IKE's World Challenges and I do hope you will join us with our new challenge on Tuesday.
    Shelley, IKE's World DT

  4. Beautiful!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the flowers!!!!

  5. Beautiful card. Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky Challenges.
    Dawn DT

  6. Such a pretty card and I love the co-ordintaing envelope.
    Caroline xxx

  7. This is soooo stunning!!! Love that you have used the great freebie image and fabulous use of the left over for the matching envelop that's brilliant. (ok so it's not with my DT hat from Ike that I'm here... so will stop drooling and commenting on how fabulous you have done for that challenge) And put on the proper Scribbles and Scrap hat on to mention that I just love the combination of images you have used. ;o)

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Scribbles and Scrap Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

  8. So bright and cheerful. Great card.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  9. Wonderful card! Thank you so much for entering it in our Anything Goes challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks! WTG!

  10. I love Sunflowers too, they always look so happy :) You have done a great job of combining the two stamps and your colouring is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at IKE'sWORLD challenges :)

  11. Incredible creation! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  12. Oh FABULOUS - this is lovely. The way you added the other flowers to bring out the seed packet and spread the flowers round the card is brilliant. :-D Such a pretty design - it gave me a cheery smile this morning :-D
    Thank you for playing along at IKEsWORLD Challenges :-)

    IKE x

  13. lovely card :) thanks for joining penny s challenge :) Steph DT


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