Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Joanna Sheen samples - Pressed flowers 2

Hiya Everyone,

This is the 2nd of my Joanna Sheen samples that I made for the launch of these fab new pressed flowers stamps. This is from the daisy set (there is rose and narcissi too) - they are £9.99 with free P+P from Joanna Sheen. I was really chuffed as this was the first card shown on create and craft TV out of all the samples!

As soon as I saw the daisy sheet I knew I wanted to do a "he loves me, he loves me not" idea and decided to go very clean and simple with it although it took ages as the cutting out was very fiddly. I stamped my image 6 times and coloured in the stems with marsh green, the ends of the petals with (I think) baby pink, and the centres with tulip yellow promarkers. I cut 3 out fully and the heads only off the other 3. I then cut off a few petals off the first one and then a few more and a few more again. I then stuck the full flower onto a small rectangle of white hammercard and mounted it onto basic yellow card. On the heads only I added a little glue pen and added some yellow flock to the centre for a bit of texture although I'm not sure if you can really tell from the piccy. I decided on a DL card as it fitted what I was doing better and a DL card is a bit of a rare find at the minute isn't it? It took several attempts to get the wording in just the right place with my printer but eventually managed it. I stuck my 3 rectangles onto the card above the writing and then added the flower heads with a foam pad. It took longer to make than some of my fussier cards but I like the end result so I think it was well worth it!

I will enter this card into the following challenges:-

Creative cottage - White space
Fresh brewed - Flowers
Scrapbook sisters - Yellow
Simon says stamp - Spring colors/easter
Craft us crazy - Spring/easter
Dutch dare - Spring has sprung
Shelley's images - Flowers (esp daisies), bling (I used flock) and/or stitching
Some odd girl - CAS
Alphabet challenge - White and one other colour
Crafts 4 eternity - Inspirational picture (yellow/flowers)
Fashionista friday - Spring
2 sisters - Spring
Allsorts challenge - Anything but a square
CES - Monochromatic
Little claires - Spring theme or colours
One stop craft - monochromatic
Stamp, scrap and doodle - CAS
Crafty pad - Spring
Creative cowgirls - Spring
Incy wincy - Flower frenzy
Lexis creations - Monochromatic
Make it monday - Anything goes
My partner in crafting crime - Layer it up
Stamping vacation - Monochromatic yellow
Woodware USA - Anything goes
Claudia & co - Monochromatic
Flourishes - Flowers
Karen's doodles netherlands - Anything goes
Promarker challenge - Make your own embellishments
Tip top tuesday - Spring has sprung
Papertake weekly - Truly dimensional

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x


  1. I love the daisies!! Thank you for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

  2. Lovely!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy

  3. Wow thats just beautiful!! Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

  4. Hi Paula! I absolutely LOVE this! I am quite a CAS fan anyway, but this is such a great idea, and of course, perfectly executed! Thank you so much for joining our Spring challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, Ali x

  5. Paula - this is very cool - I love the popped up daisy heads!!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Scrappy's Birthday Bash" Challenge.
    We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min

  6. Love it, the stamps look so clever, adorable card.

    Thanks for joining us at AC.

    Huggies Angel

  7. love those stamps and fab idea with the 3 flowers

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog, hope to see you again soon

    Hel XOX

  8. A lovely card. Great images, colours and layering.

    Thank you for joining Little Claire's challenge blog.

  9. love the color, thanks for playing with Claudia and Company this week! Joy DT

  10. Stuning creations and fab stamp, thanks for joining us at SSDS this week... Kaz DT SSDS

  11. Hi Paula, what a gorgeous card. I love the CAS layout and your flowers are stunning. Definitely worth all the cutting out! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  12. Pretty card! Those cut daisies are fun! SO crisp and clean! Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck!


  13. fabulous card! Thank you for joining us in the Karen Doodles challenge!

  14. gorgeous card paula.i love the cas design and the flowers are stunning,
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  15. Your card is beautiful1 thnaks for joining us at Karen's Doodles NL.

    Greetings Greet

  16. This is super - I love it. It was well worth the time and effort Paula.
    Thanks for playing along with us at SSDS this week.
    Ike xx

  17. OH....I am having such fun seeing all the daisy's for Scrappy's Birthday challenge this week at Shelly's Images. Thanks so much for joining us.

  18. How romantic!! I love what you did with the daisies. Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog. Can't wait to see more!

  19. such an elegant project. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

  20. beautiful card!!
    Good luck at Karen's Doodles NL!

  21. FAN image lots of yummy white space!
    thanks for playing along at Creative Cottage

  22. What a gorgeous card, love the daisies & the fun sentiment
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  23. Hi Paula

    Wow, this is a fabulous idea!! Brilliant.

    Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

    Just a reminder that there is a new prize up for grabs this week, in addition to the regular featured blogger. To encourage everyone to share a little blog love, someone’s comment on one of the entries to this week’s linky party will be randomly chosen as the winner.

    The only criteria is that you have to mention that you saw their creation on the Make It Monday linky party in your comment.

    So the more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning.

    Good luck.

    Michelle :-)

  24. Great card ~ I love that you popped up the daisies. Thanks for joining us at Claudia & Co.

  25. This is beautiful, I love your chosen colours, Thank you for joining in at MPCC, Janet

  26. Beautiful card! Love the Clean and simple look, makes it a very strong card!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative cowgirls challenge blog!

  27. beautiful card! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs xx

  28. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Hugs :o)

  29. Oh this is just adorable! I love the sentiment - it brings back childhood memories of me picking flower petals! Love it! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us in The Crafty Pad – Spring Challenge Fair winds and following seas, The Navy Wife.

  30. Very funny these stamps and sentiments!! Adorable card.

    Liefs, Karen's Doodles NL!


  31. Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!

  32. FAbulous - so elegant!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges, Juliexx

  33. How sweet is this! Great design! Thanks for entering the WWUSA Blog Challenge this week!

  34. Very pretty. Love the clean and simple look! Thanks so much for joining us at Shelly's Images!

  35. so pretty! perfect cas

    thanks for playing with us at some odd girl

  36. Thank you for joining our challenge at PFP:=)
    I love the flowers and the hand cutting is really a difficult job! Fab result!

  37. What a beautiful card

    Thanks for joining us at One Stop craft challenge this week and good luck!


  38. Beautiful CAS card! Fantastic card! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe (times 2)!

  39. Very pretty and fresh CAS card. Thanks for sharing all your cards with us at PTW this week and good luck in all the challenges! xx

  40. Gorgeous Paula - such an elegant card.
    thanks for joining us at papertake weekly this week.
    maddy x