Sunday, 14 June 2020

Birthday daisies

Hello crafty friends! Hope you all continue to be safe and well. Here in Crete, we are preparing for the tourist season that will gradually start in the next few weeks. After months of relative safety (with only 21 confirmed corona cases across the island but none close to where we live, hubby and I are apprehensive as to what will happen in the upcoming weeks and months. Although we felt safer without the tourists (and without travelers from the mainland for that matter), most of the people we know depend on tourism for their work and income. Let's just hope everyone will (continue to) act responsively and not endanger the more vulnerable people in our society.

I also found time to create a card for a couple of challenges, some of which are relatively new to me.

I used one of the dies from a set of flower dies from Love from Lizi to die cut 6 flowers, so that I could double up each of my flowers for sturdiness and extra dimension. I coloured the hearts of my daisies using a Copic marker and then added some liquid glue so that I could add glitter. I layered my daisies onto a strip of shimmer cardstock (DCWV) and finished off with a small foam mounted sentiment strip. I heat embossed the sentiment (Altenew) by stamping it in white Unicorn pigment ink and then sprinkling Wanderlust glitter ep (WOW).

I'm playing at:

LIM - #421 Borders

Festive Friday - FF0061 
(yellow, green, flowers + a little glitter)

Seize the Birthday - #192 All about summer

UNIKO - #59 Anything goes (optional: bright & happy)


  1. A lovely "Clean & Simple" card, Marianne! Great interpretation of our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch, too! Thank you for sharing your card and your creative talents with us for this challenge!!! -Donna

  2. Just beautiful, Marianne - love this daisy die! You've layered it all perfectly, super sweet and simple! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  3. I just LOVE this, Marianne. What a wonderful way to create a border. I love the die cuts, and I LOVE the way you added the sentiment. Thanks so much for playin with us at Less Is More.

  4. A beautifully simple, but so effective card. The layering makes for some great dimension. Thanks for playing along with our borders theme over at Less is More.


  5. What a darling card Marianne! I hope you keep coming back to Festive Friday!
    Beth :)

  6. Fab take on the sketch. The daisies against the green surrounded by pink is so pretty and fresh. Wonderful card.

  7. What a lovely card, Marianne! I love the daisies down the side...what a great CAS design! Thank you for sharing at Festive Friday!

  8. Lovely card and great layout. X

  9. Uh, I can't believe how far behind I am on your posts... lovely card, as usual! I hope the tourist invasion is still manageable. From what I feel around here, only about 70% of people who would usually go on vacation, go on a vacation at all and more than half of those stay in Germany. I will be curious to know what it will be like for you in the coming weeks and months. Stay safe!