Thursday, January 5, 2017

Snowy Day Daisies

As I sit at my computer this afternoon, big, beautiful flakes of snow are falling outside, and there's a space heater blowing cozy warm air on my feet. Snowy winter days are delightful when all my peeps are safely home and we have nowhere to go.

While it's the perfect snowy winter day, we can also dream about summer daisies.

This summery card was inspired by this card by Chantal de Kaste. Chantal's speckled background for a die-cut shape and a banner sentiment appealed to me so much, but of course I don't have a die cut machine and needed to use punches, making for much smaller shapes clustered in a trio rather than one large shape. The colors were dictated by the punched flowers...they needed to be summery and fun to fit the daisies.

My speckles also needed to be denser than Chantal's to help those small daisies stand out. The speckled background stamp is one of the very first stamps I bought so many years ago...from StampinUp's Itty Bitty Backgrounds. The other three stamps that came in that set have been sold off over the years, but the simple speckles stand up to the test of time for sure!

The banner is glued to the card under the large daisy but popped up on a small dimensional on the left. That little variation adds interest and dimension.

So sweet!

Our golden retriever named Daisy just came inside, covered in snow and happy as a dog can be. It's just lovely to have our own furry golden sunshine shining no matter the weather!

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: Clearly Besotted Sentimental Type, StampinUp Itty Bitty Backgrounds
paper: Papertrey white
ink: Hero Arts green hills, intense black; Archival emerald
accessories: daisy punches, glue pen, enamel dots, dimensional


  1. So simple but so very pretty, love it!!

  2. This is wonderful! Love the speckled background!

  3. Ooooo, I love this! I wonder how lucky I would be to get freestyle splatters to look similar? ;)

  4. Oh this really has brought some warmth into this frosty day.

  5. Gorgeous speckles! Love the enthusiasm of snow-loving dogs!

  6. I love this--simple but oh so stunning!

  7. I really like this one. It breathes a fresh breath of spring air on us! (now if only it were really spring).

  8. I love the speckled background. It's perfectly placed to highlight the pretty flowers.


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