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Friday 12 August 2011

Half Daisy

I didn't have a very good day yesterday depression wise. I'm just so tired and this awful dismal weather really affects my mood so badly so I had a bit of a cardmaking sesh and created some beauty which made me happier. I just really hate how I can be okay a lot of the time and then have such an amazing crash seemingly without any reason :(

Arielle at Wax Fruit Company has requested that we post cards made with her images so she can see lots of examples in the store. You get extra points if you feature one that isn't already there.

This Half Daisy from the Gerber Daisy set was on the CDAC and I have had it coloured with Promarkers for quite a while but not yet made it up into a card. I took a look at the current sketches and found one at Clean & Simple #152 which I thought would work quite well with the image.

I have used scraps of papers from Papermania Woodland Friends pad to match the browns in the sunflower, Gold peel offs for the wording and a Doodlebug double sided sticker which has been sprinkled with very fine gold glitter. For me this is a Clean and Simple card which shows off the digi perfectly.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size - A5
Paper - Woodland Friends by Papermania (more snippets used!!)
Sentiment - Peel off Stickers Forever Friends by Papermania
Embellishments - Doodlebug double sided sticker with Ultrafine glitter
Tools - Scissors, Promarkers,
Techniques - Fussy cutting around flower shape

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

You did create some beauty for sure, that flower is just perfect. Love it. Love the flourish too. x

Teresa Arsenault said...

Mandy, this may be a CAS card, but it is certainly not lacking a thing. Your sunflower is stunning. You colored it expertly.

Thank you for your openness about your struggles with depression. It is a very misunderstood illness.

The fact is, you can be a positive thinking, faith-filled person and still suffer with times of depression.

It is kind of like you are in the middle of enjoying a good swim and suddenly there seem to be weights tied to your legs threatening to pull you under.

I have been on medication for anxiety and depression for about 2 years. I am that positive thinking and faith-filled kind of person. I suspect that you are too.

Thanks ever so much for your kind comments on my blog about the passing of my pet rabbit, Neelix. You are so sweet and thoughtful.

Praying for you to rise to the top today and be filled with joy.

Blessings & a big hug,

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous i love this colour so cheery, thanks for sharing with us at Sunday's with Crissy hugs pops x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Mandy.Thanks for sharing this with us at

Kristie W. said...

Very nice CAS card!! Love the image you used and the swirly underneath it. Thank you for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes challenge!

BarbaraW said...

Your use of the half flower is wonderful. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your art in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Jules said...

Hi Mandy

Loving your beautiful half flower peeping over those gorgeous grey papers.

Fabulous colour combo and great use ofo your snippets.

I am pleased making it made you feel a little better.

Thank you for sharing another great snippet make this week.

Love Jules xx

shaz earl said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at CYDA on our 1st birthday, hope you will join us again, good luck xx


Mandy, can't tell you how glad I am to see others using scrap paper up! And Gerbers are my favorite(you should see my blog lol. I love your half gerber colors too! Terrific card! This is a fab entry for the Sentimental Sundays flowers challenge! Be sure to join us again next time.
Good Luck
Tammy Louise

You're invited to join in on my candy if you collect! :)

Mandy said...

This really is a bright and cheerful card Mandy, so glad it made you feel a little happier making it.

take care

Debs M said...

another gorgeous snippet, sorry to hear about your depression, hope things pick up for you x

Elizabeth said...

Ah, depression - Churchill called it the 'black dog' I believe. A doctor once told me that 'this, too will pass' and 'you will get better' and I hang on to that whenever I'm going through a bad spell. What do you take comfort from? It's just as well we have crafting for therapy :) Your card is just fab - love the daisy peeping out.

Unknown said...

Your card is extremely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining in this week's fun at Sentimental Sunday's

Random Acts of Krafting said...

So cheerful Mandy! Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Linda . J said...

Love the card Mandy its so cheerful and bright. Thank you for joining us over at Sundays with Chrissy.
Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

Lovely card! I really like how the daisy seems to be peeking out over the top, and the way you did the lettering it just stands out so beautifully. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

Unknown said...

I hope your day crafting cheered you up hunni.. beautiful card, I love the vibrant colour!! Thanks for playing with the Inkettes xx

Anne said...

A gorgeous card Mandy! Beautiful flower ;) Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs from Anne

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Very sweet card. I love the bright and happy flower

Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges CAS challenge

Heather D.


Gosh I do love this card, but thanks so much for entering into the Wags'nWhiskers challenge as well, hope too talk to you again soon!
Hugs and good luck
Tammy Louise

Shelley said...

Fab card, thanks for joining in our 1st birthday challenge at Craft Your Days Away. Hugs Shelley xx

Paula said...

Fabulous card!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafters Companion!!!

Paula DT. x