Monday, January 4, 2016

Polka Dotted Daisy

Hello and Happy New Year! :)

I know I can't be the only one who is shocked that the New Year is here already. Really - today is the 4th so it's old news by now. Ugh - I feel like I'm getting old! :)

I have been "out of sorts" today with the mad holiday dash over, the housework done, closets already cleaned out, and kids not going to school. The sky was gray all morning (Thank the Lord it is shining now and I have perked up!) and I just didn't know what I wanted to do. (Well, that's not 100% true, I would have been perfectly happy to take a cat nap OR read a book, but it doesn't feel like a very adult thing to do on a Monday morning. Ha!) So, after one failed attempt at a crafty idea I wanted to try out, I took a little break to tidy the house and fix the kids lunch. Once I got back to my room, I had a another idea pop up and it worked out well. Kept me occupied for a good while, too. Win-win. 8-)

I wanted to play along with the MFT sketch over at their Challenge & Inspiration blog.

I did some "double die-cutting", as I call it, to create the large red/white polka dotted daisy by using my Gerbera Daisy dies (my all time favorite flower) and Jumbo Dot Cover Up plate.

I first die cut red and white cardstocks using the Jumbo Polka Dot coverup. I placed the white dots inside the frame of the red cardstock and used this combined piece (taped to plain printer paper) to die cut the daisies. I used the same technique to cut the center of the flower with other colors cardstock.
The Kraft panel is die cut using MFT Double Stitched Rectangle and stamped with Versa Mark ink and the Bold Diagonal Stripes. The sentiment is white embossed on a black cardstock strip using MFT Get Well Wishes stamp set.
I'm also playing along with a few other challenges:
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with  a Die
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Please grab our logo    This Weeks ChallengeSimon Monday Challenge Blog
 Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! Hope you enjoyed my card and will come again soon. :)

God Bless,

Philippians 2:10  NKJV  (New King James Version)
   "that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth," 

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  1. Gorgeous card Mandy :-) the flower is fabulous and the colours and layout are perfect!

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year
    Lols x x x

  2. Lovely card, that would make anyone feel better so cheerful love that flower x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  3. Mandy this is a really awesome card!!
    The sequins just makes everything tie together! Love it so much!

    Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challange!
    Have a great day! Zoey

  4. Very cheerful card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  5. A fabulous card, Mandy! Love the sequins. Thanks for sharing it with us at stamping sensations for our stamp and Die challenge and good luck!

  6. Gorgeous card,love the image and colour scheme.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Good luck

    Tracey DTxx


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