Thursday, 28 August 2014

Classic Sunflower Sneak Peek

Good morning how is your week going? Over here in the UK the summer holidays are coming towards the end and the children are preparing to go back to school:) It is a real shame that the weather hasn't been kind to us, but you can guarantee that once they are all back at school that we will have a heat wave lol 

Apologies for those of you that were waiting for the 2nd show on Tuesday....there just wasn't enough of the stock so they had to cancel it and replace it with the Scan N Cut show. Unfortunately the emails were not coming through either so I didn't get to give away the chalkboard effect card that I demo'd so I will be doing a giveaway for this card tomorrow.....I just need to take a photo of the card and I also had promised you all a sneak peek today of the September Collection which is called Classic Sunflower.  So if all goes to plan I will do a post tomorrow with the Chalkboard card and also a blog giveaway tomorrow:)

If you follow the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page you may have already seen a sneak peek of this beautiful collection which is full of Sunflower Splendor:)  This collection takes me back to the end of the 90's when I had a pine kitchen and I had sunflowers stenciled in a border along the top of the wall and baskets of dried flowers and artificial sunflowers dotted around the house.....Do you remember the days when dried flowers were all the rage....I even had bunches hanging from the kitchen ceiling! Now I come to think of it they really were rather unhygienic:)  So this collection has taken me on a trip down  memory lane so I really am loving this collection:)  
The collection comprises of 6 stamp sets which include sunflowers, hens, butterflies and verses, a die that you can cut out 11 sunflowers out all in one and of course a beautiful 12"x12" paper pad.

Classic Sunflower Sneak Peek

So here is your sneak peek - This card is using the Sunflower Stem precut stamp set - HCPC 3627 which also includes a butterfly, a small verse and some sunflower seeds

  • On some of my samples as with this sunflower I have made my sunflowers a little vintage colouring them in using Distress Markers. I also find that I can colour in much quicker using these!
  • So I stamped and coloured in the sunflower onto cream card and die cut it out with Spellbinder Ovals.
  • I have chosen a decorative panel from the paper collection and used the Tim Holtz distress tool to distress the edges.  If you don't have one of these you can use the edge of your scissors or a knife. I have matted the panel onto some dusky pale blue card (also distressed the edges) and adhered it to my cream card base which measures about 7" square.
  • I have also distressed the edges of the main card and also used some Tea Dye distress ink.
  • Next I die cut out the Spellbinder Elegant Oval in the dusky blue card and matted my sunflower image onto it. I have added some lace across the card before adhering it to the left hand side of the card.
  • I have stamped and die cut the Classic Sunflowers - You can use this stamp as a background stamp, but you can also use it with the Co-ordinating die which gives you 11 individual sunflowers in various sizes, some sunflower seeds and also 2 cute little ladybirds (lady bugs if you are from the USA). I have stamped it onto a mustard yellow card stock and then used my distress ink - Tea Dye to add a little more detail.
  • I have die cut out 2 flourishes from the Spellbinder die set Jewel Flowers and Flourishes in the mustard yellow card stock and die cut some Leaves from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf die set and co-ordinating stamp. 
  • I have adhered the sunflower, flourishes and leaves to the card adding a bow and tag from the paper collection.
  • To finish off the card I have added some cream Hobby House decorative pearls on string.
So what do you think to this collection so far? I have lot's more inspiration to share with you all including cards, scrapbook layouts, and some altered mdf items! This really has been a gorgeous collection to work with:)
As I said tomorrow I will post the Blackboard effect Christmas card with a blog candy giveaway and then hopefully over the weekend I will share some more sneaky peeks before my show on Monday.
Ooooh so much to do and a class on Saturday where we will be making a Christmas Lantern...I will share pictures of this tomorrow too:) The Lantern was inspired by one that my fellow teamie Joann Jamieson-Larkin who makes some amazing 3D projects.

Now I really must leave it there as I still have more samples to make for next weeks show.....I am on project 30 and have already 22 cards prepped ready to demo! Not sure that this will be enough so I may do a few more quickie ones just in case:)  This will be my first 4Day Deal so I really am extra excited about this collection:).....can you tell:)



  1. Hi Nikki
    Wow wow wow, these stamps are stunning. Look forward to seeing you demo these on C & C. Haven't seen Tuesdays show yet, looks like I will have to delete the scan and cut. I have set the recorder for next week for the 4 day deal, as I shall be off to Crete on Tuesday, but hope I can catch up via the internet while I'm away.
    I can't believe that I am the only one to post today, mind you it all depends what time you posted this today. I didn't notice the time when I opened up.

  2. Hi Nikki
    I recorded the show yesterday,the chalkboard card was lovely.I really like today's card,very summer like,beautiful.Could you tell me which cream card you use as I can't seem to find a nice one? Looking forward to next week shows.
    Love Angela x

  3. Hi Nikki, enjoyed your show on C&C but I must say I did email in it seemed all wasn't alright with their system, I was disappointed I have to say.
    I cannot wait to see the launch of the new sunflower collection. This card is stunning.

    Lots of love,

    Ivy ling xx

  4. Hi Nikki Oh Wow !! I love sunflowers so this collection will be 'right up my street', I'm loving your sneaky peek here today and I'm getting really excited for your 4 day deal next week.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Hi Nikki. Love this.....really looking forward to the 4 day deal!. Apart from the Christmas one, I think I have bought the last 4 full collections from Heartfelt. It's all your fault anyway.....if you didn't make such beautiful samples we wouldn't be tempted!!
    Good luck next week.

  6. Oh, lovely, lovely card, Nikki.
    Looking forward to the shows.
    Hugs Annie

  7. Hi Nikki I loved your shows and your cards. I to am looking forward to next weeks shows. I just hope that it doesn't sell out too soon. That chalk board card was brilliant
    Hugs Dawn Searle xx

  8. Love the sunflower card Nikki, it's a stunner. Looking forward to your shows next week. Pat x

  9. Evening Nikki, watched your show on record and was disappointed not to see a second show, bit your chalk board card was great. Sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers and I love this stamp. Looking forward to your shows next week.

  10. Beautiful sunflowers always bring a smile. I loved the chalkboard card on the show so would appreciate a recap. Looking forward to 4 day deal next week x

  11. Hi Nikki
    Love these sunflowers it is stunning, looking forward to more shows

  12. Hi Nikki
    I too was sorry we had no second show ,i was out for the day and hit the record button for both shows , i did wonder where the other show was LOL .
    A beautiful Sunflower card Nikki, looking forward to your shows next week
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  13. Hi Nikki,

    How exciting your first four day deal Wow! What better items to come up with than the ole Sunflower. Love sunflowers so bright and cheerful. So I will be in no doubt that I shall love this collection. cannot wait to see it all.

    Good luck with all your shows.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  14. Hi Nikki, I'm So Looking Forward To Watching You On Create And Craft, And Hopefully They Will Allow You To Demonstrate, I'm Sorry Only One Show.
    I'm Now Going To Get On My Soap Box, I Was Aware That Your Product Had Sold Tremendously Well, But I Thought It Was So Rude Of Create And Craft To Use Your Show To Introduce More Items From Crafters Companion (there always on) Anyway I'm Sorry To Rant I Love Your Card I Love The Beautiful Sunflower And The Colours And Embellishments Are Amazing. Thanks For Sharing.
    Have A Great Weekend
    Hugs From Sam x

  15. Hello Nikki
    really pleased that you have a 4 day deal and looking forward to this collection tremendously.
    Beautiful card today, it's just stunning and the colouring is fantastic.
    Have a fantastic few days. x

  16. Hi Nikki, what a lovely card, I love sunflowers too. Will be waiting for next week , hope they have lots of stock so we get to see lots of your shows. Lilian

  17. Hiya nikki
    Ohhhhhhh yes I can see myself buying these ones so very pretty I just loooove anything flowery I just canny resist it lol

  18. Hi Nikki, great show, i did e-mail in as hoped to win the chalkboard card, it was so lovely, must have a go at that technique.
    Looking forward to the next collection,my sunflowers in the garden have been lovely, this year. Your card is lovely you do work hard on your samples, its going to be a must collection.
    x sam

  19. Gorgeous. I want this pad. Such a shame about your second show, but never mind a Four Day Deal coming up has got to be good.


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