Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Daisy Chains

Growing up in England in the 1970s there wasn't a lot to do. One of the fun entertainments in those long, hot Summers (they were always long and always hot!) was making daisy chains with a group of friends, all seeing who could make the longest. Then we really did make them into circles and wear them as crowns on our long hair! Many's the time we were chased off the cricket pitch while collecting daisies :-) I wonder if children still learn how to do this? I love this beautiful sentiment from IndigoBlu "Take the time to walk barefoot in the grass making daisy chains & believe in the beauty of your dreams". It reminds me of those days.

"Daisy Chains"

I made this as a birthday card for my best friend. Have to hope she doesn't see it on the blog before her birthday, but I wanted to enter it for this month's Stamping Sensations challenge, which has the theme of "friendship"! The sentiment is stamped in black archival and heat-embossed with clear holographic powder before diecutting. Other frames are punched and diecut, all from white card. The wild flower frame is coloured with different inks, while each of the other frames is coloured more uniformly using just one or two of the same colours.The whole thing is mounted over some thick, sparkly white ribbon using foam tape to raise it up, and individual plastic daisies are woven through the frame to look like a daisy chain.

IndigoBlu stamp set "Enjoy Life"
Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles
Martha Stewart Deep PATP Wild Flowers
Distress inks - bundled sage, milled lavender, tattered rose, tumbled glass, victorian velvet
plastic daisies

Entered for the following challenge:
Stamping Sensations - Friendship


  1. Hi Maddy,

    I'm so pleased I'm not the only one who remembers those days as always being hot and sunny, so what happened to the UK weather ?

    I remember daisy chains is well, but I'm pleased to say my children and grandchildren still make them so at least we have passed some traditional things on to them.

    I don't think I've seen that sentiment from Indigo Blue, but isn't it just perfect I look so pretty surrounded by little flowers.

    It's really lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge this month, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  2. I always loved making daisy chains. Your card is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  3. This is truly stunning Maddy. I love the colours and design with such a special sentiment too.
    Yes, I loved making daisy chains too and I am pleased to say that my daughters still enjoy making them now even though they are teenagers. Just proves that it is the simple things that can bring us so much joy.
    Take care
    Hugs Sue

  4. A very fine card. Also in Denmark we made daisy chains when I was a child, and you can still see mothers making then together with their children(girls.

  5. Wow, what a pretty and unusual card! I love the gorgeous soft colours. The daisy chain is so evocative of summers past. Lovely sentiment too. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month, and good luck.


  6. Beautiful card...very pretty colours and lovely sentiment...x

  7. This is stunning! Really beautiful. I love how you have used your dies. Yes we still make daisy chains here in Lincs.... prize for the longest one every summer!!!! lol

  8. ooooooooooooooer this is gorgeous love the vintage feel just wonderful
    Hugs Kate x

  9. This card is stunning, your friend will be over the moon with it, and yes I loved making daisy chains too xxx

  10. Great card, wonderful layers and texture.

  11. A fabulous creation, Maddy! Loving those gorgeous pastel tones. Thank you for joining in with our Friendship theme at Stamping Sensations challenge this month, and good luck!

  12. Well look who's stalking your blog now! Meeeeeee! And Im very proud to display this stunning card in my living room. Im waving at it now sitting on my fire place!! Lol. Thank you so much for this beautiful card and my scrummy lunch and goodies too. Daisy's always remind me of when I was in P7 and it was a really hot Summers Day and our teacher decided to let us sit outside in the sun after lunch.....merely because she wanted to top up her tan, lol. But we sat on the grass making daisy chains all afternoon. That was a really lovely way to spend an afternoon in school. Lee x


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