Monday, April 15, 2013

In the Garden with Sunshine Mail

It's time for a new Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge (April 15 - May 1). Our theme is "In My Garden" and the only real rule is that you send in at least one card (Donation guidelines here).

I'd also like to invite you to join our April Card Drive; Just enter either of our April challenges and send in at least one signed card (just write a nice little message inside and sign it with your first name) to be entered to win a bunch of awesome prizes! All the info is here.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Oak Pond Creations (OPC), and they are having a Birthday Bash on the OPC Challenge Blog throughout the month of April.

I used Snail by Oak Pond Creations and digital papers from Mel Stampz to make this:

The buttons are just white plastic, but I heat-embossed them with green embossing powder. I strung them onto some baker's twine to resemble tomatoes growing. The sentiment stamp is heat-embossed as well. I put Glossy Accents on the eyes to make them "pop" even more!

Digistamps 4 Joy #64: Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle: Stitching real or not
OPC's Birthday Bash Challenge: Anything goes with an Oak Pond Creations image
Paper Creator's Crafts #7: All About Spots
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge #253: Buttons
That Craft Place: For a Child
Whimsical Designs: Embossing

Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join us for the Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge,


  1. CG,I think your card is amazing. I love how you used the buttons and twine to make a tomato plant. TOO CUTE.

  2. This is just darling!! Hope you will come and link up at Craftin Desert Divas "Peacock Color Challenge" Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  3. Such a wonderful card.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.
    Hope you join us next time.

    Greetings karin DT member

  4. Great card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Abbie DT xx

  5. What a bright and cheerful card. I love how you've done Garden Snail up! This is too fun :) Thanks for joining in on the fun at the OPC Birthday Bash. Good luck, hugs and happy crafting. -Kim

  6. CG, I adore the paper piecing on the little snail. Great layout design too!

  7. Brilliant card, love the image and the paper piecing. Thanks for playing along at Paper Creator, Colette xx

  8. What a fun card ! The snail is so cute :)

    Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place for our challenge x

  9. very nice,thank you for joining us at Glitter n sparkle challenge blog good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    AJ dtm


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