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Your Creative Connection 102: Fresh From the Garden

600 pixelsWelcome to our second Your Creative Connection global Stampin' Up! showcase. For YCC102, our theme is Fresh From The Garden (can you tell I picked the theme this time?).

A little background to this week's theme and stamp set choice. I love everything about gardens, but my absolutely favourite things is growing things I can eat, or pick for fresh flowers in the house, A couple of years ago at a garden show I picked up a couple of Dahlia bulbs to throw in my garden and growing them has made me so happy! They say everything old is new again, and I definitely think that is the case with Dahlia's. Here's a few I have grown in my garden. They are very easy to grow and bring me lots of joy in the summer months.


I have chosen the Positive Thoughts stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! January to June mini catalogue. I love the Dahlia image, but there is also some great additional imagery in the stamps, and the coordinating Natures Thoughts dies (only available until March 30th) have some additional pieces for layering, borders and texture.

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Natures Thoughts Dies. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

One of the things you will notice about Dahlia's is there is often variation in colour in the petals. To achieve that in my flowers, I inked up the stamp in Grapefruit Grove for one of the flowers and So Saffron for the second Flower. I then used a sponge dauber to sponge a little Rococo Rose onto the flower edges. To add some framing for my floral layering, I stamped some of the ferns in Crumb Cake ink (stamped off once) onto the base Crumb Cake card. My main fern is in Old Olive, greeting in Rococo Rose and that lovely lace like border is die cut from the Natures Thoughts dies in Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

Stampin Up Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Natures Thoughts Dies. Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope my creation today has inspired you some way, whether that be in the garden or in the craft room! Both bring me happiness and peace :)

I'm excited to travel around the world, and see what my YCC global friends have created this week for us.Next up is the lovely Dawn Olchefske in Minnesota USA. Enjoy your flight!



If you get lost at any stage of the tour, here's a full list of participants:

Claire Daly, Australia (you are here)

Dawn Olchefske, USA

Barbara Meyer, Austria

Kristine McNickle, New Zealand

Jenn Tinline, Canada

Jennifer Pauli, Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong, Netherlands

Michelle Last, UK


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My aunt lives near a dahlia farm and I was fortunate enough to be at her house when they were in bloom—acres and acres of all different sized and colored dahlias! It was a little slice of heaven on earth! Love your card! I will think of dahlia gardens when I use that set now!

Love your dahlias in real life and your paper version too. Very pretty!

I love your card Claire, and the Dahlia's are pretty to ..
Your's are so big, never seen that before.

I love this stamp set and your card is just perfect!

What a pretty card you shared Claire x

Your card is gorgeous. You could make it for Mother’s Day.

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