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I am thrilled to be picked as a guest chef at the Catered Crop “Follow the Recipe” link party. That means I get to be a guest chef for the new challenge. Playing with the Catered Crop "Follow-the-Recipe" linking party is easy. Here's how it works: (Copied from the Catered Crop blog)

  1. Use any of the ingredients (themes, colors, techniques, shapes, etc.) in either of my two projects shown on the Catered Crop blog. You don't have to use all the ingredients or the same brands. Just pick a few ingredients and then add your own spices to cook up something uniquely yours.
  2. Add your project using the InLinz (froggy) button and join the party.
  3. Be sure to list your recipe or tell us what ingredient you used from the sample recipe.
  4. Don't forget to link back to this post or include the "I Followed the Recipe" button on your blog.
  5. Here's your FTR18 recipe. With the combined ingredients, it's almost an anything goes challenge, so have fun!
  • Colors – primary colors like red, yellow, blue (and green), and a little brown for dirt
  • Stamps and Stickers – anything that grows from a seed, gardening, back to school, worms!
  • Patterns – circles, checked/gingham, notebook paper
  • Color Mediums – stamping ink, markers (ProMarker, Copics)
  • Embellishments – buttons, ribbon, thread/twine
  • Tools – border punch, die cut shapes, embossing plates
  • Techniques – make a bookmark, mat your panels, tie ribbons through your buttons, machine sewing
  • Theme – garden, back to school

For my project, I used these elements from the recipe:

  • Colors – yellow, blue (and green), and a little brown
  • Stamps and Stickers – anything that grows from a seed
  • Patterns – checked/gingham
  • Color Mediums –markers
  • Embellishments – buttons, thread/twine
  • Techniques – mat your panels, machine sewing
  • Theme – garden

See, it is easy and fun! I hope you will join in, follow the recipe, and link up your creation on the Catered Crop blog.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Sunflowers by Just Inklined
  • Inks: None
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Close To My Heart Splendor DP pack
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: 1.5” Jute Natural Ribbon, The Twinery bakers twine, misc buttons, Close to my Heart Stardust Glitz



Doreen said…
What a stunning card Cheryl,a gorgeous
Karen B. said…
The touch of burlap is fabulous on your card!
Julia Sáddi said…
Hi Cheryl, please to meet you! I love sunflowers and this card of yours looks so lively! Great painting!
xox Julia Sáddi - Brazil
Karin said…
Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers on cards! Love this and that burlap adds great texture:) I have to try that spotted background technique one day too...
Theresa said…
Great the sunflowers. How do you manage to enter so many challenges?
kurlygirl said…
Cheryl this is gorgeous! The overall design is great and your coloring is outstanding. Love the burlap and baker's twine too!
Davi said…
Cheryl I love this beautiful card! Lovely sunflowers and burlap so so perfect with them!
1CardCreator said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl! Perfect dp for this layout.
Helen Dooley said…
Stunning! Thanks for playing along on ForFun.
sarahw said…
So pretty! I love the button and bakers twine. :)
Anonymous said…
I love this card: the image and colors, the buttons, simply everything!
This is gorgeous!!! I really like it.
Thank you for joining the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge
Beautiful card! I love all the texture.
Jennifer Scull said…
this is so pretty! love that gorgeous sunflower! I played along in this fun challenge for the first time and will most certainly be joining again. :)
Riet said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
sallysbitz said…
Totally gorgeous. Image is perfectly coloured & love the layout.

Thanks for joining us this week @ For Fun Challenges & Delightful Challenges. Good Luck x

hugs sally x
Jenn Borjeson said…
This is so very pretty - I just adore sunflowers. Thanks for joining our challenge at Just Some Lines! :)
Dolly Daydreams said…
Great card , love the flowers and the fabulous colours and textures on this, just perfect.

Hazel said…
Beautiful flowers and beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Remember to enter each week during August for the chance of winning and being published. Hazel x
Sandi said…
Cheryl - I love how you colored the Sunflower image, and the burlap is the perfect touch for this card!
Thanks for playing in our 'STITCHING' Challenge #27! Any Digital OR Stamped image is required to be eligible to win!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!
craftattack said…
Beautiful card, very stylish, sunflowers are one of my big faves. Thanks for joining in with us at the *Cheerful Stamp Pad*. Valerie
Annette said…
love your card... great job.
Amberbop said…
Girl, you sure can bake! Love the texture and as always, the way you rock a marker.
Chrissy said…
Fabulous card Cheryl, love the dots around the image for shading...beautiful sunflowers and love all the different elements.

Hazel said…
Gorgeous sunflowers - just right for Use it Tuesday Indian Summer (Hazel, Guest Designer) x
Elke said…
Wow what a stunning card. I just love it. Thanks for joining us over at CCC. Best of luck

Elke XX
Ohhhh, going to try and play with this challenge!!!

Those sunflowers are gorgeous! Love your dotted background too!!! Neat twine as well!!!

Fabulouso again!!!!!!!!
Anita said…
Beautiful card Cheryl. Your flower is gorgeous and that jute is perfect with this image.
I love the little dots all around it really makes the image pop
Debs said…
Brilliant, gorgeous colors and layout, I love it!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time
Marlene said…
Wowza, that turned out gorgeous!
wow this one is a real beauty!
thanks for playing with us at Speedy the Cat's challenge (-:
runzalot81 said…
Really gorgeous, Cheryl!
Rosemary said…
I love what the chef has cooked up! This is beautiful- from those lovely sunflowers to the papers you've chosen to set them off to even the smallest details, such as the coordinating twine and button - PERFECT!

So lovely and it doesn't need a sentiment, which makes it perfect also for the Opus Gluei challenge! Thank you for sharing such a creative card with us for this theme, hope you keep returning for more with us at Opus Gluei!
Shelly Schmidt said…
Beautiful card- I love that you always stitch on your cards!
Karen W said…
Very cool card, thanks for joining the fun at Creative Belli
Pat (mspfd) said…
Wow! This is gorgeous. I love sunflowers!
Purple Crazy said…
Fab card, I love sunflowers so happy looking, Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Audrey Pettit said…
Fabulous! Fabulous! Love every inch of this. Such a beautiful, natural, and elegant card, Cheryl!
NancyD said…
Beautiful! I love sunflowers. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Pattie G said…
WOW, this is so beautiful! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥
Martha said…
such a beautiful card ;)
Martha said…
such a beautiful card ;)thank you for joining us at Clear It Out
Tracey said…
This is wonderful Cheryl, I love the natural look & your colouring is amazing :)
Brodders said…
A great card, love the design and fab colouring, thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck - Jane x
Janeen said…
Cheryl, you made homespun look so beautiful. Thanks for playing along in the challenge with speedy the cat.
What a great card! And a great take on this week's challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!
KER said…
gorgeous crap/craft room is done in the burlap(?) and the button with the twine too
I adore sunflowers and this is one of the best creations ever. I love how you highlighted the image-that looks amazing. This is super terrific. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends challenge. It is a pleasure to visit and see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

Bear Hugs,
Ann Whitfield said…
This is stunning Cheryl, - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x
Congrats on your "guest" position. You certainly deserve it and what a card you created to show them just how fabulous you are! Love those gorgeous flowers and all the green. Well done in true Gorka style!
I love this image :) Your card is amazing. Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday....

Gini said…
A great layout and wonderful colouring!
Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei.
Stempeltiger said…
Your card is absolutely gorgeous Cheryl!
The sunflowers look fantastic and you have perfectly complemented the papers and colours.
Wishing you a great weekend.
Hugs, Swantje
Hi there, Cheryl! Another STUNNING card from you... you inspire me to want to get to my craft table more often. The sunflowers are beautiful. They always make me smile. Love the darling button treatment. Thank you for joining us over at Use It Tuesday. xx Jane (whoopsie daisy)
Made by Mandy said…
Love you fab card, it looks so textured.

Many thanks for joining in with our Use A Digi challenge over at OSAAT

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)
Jana said…
Fabulous summer card. Love that image. Your coloring is great. Thank you so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.
The Crafty Den said…
Hi Cheryl, what a gorgeous card. I love the beautiful image and your stitching looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x
Shelly said…
Great card, lovely colours and fab stitching! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly :)
Ika said…
Sooo gorgeous Cheryl! love the sunflower and the card is just perfectly done! thank you for playing with us at AI Factory. Hugs, Ika DT
Joan Ervin said…
What a beautiful card...your coloring is wonderful and I love how you used the jute!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli challenge!!!
Vicki Romaine said…
What a lovely card. I really like all the elements. Thanks for joining "Petals" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.
Nancy said…
A lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Use it Tuesday!
I love love love those sunflowers... and how you've colored them!

Thank you for particpating in the Craft Us Crazy Anything Goes challenge!
Trinh said…
Your coloring is gorgeous & the burlap is the perfect accent! Thanks for playing in a MD challenge!
Micki said…
Hey girl! Gorgeous card.... love sunflowers which we generally have plenty of here in Kansas, but not this year.

Congratulations at being Top 3 at Gingerloft :-).

Annette Bowes said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, take careX:)

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