Monday, March 18, 2013

Think Spring

Spring is only two days away...
I can hardly believe it, though they tell us it will be cold here until the end of March..
but that's okay, last year we had some crazy 80's days in March
and though we loved them, our flowers, shrubs and fruit trees didn't fare so well
they all budded out, then we had a "hard"freeze, damaging most of the buds...
I hardly had any blooming lilacs...the fruit crops were ruined..
so I'll take the weather as it should be for the next few weeks
(am I really saying that?)
 
 
So, onto my card.....
My "Spring" card is all black and white...
that is exactly what it looks like outside right now...all black and white...
This is a large card 5" x 5"...I made it on textured black SU card stock
making it a rather heavy card...
It is for two challenges
the first being over at Joan's Gardens
to make a black and white card
use an embossing folder
use pearls, lace and a flower
use a product sold at Joan's Gardens
this has lots of detail that probably the pic doesn't show....
the birdcage is embossed
the upper right corner is turned back, showing the inside of the card a bit
 
 
One of my newest purchases from Joan's Gardens is the Cheery Lynn Cuties Fringe 4
I LOVE how fast these are to make, how cute they turn out...
the paper used for the flowers and the bird is My Minds Eye Meadow Lark
looks like different paper doesn't it??
I also used once again, my first purchased ever die from Cheery Lynn
the French Pastry Doily
other products used are Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish
Tim Holtz Alterations Caged Bird
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Kaiser Kraft Black Pearls
most of the products I have used can be purchased from Joan's Gardens
I am also entering this in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs to "Think Spring"

15 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful card Diane. I love those fringer flowers. I need to get that die.
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.
Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Charlene said...

What a beautiful card!!!

Lisa said...

This is elegant and gorgeous!! I love the design and those amazing flowers!! The embossing and touch of lace are fabulous!! What a beautiful card!! Happy Monday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOWZA girlfriend! This is GORGEOUS! LOVE those little flowers ... okay so there's ANOTHER die I need, LOL ... LOVE the design too with the lacy doily in behind the bird cage! YOU are one clever lady! Great Job!!
HUGS from Cold, Rainy, Dreary OHIO!!

Nancy Hill said...

Very beautiful card. I love the French Doily die and how you used it. Love the flowers. Well done.

Joann said...

Gorgeous card Diane! Love your layout and all of your attention to the details. Having a peek at your card made my Monday much better : ) Great job! Hugs xx

ChristineCreations said...

Very cool design with the b & w! What great fingy flowers too! We are a long ways from spring too...we had 12 inches of snow this last week again. :(

kathyinozarks said...

oh I love your new card. our weather was like that last year too and then we had a very hot summer with no rain. we are expecting cold and snow this week-

Dianne said...

Hello Diane, its the same color here :). B&W my favorite,I love the bird, bird cage and the flowers, its all good, thanks for sharing and have a great day..

Donna Przybylowski said...

Great card, just love those flowers, they came out great!!! Wonderful job.
hugs
Donna

Ginny Bell said...

Love this card! The birdcage is so cute, and what a sweet little bird. So much attention to detail--and so, so pretty. You did a great job on Joan's challenge.

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely card this is ... Those flowers look fabulous! The black and white really make them stunning ... and I know what you mean about the weather ... I'm getting fed up now ... it's been a long long winter ...

Selma said...

This is beautiful. Love the way you created the flowers and the bird. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Pssequimages said...

Could anything be more imaginative or creative? I don't think so! What a great card, and what fun that doily is behind the birdcage. You put together some great ideas there--thank you for the inspiration!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Very elegant black and white card. Your Cutie flowers are gorgeous. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.