Friday, September 4, 2015

School Days At Fussy and Fancy

It's time for another new challenge at
Our lovely hostess is Tammy
with the fun theme "School Days".

Our lovely sponsors are Sweet Lilac Flowers and Fresh Brewed Designs.
I encourage you to check out their sites and enter our challenge
as you might be a winner of one of their wonderful prizes!!

For my card I used an adorable cut file from The Cutting Cafe called 
I knew right away I wanted to make a "shabby chic apple" card
as soon as I saw the challenge theme.

We all know teachers are sure to
receive their fair amount of apples each year...
want them or not...LOL!!

This card was SOOOOO easy to construct.....
I cut a white card stock base,
then cut a second apple (included in the cut file) from red card stock.

I did a little stitching on the apple,
and a little "faux" stitching on the apple leaf....
added a doily cut from Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily,
(I cut it in half)....
used a few "snippets" to cut my stem, leaves, ant and sentiment!

I added a couple of Roses and a ribbon bow.

Now pop on over to the Fussy and Fancy blog
and see what the other Design Team members have to inspire you with!

Entering the following challenges:
City Crafter .... In A Jam
Aud Sentiments #139 .... Fall
Pixie's Snippets Playground .... #192
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Craft-Dee Bowz .... ATG With a Bow
Creative Corner  ... Back To School
House of Cards .... Stitch It Up
Bunny Zoe's Crafts  .... Shaped Cards


Leslie Miller said...

Where DO you get these ideas? That's the prettiest apple EVER! Love the doily collar and absolutely every little detail. Wow!

Ros Crawford said...

Seriously this is fabulous!!! Please come work with me at Thursday club! I'm off to a funeral for one of our members... sadly we lost 2 this summer ... Have a good day Diane

Elaine Stark said...

I love what you have done to this apple. Perfect for teachers and so pretty too. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments. Elaine

Beth Brovold said...

A perfect apple Diane...beautifully done!! Have a great weekend Diane!!
Take care,

Tammy said...

This apple is so cute Diane! I love the stitching and that gorgeous bow, perfect apple for a teacher!
Hugs, Tammy

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful design .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Darlene said...

This creation is just SO FABULOUS! Great job of decorating this apple card! Love the 'stitching', the doily, pretty ribbon and especially the ant!! SO creative! Well done Diane!!

Lisa said...

I absolutely love your shabby apple!! What a gorgeous card!! The stitching is fabulous and I love all of the amazing details you added!! This is stunning my friend!! Love, love it!! Have a great weekend :)

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Tone K. said...

This is so cute ! :)
I just love your details....your little maggot and your tag.....sooo cute :)
Wish you a happy weekend :)

Veerle said...

This is such a fun card, love that apple shape. Thank you so much for joining our challenge. Please do come back on september 18th to see who the winner is and to join in our new challenge.
Greetings, Veerle DT member CreativeCornerChallenges

Regina Easter said...

i am over the moon as to what you did with this SIMPLE rock my friend

Natalie said...

This is so fun, love your shaped card!! Delightful! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week, hope you'll join us next week for our 200th challenge!!

Di said...

Gosh Diane - this is really amazing! What a stunning apple you came up with, every little detail is so perfect - I love this!


Di xx

sue t. said...

What a fun and stitched up apple and card to boot!! Love it! thanks for joiningus at The House of Cards this month!

Sarn said...

What a great idea.
Congratulations on being showcased in the Snippets Playground.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb said...

What a great fun card this is. I really like the addition of the doiley and the stitching too. Super card. Barbxx

Mynn xx said...

I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with this gorgeous card! SO shabby and pretty--and a FABULOUS shape! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Stella said...

You sure know how to nail a theme :) This is a jaw dropper and it looks great! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

Donna Maligno said...

This Apple is totally adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your art on the Craft Dee BowZ challenge this month .

Michele K. Henderson said...

Wow! I just LOVE this card! There are so many wonderful little details on it that really make it special! Thanks for playing along with us over at House of Cards!
Take Care!

Karen Petitt said...

What is not to love?! The apple shape card is gorgeous and I love all the little extra touches you added to it too. Thank you so much for entering our September Stitching Challenge. I hope we see you again for the October challenge Karen P (DT House of Cards)