Friday, February 20, 2015

Feels Like Spring

Are you ready for some "Springtime"??
I sure am!!
However we still have lots of snow and extremely cold temps!
Good thing I can stay nice and cozy in my creative room
and at least create some Spring things!!

 It's new challenge week over at Fussy and Fancy!!
Beth is our hostess and she has created this fun Tic Tac Toe chart 
for us to use for inspiration! 
Our sponsor for this challenge is  Live and Love Crafts!

I used charm~die~lace from the board.
For my creation I used the most gorgeous Graphic 45 paper
Time To Flourish as my starting point.
I think this has to be my most favorite paper of theirs yet!
Actually I am ordering another pad from HERE,
as I find myself hoarding it. 
That way I can use one and hoard the other...LOL!!

I fussy cut the bird and the flower, 
then popped them up, adding a bit of dimension.
I cut a few different leafy flourishes from DCWV Glitzy Pastel paper.
The bow is made from a gorgeous roll of ribbon I won at a challenge!

The flowers, pearls and ribbons are from Michaels.
The heart charm is actually sterling silver, 
leftover from my jewelry making days.

Head on over to the Fussy and Fancy blog and take a gander at what
my teammates have to inspire you to join in!
These girls make gorgeous, and I mean gorgeous creations, you must see!!!

Entering the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon ... Purple & Green With Ribbon
4 Crafty Chicks .... Things With Wings
Southern Girls .... Winged Things
Crafting By Design .... Pearls~Die Cuts~Ribbon
City Crafter .... Love Metal (heart)


Ros Crawford said...

Uh... Your card is so beautiful is makes me drool ..... I love those colours and the little heart ... Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!!
Glad you liked my decor too ... Thanks so much for your lovely words! Have a beautiful day and stay warm!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful,beautiful card.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, my goodness, Diane! What a gem of a card! Perfectly composed, and that bow treatment is a show stopper! You are just so darn talented! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon, my friend!

Beth Brovold said...

Simply gorgeous Diane!!! That paper and colours do shout Spring!! That bow is spectacular...well the whole card is actually!!!! Enjoy your weekend Diane!!
Take care,

Samra said...

Very pretty card! Love that little heart charm :) Thank you for joining us this week at CCCB!
Samra DT

Gretchen Wilson said...

Beautiful Diane, love how you captured the design in the paper and went with that and then added your flowers and leaves, love the purple trim at the bottom of the card. Well done my friend.

Cheri the Quilting Nanny said...

Just wanted to say... I used to scrapbook and used this kind of (we called them "bulky") embellishments on my layouts. Now I am making fabric books (you can see them on my blog) and I find I am using the same technique only instead of die cuts, I make my own fabric "die cuts" to applique! But still I use the same method for the lace and trims. Just funny how the same technique can be used for multiple crafts with just the change of a material! I enjoy looking at your me ideas and inspiration for my fabric book pages!

cherry said...

Sooo pretty so glad u joined us at RRR! Cherry

Sid said...

A stunning creation !

Darlene said...

OMG! This has to be my all time favorites card of yours! LOVE the color combo and the design is just FABULOUS!! WOWZA girl ... you're good!!!!! lol

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning!! I love the beautiful papers!! The ribbon and flowers look amazing!! What a gorgeous, gorgeous card!! I love it!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Diane. I love the purple and so pretty with your gorgeous design. hugs, Pat K xx

Leslie Miller said...

This certainly IS some gorgeous paper! Oooooh, love all that beautiful purple and all the dressing up you did with the flowers, ribbon, and die cut sparkly leaves. So beautiful!

Stella said...

Botanical cards are always lovely to see and this is a gem. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is pretty, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Mary Lou said...

Oh Gosh Diane this is AMAZING!!! Love this paper....gonna have to visit the link:) TFS Funny that we somewhat had same color combo for this challenge:) Good minds think alike they say!!
Have a great day!!

Tamie said...

I am so ready for spring. I love the beautiful colors and the bird and nest are simply perfect in your design. Thank you so much for sharing your rockin inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

Tamie DT

Vannessa said...

This is so pretty Diane and I love the purple and green combo!

Love Vannessa x

Teresa said...

I just love your card with all those beautiful flowers and ribbons on the front of those gorgeous papers. It's a wow card for sure. Thank you for sharing it with all of us on the RRR challenge this month.