Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Spring Crown

Good Morning!
I have my weekly post for Crafty Secrets with a card I just love!
As much as I love Valentines and hearts, pink and red, 
it is time for a change of pace!!

 I decided to go with a pretty Spring card.
I know it is wishful thinking in Michigan in February,
but it makes me happy and have hope to someday see Spring again!

I printed the most gorgeous digital Crafty Secrets paper called 
Wild Rose .  This paper along with another is only 99 cents!!
That paper was the basis for my entire card!
It was so pretty I didn't want to cover it up,
does that ever happen to you??

I also used  the cutest image from 
Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps Birds & Blossoms.
It is such a  beautiful digital set, it was hard to choose.
But, choose I did, that little birdie with the crown said "pick me, pick me"

I added a few "dod-dads" from my stash, 
including my own homemade "wild rose"!
I also added some Stampendous "Frantage" to make a "nest" 
for birdie to perch on.
A crown was added, some greenery, ball trim, bow.....

Make sure to stop by the Crafty Secrets blog
to see all kinds of inspiration there!
I also want to mention there is a terrific sale going on at Crafty Secrets to
clear out all the non-digital products.....check it out!!

Entering the following challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday .... ATG Twist:  Die (I used 3)
Just Inspirational .... Handmade Flowers
Party Time Tuesday (M) .... Anything Goes
ABC .... "D" is For Die Cuts


Ros Crawford said...

Such a beautiful card ... How I wished the garden looked like that now .. It's still cold here and Tabby cat is still here ... BTW he's a boy!! Yup, decided to give himself a good spruce up outside my window and I saw a little more than expected! LOL!

Donna Ellis said...

How lovely to repeat the metal crown from the sweet blue bird! Beautiful flowers and such a lovely frame around your frame! Great idea! hugs, de

Donna Ellis said...

PS - thanks for the suggestion to visit the 2 people above our names - I love that! xo

Darlene said...

This is such a wonderful UPLIFTING creation Diane! You are so good at all those little details! I know it's snowing & blowing there in Michigan as it is here in Ohio ... but our cards can at least give us the illusion of pretty spring flowers are close by! LOL
Stay warm!

Lisa said...

Oh my WOW, this is amazing, Diane!! I love the beautiful papers!! The image is so pretty...I love how you added a crown like his!! The bow and pom pom trim are perfect touches!! This is stunning my friend!! So much prettier to look at than the view of snow out my window!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Dreaming of Vintage said...

This is such a gorgeous card!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my!! Gorgeous! You just happened to have a crown, too. How perfect! This is all just so beautiful, from the paper to the die cuts to the main image. It's been very spring-like here and it makes me think about gardening.

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card love the whole design and your diecuts. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow Beautiful card Love your handmade flowers. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational challenges this week.
Linda K. DT

Sharnee Torrents said...

Dear lovely lady!
WOW oh WOW this is certainly calling SPRING!! I love the colours, sooo pretty and the crown on the bird followed by the larger embellishment!! LOVE!! I also really like your use of "do dads!" COOL!!
Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
SMiles SHarnee :)

Nikki Stalker said...

Beautiful card. That paper is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.


Kim Butterworth said...

Totally awesome bow and card. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.