Friday, February 17, 2017

Spring Bird

Fussy and Fancy 
is back with our second challenge for the year
after our long holiday break
and let me tell you it feels 'good'
to be back and getting my 'fussy and fancy' mojo!

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge

Our theme for the next 2 weeks is 'ribbons and lace'.

One of my paper crafting New Year's resolutions was to use  (or try)
as many of my paper scraps (snippets) and pre-cut, pre-stamped things I could.
so, my entire card with the exception of the ribbon and pearls of course,
came from my scrap bags.

The background embossed piece is one I had embossed and never used,
I added a white frame, as that die is one that when you cut it you get
about 5 different size frames,leaving me plenty more to use.  
I stuck a tiny snippet of lace
just inside the bottom of the frame...can you see

Next I added a birdhouse and tulips, both rejected from a previous project.
The bird is a die cut that while a group of 'us' girlies were at at a
friends house and she had this die and cut each of us one,
I have since bought the die myself from Cottage Cutz.
To finish I simply added pearls and ribbon (bow) from my monthly ribbon club at RRR.

We would love to see your lace/ribbon cards at our 
Fussy and Fancy challenge
and don't forget to pop on over and see what my teamies
have to inspire YOU,
and remember, the FAF girls are 'fussy and fancy'
but you don't have to be!

Entering the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge .... 'Y' for YOU Choose
Really Reasonable Ribbon .... Celebrating with 'spring'
Pixie's Snippets Playground ...Snippets


Ros Crawford said...

Well it's fussy and fancy and beautiful! You and I must have the biggest scrap bags hehehe! Have a great day!

Beth Brovold said...

Oh I LOVE this beautiful glimpse of Spring Diane...sure hoping that ours is on it's way!! I too have been trying to use up the mountain of scraps that I! Wishing you a most wonderful weekend Diane!
Take care,

Unknown said...

There's just something about birds and birdhouses on cards, they are always such lovely creations! The dies are so pretty! Love this design! Happy Spring (probably too premature here on the East Coast)

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Diane
Gr Karin

Darlene said...

This is FABULOUS Diane! LOVE how the green POPS on the all white background and awesome use of those snippets! Beautiful card ... perfect for the warmer temperature on the way this weekend!!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the dies you used and the layering!! The green birdhouse is so beautiful!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Leslie Miller said...

That's one of the prettiest bird dies I've EVER seen! LOVE it! I do see the lace peeking, and I adore the spring green with white. I like always having those frames handy. I've got rectangles, ovals, and squares. Keep them all in separate baggies. Kinda tangled up, but I reach for them a lot. You pulled all these parts together so beautifully, Diane!

Jules said...

Hi Diane love the freshness of your card with the colour combo.sweet Die cut and Faboulas bow. Looks good
Have a good week
Best wishes
Jules xx

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

So pretty! I love the layers and textures.

Barb said...

This really is a very beautiful card. What a lovely bow. Barbxx

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello, Diane! I hope you're having a great week. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing card in our Celebrations Challenge. It's always so nice to have you play along with us.
Karen L
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Di said...

Gorgeous WOW card Diane - the pops of green are fabulous too! I love how you used all snippets, that's the spirit! Wonderful design and perfectly made too.


Di xx

Basslady said...

a magnificent card!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany
silvi xoxo

mamapez5 said...

I can see why you bought the little bird die for yourself. It is lovely. A really pretty card with lots of layers and embellishments but it still looks 'clean' which I like. Kate P. x

Darnell said...

Your snippets card is fussy and fancy and way out of my league, Diane, but I love it! You do amazing things with layers and texture!! Hugs, Darnell