Sunday, 2 December 2012

Longing For Spring

Hello folks and especially my new followers who I would like to welcome to my little band and say thank you for choosing to join. Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. Mine is a bit busy as the round of December celebrations has started early this year with a neighbours' do yesterday and today we're off to my brother and sister in law for a birthday tea.
We have a new challenge for the fortnight over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges today and our theme this time is To Die For so there's loads of things you could create for this one. I took the opportunity to make my sister in law's birthday card as it's a special birthday but she hasn't let on so I didn't dare make one with age mentioned!

I made my own shaped card blank using a Go Kreate XXL frilly square die, cutting it from an 8x8 white square card blank.
I then cut a white card shape with the next die size down and stamped this with my new Indigo Blu clematis flourish corner stamp using VersaFine Smokey Gray ink (isn't it just gorgeous!). I stamped it a second time on scrap white card and coloured just the flowers and bird with Prisma pencils. A little artistic license came in here as I decided to make the clematis blue because my sister in law likes the colour.
I then added colour to the stamped panel with pencils and Distress inks using Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet. I then inked the edges of the panel with Broken China. I stamped the music score from the Tim Holtz mini holidays 4 set with Victorian Velvet and then stamped the sentiment (Hobby Art CS016D) with the grey ink.
I inked up some scrap white card with the same Distress ink shades and stamped on the music score with the Broken China. I then die cut some flowers with the Nestabilities carnation flowers set and layered these up with a metal embellishment in the centre.
I cut out the flowers and bird stamped earlier and added these to the card with foam tape to finish.

The Fashionettes have made a huge variety of stunning creations for your inspiration so do hop over for a look. Our sponsor is Marina of Cottage Crafts as usual and please do remember you must stamp to be in with a chance of winning as we are a stamping challenge.

Have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Crafty Ann's - Birds And/Or Animals
Lady Ann's Card/Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Shaped Cards


  1. Beautiful card Fliss, realy spring.
    Hugs Astrid

  2. Fliss this is beautiful I love the flowers they are coloured beautifully and the little bird is adorable, Caroline xxx

  3. Stunning card Fliss, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  4. A great card, fab flowers too trace x

  5. Beautiful card! Love the colours. Hugs, Valerie

  6. A beautiful card

    Thankyou for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow for our shaped card challenge

    Hope to see you again soon

    Ang x

  7. A stunning card
    Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our *Shaped Cards * challenge
    Hugs Shaz x

  8. That is gorgeous, Fliss! I love the colours you used, and I hope you got a glimpse of sunshine today x

  9. wow! i love the vivid colours of your fabulous shaped card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  10. Love those perfectly colored flowers! Such a nice pop with the bird and flowers! I am sure your SIL will love her special birthday card! Have a great Sunday!

  11. Hi Fliss, Such a lovely card and loving that gorgeous new stamp, beautiful tonal shading, that blush colour is divine. Have a lovely evening. xx

  12. Beautiful Spring colours, its a gorgeous card.

  13. Fliss this is such a beautiful card so delicate and pretty.
    There is no doubt your SIL will be thrilled when she receives this.

  14. Such gorgeous hue blending of the left Fliss - lovely to see Spring colours. Tis a very pretty card. Nicola x

  15. Stunningly beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  16. Oh, I'm longing for spring, too. Your card is fantastic.

  17. A beautiful card Fliss. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x

  18. Hi Fliss, gorgeous card, I love your new stamp and the blue flowers look stunning. Hope you're having a good weekend
    Claire xx

  19. Lovely card - the music stamp is just lovely, and your flowers are so pretty!
    Alison x

  20. Another elegant creation Fliss, beautiful colours with a soft and floaty feel to it.

    Hugs Shirley x x


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Fliss xx