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


Astrid said...

Beautiful card Fliss, realy spring.
Hugs Astrid

Caroline said...

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

Ann Whitfield said...

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

inkypinkycraft said...

A great card, fab flowers too trace x

craftattack said...

Beautiful card! Love the colours. Hugs, Valerie

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

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

Hope to see you again soon

Ang x

* Shaz * said...

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

Sally H said...

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

Basslady said...

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

Terry said...

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!

Ephemera said...

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

Meggymay said...

Beautiful Spring colours, its a gorgeous card.

Anonymous said...

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

Paper Profusion said...

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

Lady Anne said...

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

Silvia(Barnie) said...

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

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous, LOve the flowers!

Carol said...

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

Claire said...

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

butterfly said...

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

Shirl said...

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

Hugs Shirley x x