Friday, 29 April 2011

Fussy and Fancy - Springtime Colours.....

Hi Susan here....

Over at Fussy and Fancy we are half way through our current challenge and it is the chance for Group B of the design team to give you some inspiration for joining our challenge where the theme is Spring Time, this can be in the papers you use or the image or both!
For full details and to see Group A and B's inspirational creations call HERE.

Now for my card....

As I wanted to make my card using delicate spring time colours I chose pastels in green, pink, blue and white. My backing papers are freebies from Digital Freebies. This is one generous site, the papers they give away are fabulous....I love this set the leaf backing paper is joined by plain coloured papers and a dotty one, and then they give you the leaves so that you can cut them out and use them with the papers....beautiful! My ribbon and pearls as usual are from our local market. My blue flowers are from Hobby Craft, the pink one I made myself! I used handmade paper I cut the shapes out using a punch, then I wet and shaped the paper. Hope you liked the effect....I loved it!!

My image is a Sarah Kay stamp....Love this little stamp I used chalks to colour the image, no promarkers in sight! I was really pleased with the effect. I mat and layered onto several pieces of backing paper...all together I used 7 layers on this kind of helped because I entering it into a challenge that needed more than 5 layers.

The sentiment and die shape is from Tickled Pink Stamps.

Challenges entering -
CES Challenge - Spring colours and/or image
Stamptacular Sunday - Pile it on at least 5 layers
Karber Weekly Challenge - Something cute
Pear Tree Design - Colourful

Thank you so much for looking at my design and for all your wonderful comments
Love Susan


  1. Beautiful Susan...the image is so gorgeous and I love the colours, and all the details. Really pretty.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Susan, this is GORGEous!! Your colouring with chalks is amazing! I would love to see more of that!! Those flowers are just yummy and I love the glittery swirls in the corners!!

    Thanks for sharing, xo Lou.

  3. Oh Susan your card is so beautiful ! The pink flower is simply gorgeous ! I love it ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  4. Such a beautiful card.. very lovely work.. Hugs, Linda

  5. How adorable!!! Love the colours you have used! Thanks for playing along this week at Pear Tree Designs with our Bold and Bright Challenge! Good Luck xxx

  6. Such a sweet and pretty card...thanks for joining in the fun at CES this week...good luck in the draw :) Donna x

  7. Fabulous card. Love SK, haven't used them for ages. Love that flower you made, must have a try. Marianne x

  8. Love your gorgeous, adorable card Susan.

  9. O Susan this is just so pretty and girly. Love it!! thanks so much for joining in with us at Stamptacular Sunday for our pile it on challenge. Sorry I'm running late with comments.
    Hugs Leonie

  10. Oh Mam, this is my new favourite card made by you! The colours are so gorgeous and that flower is amazing. YOU'RE TOO TALENTED!!! Fantastic card Mam, well done xxx


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