Friday, 11 November 2011

Fussy and Fancy....Be Thankful...feature a sentiment

Hi Susan here....

We are half way through our challenge over at Fussy and Fancy, the on-going challenge is 
'Be Thankful - Feature a Sentiment'.
I love this type of challenge, my favourite kind of card is one that features a beautiful sentiment on the front.
For the full details of the challenge, our sponsor, and to get some further inspiration from the rest of the design team call across to the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog.

Now onto my card....

My favourite two colours are brown and pink and this card incorporates both of those colours.
My backing papers are from my stash, I cannot remember where they had come from originally just that I liked them together. I have distressed all the edges with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink.
My cute little butterflies have been made using a punch, then colouring them with inks and adding stickles and pearls.
The ribbon and pearls as usual are from our local market.

The doily is made using an embossing die then adding ink to the raised areas.
The frame and sentiment has been designed by Ann Vento and is available from Raindrop Echo Designs. I printed this out on kraft card then inked the edges with distressing ink.

This is a close up of my flowers, I have used some feathers and real leaves that I pressed from my garden. The large flower in the centre I made using a die some inks and pearls, the rest of the flowers are from Hobby Craft.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look and for all your wonderful comments.
Love and hugs

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  1. Beautiful card the flowers and lovely colour combo..all the details..just gorgeous..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. What a gorgeous gorgeous card Susan ! I love the beautiful sentiment and the embellies are stunning - as always ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  3. Girls, that needs to be framed!!!!! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our "Give Thanks" challenge.

  4. Oh my goodness! This is so pretty! Love your card!! Thanks for joining us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug!

    :) Becky

  5. WOW ... just GORGEOUS! LOVE all the flowers and the sentiment is perfect!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood 'Give Thanks' challenge and please come back again soon!

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  6. This is great! Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  7. I love the colour scheme of this card, so beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Card Makin' Mamas!

  8. All I can say is WOW! I would love to get a card like that in the mail! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  9. Such a beautiful card! So glad that you were able to share it with us this week at Catch the Bug and Aud Sentiments! We hope you will join us again soon! :)

    Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps and Aud Sentiments DT

  10. Wow Susan this is one very beautiful creation, I have always loved the sentiment as the focal point, those flowers, papers and design look stunning.
    Lorraine x

  11. YIPPEE! You're a WINNER at The Sisterhood ... pop on over and grab your badge!

  12. a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in at our challenge at AUD Sentiments! Gemma :)


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