Friday, 23 March 2012

Fussy and Fancy.....Anything but a square

Hi Susan here....

Over at Fussy and Fancy a new challenge has begun today and the theme is 

Is this a hard one for you, it could have been for me as that is the only shape I seem to use these days.....but my mind started working and I came up with the ideal answer to two upcoming events....
Easter cards and this challenge.

For full details of the challenge at Fussy and Fancy please call across to the challenge blog you can also set your eyes on some amazing inspiration from the design team.

This will be my final challenge as a DT member for Fussy and Fancy, I have decided that to make life fun again with my crafting I need more time, so I have dropped out now from all my DT work to give me more time for a different variety of work I want to do. Don't worry both myself and Emma will still be blogging and making cards etc. but just for the fun of it. Watch this space!!

Now for my card for this challenge.....

I needed another Easter card and what better way to make one when you need a special shape for a challenge. Wow, this shape is one I have not done in years, it's always good I think sometimes to go back and do things you haven't done for a while, as I really enjoyed making this card.
I have used Kraft card for the base and some brown paper that I cut out using scallop scissors, the check paper is from Nitwits as is the pink flowery card behind the topper.
All edges have been inked using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain.
The flowers are from Hobby Craft, the large cream one I made using a daisy die that needed rolling, I found a really old metal brad with a yellow pearl in the center in our stash that I thought looked ideal for what I wanted for the middle of the flower.
The Easter Eggs are stickers, can't tell you where these are from, we have had them for an age in our stash, but they are glittery and I thought they looked great with the colour I was using.

Marvin with Easter Egg.....he is so cute, designed by Marina Neira and available from The Stamping Bazaar Store.
I have used chalks to colour and shade the image.

Thanks for so much for looking and leaving all your fabulous comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx


  1. Wow what a gorgeous image he's so sweet,just love the colour combination.

    Hugs Julie x

  2. Hello Susan. Oh wow, this is so sweet. I just love the shape with the top part off the page. Great idea. Beautifully embellished too.
    Love Sandra xx

  3. This is so cute Susan. Is Marvin about to eat the wrapper as well!

    I remember the first time I gave my Daughter an Easter Egg. I put it on the tray of her high chair and she just looked at it, had no idea what it was and no interest in it either. So I broke a bit off and waved it under her nose, still no reaction, so I slipped a little bit into her mouth. After a moment or two she gave a big beaming smile and dived into the rest of it. Happy Days!

    Have a great weekend

    Lin xx

  4. Susan this is so gorgeous I love it , love his expression
    Hugs Elaine

  5. Hi Susan this is absolutely fabulous I love the shape you have used and I just adore that image a super card.
    Lorraine x

  6. Love your beautiful card!

    hug Anneli


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