Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring Has Sprung!

Hello friends ... Happy Tuesday!
It's once again my turn to share inspiration over on the DIES R US Inspiration Blog and here's the design team card I'd like to share.
The calendar says that it's officially SPRING,
 so that's my theme for today!

Here are the dies I've used on today's card 
which are available at the Dies R Us store.
Remember, if by chance it's Out of Stock, just click on the 
"Put Me On The Waiting List" button and you'll be notified when it's available.

I just LOVE birds, hummingbirds (and squirrels, lol) so I truly enjoyed making today's card.  My background paper from a Prima 'Fairy Belle Collection' pad and my sentiment was a stamp that is so old, I couldn't even read the mfg. name on it any longer.  
There are so many BEAUTIFUL butterfly dies available in the store (and you'll be seeing a lot of them in the near future), but I had these little MS butterflies laying on my worktable and since I've recently been on a mission to use up scraps, I couldn't help but add them to my card.
Look at the detail on this hummingbird die from Frantic Stamper ... isn't he gorgeous!
I merely die cut him out of garden green card stock then rubbed on a little turquoise blue Gelato to give him a more realistic color appeal.
I just had to share another closeup so you could see the detail on the birdhouse, corner ivy flourish and flowers.  Aren't they just fabulous!  I could have done more accenting on the gold finch but truth be told he was a list minute addition and I just simply didn't think about it  ran out of time. LOL

You will LOVE the Cheery Lynn Designs flower strips that are available in the store.
SO versatile ... for instance, on this Sweet William strip, there are several layers (that all cut at one time) to build the Sweet William flower, but here I've simply used the smaller layers to create my tiny vine flowers.

Well, that's it for me today!  I could just go on and on about these fabulous dies but will not drive you crazy with my finger babbling any longer.  Please be sure to pop over to the store ... your ONE STOP SHOPPING STORE FOR DIES, to find the dies you'll love to create with!

A few challenges to share in:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Nature
Fitztown Challenge - Dies and/or Punches
Lexi's Creations - Use your punches and dies
My Craft Spot - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Ready for Spring

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you liked what I've created!


glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Wow, you've done it again! Just a lovely piece!

Ema M said...

What pretty and intricate dies you've used. I think I'd like to have me some of those. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
FCB DT Coordinator

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is stunning!! The lattice cuts are absolutely beautiful and you've created such a lovely little scene on your card!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Aren't you clever - love what you did with the hummingbird! Thanks for helping me out with my question about adhesives and die cuts!! Scooped some up today - last one on the shelf : ) Hope your craft fair went well for you over the weekend : )
Have A Great Day!

Kaija said...

What a lovely spring card!
Thank you for participating Fitztown Challenge
I hope you come again
Hugs Kaija DT-member

Diane said...

Bring on Spring...such a pretty card with all the fabulous dies....colorful and pretty..reminds me of my own garden (will I ever get to see it again??)!!!! Another beauty , my friend!!

Judy McKay said...

Great card - lots of details. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! The bird house is awesome and LOVE the gorgeous vine/flowers! Incredible design!
Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
Sherrie K

Sande said...

Love your card!
Thanks for joining us at Fitztown!
Hugs, Sande xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card and die cuts, love your design! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

~ Jo ~ said...

Such a beautiful and colorful card! Definitely looks like spring!
♥ 3 Twenty Crafts ♥
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Crafty Humphreys said...

Beautiful card. Love those die cuts. Thanks for joining in with the Artistic Inspirations Challenge. Suz xx

mae said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Stamp and Create monthly Challenge. Join us again soon.