Friday, August 26, 2016

Fussy and Fancy - Let's Fly Away

YAY!  It's Friday!
Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog!
It's always so good to have you visit!

Today I have a card creation for my DT spot at the Fussy and Fancy Blog.  
The talented Eileen is our hostess today and her theme of choice is:

Let's Fly Away (Thing's with Wings/Holiday Destinations )
AND, we are proudly  
sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs

 Even though hubby & I 'flew away' to the beautiful west coast & Alaska this summer, I think I need to start 'bugging' him about maybe 'flying away' to the warm beaches come the first of the year when the snow if flying here in Ohio and the temperatures are bitter cold.  Hence the direction my mind took for today's card.

I created the background panel by simply sponging Tim Holtz 'broken china' on the top of a white card stock panel and Tim Holtz 'tea dye' on the bottom.  My images come from a Crafty Secrets (sorry out of business) Creative Scraps sheet and my sea birds are Impression Obsession #DIE078.  

There's a STORY behind the feathers charm . . .
Each month we make donations to various organizations and don't ask me why, but in return we receive all sorts of things in the mail.  From note pads, to calculators, ... nickels & dimes to necklaces & dream catchers.  This feather charm was on one of those mentioned necklaces.  I knew I'd never wear it so I decided to use the feathers on today's card.  I wish they'd just accept and put the money to good use and stop sending 'stuff' back to us in return ... kind of defeats the purpose of our donation!!!  LOL   A simple thank you is more than enough.  

Anyways ...

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
And of course for more inspiration, be sure to pop over to the blog
to see all the amazing inspiration the design team has to share!

Challenges to share in:
Simply Create Too Challenge - Use Feathers
Craft Rocket Challenge - Things with Wings
Scrapy Land Challenge #48 - Use an image + SL die
Craft-Dee Bowz August Challenge - ATG w/handmade bow

 Hope to see you there!
Until next time and as always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Teal Blue cs
Images:  Crafty Secrets
Ink:  Tim Holtz 'broken china' and 'tea dye' distress inks
Accessories:  Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker, Ribbon (Michaels), feathers charm, 3M dimensional tape, Fine Tip black marker for Faux Stitching,  large sponge daubers


Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, all I ever get is notepads and address labels, but those are very useful. Hey, the feathers look pretty on your card. Probably dropped by one of those seagulls. Love those seagull dies, by the way. They're on my wish list. Your card makes me feel warm all over. Love it! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you to get that beachy vacation.

Donna Phelan said...

Oh love this and your idea of jetting away....we enjoy Aruba! Beautiful background and I adore your vintage style postcard papers! Pretty! Yeah, why do charities do that? I used to be in charge of the United Way donations at work and they always came in with pens and mugs and t-shirts...why?!?!?! It's maddening!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Wow! Gorgeous card. Everything works so perfectly together. Great use of the feather necklace.

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

Rene Stansell said...

Hi Darline, your card is great, about charities that send you something back for your donation, it makes you wonder where the money really goes. A bit sus all round. Anyway I love your card and that image is great.
Rene from OZ x

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

WOW... this is gorgeous!! I love the postcard and the beautiful image.... and that ribbon is so pretty!

Conniecrafter said...

Love your background to go with these images and the seagulls are a perfect thing to top it off. Great use of the items you are getting back!

Samra Leshinski said...

Thank you for joining Scrapy Land challenge!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Stampsnob. said...

Fabulous vintage TFS Craft Rocket Ch .Lis

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Great card, makes me want to be somewhere warm right now! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

Barbara Bruder said...

Darlene, what a great card. And your image and the background are perfect for that warm get-away you are wishing for. Love those feathers, too. (Your bow looks great.) Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara