Friday, March 17, 2017

It's Fussy and Fancy Challenge Time!

Hello Everyone!
It's time once again for a new challenge over at the 
 Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge
This new challenge is hosted by Annie and the theme she has chosen is


I haven't played with these Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies for a long time
and today's theme just called out for me to get inky!

After die cutting my images, I used finger daubers and Tim Holtz inks to color
my flowers, leaves & birds.  The flowers have been 'doubled up' for added
dimension and by doing a little shaping with a stylus, my flowers, leaves
and birds are more lifelike ... not just flat!  LOVE THAT!

I hope you've enjoyed my card today and are inspired to come join in our challenge.  And, for more awesome inspiration be sure to pop over and see what my team mates have created ... OMG, so much talent on this team!!

Challenges to share in:
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #200 - Flowers
Moving Along With the Times Challenge #41 - Handmade or Die Cut Flowers
If you give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge #64 - Photo Inspiration

Time Out Challenge #79 - CASE

Hope to see you there!
Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .

Papers:  White cs, olive cs, Dovecraft 'Bohemian' dp
Stamps:  Heartfelt Creations 'Birds & Blooms' #HCPC 3644, Penny Black 'Special Wishes'
Inks:  Versafine Onyx, Tim Holtz distress inks
Dies:  Sue Wilson 'California Collection 'Corner, Border, Tag' #CED1102, Tutti Designs 'Stitched Rectangles', Heartfelt Creations 'Birds & Blooms' die #HCD1-756 and 'Leafy Branch' die #HCD1-757
Accessories:  sponge daubers, Nuvo yellow crystal drops, Heartfelt Creations flower shaping kit, Heartfelt Creations thick dimensionals

20 comments: said...

Your card is gorgeous! These sweet little birds are a favorite of mine!

Mervi said...

Beautiful birds and so lovely card;-))m

Krisha said...

WOW! What a beautiful card.

Jenny L said...

Hi Darlene,
oh how pretty is this wonderful card.
Your design is fantastic, and the flowers are very pretty.
Love the little birds also.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, gosh, sometimes I love fussy and fancy, sometimes clean and simple. I can never decide, but I do know I love this! The birds and flowers are so cute, and all on that gorgeous paper background!

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful card! I am loving those pretty birds! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card, lovely flowers, thanks for joining in at MAWTT. xxx

Annie M said...

Thanks for making this beautiful Springtime card, Darlene, flowers and birds make Spring my favourite season xx

Bunny said...

This is beautiful. I love the blue on the birds.

Linda Mc Enery said...

So beautiful Darlene! I love all the little things you did to make this image come to life. You've inspired me!

Donna Phelan said...

Happy Spring! Beautiful creation I am loving those sweet birds here and there. FANTASTIC!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a beautiful card. Such detail and gorgeous coloring. Harbinger of spring! Thanks for playing with us at Time Out Challenges.

Beth Brovold said...

Oh my goodness Darlene this is so cheery and beautiful!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great weekend Darlene!
Take care,

Conniecrafter said...

You have done a wonderful job with these stamps and dies, beautiful layout of the card, I love the bird sitting on the sentiment tag!!

Lynn said...

Wow The detail on your card is absolutely amazing! Love it!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

katieo said...

Gorgeous card. I love how you used a floral background to put the beautiful flowers on. The birds look so sweet perched upon the sentiment. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge

Jonnece Putu said...

Wow, beautiful Card. I love the 3d flowers effect. Thanks for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie. Jonnece DT

Jenny said...

Wow what a pretty card, love all the detail and springtime feel :)
Jenny x

Carmela Hubler said...

Beautiful card! Love all the flowers and the birds are adorable.

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper