Friday, September 29, 2017

It's Fussy and Fancy Time!

Hello Everyone!
It's time once again for a new challenge over at the 
Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog!


Today's theme chosen by our very talented Jules is:
SHABBY CHIC
 Here is what I've come up with.  
Now, I must admit, I'm never really sure what is considered Shabby Chic so I went to Pinterest and did a search on the topic ... found some beautiful creations & ideas there and also found this sweet sentiment panel which I thought would tie in perfectly with the pieces I had already pulled together in hopes I was on the right path.  LOL

Another wonderful thing that came about while putting this card together was the fact that I could use some of the many bits & bobs that are laying around on my work tables.   i.e.  The corner die cut, the butterflies, and the Heartfelt flower petals that I've had for a couple of years now.  Just needed to add some ink to tie in with my design, do a little shaping and viola!


 Did you notice the embossing in the background?
I have had this beautiful Cuttlebug Anna Griffin EF called ROSA for quite awhile now and thought it looked like it would fit the theme so that was my starting point!  I hated to cover it up with the sentiment panel but I was afraid it was too 'bare' if I didn't use the sentiment.

Challenges to share in:
Seize the Birthday Challenge - ATG Birthday w/topping  (sorry no topping this time around)
 Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #261 - ATG
 Day Dreamer Challenge #3 - ATG
Crafty Creations Challenge #351 - ATG
QKR Stampede Challenge #263 - Cut It Up or ATG
Simply Papercraft Challenge #51 - ATG
I do hope you will come join in our challenge fun!
See you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .
Recipe:
Papers:  White cs, Teal cs, Pink cs
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Anna Griffin ROSA embossing folder, Nuvo White & Yellow Crystal Drops, Joann's Decorative Pearl Trim, Tim Holtz distress inks, sponge daubers, Heartfelt Creations 'Flower Making Tool Kit'

16 comments:

Donna Phelan said...

And I think to myself, what a wonderful card! This is beautifully designed! Love your colors and the pretty dies! That layered flower is magnificent! Beautiful!

Bunny said...

This is fussy and fancy and I love it. It's beautiful. [Bunny]

Nancy said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card you've created, Darlene! I love everything about it...especially the pretty flower spray! :o)

Barbara said...

I spy you here on the Seize the Birthday Challenge this week, and I had to say that you got the shabby chick style perfectly. Loving the peach and the blue together and that cluster of flowers, Wow! Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous blue, love what you've done with the flower. Wow all over! I have a couple of Anna Griffins that I hate to cover up, but it looks fabulous with whatever little bit shows. Really adds to your design. You can always make more, right? Such a pretty, pretty card!

scrAPpamondo said...

Great use of your bits and bobs to make this sweet shabby card! Love it!

laurie said...

Love the blue, and that flower is gorgeous! Beautiful card Darlene!

Judy Woodland said...

This is just so pretty and vintage-y. I love the blue and pink together, and I also love how you have picked up the colors from the image and used them in the flower. Beautiful die cuts too....gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

I would say you have achieved the shabby chic look just perfectly!! That is a pretty sentiment panel and love the design on the sentiment die, gorgeous shaping of the flowers and such a pretty corner die to put them on, LOVE it!

Sherri said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Darlene! I especially love your beautiful flower arrangement in the corner! This will thrill whoever gets it and the lace & pearls just put it over the top! I'm so glad you could join the weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Diane said...

Stunning card Dar, love the colors, the design and the beautiful flower arrangement in the corner!

TaeEun said...

What a lovely card! So elegant with so many pretty details! The peach and teal/aqua combination looks gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!!!

cm said...

How gorgeous your card with the lovely layers, elements and textures! Thrilled you shared your creativity in the ATSM gallery!
~carol

Bobby said...

The white die cuts pop off your aqua background and that flower is glorious, Darlene. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

crafty said...

Beautiful card. Thankyou for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede.
Mary

Kristina said...

Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us over at the Crafty Creations Challenges Blog.
Kristina DT

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