Friday, October 5, 2018

It's Fussy and Fancy 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 Beth and the theme she has chosen is

I have chosen to use the 2nd line down/across:  Shaped Card, Butterfly, Fall Leaves, Color Orange & Die Cut.
 I was actually able to use some off cuts I had laying on my work table for today's creation.  For instance, my sentiment is a Penny Black sentiment set called AWESOME (#51-333).  I had the top panel cut and laying around but then of course I had to die cut a couple more from scrap orange card stock and glue them together for dimension.

The squares were also off cuts from another project and they were cut using the Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Squares from a watercolor panel I had created using Tim Holtz oxide distress inks.  Speaking of watercolor panels.  I have used a 'bumpy' watercolor paper panel (thanks Doni) that I inked up using Tim Holtz oxide distress inks Fire Brick & Spiced Marmalade for my background panel.

The dies I have used for my fall leaves are Elizabeth Craft 'Garden Notes Ivy Vine' (#1297) and Impression Obsession 'Leaves' (#DIE095).  They too have been die cut from a scrap of watercolor paper then I've added a sponging of Peeled Paint Oxide Ink to the edges of the ivy.
 The butterflies were created using  the Double Embossed Butterfly Stickers  from the  Stamp On It company.  I have used the GOLD butterflies (I also have silver) over orange foil DCWV card stock then did some fussy cutting.
To achieve my 'shaped' card, I simply cut the corners from my A6 card.  I don't do well with shaped cards so I'm hoping this qualifies lol.   A few dots of Nuvo orange and yellow crystals drops and my card is complete.  
 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:
Brown Sugar October Challenge #283 - Fall / Halloween
Craft Rocket October Challenge #53 - Autumn / Halloween
Moving Along with the Times Challenge - #81 - Autumn / Fall
 If You Give a Crafter A Cookie Challenge #104 - Fall
Hope to see you there!
Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .


  1. Love the colours,this is just

  2. Wow, just love this in all its splendor!
    Hugs from Africa!

  3. Such beautiful fall splendour the colours and all your fall elements!! Enjoy your weekend!
    Take care,

  4. Beautiful card. Love the shape and the color. Great dies, too.[Bunny]

  5. Wow!!!! Just amazing!!! Love all that gold and warm oranges!! Great dimensions!!

  6. Wow, WOW! This is fantastic! Ohhhhh, the colors, those gorgeous butterflies, the leaves! Love the texture of the card base and, yes, in my book it qualifies for a shaped card. So amazing, Darlene!

  7. A beautiful shaped card with such pretty Autumn colors and die images added. You put them all together for a gorgeous work of art.

  8. Oh my goodness, this is lovely! I love those gorgeous butterflies and those leaves are amazing!

  9. Lovely deep colored project...TFS it with BSChallenge~

  10. LOVE these colours, so bright and beautifully created. x

  11. Back with DT hat on, thanks so much for sharing your delightful creation full of Autumn splendor and colour...just brilliant..xx
    [aussie aNNie designer for Brown Sugar Challenges] BROWN SUGAR

  12. Wow, wonderful card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xx

  13. Excellent choice of colors. Goes perfectly with this month's topic. Thank you so much for sharing your creation and steps in creating it.
    DT memember for

  14. Beautiful Autumn creation, I just love the butterflies, I too love using their stickers with pattern paper and your design with the interlocking squares is so cool!

  15. Awesome Autumn card, Darlene. The colours are stunning. Love the colours of Fall, but Fall, not so much. It means that Winter is on it's way and I don't like the cold :-)
    Have a great day.
    Hugs ~ Lena

  16. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT


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