Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May "Choose Your Challenge" at Fresh Brewed Designs!!

Good morning dear friends!!

For our Fussy and Fancy "Spring Colours" blog hop and HUGE candy giveaway...chance to win on every blog...please go HERE!! 

Today we start May's month long "Choose Your Challenge" here at Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog!!

I will be working with the photo inspiration as I am on the photo team...
For me this photo says a nice meal outside on a sunny deck or maybe it's picnic time...although the way that our weather is behaving we would have to have heavy jackets on or rain gear...LOL!!!  I don't think that Mother Nature realizes that we had our quota of precipitation this winter!!!
Any way lets dream of warm weather...sunny days and being outdoors in summer gear!!!
I decided that I should create a stock of "Thank You" cards and the image that I used from Fresh Brewed Designs (Flowers, Hot Air Balloons and MORE!!! Miscellaneous section) is perfect for this type of card!!!
Here is what I came up with...
 I dusted off my Prismas for this one...
distressed edges of the oval matt, inked with Ranger's Victorian Rose and added a bit of Shabby Pink Frantage... 

 I used a Martha Stewart edge punch to decorate the one edge...
the "Thank You" sentiment is from Hero Arts...
 this is "Blossoms and Butterflies" from Fresh Brewed Designs ...
isn't it perfect for a "Thank You" card...
 I decorated a crown teardrop pin with two beads, butterfly charm and pink and blue seaming binding...
 the inside...
I hand drew two stacked tea cups and made a couple of gray napkins...
the sentiment is from Hero Arts...
Well that is the first of my "Thank You" card stash!!
So hop on over to the Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog and check out my teamies takes on the newest month long "Choose Your Challenge"...then get busy and CREATE for us!!!
Materials Used:
DP-Lost and Found
Digital Stamp-Flowers and Blossoms-Fresh Brewed Designs
Die Cuts-Spellbinder's Classic Ovals and Quick Kutz Vine
Punches-Martha Stewart Floral Edger and Fern
Flowers and seam binding-Wild Orchid Crafts
Stick pin, Frantage, butterfly charm and pearls-Live and Love Crafts
Cheese cloth is from my stash
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!


  1. You think of everything.....
    The image, blossoms and butterflies is so well coloured Beth! I just love the tea cups....your card has a total summery Victorian feel, something I just love. You even have your napkins match the spoons on the inspiration photo...goodness you don't miss a thing! I love love love the crown teardrop pin with the butterfly charm and the ribbon!!!
    Beautifully done!!!!!

  2. Love you tea cups, I thought they were die cut! and your beautiful pin adds such a nice touch. Such lovely summery colours, this makes me think of cream teas on the terrace of a little country hotel, just dreamy :) xx

  3. OOOOH!!! This is SO PRETTY!!! I love that you used the prismas on this card. It is so soft and lovely. I am always in awe of your creations! Your papers match the inspiration piece so well!!! LOVE the beautiful embellishments and the (hand drew and cut! YGG) floral mugs and napkins on the inside too. Super fantastic, as always.
    Big smiles,

  4. Gorgeous card Beth, Love the Tea cups... the image is so beautiful...the embellishments are simply gorgeous... Perfect inside & out.... Hugs May x x x

  5. This is a gorgeous card Beth, such a fabulous design and so beautifully embellished, your attention to detail is outstanding as always.

  6. Oh my goodness, Beth! Your card is simply GORGEOUS! You have incorporated every detail from the super pretty inspiration picture! I love the stick pin you created and just look at those fabulous coffee cups and napkins! Stunning card, my dear sweet friend!
    I do miss chatting with you! I need more time and energy in each day!!
    I'm wishing you a very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, filled with family blessings, love and joy!
    Big Warm Hugs and smiles, Sheryl

  7. Beth, another gorgeous card. You sure did use that inspiration picture and then some. WOW, this is simply stunning, and as usual, all your fussy and fancy details just make it so much more than that!!


  8. Beth - your card is beautiful inside and out!! I just adore all the flowers and that border punch is awesome. I especially LOVE the paper pieced coffee cup inside - how clever!! Wonderful Thank you card!!
    Blessings to you Beth!!

  9. Great card Beth. Love the colour scheme. Cute addition of the pin and seam binding. Nice use of some frayed fabric and of course frontage! What a lovely thank you card for someone! Dianne

  10. Hi Beth, sorry for being MIA for a while. Your card is gorgeous, full of texture and wonderful details. The coloring is soft and delicate, a great take of the photo inspiration. Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs, Katie

  11. This looks so beautiful Beth. just love the layout to it all and so pretty
    x catherine