Friday, April 17, 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #137-"Springtime Flowers"

Good Friday morning dear blogging friends!!

It's so nice to finally have some nicer feels like Spring may be finally here...fingers crossed!!  With that in mind we begin our brand new challenge at Fussy and Fancy!!  Our oh so talented hostess for the next two weeks is our Vannessa who has chosen "Springtime Flowers"!!  We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge...Marianne Designs and Sweet Lilac Flowers!!! 

I have been trying to go out of comfort zone...using stamps and colours that I don't normally instead of grabbing for my beloved Maggies or House Mouse I went into my Wild Rose Studio stamps...I have LOTS of stamps that have never seen an ink!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made a gate fold card...
cut one side with a Martha Stewart flower border punch...
DP is from my stash...sorry can't remember who it's by...
and four different Marianne Design die cuts...
and this sweet stamp from Wild Rose Studio "Bluebell with Basket"...
 closer view of Bluebell...
coloured with my copics...
 and the Marianne dies LR0150, LR0151 and LR0227...
 the leaves from LR0117...
stick pin, ribbon, beads and flower charm...
 the decorative matt from LR0117 along with the others...
 the inside LR0117...
I will add an appropriate sentiment when needed...
So that's my finished "out of the comfort zone" card...time for you to hop on over to Fussy and Fancy and check out the gorgeous projects that my talented teamies have to show you!!  Then won't you join us...we look forward to seeing what you come up with!!!
All materials are listed and linked above.
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


  1. Holy Moly Beth!!! This is breathtaking!! Such stunning beauty in this GREAT gatefold card!! Bluebell is colored to PERFECTION!!! Love all the MD dies you used to build this scene:) Have a wondrous day!!

  2. Absolutely love it!!! Skill off the charts!!

  3. Gorgeous...such a cute image with wonderful spring greens & yellow. I love it. xx

  4. Your colouring skills are just incredible Beth, I actually thought this was a digital image at first...holy freaking awesome!! LOVE your gorgeous florals and foliage! hugs :)

  5. I'm glad you went out of your comfort zone! It's fabulous! This stamp is so cute and adorable! Love how you coloured it! The style is so pretty how it opens up! Love, love, love all the die cuts and details you added! Enjoy your weekend! The weather has been nice here all week - sunshine and mild temps - and lots of our snow has finally melted, although not all of it.

  6. Oh my goodness Beth! This is such a nice spring card. I was checking out how you coloured up the! I love the texture you created.Very nice. I love the yellow and the greens! LOVE the dies too! Beautifully coloured!!!!!

  7. Hi Beth your beautiful card shouts 'SPRING is here' it is hard to come out of your comfort zone especially with colour choices, I always tend towards soft pastels. It works so well and the detail is amazing xxx Annie

  8. Hi Beth, I always love your colouring and your card designs...and this one is just as gorgeous as the certainly don't have a problem going out of your comfort zone...brilliant inspiration...have a lovely

  9. wow Beth your card is fantastic!!! love the combo/design and wonderful coloring !!!

  10. Beth this is gorgeous and great colouring
    Gr Karin

  11. WOW Beth, this is just AMAZING! All those beautiful embellies, been raiding your bling box honey! Have to mention your Fantastic Colouring, you have done really wonderful job of adding lots of texture to the fur, it looks so realistic - fantastic, I would definitely say that this is one of your best work up to date, even though I LOVE ALL of your amazing creations! Crafty Cuddles Jay xxx

  12. Fabulous card Beth and adorable image coloured beautifully. You are not alone in the amount of unstamped stamps I have been tidying my craft room and man the stamps I am finding....xx...Hope you have a lovely weekend.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  13. Oh now I love this Beth! Love how you punched one side front panel! I NEED to try that! Don't you just love that word NEED! Haha. As always I love all those lovely details. Happy Weekend. Judy x

  14. absolutely gorgeous, you should share this on the Wild Rose Studio facebook page
    hugs Kate xx

  15. Wow!!! The colours on this card are simply gorgeous Beth.
    The image is just the sweetest and coloured to perfection. Your choice of embellishments look fab! Another of your stunning masterpieces inside and out.
    have a great week.
    Crafty hugs, Donna xx

  16. This is absolutely fantastic Beth! Love it all!

    Hugs, Vannessa x