Friday, April 03, 2015

Spring Has Sprung - FFFC #136 'Buttons and Bows'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

It's time for a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  Our hostess for this challenge is the lovely Kavitha and she's chosen 'Buttons and Bows' as the challenge theme.  This challenge is being sponsored by Aurora Wings.  To get complete details on the challenge, the prize being offered and how you can join in the fun, visit the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog.  Don't forget to check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

I've created this criss-cross card for the challenge.

Close-ups of the two delightful Aurora Wings images I'm featuring:

- Cherry Blossom Sprite

- Cherry Blossom Sprite 2

You can get these images at either Mitzi's digital stamp shop HERE or her Etsy shop HERE,

Challenges for this card:
Aurora Wings Challenge #13 - Anything Goes
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #178 - Back to nature (using dies B117 Fanciful Flourish and DL112 Exotic Butterfly Mini)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #128 - Anything Goes with a twist of Flowers
Deep Ocean Challenge #100 - Easter/Spring
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #108 - Spring Colours
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #252 - Springtime Flowers
Digi Design Challenge - Spring Is Here
Live and Love Crafts Challenge #34 - Signs of Spring
ABC Challenges - G for 'Go Digital'
Come and Get It Challenges - One for the Girls

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Garden Florals paper pad; My Mind's Eye Be Merry paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three; Cheery Lynn Designs B117 Fanciful Flourish and DL112 Exotic Butterfly mini
Punches:  EK Success Medium Retro Flower and Corner Rounder; Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (for flower centres);  Martha Stewart Corner Rounder 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Victorian Velvet; ribbon and buttons from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone TriasShin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- pink shades: dusky rose, budding rose, pale pink
- green shades:  marsh green, apple cider, Touch 175 lime green  
- yellow flowers:  mustard, pastel yellow
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T 


Welkom bij Happy Stamper said...

wooow love youre creation :)
It is beautifull.


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous Spring card
happy Easter Norma
hugs Tamara

mgoll88 said...

Looks really great, wonderfull colours


Nannieflash said...

Fabulous image and I love how youve coloured it to. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It´s just adorable.
Hugs Miranda

Louise said...

Gorgeous Norma!! Love those colors, so very sweet
hugs Louise

Crafting Queen said...

Such a pretty card.

Pat K said...

Very beautiful design with fabulous colouring as always. Happy Easter weekend Norma. hugs, Pat K x

Céline said...

so fantastic criss cross Norma

Cami said...

Stunning!!! OMG Norma, this is SOOOO gorgeous! Your coloring, the card style, your flowers and on and on, makes this a striking creation and this image so pretty! I love this!
Hugs, Cami

Jacee said...

Gorgeous Norma, lovely colours, fabulous colouring and I love all your little details, such a fabulous creation, love it.
Enjoy the Easter weekend!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Mojca said...

Oh my this is absolutely stunning! Wishing you a happy Easter! hugs! Mojca

Laura Love said...

WOW Norma! This is so beautiful!

shulsart said...

What a great criss-cross card! Love that little Sprite and your coloring is amazing. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Lamanuelle said...

Magnifique j'adore! Bises Nadine

Jenny Alia said...

Beautiful colors and coloring. Love this! Thanks for joining us this week at the Cheery Lynn Designs "Back to Nature" challenge!

Lisa said...

Super cute!!! Love the design! Thanks for joining us thus week at Cheery Lynn Designs!

* Shell B.* said...

Stunning card, cute image & design!

Glad that you could join us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!

¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

Erum Tasneem said...

so so so beautiful!!! what gorgeous colours and such pretty blooms! Love your coloring too.
Sentimental Sundays DT

Melanie said...

A gorgeous card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "one for the girls” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

Meighan Wheller said...

Beautiful image and stunning colouring Norma. We are so happy you have shared with us at Come and Get It. Love the layout and insert! Meg x

Unknown said...

Hi Norma,
Gorgeous criss cross card in lovely Spring colours. Such cute images! Thanks for joining LLC this month again.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

Nikki said...

Gorgeous creation Norma. Love the image, the beautiful colours, papers, dies & embellishments. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.


Ivonne said...

Gorgeous card Norma! Love the card design and how you colored the cute cherry blossom sprites images. Another stunning creation! Hugs, Ivonne

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card
Thanks for joining Di's Digi Designs Challenge this time.
Lorraine x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous.....Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
Wendy xx

DonnaMundinger said...

This is beyond gorgeous, Norma! LOVE your design and fabulous coloring of the sweet Sprites. Thanks so much for joining us at Aurora Wings. xxD

Bernadet said...

This is such a great card Norma!

Vannessa said...

This is gorgeous Norma and I love how you used two different images on your card.

Hugs, Vannessa

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