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Friday, March 25, 2011

Oh, So Spring!


It's another Fairy Fun Friday and this fortnight we are celebrating spring.  It seems that lots of challenges have a spring theme - truly, spring is bursting out all over!  I've made several springtime cards recently and I'm not tired of them yet.  I think I've got a good two or three spring projects left before my spring mojo is sprung.  This card features the Prairie Fairy Terracotta Pot digital image.  I checked several of my favorite challenges to shape my card around and chose The Shabby Tea Room (BINGO - buttons, flowers, glimmer), CR84FN color challenge - plum, lavender and green and the Mojo Monday sketch.  




I've used Very Vanilla and Perfect Plum for the card base and bottom layers.  The Perfect Plum layer has a toile type stamp embossed around the edge to give it a little interest.  The lavender paper is digital by Barely Mine, the green DP is from SU and the vintage postcard is from The Graphics Fairy.  I dyed the seam binding with Perfect Plum reinker to be a perfect match and the digital Prairie Fairy image is colored with Copics.  A little lacer, buttons and stitching plus a hemp bow finished off this sweet spring card.

Hope to see you this week at Fairy Fun Fridays!  Be sure to check out the beautiful work the rest of the design team is offering for your inspiration this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comments!











Other Challenges Entered:
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Buttons (at least 3)
Wild Orchid Crafts - Dieing to Punch it Out
    Digital Tuesday - Button Up
    The ABC Challenge - Q is for Quilting/Sewing
The Creative Cottage Challenge - Spring Has Sprung
Paper Play Challenges - Distressing
If the Shoe Fits - Mix it Up - Distress Inks, Flowers, Clear Bling (my clear bling is on the button)
Stamp Something - Spring Something
Beary Sweet - Spring


42 comments:

Suzi said...

Stunning card Linda, love all the beautiful elements. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
Suzi x

ps. my packet arrived this morning. Can't wait to play. xx

Tanya R said...

This is too pretty! Love it.
Hugs
Tanya

Margreet said...

Beautiful card Linda...love the stitching...the perfect bow of that fab ribbon...in short....love it all...wish you a nice weekend!
xxx Margreet

Debgem said...

Very shabby chic - very pretty!! Love the postcard stamp and those sweet buttons! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Hannah Clark said...

I love the purples! This is so pretty! That crinkly bow is just awesome too! Do you have a tutorial?

Charlene said...

Beautiful shabby card! I love the lase and the stiching, and the flower pot is simply perfect! Thanks so much for playing along this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

MariLynn said...

Beautiful card. I love all the buttons.

Caroline Hallett said...

beautiful shabby chic card, just lovely

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Linda, I love these colours and your style at bringing it all together is stunning, as usual. Sue C x

Sue Lelli said...

Linda, you worked in all of those elements so effortlessly and created a BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE that FAB bow and LOVE the distressing! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Chris said...

Delish!

Dot said...

Beautiful and lovely spring card. Pretty colours and dp.I enjoy all your details.Wishing you a great weekend!
hugs from Dorte

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very beautiful card Linda! Love the shabby/vintage vibe going on and all the beautiful details! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous, Linda, am so loving your beautiful card and the amazing stitching. Have a great weekend, Annette x

~ Kendra ~ said...

Such a beautiful card! Wonderful coloring of the image! Love all the added elements as well! Love the pruples!!


Kendra

Beverly Montez said...

This is just beautiful!
XO
Beverly

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So beautiful! I love the colors for the challenge and adding the 'peachy' tones just seems to make it more vintage looking.

Lori said...

Gorgeous, Linda! Love the little touch of slightly ripping the paper along the sewn area. And, can't wait to try making some colored seam binding! :)

JeanFB said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I just love all of the elements on this card, such a perfect combo, and the colors are beautiful.

Kristin said...

Oh good heavens this is beautiful. It has a little bit of everything. Thanks for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room.

Hugs,
Kristin

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful card Linda I love that image and your design style is just to die for it is pure perfection and I do so love that ribbon.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

I love this card, its so pretty and chic. The colors are absolutely beautiful too. Thanks for joining us in The Shabby Tea Room this week.

Debs said...

sewing and layout magnifique, love the colors and beautiful image
Debs
xxx

Kelly said...

Linda, you definitely have the perfect flair for vintage cards. Another winner!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous card, Linda! LOVE all the fab vintage goodness.. Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Rebecca Ednie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and the ribbon is fab!

Cor* said...

Linda, this is elegant and shabby altogether. A Funkie creation with all your touches! love the buttons, stitching and distressed feel around the beautiful flowers! Yay!!

bosenberries said...

I admire the way you combine all your different elements... you have great style! Thanks so much for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card Linda and such a lovely choice of colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

Andrea M said...

This is so GORGEOUS Linda! WOW!!! Your distressing is so perfect and fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Wonderful take on the challenge colors!

AN said...

todella kaunis! hieno tunnelma kortissa!
Kiitos osallistumisestasi AbC-haasteeseen tällä viikolla ! Onnea arvontaan

Tracy said...

Beautiful card,love the colours and image. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful colors, love the seam binding with the lace, pretty coloring!

ladyjanet_56 said...

Love the image & colours they are so rich, this is such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing this with us at PCC. Janet

Terry said...

Hiya Teamie, LOVE IT..your card is absolutely georgous, love the colors and the elements that you have used...wohooooo LOVE IT.
Hugs Terry xxxx

Jamie said...

Linda, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I love how you stitched but curled up a few of the edges and the vintage postcard and the bow. It rocks! Thanks for joining in our Beary Sweet Challenge, good luck in winning one of our birthday presents!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Mandy said...

Stunning card Lynda, so beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "distressing" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Muckyfingers said...

Beautiful Card!!
Thanks for playing along at Paperplay this week :)
Annette xXx

lesleyworth said...

stunning! i love how elegant this card is! and that bow is divine! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

beadz said...

What a gorgeous card!I love all of the details.Thanks so much for joining us at the Beary Scrap Spring challenge.
hugs,
Gini

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Congratulations on your win with this card at Beary Scraps. It is adorable.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow - really stunning! All your cards have so much personality - so much detail and so beautifully put together.

BTW, I found you via the OCC Challenge which I subscribe too. And I am so glad I did!!

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