Sunday, 10 March 2013

Bird songs and swirls



It's been a while since I played with a Fashionable Challenge so I am really glad I could play again today. But first things first :). We've got a big announcement - the challenge blog now has a new website address! You can now find us at:


Please make sure to update your shortcuts :). So, onto the new challenge - this time we'd like to see your beautiful stamped creations featuring swirls. You've got two weeks to join and the winner will get a really lovely surprise from our new sponsor Flonzcraft!


For my card I used a some really gorgeous stamps: Minuet Bird & A Bird Sings and a Jumbo Spring Bouquet (all Stampendous). The flowers and the sentiment were embossed with the Gold Detail Embossing powder. I coloured the flowers and the bird with Inktense pencils. And I also added a touch of Shabby Blue Frantage. The papers are K&Co and DCWV Mariposa.


My card has been inspired by a little floral fantasy, just like the name of the blog from the lovely and talented Brenda, who's got a fabulous candy on her blog at the moment :).

My Fashionable DT Sisters have prepared a big treat for you - be sure to check out all the projects! And this week we also have a Guest Designer playing with us - a very talented lady Astrid Maclean!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on My Dream Day LO :). Have a fabulous Sunday!

Big hugs



Challenges for this card:
Debbie's Blog Candy Challenge - new card
Countryview Crafts Challenges #1 - Pick and Mix
Vintage Stamping Challenges #6 - Spring is in the air
Top Tip Tuesday #96 - Up, Up and Away
Crafty Ribbon Challenge #40 - Anything goes
DL.ART Linky Party Challenge March - Anything goes
7Kids College Fund #68 - Anything Goes


32 comments:

Barb Turpin said...

This is so very lovely...the gold embossing, the faint script in the background, the sweet little bird.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Joanna...wow, such a fanciful, light, spring card! So very refreshing. I absolutely agree with you in that Brenda's work at Floral Fantasy is very inspiring! Great colours, great movement and what a gorgeous bird stamp!!!
Dot x

Joanna said...

Cudna.

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Joanna, such a pretty card and gorgeous colours.
Thanks for linking to Country View Challenges this month.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sue C said...

Lovely card Joanna, the flowers are beautiful and the little bird is fabulous ! Sue C x

Ewelina said...

So beautiful!
Have a great Sunday.
xxx

Margie said...

Gorgeous card - that embossing really stands out and the birdie is so sweet.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a gorgeous card, great colors and saying. Love all the images and details. Fantastic spring feeling. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Maelchen said...

Hi Joanna, thanks so much for making my Sunday by leaving such a sweet comment on my blog. I needed to pop over straight away and feel light in my heart seeing your card so beautifully embossed and in such merry colours. Thanks for sharing!
Winterly hugs from Germany, Manu

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful Joanna.
Love every detail.
Greetings Janny

Lisa S. said...

I love your card Joanna and the beautiful stamp is stunning!!

Sorry to be MIA lately, my Dad is in poor health and spending a lot of time with him. Hope you have a week of crafty fun! :)

pinky said...

Wow that is stunning!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
Pinky

Claire said...

beautiful card Joanna. That bird stamp is lovely and the colours are perfect for spring. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Fliss said...

Gorgeous creation Joanna. Such lovely colours and embellishing and I have my eye on that bird stamp too - on my must have list!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Linda R said...

Your card looks awesome my friend. LOVE the gold embossing.

Hugs~

Terry said...

Beautiful card, Joanna! Love that gold embossing and Frantage touches! Hope you are having a wonderful day! Hugs!

Buttons said...

Love this card Joanna. Great ideas and the whole thing has a real spring feeling. Hugs, Jenny x

brenda said...

Your card is gorgeous Joanna,the gold embossed flowers in the corner really lift the whole card and draw the eye to the lovely sentiment...... ordered it couple of weeks ago but have yet to ink it up.

Thank you so much joining us have FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous project!

Debbie Dolphin said...

Hiya your card is gorgeous xxx
Thankyou so much for joining in with my candy challenge and good luck xx
hugs Debbie xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Joanna,love the gold embossing making the flowers really stand out. Gorgeous sentiment.
Avril xx

Janelle said...

So beautiful! It's drop my jaw awesome! Love all those colors and flowers are so WOW!

Ephemera said...

Hi Joanna, what a stunning card, such beautiful and delicate stamping. love the gold embossing on the floral stamp, just gorgeous. xx

Brenda Brown said...

It's lovely to see you with a second and different type of entry at Country View Challenges Joanna, thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Shannon White said...

Just a Beautifully Sweet card! Thank you so much for entering the www.7kidscollegefund.com Challenge! The Design Team appreciates the time you invested in your project and for joining our challenge. 8-)

Laurart said...

Gorgeous card. I love it. I am definitely going to join in with this challenge - thanks for sharing such an inspiring creation! Lots of love from Laura xxxxxxxx

brenda said...

You must think me so rude Joanna, only recapping on my commenting for FVSC did I see the note to my blog in your post.

I am so sorry, blame flu and a fuzzy head, although I really should have noticed first time round and said thank you before.

I do hope you will link your card up to my little celebration, you never know you just could win one of the prizes.

B x

butterfly said...

A really adorable bird image, and the gilding on those flowers is such a fabulous touch - and one of my favourite sentiments - just gorgeous!
Alison x

Ros Crawford said...

This is stunning!! Just adore your stamping

Paper Profusion said...

I really love this Joanna! Delightful! Nicola x

Alexa said...

A lovely card - great image and colours make it feel like Spring!

Samantha said...

Beautiful card I Love this Bird stamp too! we just got this one in the shop! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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