Friday, 23 January 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #131 'Wings and Things'

So here we are the second F&F Challenge of 2015 .... I am so excited to be hosting this Challenge which is being sponsored by Sweet Lilac Flowers & Fresh Brewed designs. I chose 'Wings and Things' as the theme because here in the UK at this time of year we are looking forward to Spring returning, seeing the garden coming back to life after the Winter always amazes me and the thing that gives me greatest pleasure is seeing all my feathered friends nesting and feeding their chicks.

So here is my card, it is a 7x7 card with the front folded back.

The stamps I used are all Clarity stamps, this set called Garden Birds is amongst my favourite ever stamps ... I love Bluetits they are so acrobatic. I set the scene by masking off the stamped birds and creating a cloudy sky using torn paper as a mask whilst adding stonewashed adirondak ink with a make up sponge ... I'm afraid you can hardly see it in the photo. I then dabbed a bit of pink ink onto some pretty plain white Sweet Lilac Flowers to give a little dimension.

Here is the card folded flat ready to slip into the envelope ready to send to my dearest Mum in Law Marie who is 94 this February ... she isn't so mobile these days and loves to watch the birds on the feeders through the window of her little flat, in the sheltered housing complex where she lives.
Well February is a very busy month for family and friends birthday ... there are five cards to be made for the period of 14th, 15th & 16th so I better  get  my thinking cap on ....
The Fussy & Fancy Girls would love you to enter this challenge, I know I love looking at all your work and leaving comments on your blogs you can get details of how to upload your work here it's really easy so why not give it a go.
must dash now
Crafty hugs
Annie xx


  1. Hi Annie!! Your colouring is STUNNING...such a beautiful card!!! It certainly makes me think of Spring and all it's lovely creatures waking after their winter's rest! You've chosen a perfect theme to get us in the mood for Spring!! Wishing you a most wonderful weekend Annie!!
    Take care,

  2. Annie, this is stunning. xxx

  3. A stunning card Annie, I just love everything about it...I had to fill up both feeders in my garden today...those little birds do eat so have chosen a great theme and I look forward to seeing all the designs...have a good

  4. Great card Annie!

    Hugs, Vannessa

  5. Hi Annie~~OMGosh this is the most Gorgeous Card!! Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful birds and Blue is my fave color--so Real!!! Love how you added the flowers to the branch stamp:) Have a wonderful day!!
    Hugs....Mary Lou

  6. Beautiful card your pretty coloring and details....I am sure it will well received by your MIL!!

  7. I love this Annie! Love your colouring! I really struggle with this type of card but you do it perfectly! Judy x