Monday, April 9, 2012

FOSTV -Spring Fling

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Easter for me was spent at emergency room with my husband. Long story, but we were there from about 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 pm. Thankfully, everything is going to be fine after he got a strong shot and some antibiotics. No church or Easter cantata for us this year and that is very different from our usual Easter Sundays.

This week, challenge #15 at Friends of Speedy TV (FOSTV) is to make a spring fling card. Truthfully, this is not the one I first made to use but I committed a boo boo and will have to use the one I originally made for the challenge next week and that is fine. It will work well.

I'm using a Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company stamp set called Dogwood Blossoms. To me, the dogwood really says Spring. The sentiment is also MFP, A Heinrich Company set called Blessings.  I did an 'out of the box' technique with the dogwood.

You should go over to Home of Speedy TV and play in the FOSTV challenge #15. We will be giving away this super set to a lucky winner of the challenge. It is called Buffalo Spring.



Recipe for above card:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company-Dogwood Blossoms and Blessings
Paper: MFP, A Heinrich Company Premium Cover white cardstock, ColorMates Medium Mostly Mauve
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Marianne Design Swirls Embossing/Cutting Folder, Memory Box Larue Flourish, Spellbinders circle nestabilitie, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, pink pearls, Copics

24 comments:

Crafterkhush said...

pink and white is such an amazing colour combo.. the white highlights the stamped image and the pink gives a subtle touch of elegance to white.. love the dies used.. :-)

Hussena said...

Such a lovely card Benzi i love the dogwood flower and the way you have colored it..simply fab!!
Hope everything is fine at your end after the doctors visit.....Take care...and Get well soon!

Hussena said...

Such a lovely card Benzi i love the dogwood flower and the way you have colored it..simply fab!!
Hope everything is fine at your end after the doctors visit.....Take care...and Get well soon!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I love the background and beautiful flower! Sorry that Easter was spent in the ER. I hope your DH is going to be fine.

Marisa said...

You know how to work those dogwoods, Benzi :) Lovely cut out portions on the EF too. Lovely card :)

Janine said...

Dogwood blossoms obviously says Spring to us both. Love the bright pink with the embossed white. Hope Hubby is fine - not a great way to spend Easter for either of you.

Basslady said...

sweetie, this is so bright and cheerful!

perfect for our cold and rainy weather...

love this folder...will my wishlist ever be finished? hahaha

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Kitika said...

Lovely lovely card i love soft colours!

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful dogwood blossom! I love the out of the box technique and the die cut flourishes too!

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous coloring on the dogwood blossom, Benzi! Love the embossing and the die cut part of the background. Beautifully done.

Maria said...

Very very lovely spring card, Benzi! I love the embossing and gorgeous flower! Sorry to hear you spent Easter at hospital with husband. I certainly hope he makes a quick recovery! Sending hugs and warm thoughts your way, take care!!:-))

Divinity said...

oh wow! your card is beautiful!!! love the embossing folder -- and all the details. perfect! :)

Carol L said...

I love that hot pink with all the white and the embossing/die cutting looks amazing too! That little pop of green is all that this card needed to jazz it up in a big way! Gorgeous!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so clean and pretty....love the extra 'wisps' coming off the main frame

Kathy Bradley said...

Benz,
I hope your DH is doing fine - what a scare for you! I will keep him in my prayers! Your card is so very lovely and the EF and colors are lovely!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow you make the prettiest cards thanks for sharing!!!

Lynne in NI said...

ohhh sounds like you had a rough weekend .. hope DH is OK and on the mend
Beautiful card by the way, such a pretty colour and love how you placed your sentiment

Angie said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the beautiful pink showing through the white embossed panel!!!

Glad your husband is ok!!!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful pink Dogwood. I love the pink ones! The embossing and framing is so pretty with it too. Hope DH is recovering nicely.

Bernie said...

Aw Brenda so sorry to hear about your poor husband, do hope he is on the mend and feeling well by now.

I'll never get tired of this gorgeous dogwood blossom. As usualy your coloring is superb. Gorgeous card!
Hugs

nwilliams6 said...

OMG - I can't believe I am this far behind! Your DH was in the hospital and I didn't even know it - bad, bad me! I am glad he is going to be ok but sorry you missed the Easter services. My DH hasn't been doing to hot lately too - I thought we might have to get him to the doctor but he is doing better now - those boys - they wait until they can barely stand to get to the doctor (mine does anyway). Hugz!!!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Absolutely stunning card. I love the colors and the design. Great work.

Davi said...

Brenda this is Gorgeous! I love the embossing and the little cut outs. All the pretty white really makes such a fresh clean card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm so sorry to hear your DH was in the ER. What a fretful time that must've been for you both. :( Sounds like an Easter you'll never forget.

Your dogwood card is so pretty, with such an elegant feel.