Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Promise of Spring

Are you ready for Spring?? I certainly am and can hardly wait. I know it is far away but I can smell the fresh mowing of grass, hear the birds singing, and see butterflies fluttering all around. What a picture!!! Guess that will be a while. :-(

I made my card today for the QFTD92, barbaradwyer82, on Splitcoaststampers. I usually do this on Friday but no time last week. I'm playing catch up today before I finishing taking down my Christmas decorations.

Here is Barbara's lovely card I cased. I added a fanciful flourish, different trellis (window), and used a punch on the sentiment piece instead of ribbon. I'm using a stamp set called Pussy Willows from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company.

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp challenge blog-Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday #66-Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #70-Something New  I am using new butterfly die cuts and window frame die from Cheery Lynn Designs
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #145-Your Favorite Things - Die cuts and punches are some of my favorite things to use when crafting. They are all listed below in my recipe.

Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers-Pussy Willows stamp set (sentiment only)
Paper: white cardstock and unknown dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cheery Lynn A2 Frame die-small window, Cheery Lynn exotic butterfly-small #2, Cheery Lynn fanciful flourish, Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch, ribbon bow punch, and eyelet lace edge punch, Cuttlebug textile embossing folder


Carla S. said...

This is so beautiful, Brenda! I love the spring colors and the pretty diecuts! Happy New Year!

cebelica said...

I wouldn't mind if spring hurried up a little too. Can't wait for a nice warm and sunny days.
Your card is very beautiful. I like how you put everything together and wow, those butterflies are awesome.
Happy holiday season!
Hugs xx

Basslady said...

sweety, how lovely you combined all the shapes...this is such a work of art and it makes me want to have spring at once! ;-)

sending you many hugs and kisses
and wishing you a very blessed happy new year!

your german friend silvi xoxo

Marisa said...

Gorgeous colour combo and I'm loving the lattice with the butterflies on it. A wonderful reminder that spring will return :)

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh Brenda, I LOVE your new goodies! Those butterflies are gorgeous and that window die too!
I think spring has already arrived with us ... we've had a very mild winter and our daffodils are already pushing up!

Carol L said...

WOWSAH!! This is just amazing!! All of the details just dazzle the eyes, and the colors are beautiful too! Those butterflies are just dreamy!! Gorgeous, GORGEOUS card Brenda!

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful, Benzi!! And look at all that fabulous punching going on--and the refreshing colors, too!

Bonnie said...

I love those diecut butterflies and the trellis! It certainly looks like Spring here.

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a gorgeous creation.Love the background look Benzi. Wish you and your family a Happy New Year

Colleen Dietrich said...

What beautiful die cuts you have, Benzi! It grabs my attention right away, and the butterflies really do look right at home on the window trellis.

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! Great job! The butterflies are wonderful!

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous, Benzi! I love that lattice work. Is that a die cut? Wish I had it.

nwilliams6 said...

Benzi, this is so pretty and so fresh. I am already wishing for Spring! Some days I can feel it in the air. Hugz!

Liliya said...

Very pretty!! Love the brightness of your card! Thank you for joining us at DDCC this week! Lilia DT

Annette said...

Wow, this is really lovely. So different. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday, and Happy New Year. Annette xx

Shirley said...

Another gorgeous card! I am so in love with your choice of dies!!! The whole card sings 'Spring'.

Manuela said...

Wow, what an adorable card with fantastic colours! I like all those shapes and the layout! Great :D
Thanks for playing with us at DDCC!

Ellen Taylor said...

THUD!! Gorgeous creation! Love all those dies and your over the top perfect choices of color!!

Caroljenks said...

Beautiful card - I just LOVE that flourish and those butterflies are fab!

Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you could also win the Top Tippers Prize!

Carol x

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a springy the colors and the layout. You rocked this one