Friday 14 January 2011

At last........ a card!

Hi Girls -
Well, this has been like laying an egg!  I wanted to do an 'outside of the box' card - and after following my friend and fellow blogger Christine's instructions - coloured and cut the images over a week ago.  Then came the re-organisation of my crafting space!  Poor little fairy sat on the desk waiting and waiting.......  and I seemed to be finding every excuse not to do the card!  Very unlike me, but I was tidying and organising, rather than just getting on with it!  Something about mojo etc... 

Anyway, this afternoon I had an appointment cancelled - so an unexpected hour with nothing to do.  Hmmm I could avoid it no longer!!  So... I got out my OTT light to brighten the day and came up with this! What do you think?

The image I've used is Fairy Bouquet from LOTV and I've used my trusty copics to colour, with loads of prisma glitter on her wings, tiara and flowers.  I sponged around the edge of the oval - and made a hash, so I decided to put some little loose flowers (MS Hydrangea punch) to cover my darker ink patch!  A happy accident?

I used Bazzil as my background card - then used some paper I made (!) loads of last year using Starburst Stains.  It's so easy but very messy to make and starts off with only copier paper.  It has such a gleam though and was just right for this card I think.  I edged it with Crystal Stickles glitter glue to give added bling!

I also used an MS punch for the lacy effect under the ribbon, and a Mariannes Creatable scroll punch for the flourishes.  I finished it with a heart charm that I had in my stash from a few years back.

Question is - am I getting too free and easy with my bling button on Photoshop?  I LOVE THAT BUTTON!! Someone will have to take it away from me i'm getting seriously addicted!

OK....... that's all for now - and Christine, I promise to do more now that I have that space!!

Christine xx
PS - I'm entering this card into the LOTV Things with Wings Challenge this week and the Stampavie Challenge, also


  1. Hi Christine oooohhh I love this creation..the DP is stunning & so right for this dreamy project..the so sweet image & gorgeous how many did you spoil??? LOL

    smiles Christine xx

  2. stunning - really beautiful - love LOTV.
    Have a good weekend
    Sarah x

  3. I love it Christine, the background is amazing and your glittery wings are so blingy and gorgeous
    Mina xxx

  4. beautiful card christine.the backing paper you have created is stunning.i love the image and fab sparkle :D

    xx coops xx

  5. Lovely card Christine. The starburst stain background is perfect with these fairies.
    Edna x

  6. Such a beautiful card, gorgeous image and details.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  7. So pink and girly I love it and the way you have done that paper is perfect :D I am glad you got her on a card she deserves to be shown off.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Emmas Store and good luck.


    Amy xx

  8. Hi Christine
    a beautiful card,fab colouring, luv the sparkle, luv the colour & texture of the paper, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  9. Your card is wonderful!
    An adorable image, lovely sparkling and beautiful colors.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.

  10. Beautiful card I love the image & the backing is gorgeous.
    Thankyou for joining us girlies at CES Challenges, good luck hun.

    Hugs Vicky xx

  11. HI Christine - forgot to say - there is something on my blog for you
    Lisa ;)


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