Monday 15 August 2011

You know when you just wake up and KNOW....?

Hi Girls

Well, that's what happened to me this morning!  After making most of this card yesterday, I couldn't come up with a sentiment I was happy with.... Till I opened my eyes this morning and knew what I needed to put on it! LOL!  And you know when you're really pleased with one of your cards (unusual for me - there's generally a niggle somewhere)..... well this one has it!  Think it's because I believe in fairies!  Yes.... I believe!  When I decoupaged the wings for this, I had real trouble actually cutting the wings off another fairy to do it.  I felt like I was going to draw blood....  that is if fairies DO have blood????  Or do they just have fairy dust??

Anyway - onto the card!

This is a Nellie Snellen image - Frog on Flower - I bought from Samuel Taylor at Embsay... sorry I can't find a link.  It was one my darling OH chose when we were there.....  (think he's a secret believer too... hehe)  So I coloured her in with my trusty pens then decoupaged the wings. I then used a DP from My Minds Eye - Lost and Found - which is glittered on the back, but I wanted the lovely pink paisley on the other side - so ignored the glitter....  I could add plenty of my own!! hehe!  Then, I added a BEAUTIFUL trim I received as a RAK from my mate Nic over at Coops Cluttered Corner... thank you Nic - it was just right for this card!  Oh, and I used a nice nestie for behind the image.  Then lastly, (this morning when I got up) I added a handwritten sentiment...... cos I knew it just had to be 'believe' on this card.... think the fairies visited me overnight!  I distressed all the edges, then oooh of course, added loads of glitter and stickles!

A sideways view
 So, I hope you love it as much as I do......  Not often i actually get a lovely feeling about a card!

Hope you all had a nice weekend btw, I did.....  my daughter treated me to a nice lunch in York followed by a trip to see Legally Blonde at the theatre there as a birthday treat!  To use their 'speak'..... 'OMG you guys - it was TOTALLY wonderful!!'  So much energy on the stage, and the songs were brilliant!  Not to mention a HUNK of a UPS guy who had the audience in fits of drool every time he came on stage!! He was HOT!  (OK yes thats from me, a 58 year old very-happy-with-her-darling-OH woman!)  But we can l-o-o-k.... can't we?? hehe

Right, better go now, otherwise I'll be late for my stint in the charity shop....
Hugs to all and Happy Monday...
Christine x
Challenge: Pollycraft Challenge 106 - Distressing


  1. Wow Christine - this is gorgeous - love the fairy and her fabulous shoes! The sentiment is perfect - isn't it strange how inspiration often appears after a good night's sleep!
    Have a lovely day - hugs, Sylvia xx

  2. Have you calmed down yet Lol... after the UPS Hunk lol.. sounds like a great night .. we saw lots of slick bodywork too lol
    Your card is fabulous ..and you are right the sentiment is perfect ..and the wings were worth the trouble lol
    Lisa x

  3. Now calm down Christine! Hot dudes and pretty fairies have you all of a fluster.
    Love the card. I was just admiring that wee stamp yesterday and trying to be good.
    Love the lo and Coops trim. I've admired her trims on her blog more than once!
    I'll let you get on and settle down now. Ladies of our age don't need to get too over-excited. :O LOL

    Edna x :)

  4. You make me laugh, I'm glad you enjoyed the 'show'!. You are right to be pleased with this card, it is so pretty and the sentiment is just perfect honey. Adorable. Have a great day. Annette xx

  5. So beautiful Christine, adorable image and love the frame.
    Fabulous to hear you had a wonderful time with your daughter and the HUNK!!
    Hugs Emma x

  6. Yep fairies DO have blood hope you had your 1st aid box at the ready..cutting off her wings tut tut!! no wonder your happy with this super duper creation I would be too..I often have to leave a card to finish off after I've slept on not the phew can feel the heat in Filey off your HOTS pleased you had a great time in York..

    smiles the other Christine xx

  7. Christine, I completely agree with you. This card is stunning, really and truly beautiful. I love the image and the decoupaged wings are gorgeous. Glad you had a great time at the show, sounds like it would be a great one to watch. Lee xx

  8. Love your card Christine,adorable image and so beautifully coloured,such a pretty frame too.The sentiment is just perfect with it,gorgeous card.
    Wendy xx

  9. Ha ha ha Christine you had me laffing then reading about the UPS guy. So glad you enjoyed yaself.
    I love this card its super cute and the fairy is just so sweet.
    Marie xx

  10. Christine your posts are like a breath of fresh air! You are soooooo funny!!!
    I love your card and I'd like to think fairies are full of fairy dust - sounds wonderful!!
    Gorgeous trim and perfect sentiment the fairies must have brought it to you in your dreams.

    I'm off to order something from USA in th hope the UPS man delivers it lol!

    Hugs Laurie x

  11. stunning card christine.the soft pink colours and sparkle are beautiful and i love the sweet fairy and trim :D

    xx coops xx

  12. What a beautiful card, love the papers and the shades that you have used, pity about the glitter side but needs must as they say.
    Don't know how you thought of it when you woke up, it's lunch time before anything comes into my mind,lol.

    Kath x

  13. dont you just love it when things come to you like that Christine, the sentiment is perfect for this beautifully image...your colouring is beautifully soft
    Mina xxx

  14. Oh love your gorgeous card Christine, what an adorable fairy, I know it hurt but she really did need real wings and not flat one how else could she fly.

  15. Hi Christine,
    Beautiful card, I love the image!
    And that trim is gorgeous.
    Yes we can l-o-o-k but not touch!
    We have UPS guy deliver sometimes,he is so sweet! Love his accent! but he's not a gorgeous hunk!
    Love, Mel. xx

  16. Hi Christine, this is absolutely beautiful, gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey x

  17. That is stunning hun - love the whole look - hubby needs to choose you some more images - great taste.
    Sarah x

  18. Such a gorgeous card and very pretty with the perfect sentiment.
    Hugs Louise xx

  19. ooo beautiful card ... love the image and love the sparkle ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... well done and happy crafting love sandy xx

  20. Beautiful card love the image and everything about it! Annx

  21. Awww this is sooo sweet :O) Viv xx


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