Wednesday, December 03, 2014


The Theme for  #20
The butterflies will be back in the New Year.
The above challenge will run for the 
whole of December
and you can make Christmas/Non Christmas projects
just so long as your fairy/ies have wings.

These are my inspiration makes for you.

Digi image is by Mo Manning
'Christmas Fairy Holly'
I have coloured using Graphit markers
and a silver gel pen.
The card design is a half card.

I added stickles in red, green and silver
but they don't really show up.
IRL it glitters like crazy!
Entering into the following challenges:
My Craft Creations #Anything goes.
Sister Act #85  Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra #  christmas cards.
Buckwells Crafty #3 Use the colour red.

I went on  a Lavinia workshop
at the weekend and this is one 
of the cards I made.
We learn't how to make  the background scenes
without a Brayer in sight!

Using various leaves and flowers stamps
and Lavina Flower Fairy
The background was created using distress ink pads and brushes.
Moon effect done with a round punch and masking.
Stamps were inked using Memento 'Nautical Blue'
I matted the scene onto blue pearlised card
and then onto a cark blank.
Sentiment is an Anita's peel off. 
As this was my 1st card I was pleased with the result.

Entering into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew #76. Birthday sentiment.
Through The Craft Room Door # anything goes.
Papertake Weekly # Anything goes.


Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

oh they're both so beautiful :)

Viv said...

Two lovely cards Mrs A!

Margreet said...

Lovely fairy card and a fab workshop card too!
xxx Margreet

Hettie said...

What beautiful cards Mrs A. Love them both. Envious of your Lavinia workshop. Had some new Lavinia stamps on Monday courtesy of Elizabeth. Will share them after C.
You have just reminded me of the perfect stamp for your challenge and it could also be turned into C so thank you. Not used it in ages.

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards Mrs A, love your beautiful fairies and wonderful background on your 2nd card. Carol x

Createology said...

Beautiful Faerie cards dear.

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic use of that fairy silhouette, Mrs. A! Thanks so much for entering our "Anything Goes" challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Jacee said...

Both lovely cards, super designs, great work Mrs A!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining in Buckwells challenge 3 with your delightful crafting – we hope we’ll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for December x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Beautiful. Absolutely lovely x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed, lovely colour combo and gorgeous added beauties. I was sad to read about your dad. Mine is on a rollercoaster between living and's so confusing and we see him every day but today he is back to unconsciousness, doesn't know we are there, is medicated for pain and it si stressing me to the limit...but as you say life is still going on.xx take carexx
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

scrappymo! said...

Two great inspirational cards for me. I am not sure if I have any fairies...will have to have a good look thru my stamps.

Your are beautiful!That first fairy is so pretty and the star of the show on that first card.

The second is such a pretty scene...I do not know how to do those...but figure it is form of masking...over and over to create the perspective!

Will try to get a card made this time...Life is a bit crazy over here at the mo. Little Miss C woke up about 10 days ago with her neck clenched to one side. She missed nearly a week of school and finally had to go on Ativan to relax her neck muscles. My daughter would not give it to her at first but around the 4th day finally filled the prescription.

We were on babysitting duty...and oh boy is she a bear when coping with pain! lol The Ativan really helped...the last hour before she could have more, it would come back and she would cry. A terrible week all round!

Little Mr P was worried about her and tried to play with her and get things carried back and forth for her but I doidn't think she was feeling very appreciative...just too sore to care.

Will have to think of a special treat for him this week!

She is better now and we are back home packing! teehee

Greta said...

2 lovely cards, Mrs. A! I adore your card with the sweet Mo Manning Fairy!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful scene! Your 1st try looks like a pro did it! Love this sweet fairy with the holly wings!

Aluna said...

I like silhouette stamps. Cute scene! Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew. Good Luck, Joanna DT

Kimbo said...

Beautiful cards Mrs A, that Christmas fairy is so cute x