Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fairies and Gnomes

It's a special month long theme over at the  Butterfly challenge.

The butterflies are all now in the chrysalis stage but will be back in the New Year ready to spread their wings.

Until then here are some cards to help inspire you to play along. 
First up is a Shaker card using a Lavinia stamp called 'Dancing  till Dawn. I created the background using sponge daubers to apply different coloured inks. The shaker element is stamped around the edge with a combination of small stamps from Heyda 'Roses and Leaves, Heyda  'Twines' and Cardio Majestic 'Summer Wreath' using the same ink pads that I used on the background. I made the sentiment in word and printed out onto white card.   The shaker is Stampendous 'Doodle Loots' Crystal mini stars which though they do look really good IRL have made the card difficult to photograph well.
Entering this card only into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #121 Anything goes.
Crafting With Friends #32 Anything goes.
Brown Sugar #226 Anything goes.
Always Use Rubber #4 Things with wings.

My second card using a cute digi by Bugaboo called Mistletoe Fairy. I have coloured her using my promarkers, a gold gel pen and platinum stickles. The sentiment is a die cut by Xcut. Cuts beautifully and easy to remove from the die. The plaid paper is a freebie from Making Cards Christmas Edition 2015. The holly is a ribbon from my stash . The packet says it is from The Ribbon Girl.
 Entering this card  into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion #340 Anything goes.
Crafty Creations #329 Christmas.
Southern Girls #149 Anything goes.
Scrapping 4 Fun #79 Christmas.
Christmas Card Challenge #50 Anything goes.

Finally my last card features a digi called Sleepy Holiday Fred Gnome by Lacy Sunshine. I know I'm really chancing it letting a gnome near my blog but hopefully that naughty/delightful/pesky Elf will stay away this year!!
Again I have coloured using my promarkers, silver gel pen and glossy accents on his nose and the gold baubles.  Sentiment is another Xcut die cut . Design paper is from a bumper pack I got from the NEC for £1 (would have been rude not to have bought it) and the snowflake embossed card is from Jellybean crafts.  The embellishment is a really old one from my stash along with the silver bell which I attached to his hat.

Entering  this Gnome card only into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #169  Anything goes + a sentiment
Creative Moments #107 Anything goes.
Moving Along With The  Times #34 Anything goes with christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's #.309 Use a sentiment.
All Sorts Challenge #391 Anything christmas
Scraps of life by Scrappy Mo # November Rudolph challenge.



Veerle said...

What a beautiful set of cards Valery Anne. I especially love the first one with the soft colours and the delicate images. Nice.
Hugs Veerle x

Margreet said...

All your cards are beautiful and so versatile! Love them all. Today I followed a workshop with Lavinia Fairy stamps, so I can enter your challenge!
xxx Margreet

Linby said...

What great cards. Happy Rudolph Day.

brenda said...

Another lovely collection of cards Valery, reall will try and join in this time round, afraid time got the better of me the last few weeks.

B x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
well got my GD hat on for this comment.
Your cards are wonderful and such great designs.
Love all the wonderful images and lovely embellishments you have used.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

KandA said...

All three are fabulous cards Mrs A. Maybe that pesky elf was responsible for the elf-napping and they are off together getting up to mischief xx

Kathleen said...

Great set of cards Valerie Anne, get that, full name, by the way isn't it time for your lovely visitor to be knocking on the door?
Kath x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous all your cards, and the first one is my favourite, such a dreamy scene!!

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable and beautiful coloured cards, love the lavinia stamps one, just got that stamp too..xx {aNNie}

Darnell said...

Look at you with your own beautiful parade of Christmas cards, Mrs. A.! One is more gorgeous than the next! I'm super impressed that you've managed these as I know you've been virilent about securing the homestead against any elfie alien infestations! I wish you success, but remember, if it doesn't work and you can't beat 'em, join 'em! I'll tune back in! Hugs, Darnell

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Mrs A. Some great colourful cards, very pretty, do have couple of flower fairy stamps I could dust off to enter!! :) when things are all done on that list which I'm checking twice, spent the day rolling calendars, as give a bundle (over 100) out of Bible verse ones out as presents each year.
Di's dad who also was from Yorkshire used to say the monkey and cat clock saying :)
My dad says it cos his mum did.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Sandra H said...

Oooh they are all so cut! the shaker card and image is gorgeous! as are the other two ........hope you have a lovely day x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Mrs A these are three gorgeous creations, the first one is quite magical with the fairies, the shaker element of the card is brilliant, the other two festive makes are such fun and so cute, superb work love them all.
lorraine x

Zoechaos said...

Well Hello Mrs A, this puts the boot on the other foot! I saw this yesterday and love the background for your dancing fairies not to mention the fairies themselves. With the shaker sparkle it really is a magical card. Super happy that you have joined us at Always Use Rubber, thank you. XOXO

Jane Willis said...

I love all your cards, and what really stands out for me is that gorgeous frame you've created around the dancing fairies. Thanks for joining us at Always Use Rubber - I was hoping the name of our theme this time would tempt you!

Carol L said...

What a wonderful set of cards you've shared here! I am in love with that gorgeous shaker card with the amazing stamping on the frame! Well done on all of them :)

Createology said...

I adore your card themes this month and I am enchanted by your deigns. I do believe in the magic of it all.

Erika said...

A super fairy shaker card Val and two lovely festive cards too.
How are you doing with your Christmas cards?
I'm getting there slowly and could probably do with another month!

Hugs Erika. x

Barbara Bruder said...

Valery your fairies shaker card is so pretty and very creative. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Janice said...

Lovely to have you join us at MAWTT with your great Christmas make. Super card, Jx

samantha's cards said...

Lovely cards, thanks for joining us at CCC.

Furrbster said...

Great cards,

Thanks for playing along at both Aud Sentiments and Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

Andreja said...

Beautiful Christmas card you made :-))
Thanks for playing with Scrapping4funChallenges.
Hugs, Andreja

scrappymo! said...

Ahhhhh...these three cards are wonderful!

I will start with the last one. tThe one you submoited to my challenge. This image is so cute. I think Santa has had a tipple too many...maybe the milk and cookies were spiked. Perhaps they were Brown cows and cookies!

The second card is sweet. It is finished perfectly with that great Merry and Bright die.

The first cards is ever so pretty. the dancing fairies in your shaker element are beautiful!

Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.

Unknown said...

Your card is adorable! I love the sweet angel, and all of the layers on your card. Thank you for joining our challenge at Craft Your Passion. We hope to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

Greta said...

3 wonderful cards, Mrs. A! I really love your unique & beautiful shaker card! PS-I imagine Glamour Dust is very similar to Glimmer Dust.

Sarah said...

You have been so busy and creative! I love all your cards. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)