Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Fairies and Elves

Finally finished sending all my cards out with The Doc hand delivering the last six to the neighbours yesterday so I now have a little me time to catch up on my blog. These two cards are my inspiration for you for the Butterfly Challenge which is a month long challenge  for December.  The butterflies are safely cocooned till the new yr and the Fairies, gnomes,elves,pixies and hobgoblins  have taken control.

First card is a digi by Poppyseed Graphics called 'Fairy of Air'.  I normally colour her in blues and mauves so this time I have gone with the pinks.  I have used my Promarkers and  silver gel pen to highlight with.Red stickles to finish on her dress. The gorgeous pink flowers are from my win on Mia's Birthday candy  that I showed you last week.  I tried several different sentiments but couldn't settle on one I liked so have left blank for the time being. The glitter card is that special one that is completely smooth so no having to worry about glitter falling everywhere . I cut the aperture using my Crafts-Too Rectangle dies stitch hole. Base card is make from some really old pink 300gsm card stock I have had for yrs in my stash.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Scrapping For Fun #105 Anything goes.
Crafting With Friends #57 Anything goes.
Hiding In My Craft Room #331 Use a digi.
AAA Cards #105 Sparkle.
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #72 Anything goes.
Tuesdays Throwdown #372 Anything goes.
Through The Craft Room Door #Anything goes.
Shopping Our Stash #334 Gah Pink.

Second Card uses a pixie diecut from Tonic called Santa's Helper. More of the glitter card and using the same die cuts for the sperture. The sentiment is a die by Xcut and the the little bells are part of it.
Base card used a dark green card stock. I probably did this completely the wrong way but still not feeling 100% from my bout of ongoing Flu. I Die cut in white card stock and then used up pieces of snippets to die cut again  just the pieces I wanted in a different colour. Then spent forever slotting and gluing into the right holes. I glued the white die onto a piece of tartan paper to start me off.  A little bit of stckles glue for his hands and tassle bobble which stay just embossed on the die and don't cut out seperately.  Lastly used a black fine nib pen to colour in his eyes and nose.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy #202 Christmas
A Gem Of A Challenge #209 Antything goes Christmas
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #311 and 312 Use your snippers. (Sure did).
International Art and Soul #23 Make it sparkle.
Come And Get It Challenges # Christmas challenge.
Crafty Cardmakers #202 Christmas 
Dream Valley #169 Christmas.
Deep Ocean Challenge #170 Jingle Bells .


Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are stunning and so different I love them both. Well done for getting the cards into the post and well in time too. It is a good feeling when they have gone. I hope you are feeling a bit better. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Mac Mable said...

Lots of bling, fabulous cards and the pink on the first card is gorgeous x Hope you are feeling better too x

Kathleen said...

Lovely glittery creations, sorry but the Elf is not as Handsome as L'th .

Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Valery the fairy is gorgeous, lots of sparkle, love them.
Thank you so much for your beautiful Christmas card, Kate x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Valery, especially the first one. I love the frames that you've made using the glitter paper.

Sue xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your cards are so creative! Thank you for participating in the International Art & Soul Sparkle Challenge!

brenda said...

Your cards are just lovely Valery.

Wishing you and your a lovely Christmas and I hope to be a better blogger in the new year !

B x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous glimmery cards...but I love L'th more than this elf.
xxx Margreet

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards. Love the glittery backgrounds and gorgeous image on the first one.
Valerija xx

Kath said...

Beautiful cards, especially the fairy. Thank you for my lovely Christmas card and I hope you have a great Christmas!
Kath x

Mia said...

Beautiful cards, Valery. I love glitter papers and I am so happy that you used the ribbon flowers from your win to my candy. The fairy is awesome and I love the colours. And what a great elf! Kisses, my friend. I hope you soon feel better. Merry Christmas!

Jane said...

Super sparkly cards. Thanks for joining in with the AAA Cards Sparkle Challenge.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing fairy, and the pink and red tones are just perfect for Christmas wishes! The second card looks so fun! All Santa's helpers have to be calm as this cute Elf... I think to your mischievous elves... isn't it? :D

Di said...

Gorgeous cards my friend - and it's super to see you in the Playground once again. Parsnip is quite overcome!

Hope you're recovered well at last.


Di xx

Lia said...

Hi Mrs. A! Its great seeing your card over here and I LOVE the fairy image you used!
Lia, DT S4F

Brenda in IN said...

Your pink glittery card is just beautiful. The second card is so cute but so labor intensive. I'm so glad you kept at it as it turned out so pretty.

MaryH said...

Sorry to hear the flu is wreaking havoc at your house, and hope you are feeling much better today. Loved both of these pretty cards. The fairy looks impressive, and especially the red stickles, so evenly spaced and sized! Love the glitter frame too, and of course the precise beautiful coloring. #2 was just so cute, and I'm impressed by the inlay work. That must have been tedious, and the focal point looks so nice over the tartan. Again, the golden sparkle of that frame sets off the tartan so perfectly. TFS & Merry Christmas. Best wishes for a wonderful 2018.

Becca Sadler said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for linking the lovely lady to the 3rd Saturday challenge #331 for HIMCR! From the DT, Becca

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card, love the sparkle and lovely image
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Rachelle DT

Tina Z. said...

both cards are very lovely, I love the sparkle and your different designs.
thank you for your beautiful card which arrived at our home :).
Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun where I am also a Guest Designer.
hugs xx

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous cards Mrs A l love the glitter background card on both cards and the images too! sending lots of christmas wishes take care xx

Megan J said...

Hi Mrs.A, two beautiful cards, lovely fairy and pretty in the colours you chose. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.... good luck in the prize draw... have a wonderful Christmas and hope to see you back again next year... Megan DT LPoCF

Cara said...

Two absolutely fabulous cards! I hope you are fully recovered soon. Hugs x

Anne said...

Two lovely cards and very different to each other, the elf must have taken ages.
Hope you feel better soon, everyone seems to have had this awful flu.

Have a wonderful Christmas
Anne x

Craftychris said...

Two lovely cards! The fairy is beautiful and I love the cheeky elf! Take care of yourself my friend! Hugs xxxxxxxxxx

Josephine said...

Two lovely cards!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Tone K. said...

Very pretty card! Great with glitter-paper :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Fussy and Fancy! :)

Barbara Godden said...

Lovely cards, the fairy is gorgeous in pink. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for the Gah Pink challenge.

Susan Renshaw said...

Two fabulous cards!
Thank you for sharing with Hiding in my Craft Room!
HIMCR Challenges
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Craft-E-Place said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards

Donna said...

Fab cards!
Thanks for going PINK with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Tracie Pond said...

Pretty sparkly frames. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

Annemi said...

Great cards. Love your colors and the added red stickles. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Annemi {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Maikreations said...

Lovely glittery creations! Hope you are all feeling much better! Thank you for taking part in our Crafty Cardmakers Challenge! Happy crafting and merry Christmas to you and yours, Maike ;o)

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Hope you had a great Christmas. You can't beat a bit of sparkle at Christmas.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Chris Dring said...

Two very pretty cards! Love that fairy one though, as I love them! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

N-Eva said...

Great two cards love the design. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
Neva DT

K M Meena Herale said...


Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

Meena S4F DT