Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Snowflake Fairy

Well the plan was to post on Sunday and make it an all time record of three in a row but I failed. I nearly managed it but time beat me and I didn't have the opportunity to do so again until last night; hence this mornings post, I don't start work today until later. I'm now fully into my Christmas card making and thinking about my next one, although I do need to start to plan my sisters birthday card which is at the end of August which I have decided I will make (no pressure... eek) as yet I have no idea about what I'm going to do, but I'm sure it will come to me as I get inspired by the wealth of stunning card makers and designs out there in 'blog land'.

I couldn't resist using the wee stamp again sorry; I just love her and need to get some more. Her facial expression is so lively... To me she looks a bit naughty but cute at the same time and is either up to mischief or planning to be. Her hair is amazing and a joy to colour, itis great for practising my shading. My favourite colour blue was used again with promarkers (of course) adding a hint of pinks and purples to her wings and lots of glitter to make her sparkle. I stamped  the background of fairy with a small snowflake stamp to break up the white; it is very subtle and not sure if the photos pick it up very well but I'm happy with how it turned out.

I used the following to make my card:-
  • Wee Stamps from Whimsy Stamps  coloured with promarkers and added blue and iridescent glitter
  • snowflake stamp
  • white scalloped base card
  • blue textured card for layering
  • blue snowflake paper - Magazine freebie
  • blue spot paper- Me to You -Especially for You paper pack
  • white felt snowflake-Papermania-Docrafts-from local craft store
  • blue glitter gel pen -faux stitching and highlights to dress -WHSmith
  • die cut sentiment -'let it snow'-(inside card)- magazine freebie
From stash:-
  • blue satin and organza ribbon
  • vellum,silver holographic die cut snowflakes
  • pearl bead snowflake- from last years  Christmas cracker recycled!
  • small and large blue gems 
'Snowflake Fairy'
Close up 
I love the felt snowflake
Inside of card

I would like to take part in following challenges this week-

25 comments:

  1. Andrea - this card is just beautiful. You have a delicate hand when it comes to colouring and the fairy is lovely. I saw this on MIM.
    Stamping Shanni

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  2. Such a sweet card Andrea. Love the beautifully coloured image, pretty papers and fab layout.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  3. Darling and unique Christmas creation! Thanks for playing with us at DRS Designs!

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  4. This is so cute! Saw you on MIM.

    I have blog candy.

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  5. you're soooo right Adrea, she does have a slightly impish look, I like that!!! such a pretty card, thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

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  6. love this image and the snowflakes are fab, saw it on mim x

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  7. What a pretty wee card, inside & out! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx
    PS I have Candy on my blog!

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  8. Beautiful card - love that image - its just so pretty! Thanks for joining us at the crafty pad! Big hugs Rachel xx

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  9. Beautiful xmas card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

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  10. Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge over at Crafts and Me with this fabulous creation. Hugs...Mona

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  11.   Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design.   Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely digi stamps. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

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  12. so pretty
    thank you for taking part in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
    hugs
    Debbi x

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  13. Andrea what a fabulous card well done Hugs Elaine

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  14. what a beautiful card ,such a pretty image and fab snowflake
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

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  15. She is just the sweetest ... love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

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  16. A wonderful Xmas card, she is beautiful,
    Thanks for joining in with The Cutie Pies,
    Wendy x

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  17. Such a pretty image, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

    Pam x

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  18. What a great card ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

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  19. This is pretty Andrea, such a lovely image and great pearl bead snowflake embellishment.
    Pauline
    x

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  20. Stunning Christmas card. I love the image, layout, gorgeous colour and papers. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters challenge blog this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

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  21. Really sweet card and love the beaded snowflake too! Great to see you at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Samantha :0)

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  22. Awesome Snow fairy. Love the image and your coloring is prefect.

    Thanks for joining us this week over at HIMCR DT AJ~

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  23. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #158 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  24. Saw your card at Make It Monday! I've got this stamp too and never thought to use it for Xmas! Thank you so much for the idea - she will now be used on some Xmas cards hugs Karen

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  25. Such a very pretty card. Love the sparkle you have added to her wings.

    I saw you at MIM #100. I am entry 300 this week, I'd love it if you dropped by.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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Andrea x