Sunday, 29 July 2012

Frosty Fairy

As promised Christmas card number 3 and my second post today, I'm still planning to make it three cards/posts in total... which will be a record for me. This time I've went for a bright pink/silver girly design again using the Kate knight free papers but this time the pink snowflakes, the pretty striped paper is from Wild Rose Studio and was also a magazine freebie which I think works well together even though it's a summer paper.

The wee fairy stamp was a mag freebie which is from part of a set from Wee Stamps from Whimsy Stamps  the other fairy in the set is just as adorable with a bunch of flowers. The Whimsy Stamps website is ace... I love it, the range they have is amazing, I could easily have one of everything. She is so cute and was a dream to colour, I was determined to use her on a Christmas card as soon as I saw her even though she was part of a summer set. I've also coloured another one in blue which is the card that I'm still working on.Her hair is absolutely wonderful and I'm sure with practice I will get better at colouring it, but it was still a joy to do and I did really enjoy it, I added lots of glitter to her wings, the flowers in her dress and hair, I even glittered her shoes (excessive I know but it is for Christmas!) 

It was also the first time I used peel off's and probably the last... they are so fiddly and difficult, I ruined loads and couldn't put them on straight, the border is no where near perfect so I covered the messy corners (not mitred... I didn't even dare to try) with little snowflakes to disguise the disaster underneath! As for the greeting.... Arghhh, I couldn't get it straight, I was losing the will to live and running out of peel off's despite starting off with a full sheet of greetings... Peel off's are not on my wish list, ready made Christmas sentiments or stamps are! I reckon anyone who enjoys using them must have the patience of a saint and the steady hand of a brain surgeon... Neither of which I possess! 

This is also the first easel card I have made that hasn't fallen over, so either I'm getting better or it was a happy accident... Although its also the smallest card I've made, maybe I need to keep them small... Hmm we shall see next time I make one. Well it is now time that I stopped having fun and rambling on and get on with the chores for today, I'm off to do the usual... Housework, ironing and  then the food shopping, although if all goes well I will be back later this evening with my third Christmas card of the day...enjoy the last of your weekend and see you soon. X

I used the following to make my card:-
  • die cut satin card rectangle
  • cream textured card stock for layering 
  • wee stamp- coloured with promarkers with pink and iridescent glitter added
From stash:-
  • pink and cream mulberry roses-glittered 
  • pearls and pearl ribbon buckle 
  • vellum,silver card and holographic punched snowflakes
  • lace and  pink satin ribbon
  • silver peel off borders,snowflakes and sentiment
Frosty Fairy

Close Up of Glitter 

Challenges I would like to enter this week are as follows 


  1. How very sweet and pretty, gorgeous design. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  2. So sweet and FABULOUS coloring! Thanks so much for joining our "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  3. Lovely Christmas card Andrea. Love the shape, layout and gorgeous image.
    Caz x

  4. Hello might want to pay a visit to the Third Coast Creative Challenge Blog ;0)

    Leigh S-B
    Third Coast Creative Challenges Coordinator

  5. very very cute, andrea! love the non-traditional christmas pinks! thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays this week for our Xmas in July challenge!

  6. This is so pretty Andrea, I love your beautifully coloured image and fab layout.

  7. Hi Andrea
    A beautiful card love this image and colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  8. Awwww! She's so sweet. I love the shimmer on her wings. Beautiful ribbon treatment, too! Thanks so much for joining The Sisterhood of Crafters for our 'Diamonds, Pearls and Lace, OH MY!' Challenge :)

  9. Beautiful card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  10. Thanks for joining Ink It Pink this week!

  11. This is gorgeous, love the image and colours on your card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

  12. You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

  13. This is so pretty. I love the image and all the cute pink.

    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge.

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  15. Another brilliant card LOVE this image too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our O for Open it up Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge again this time!

    hugs Samantha :0)


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