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-


  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

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

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

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

    I have blog candy.

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Andrea what a fabulous card well done Hugs Elaine

  13. 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!

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

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

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

    Pam x

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

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

  19. 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

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

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

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

  22. 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!

  23. 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

  24. 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.

    Kasey ~ in Oz


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