Sunday, 8 August 2010

Flowers and Wings and more sparkly things!

Hello!  Not blogged properly for months now due to the house move and struggling to find which safe place I had put certain items of craft paraphernalia in.  Have you any idea how much I searched for my DST? lol

Anyway, I'm back, and slowly but surely getting my crafting area back into some sort of order.  I'm at that time of year when I don't have any birthdays for a month or so, so had to go in search of challenges for inspiration.

The stamp I chose for this card is called The Lilac Fairy, part of the Flower Fairies from Inca Stamps.  It was one I picked up in Hobbycraft and as purple is one of my favourite colours, I couldn't wait to get colouring it in.  Using two of my favourite promarkers, orchid and bluebell,  I coloured the fairy's dress, wings and the flower heads.  For the leaves I used soft green and leaf green and then trimmed the coloured image following the lines. I embossed the wings then stamped and coloured and embossed another set of wings to give a 3D effect.   For the backing I ironed some fusible fibres to create a mat and trimmed it with silver edging.  Some paper and ribbon from stock finished the card off and then I added a bit of bling with the gems.  The green ones came from the states, given to me by my friend who had been out to California and bought me loads of goodies for a fraction of the price for which you can get them over here.  The flowers were plain white paper to start with so I coloured them with matching promarkers and added the gems for the centre.

The Crafts and Me challenge at the moment is purple and green and I would say this card fits the bill :-)  Flutterby Wednesdays as ever ask for something with wings, but this time they want to see your favourite colour too, and as mine is purple (bet you thought it was red, no red is just my obsession!) I have entered it there too.  Creatalicious Challenges wanted to see some 3D, and I think these wings really stand out. Sir Stampalot's challenge for this month is Bring on the Bling and this one certainly has a bit of that! Finally, as this card is cute and girlie I am entering it over at Creative Card Crew  :-)


  1. Beautiful card!Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  2. Gorgeous card Sarah, lovely image and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our colour challenge. luv gina xx

  3. Gorgeous card, love that mix of colours. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot.

  4. Hi there

    What a beautiful card, I do hope you soon find all your hidden stash.

    Thank you so much for sharing with at at Stampalot Challenge this month.

    B x

  5. Gorgeous Sarah, just love how you have incorporated all those ribbons and love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.

    Hugs Tracy x
    P.S. I have some candy on my blog if you want to hop over.

  6. Sarah, this is a georgous card well done so pretty, thank you for joining in at crafts and me this week, good luck!
    Teresa x

  7. Beautiful....gorgeous colours and image!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  8. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Wonderful card with stunning details
    thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month and good luck!