Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Brown and Green and Buzzy things!

I ordered some new stamps online a week or so ago and they were from Sweet Pea in the US as they had a fab sale on and I decided to treat myself to some new ones.  I was so excited when I sent off the order and even more excited when I got an email telling me they had been despatched!  Only took less than a week to arrive too which is amazing considering the distance they have travelled.  Took less time than ordering from this country!  Had to work last night but I couldn't wait to get home and have a play with them and luckily it was a quiet night so I got to knock-off early and head home.  I had spent an hour or so carefully trimming the stamps to size as they were unmounted when they arrived and marvelled at just how sticky the sticky side of foam mounting sheets really is when I had random pieces stuck to my hands a clothes....

The stamp I have used for this card is Jennifer Nilsson's Daisy Flower Fairy.  It's so cute!  I also have another of her designs which I am waiting for the right project to use.  Really sweet stamps and this one is really getting me in the mood for spring.  I coloured the stamped image with promarkers, mainly using tan and cinnamon for the fairy with almond and dusky pink for the skin, a touch of pumpkin and honeycomb for the flowers and mint, leaf and lime green for the leaves.  I added a little sparkle with my gelly roll stardust pens to the hair and wings to make them shimmer and trimmed the image and matted onto a piece of orange paper and trimmed to leave a small border.  I am quite obsessed with my nesties at the moment and a few weeks ago I got a set of scalloped circles to go with my plain circles and I used the scalloped die to make the green circle and the plain circle to make the brown one.  I spotted a challenge at Mojo Mondays whilst mooching about on blogger which had a sketch to follow so I have used that to create this card.  I covered a square card with brown paper then added a square of paper from papermania's rich green pack and trimmed and stuck to the brown paper.  I placed the image on top of the scalloped circle and added 3 green gems then used a piece of pumpkin coloured ribbon behind the image with the final touch being a bumblebee charm I have been hoarding for about a year now, waiting fo the right moment to use it and here it is.  It's not glued or attached onto the ribbon in any way, simply threaded on which makes it easy to remove for a additional gift for the recipient to put on a charm bracelet.  Ok not quite Pandoro but I can't afford their charms lol

I hope it fits the following challenges too:

Crafts and Me  - anything with wings, especially fairies & angels
Bunny Zoe's Crafts  Spring - flowers Everywhere!
Paper Cutz - ladybugs, bees or butterflies
Simply Create - bold & bright
Delightful Challenges - get punchy/use punches or die cuts
One Stitch At A Time - Make it Pretty


  1. Sweet card hunny and nce layout, lovely use of colour x

    Thank You for playing at Crafts & Me x

  2. Sweet card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT

  3. Gorgeous, thanks so much for joining our Birthday Bash at OSAAT.

    Hugs, Marjo..Don't forget to check out my Birthday Comment Candy here

    Hugs, Marjo

  4. what a wonderful image - love the layout
    Lisa ;)

  5. So cute! Love the colours, and that bee embellie is the perfect touch. :)

  6. What a wonderful the color combo!!
    Thank you for joining us for the Bold & Bright challenge at Simply Create.
    Hope so see you again for the next challenge.
    Linda B - Simply Create DT

  7. what a darling card :)

    So glad you joined us on Simply Create for our Bright and Bold challenge :)

  8. Definitely worth the wait, gorgeous stamp, and love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x