Saturday, March 05, 2011

I'm Fairy Excited!

I'm excited.....again!  I've been asked to be Guest Designer for March by one of my favourite challenge blogs, Cute Card Thursday.  This card suits their challenge due on Wednesday 9 March (8pm GMT to be precise, I love GMT: I always have to try and work out "Mountain Time" or Pacific Daylight Saving time or whatever time to Western Australian time - GMT is MUCH easier, lol).

Actually I got "the" email weeks ago asking if I was interested in the Guest spot and completely MISSED IT!!  I was sorting out my inbox yesterday and found it... I dashed an email back telling Caz "Of COURSE I'm interested, and was I too late, sob". They obviously took pity on me and I"M IN! (March has five challenges this year, so I'm there for the next four anyway) I got this card made as quickly as I could, it may still get posted for this challenge, albeit late - not as an entry, of course!!
Phew, that was a bit long winded, wasn't it?  The rest will be short and sweet, promise (well short and sweet for me, lol)
The gorgeous image is Fairy Fae and she is from Tiddly Inks whose byline is "the spot for cute digitals" - got that right I reckon!  Fae was coloured with Copics including some of my new ones that came in the post TODAY, Yay!  Some Ice Stickles (Diamond) on her wings give her a little lift.  The light source is from the top left, which I never use; I was going to enter the challenge at Make It Colourful which was to use this light source, but I missed it, oops! Oh well, now I've tried something different.
I embossed the pink mat the image panel is sitting on with Cuttlebugs Textile embossing folder then sponged dark pink on it: hardly any of it shows, but I still think it adds a nice frame and some texture.
The patterned paper is from Prima "Faerie Florals" it's gorgeous, I've used it before on a few cards and, as there are three or four sheets of each pattern in the pad I've still got plenty left, goodie!
The tiny rosebuds at the bottom of the sentiment add a bit of texture too, as does the lace (which I scabbed - Aussie term for begged or scrounged) off someone in the family.
 I cut into the lace so that it would fit around the sentiment oval more easily and stuck pale green flat backed pearls in the centre of each little shell shape on the front (well I don't know, if it's not a shell what is it? - I didn't want to call them lumps, lol) and alternate pink and green on the lace in the inside.  The oval for inside the card was cut with Spellbinders Nestablities Classic Scalloped Ovals
I used this sketch from 
Sketch and Stash for their challenge this week, and a whole load of challenge blogs like Fab'n'funky ChallengesDelightful ChallengesDie Cut DreamsBy the Cute and Girly have "Spring" or a variation of it as their challenge theme this time around, so I'm entering there with my "springy" card.
Flutterby Wednesday has an open theme this time, so my Fairy Fae is going there, Creative Craft Challenges has "Thankyou", Totally Papercrafts has Pearls and Lace, Copic Oz, a challenge just for Aussies, has "A Little Magic" this month and  Stamp Something has it's Digi challenge this week - always a favourite challenge for me!  That's 10 challenges, THAT'S a lot of challenges, I love going and seeing how other folk in blog land interpret challenges - oh and I love showing off my little creations too, let's be honest!!
Until next time, tomorrow with any luck, Happy Crafting, Dee


Vicky said...

What a pretty card Donna! great image and I do love her sparkly wings ~ so gorgeous hun :o)

well done also on your GDT spot!

thank you for joining us at sketch n stash and good luck!!

hugs Vicky xx

Linda said...

Your clorouring is fabulous! Beautiful card,.

Lizzy said...

Donna your card is just soooo pretty, luv the image ..her wings look ace...great take on our sketch.

Thank you for joining us at Sketch N Stash ...good luck!

xx Lizzy xx :)

Jill said...

super cute card Dee I love the image so so cute thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash hugs Jill xx

Ruth said...

Very pretty and colourful! Ruth :)

Marion Kuipers-van Eijsden said...

Congrats on that GDT spot Dee!!! And this is such a lovely and cute cards... I had to take a closer look and your coloring... it's amazing!
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercraft Challenge this week. Hope you will be back with another beauty next week.

mousekemom said...

Just beautiful! I love the shimmer on the wings and the texture the lace adds. Just darling!

Kathy Jones said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the colours you've used, light source is fabulous and totally love the sparkly wings!! Thanks for playing the CopicOz challenge!! :)

Carol Southern said...

Beautiful, beautiful card, so pretty. Love the colours you chose.

Hannapanna said...

Such a lovely card. Gorgeous colours and a super cute image. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna

sandra's crafty corner said...

wowzers i love this, such a pretty card, thanks for playing along at CCC
good luck
hugs sandra xxx

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh, how cute is that image!! The card is gorgeous and congrats on the guest DT!!! You definitely deserve it. Everything I see is gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Card love the image, Thanks for joining us at DCD
Chris x

Deb said...

well worth it, congrats on your Guest spot. Gorgeous creation, love the layout and design and beautiful image, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Die Cut Dreams

Purple Crazy said...

Gorgeous card, congrats on GD for March, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week. WendyR xx

Jacki Daniels said...

hi love this beauty it's fab now a follower so will be back soon
jacki xx

Lisa said...

Beautiful work! I especially adore how you did her wings! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Nikbee said...
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Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Stunning!! Thanks for playing at By The Cute and Girly :)

Tammy xx