Thursday, August 23, 2012

Make a Wish

Another easel card today, I do like my easels!  To mix it up a bit, this one is a circular one.  Long post and lots of pics today (I know, not unusual!)  
I cut all the circles for this card freehand, using a pair of compasses... how "old school" of me, lol, except for the image panel which was cut using Scalloped Circle Nestabilities,  The Crafty Pad has To Die For as its challenge so I'm in!  The Secret Crafter has Circle Cards and Moving Along With The Times has Anything but Square for their challenges, so I'm definitely in there.
I've used the sketch Sketch and Stash this time, "converting" it to a circle format, but all the elements of the sketch are there -promise!
I've used a digi image from Pollycraft... unfortunately they're no longer in business, you can get some of their images from Little Miss Muffet Stamps but sadly not this one, which was among the first I bought several years ago(edited to add: this image now available at LMM!!)... this is Fairy Clover "Butterfly Wishes".  Flutterby Wednesday has reopened (yay), the theme this time is Friendship, so I hope this qualifies... I've used plenty of  "fairy" AND "butterfly" (smiles sweetly) The (final, sad face) Creatalicious Challenges theme is Fantasy, so I'm entering there, and 2 Sisters Challenge theme is "In the Garden"... I like to think there are fairies at the bottom of MY garden, so in there as well.
I've coloured with Prisamcolor pencils... well technically I've coloured with watercolour pencils THEN Prismacolors; I coloured the image originally ages ago - before I even had any Prismacolors, and was going to ditch it when I had a bit of a clear out last week, then I started fiddling with it trying to "fix" it up, I spent so long on it in the end I was determined to use it - it's not the best colouring but I am happy with the card overall.  I added oodles of Stickles to Clover and her little butterfly friend, she's a fairy after all so it's practically compulsory :-)
The papers are digital;  from the Fairytale Too pack by Nitwit Collections  gorgeous IRL. Most of the paper's covered on the front, but you can see it a bit better on the inside.  Fab'n'funky Challenges wants us to Use Leaves this time, as well as the leaves on the floral paper I have used leaves on my little flower arrangement that acts as a stopper for the easel, so I'm entering there.
Sassy Cheryls Tuesday Challenge theme is Happy Birthday, the sentiment - which I cut from one of the tags in Kaisercrafts Magic Happens pad is perfect for a birthday so I'm entering there.  
The filigree metal corners were a gift from my blog friend Woo last Christmas, I hope she likes how I used them ;-) Allsorts Challenges want us so use metal, so I'm in.  The white string pearls have been in my stash for at least 13 years!  I used them a lot when I was egg decorating and have reels of them in a few colours, the lilac pearls and the Little Birdie butterflies are from my stash too, so, once again, I'm entering Lisa's Waste Not Wednesdays challenge to use up our stash... if only I didn't keep adding to it I'd be doing really well :-)  Cupcake Craftroom has Fresh and Summery (with the option of lilac and lime) this time around, I definitely have the lilac!  
The Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is Lets Hear it for the Girls, now I'm not sure if "fairies" equals "girls" in this scenario, but I'm entering there, so we'll soon find out :-) Stampin' for the Weekend  has a Monochrome challenge, we'll see if my card counts as monochromatic too... I understand completely if it doesn't, but there is an awful lot of purple and not much of anything else, so I think it might.  I'm sure I'll be alright in the Bearly Mine ChallengesCraft Your Days Away (another 'final' challenge, sob), Divas by Design and Paper Crafting Journey challenges as they're all Anything Goes!
Well, if you've made it this far... WELL DONE YOU!  I know there's been even more than usual pics in this post, but I have been playing around in my My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking programme that I treated myself too (exactly WHEN I think I'm going to get time to do all this scrapbooking beats me, lol) and thought I'd have a little go at something I've been admiring on Vicky's blog for a while... a compilation of photos... what a great way of getting "detail" shots in, don't you think?  This was my first effort, but I see lots of potential!
Anyway, that's it (hooray I hear you say) for today's card, which is of course so much prettier in real life.  I'll be back in a day or so; it's Father's Day here next week, so that's my card making themes sorted for the next couple of projects.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


downrightcrafty said...

a beautiful circle card, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

rachel said...

stunning circle easel - I love the image and all the little trinkets and bits and bobs - beautiful - thanks for playing at the crafty pad this time and good luck xx

jan farnworth said...

what a sweet fairy card i love thanks for sharing with us at fbw.

aqualeiga said...

Wow Donna, I am such a HUGE fan of your work, and yet again, you've excelled yourself! This is absolutely stunning, I adore EVERYTHING about it; just the right amount of everything :) Whatever 'it' is, you've certainly got 'it' in abundance girl! So pleased you've shared with us CRAFTY PAD gals :D

Hugs, Ali x

Kathy said...

How pretty. Love the round easel fold and the beautifully colored image. Such a gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us for the friendship challenge at Flutterby Wednesdays.

Pat K said...

Stunning card Donna. Love how you've coloured the image and your design is fabulous.

Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week. hugs, Pat K.x

Mau xx said...

This is Beautiful Donna, I love the pretty papers and image! all the pearls add that WOW! factor too.
Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT
Hugs mau xx

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Donna, love the image and colouring, gorgeous, and love the shape, what a fabulous card.
Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesdays


Donna Mosley said...

A stunning card Donna, love the image and very beautiful design & details.

Donna x

Julie said...

Wow, Donna - this is fabulous!! Stunning colouring and a wonderful take on my sketch - I love every inch! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Stash this fortnight! Hugs, Juliexx

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning. I really love the image and the colours with wonderful detailing too. Such a great use of the sketch.

Hugs Sue

Berry said...

This is just stunning sweetie thanks so much for entering at SFTW hugs Rebekah xx

~Tammy~ said...

Love this gorgeous easel card! Thank you so much for joining us at The Cupcake Craftroom this month for the Lilac and Lime challenge.

Tara said...

Stunning! Love the pearls! Thanks for joining us at the FBW Challenge!

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!! My daughter would be over the moon for it with all the pretty purple in it! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Challenge!!

darcy48 said...

Hi Donna what a beautiful card I love how you have added the little pearls hugs Arlinex

Nicola said...

Beautiful circular easel card Donna, love the attention to detail and the gorgeous colours and image!
Thanks for using something metal on your creation for us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the adorable image, pretty papers, gorgeous embellishments and fab layout.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Caz x

Sue B said...

Aww this is so sweet Donna… what a cute image and you've coloured it beautifully! Love the scrummy papers and embellies! it's a fab design!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Jenée said...

How terribly disappointing to learn that image is no longer available. I was going to go looking for it as it is gorgeous. Your card is so spot on brilliant it makes my heart flutter. Fantastic colouring, and all the detail elements -- makes me swoon. Thank you so very much for sharing this with us at Flutter By Wednesday.

Joey said...

Donna this is adorable! your colouring is gorgeous and I love that little glitterly flutterby. Joey xxx

Dawn said...

Just stunning! I love love love it! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our To Die For Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx said...

Stunning! Beautiful easel card. Fabulous colors and design. Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

debbi taylor said...

such a lovely creation
thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
Debbi x

Hazel said...

Hi Donna

This is just amazing - I love your easel card and the image and your colouring is just perfect.

A big thank you for dropping by to see me and leaving me some lovely comments.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Take care


Hazel xx

Sarah-Jane said...

Totally gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash.
Sarah-Jane xx

Julie said...


This is just lovely. I was admiring this image thinking that it would be perfect for my little girl's birthday this week - I love Pollycraft!! It's such a shame that it's closed!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our Final Challenge - Anything Goes!

Hugs Julie x

Unknown said...

Hi Donna, oh how beautiful! Lovely image, such a shame Pollycraft shut down loved Paula's images and you've coloured this one perfectly.

Great shaped card as well, seriously impressed you cut it all by hand.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


Emma H said...

Beautiful card, lovely and sparkly! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

Laney said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna great shape too!Thanks for joining us at BMC

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is so pretty Donna! I love everything you've used, it's all gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Teresa said...

Super pretty card Donna, thanks for visiting my blog it's lovely to have the time to come blog hopping again. Hugs Teresa xx