Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A Fairy Happy Birthday

It's been a while since I showcased any of my recent cards ... partly because I haven't felt up to it following a rather nasty flareup of HS and the inevitable 'dice'n'slice' (yowch!) ... and partly because Mr. Blogger has been a wee bit temperamental and I haven't had the energy or inclination to do battle.  However, I'm feeling better today and have even managed to drive myself to the surgery this morning so things are on the up'n'up.
This card was completed more than a week ago for submission to the Sugar Bowl Challenge 44 - a sketch by Lilian with the optional theme of 'A Birthday Card'.   As you see,  I have done a step card but hopefully you can still recognise the sketch layout.
The image is Sugar Nellie -Woodland Fairy which has been coloured with Promarkers and sparkled up with Diamond Stickles.   The patterned papers are all from DCWV Spring Glitter Stack although to be honest,  they are more like cardstock than paper,  and as a bonus, they're beautifully glittered too.  You may need to click the photos to get a better idea of how sparkly they really are.
I have used some coordinating textured card to mat it onto and a strip was also cut with zig-zag scissors before decorating with pretty non fray ribbon and a prima flower.  The image was cut with Labels Four Nestablilities and then mounted with silicon glue across the ribbon.   The final finishing touch was the addition of some pretty graduated 3D butterflies, one for each level. 
Flutter By Wednesday Challenge 124 are looking for some 'Sparkle and Shine' and as the papers, butterflies and fairy all sparkle with glittery gorgeousness,  I reckon I'm safe there.  Coincidently A Spoonful of Sugar have that as their theme this week too ... and Hazel let me know that  Moving Along With The Times are looking for Fairies or Fantasy ... so it's sparkles all round!
I'll be back later with some more cards which have been patiently waiting for their 5 seconds in the spotlight but I really must go and see what the postie delivered this morning.  Enjoy the rest of your day, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.


Nancy said...

She is adorable...love the stair step card!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!!

Aquarius said...

Lovely card and the layout looks good as a stepper. Hope you feel better soon.

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Your Sugar Bowl card is stunning! Love the funky colours and the fairy is so cute!

I want to thank you for the info on the Stickles...that is so useful and I know next time which one to use :) I have lots of them in a drawer so I will refer back to your info for using them next time!

Thanks again!

Hugs Judy xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, Ah this is so sweet. I love her she is so cute. You could enter it into the MAWTT challenge too as our theme is Fairys!
Hope all is well with you, Love Hazelxox

tiggertastic said...

what an ever so pretty make, i adore the colouring on the image and the use of the sketch is so creative with the folded card.

fantastic work max, you are always an inspiration

sarah x

Danni said...

Wonderful card!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

tracy said...

i just love that fairy,
great card, good luck in the challenges

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous card Max, love the fairy and the step card.
Thankyou for sharing this with us for the fairies and fantasy challenge this week at MAWTT.
Luv Brenda xxxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful card, really captures Kelli's theme over at MAWTT, thanks for joining in our challenge this week, hugs Heidi (DT) xx

Lisa Jane said...

Fabulous stepper card , lovely fairy . Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Tasha said...

Wow this is beautiful i like the fabulous design and all the beautiful colours. Such a fab image! The butterflies are gorgeous
love tasha xx

Irene said...

Hello Max

What a fantastic card. I love it especially the vibrant sparkly design papers and your cutie little fairy. Perfect butterflies and flower.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, such a cute image!
love the shape & DP
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Good Luck!
Hugs Shell xx