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Friday, 20 June 2014

Fairy Wishes

Hello Friends,

I'm back with Lavinia Fairies, but promise this will be the of my fairy for a little while - apart from card class photos tomorrow...(I'll save the rest! to slip into my posts now and then!). I really have been enjoying using them again!

Today was our 'Out of the Blue' special card making class for the annual Chipping Sodbury Festival. This year the theme is Disney. We chose fairies as they are widely featured in Disney, but we wanted to make cards that are more appealing to adults.

This was the card design I made for my part of the group- they did have a choice of two feature stamps and I did make another card but I'll save that one for another day. I did take a few photos and will share them with you tomorrow.

This is a 7x7 easel card: I first of all stamped the two large pale blue panels using a foliage stamp by Creative Expressions. I just touched the edges, stamping with Blue Lagoon Versafine ink. I  then inked around the edges using Chipped Sapphire distress ink.

I then made a 'moon' from a die-cut post it note (I found some that are totally sticky on the back, which was really useful). I inked the edge of the card using Chipped Sapphire and gradually worked this towards and around the moon, getting lighter towards the centre. Next I used a darker distress ink, Faded Jeans, just to increase the depth of colour around the edge.

I removed the post it note to reveal the moon and stamped the girl, stars and pixies using black versamark. I then used Lavinia stamps - orchid, around the edge of the layer and little mushrooms.

Next I stamped 4 butterflies on acetate and heat embossed with an iridescent embossing powder. I cut out the butterflies and glued two together, so I ended up with two butterflies. I glued one to the image layer and set the other aside. 

I die cut the 'stopper' using Spellbinders Labels 17 three times in decreasing sizes and to the final layer I stamped the sentiment, which is is from a set by Dreamees. Before  gluing the layers to the card, I added the ribbon.

To finish the card I added a butterfly to the stopper and although you can't see it in the photo, plenty of stickles glitter.

Tomorrow I am out early as I am of my office volunteers had the idea of a stand at Festival  Day to promote volunteering, so we are going to give it a go and I thought that as all my volunteers are giving their time, mine should be voluntary as well. At least it looks like the sun will be shining!

Hope the sun shines on all of you this weekend,

Love and Hugs,
Carole x


  1. Good evening Carole,
    A stunning card love the Fairies.
    Everything about your card is so surreal.
    Have a fantastic weekend

    Patricia x

  2. Oh wow this is just so beautiful with the blue. The scene really transforms one to a land of make belief.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Evening Carole,
    Lovely fairy card, love it.

  4. What a lovely card Carole...I love how you have created the scene from scratch. Vikki x

  5. Just stunning. Love It, Carole. It really looks like something you'd see in a Disney film. Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Gorgeous card and such a lovely image, clolour combo and ...sweet papers too..a reminder... I hope you have joined in my candy and blog hop....♥aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

  7. I'm loving your fairies Carole! The blue looks gorgeous. Hugs Christine xx

  8. You are such an artist! I adore all the shades of blue!!

    Have fun at your festival!


  9. Stunning Carole, love those fairies. Hazel xx

  10. Absolutely beautiful! I love these fairies - thank you so much for sharing them with us, I'll definitely be on the look-out for some myself. The shades of blue look stunning and the butterflies are a really pretty touch. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

  11. Stunning card Carole and just love your gorgous colours and the scene you have created is truly magical....


  12. Your cards for our workshop were so pretty Carole as were the samples you brought along to share with us all. Have to say they all look even better in the flesh. Our ladies definitely enjoyed the workshop & it was a lovely relaxed afternoon.
    Hope you've had a good weekend.
    Amy x

  13. This is a gorgeous card. Makes a great change from all the male cards we have been making. I hope you had a great weekend it sounds like you were going to be busy. Hugs Jackie

  14. Beautiful card Carole, I have yet to attempt one of these fancy folded cards you do so beautifully. Thank you for taking time to visit me at My Craft Spot when I did the guest DT there, I really do appreciate that. Sorry my presence has been scarce, my daughter drove up 6.5 hours from Kentucky to Michigan to visit with us so I spent the time spoiling her. ~Diane