Saturday, 13 June 2009

Another Preview

Oh you girls are getting impatient to get your mitts on our new Pixie collection! Certainly that seem to be the case judging by the reaction on Dottie's World and Delectable. Did you notice something different by the way? I said "Pixies" instead of "Fairies". We decided that Fairies perhaps brought with it an image of old ladies cutting decoupage sheets (not that there is ANYTHING wrong with old ladies - I'm getting there myself!), so it's a little mixture of pixies and faeries (notice also the different spelling, which conquers up images of woodland creatures I think rather than lavender and mothballs), so faerie rather than fairy from now on, alongside pixies...

I joined two pixies, designed by our lovely Lou, on this card: Thistle and Daisy. I designed a little toadstool for Daisy to sit on:

This is the lovely Thistle:

... and here is Daisy

Sorry for all the pictures, I take so many and never know which ones to use! I kept chopping of Thistle top petals in most of the pictures.

I tried using a blue background to emulate a summer sky, I like the richness of colour it brings.

Here is what I used on my card:
Stamps: Pixie collection from Charmed Cards & Crafts (available soon).
Papers: AC PLain cardstock
Embellishments: K&Co Citronella flowers and yellow crystals. Llewelyn-Bowen leaf Retro Rose leaf ribbon. K&Co Wild Raspeberry border. PLain pearls coloured green with a Copic marker
My images were coloured in using Copics.

Thanks for visiting my little corner of blog land ♥

A little Yummy Candy

I promised before that there would be more candy and here is a little pile of goodies for one of the followers of the blog. The candy will be drawn at random amongst the followers of Crafty Goings On next Sunday 14th June. Note this is open for followers only, it is a little thank you ♥
Please display a linked picture of the candy on your blog (no candy only blogs please).

This is what you'll get:
Download bundle of your choice
Flower Stamp
2 x Buttons Galore Bags of decorative buttons
Gold & Silver metal charms
K&Co Ribbons
Tape roller
6x6 Paper Pad
Basic Grey Chipboard
Wooden Primitive Angel with Wire Hanger
Wood And Wire Sign Rectangle With Wire Hanger
Two large metal copper words
Blue Imagnisce brads
Pack of Imaginisce crystals

Not a massive amount but there will be more soon on the Delectable Stamp blog so watch out for that :-)

Fingers crossed! xx

Friday, 12 June 2009

Teenage Fairy

Cor! All this triple posting is wearing me out! I have to post the card to my own blog though because otherwise this blog will sit all empty and forlorn. Can't have that!

I'm loving the new Charmed Pocket Fairy collection, designed by our Louise. As you know I have been showcasing the new images and here is another - this one is great for all you Gorjuss lovers out there. It's the little Rosebud Fairy. Well Rosebud is growing up and here she is as a teenager, complete with attitude! She has even dyed her pink petals black, much to the chagrin of her long-suffering parents.

She looks like butter wouldn't melt but as we know looks can be very deceiving where teenagers are concerned! That was why I thought my sentiment was very fitting, what do you think?

My 12 year old daughter didn't think that was a good sentiment (well truth be told she didn't understand it), we had a real "huh" moment this morning' so I hastily arranged another sentiment just for her. I shall be including these sentiments in the bundle but will make them a little nicer looking, just for you :-)

Initially I had coloured in another little Rosebud Fairy, and as I had one hand on the iron, another in the washing-up bowl and a third busy entering the VAT accounts, I passed her to DH along with a pair of scissors - BIG mistake! Unbeknown to me he cut into her face and neck, then in sheer panic grabbed what he thought was a flesh coloured marker (it was dark grey) and coloured in to try and cover his mistake. Result, a total mash-up!

Wont make that mistake again!

I hope you like the card. It took me a long time to make that tree - have you ever tried to stick down LOADS of paper bits with your fingers getting more and more glued up? I kept washing my hands but still managed to get everything stuck to my fingers.

Here is what I used on my card:
Image: Rosebud Fairy To be released soon, only from Charmed Cards & Crafts
Papers: Mushroom Land paper by K&Co Berry Sweet. AC plain cardstock in various colours
Embellishments: K&Co Wild Raspberry Daisy Border with bright pink Imaginice brads.
I coloured the tree, sentiments and Fairy with Copic maker pens
Wings and tree branches are embellished with crystal Stickles. Branches were cut with a punch.

Oh and here comes something totally unrelated. I have noticed a trend towards using lowercase 'i' when referring to oneself. Instead of writing "...and then I went", I see "...and then i went". What is that all about? I haven't said anything as I just thought, "ho hum", but I now see it more and more. It this some sort of "in thing" that I am unaware of? It has become one of my pet peeves - don't ask me why, but it irks. OK, I'll remove my grammar hat now LOL
Thanks for visiting ♥

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Pocket Fairy 2

I have been posting in triple these last two days so if you have seen these pictures on the Delectable blog, or Dottie's World, then just remember that you can never have too much of a good thing! ;-)

This is my second preview card for our new collections: The Pocket Fairies. Even if you are not a fairy fan you must love these adorable creatures - and how could you NOT be a fairy fan anyway? Angels and fairies, I love them both. Not the old lady lavender and moth balls type of fairies and angels, but the more modern versions.

So here she is: Cornflower Fairy and one of the Pocket Fairies sentiments:

I decorated the inside too this time, using a Cornflower Cameo image and another Pocket Fairy sentiment:

Here is what I used on my card:
Stamps: Pocket Fairies images and sentiments
Papers: Basic Grey Porcelain. Basic Grey Eva. ATC Plain cardstock
Embellishments: Leaf Ribbon and Lace is Llwellyn Bowen. The border is two borders combined: one flower and one heart, both are K&Co Wild Raspberry. Flowers on the front are K&Co Citronella, flower and butterfly on the inside are Cut & Paste. The pearls were plain and I coloured them in a suitable green colour using a Copic marker.
Tools: McGill Pine punch. Netstabilities dies.
Misc: Distress Inks
I coloured my images and pearls using Copic markers. The glow around Cornflower Fairy was achieved with Copic markers and distress inks.

Thanks for visiting ♥

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

New Enchanting Collection

Ooh I'm so excited about the new Charmed stamp collection created by the ultra talented Louise Brigden: The Pocket Fairies. This wonderful collection comprises beautiful woodland nymphs along with accessory stamps and sentiments; and for the first time we will have a collection available in both digi-stamps and "real stamps".

Here is a preview of one of the Pocket Fairies, isn't she amazing? I am totally in love with these enchanting creatures.

I cut her out completely and placed her inside a ring cut with a Nestabilities die.

Here is what I used on my card:
Stamp: A Pocket Fairy soon to be available only at Charmed Cards & Crafts. Sentiment also from the collection.
Papers: Basic Grey Urban Prairie. K&Co Que Sera Sera
Embellishments: K&Co Cut & Paste Butterfly. Small Prima flowers decorated with Gold Stickles. K&Co Wild Raspberry Flowers. Que Sera Sera crystals and K&Co Blue Awning Pearls.
Tools: Nestabilites dies - McGill Pine Branch punch - Martha Stewart edging punch, which I also used to make the corners - White Inkssential pen
Misc: Gold Stickles - Distress Ink
I coloured my image with Copic marker pens.

I'm going to show another of the Pocket Fairies tomorrow so make sure you come back then!
Thanks for visiting ♥

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Birthday Annie

Gawd, you know when you sit there and faff and faff, then faff a little more but nothing you do makes you happy? This card was like that. I wanted to chuck it in the bin and start again several times but that image took me a long time to create and colour in so I persevered. So this was a real time consumer but you would never think so by looking at it,;I just hope the recipient appreciates it LOL

I modified Purrfect Annie and Kitty by removing the kitten and replacing with balloons, cakes and a present. I posted a masking technique on the Delectable blog the other day showing how to combine several images if you are unsure how to do this. Tried to do the hair differently this time but it ended up looking rather grey - a little old lady she looks here LOL

Quite a copious use of glitter on there but as it's for a 40th I thought I would give it a little sparkle. I used Basic Grey papers, Rub-ons and elements, All My Memories rub-ons, K&CO Que Sera SEra Gold pearls, K&Co Wild Raspberry Floral Accent. Annie was coloured in with Copics.

Thanks for visiting. Have a lovely day ♥