Sunday 6 March 2011

Wishing you a day that sparkles!

Hello, the sun is shining here and it is, actually, quite a sparkly day, with the light bouncing off the pond and waterfall, (oh, and even more frogspawn - previous post LOL!).
Meg is away in respite this weekend, and much as I love her, it is so lovely to have some free time and a couple of full nights sleep (mainly why she has respite, as she can't turn herself over in bed, so not only up in the night to toilet her but also to turn her whenever she's uncomfortable, the constant disturbed nights catch up with you eventually!). Went out for a meal friday night (local pub) with Eric's sister and her hubby and off out for another meal tonight with my friend and her hubby, making the most of it before Meg comes home tomorrow and I start my diet, yet again! LOL!.

Anyway here is a card I have put together with goodies from the Clipart Fairy, I used the pink stripe alpha from here, (I have layered some of the letters up), the green plaid paper from this set, the pink dotty papers for base and lollipop flowers from this set and the fairy from here. Lots of glamour dust, including some gold, a couple of rhinestones from stash and some card candy used for stoppers, bought at the last Sincerely Yours papercraft show at Leigh.

 Card closed.

Card open, fairy dangling on acetate.

View from side, it's sort of a reversed easel card.

Fairy - all sparkly with glamour dust.

Close up of lollipop flowers

Coincidentally, the Sincerely Yours craft show is once again at Leigh sports village, Lancashire next Sunday 13th March, you may even get to see the Fairy there! If you haven't been to a Sincerely Yours show yet look out for one in your area, I think Norfolk and Edinburgh are coming up in the next couple of weeks, they have a great selection of papercrafting retailers, nothing else, unlike the big national shows that have knitting, sewing, etc., as well!

**Edited to add** there is a fab freebie paper at the Clipart Fairy.

Here are the challenges I will be entering my card into:

Desert Island Crafts - 3 choices  -handmade flower, 2 or more patterned papers, birthday theme
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Card Mad fairy's digi days - Glitz and Glamour
Crafty Purple frog - Things with wings
Papercrafting Journey - Things with wings.
Stamp something - digi day
Bling it on - Anything goes


lis-m said...

Cor!!! Colette this is fantastic... just trying to work out how its composed..maybe a tutorial..? I love it .
hugs xx

Rosietoes said...

It's fabulous Colette. Your cards are amazing - I love all the different shapes and cut outs. It's been lovely browsing your blog.

Edna x

Gaynor said...

What a lovely card certainly brings a big smile. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our Blog Challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

Canne said...

Gorgeous! and thanks for joining our blog challenge.

Merry said...

Such a wonderful the style of it. I must give this a try ... a tutorial would be wonderful. Thanks for joining in the Glitz and Glamour challenge at Cardmadfairy Digi Days. (Was known as Do it with Digi's)

Becky said...

This is just charming! Wonderful design.

Carol S. said...

What a cute, fun card. Just love it! Thanks for joining us at Little Claire blog Challenge. Carol S. LCDT x

Scrappychick said...

Totally fabulous and fun card! Love the hanging fairy :) Thanks for playing with us at DICC this week!

Tip Top said...


Patsi said...

gorgeous card, I love the papers and your handmade flowers are fab. Thank you for joining our very first challenge at Bling It On..... xx

Unknown said...

I love that text...and the shape of the card is just so pretty. Thanks so much for joining our "Lots of Layers" challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

Unknown said...

Wow this is stunning, love the fun fold shape of your card and the fairy is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Carol Ann said...

Beautiful card Colette your hand made flowers with the bling are fab! Thanks for playing along at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days.
Carol Ann xx

Sarabeth aka Sarita said...

what an amazing card!!!!

thank you for playing along with us at paper crafting journey's things with wings challenge!


Dotty Jo said...

This is gorgeous Colette! Don't think I've visited your blog before so am off to have a little nosey around. I'm sure I'm going to love your cards if this is anything to go by!!! Hugs, Jo x

Karen said...

Love the 'flying' fairy! Another fab card.

Shell said...

Fabulous card hun, thanks for joining us at Bling It On.
Shell xx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Brilliant! Love the shape of this card and that fab flying fairy.
Thanks for joining us at the Bling it on challenge.
Sharon xx