Fairy Window

Hi Everyone!!!
… back again. There is a bit of a theme developing here … another Fairy Card for you. It doesn’t surprise me with all those spring flowers and blossoms coming out, the fairies will be out sprinkeling their magic too. This one is going to be more of an adult fairy, she has a sense of wisdom, elegance and maturity about her … or is it just my imagination. Judge for yourselves, here she is

Fairy Window

She is also one we will be making in Saturday’s class (Advanced scoring techniques – 9th March). The idea for this card came from a tutorial by Diane Zechman on Splitcoaststampers.

As I don’t have any rectangular nesties, I ended up cutting the aperture with my craft knife. The upside of this is that you can make it any size you need it to be. The fairy stamp came as freebie with Cardmaking & Papercraft a couple of years ago in a Christmas Fairies Set. I think she does very well in a non Christmas setting too. I also used Baker’s twine (from Fantastic Ribbons) instead of organza ribbon, which was used in the original tutorial. I found it easier to pull the blind up. Finished off with little hearts, it looks quite soft and feminine … what do you think …

I also want to join the Ladies at Out of a Hat Creations with this one. Their challenge this week is ‘Hanging about’. I thought, blinds do hang and fairies don’t hang about for long.

Hope you like it.

Oh, before I forget, the pretty paper is from Wild Rose Studios. Got mine free with a magazine a while ago, but I saw it advertised on Crafter’s Companion. Hope they haven’t sold out.

Back soon.

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

New Favourite Stamps

Hello Everybody,

just a quick post to join into the ‘Out of a Hat Creations’ Challenge which this week is ‘favourite stamps’. Well it a sort of was a difficult one for me as I like all my stamps. I go through phases when I prefer one to the other. So for this week I decided on a recent purchase of ‘Moggie’ stamps which I got from the LOTV eBay shop over the Jubilee weekend. Unfortunately work got quite busy, and I couldn’t finish the planned project, I will have to give it to you bite-sized. So here is the 1st page of what is going to be a little book:

This cute character came as a foursome and I felt that I wanted to tell a little story. Please look out for the next installments.

For this page I used some other favs like ‘Pocket silhouettes’ and ‘Hopeful Thoughts’ from Stampin’UP! and the Tree Trunk/Root stamp from Lavinia Stamps. The sentiment is from the ‘Loving Life Collection’ which came free a while ago with the ‘Simply Homemade’ magazine. What else did I use: crumb cake, bashful blue, certainly celery and old olive ink pads, crumb cake, real red and old olive card stock, Sizzix butterfly embosslit from Stampin’UP!; black StazOn ink pad, promarkers, red fine liner pen, gem, white card and Bouffle Paperstack from your local craft shop.

Happy Crafting!!!

🙂

Heart Matters

Hello Again.

Lets start with a second piece of good news which made ‘my heart sing’ in recent days. Our caravan is going to come out of ‘Winterschlaf’ (hibernation) at the end of March – just a little bit over 6 weeks to go. I am looking forward to our new site and pitch and of course to saying ‘hello’ to the local seals. 🙂 I can already see myself picnicking above their beach beside the coastal path, binoculars in hand … Sunny days!

Of course we are also getting close to Valentine’s Day … and Valentine’s Day means hearts. Today’s project is a card I made for a friend’s birthday, which is tomorrow – Valentine’s Day. Of course it had to feature a heart or two.

To keep with the girlie theme I decided to create the feel of a charm bracelet by punching 3 little hearts with a little hole and attaching them to the bow as if they were little tags. I think it looks quite cute, just fitting the lovely Lily of the Valley die cut. Hope, she will like it.

As for today I’ve got to wait in for a parcel to arrive … perfect time for crafting.

See you tomorrow.

Happy Crafting! 🙂

supplies: Stampin’Up! – ribbon, cardstock, heart punch, twine; Sizzix – embossing folder; LOTV – die cut; local craft shop for nesties, Marianne Creatables, glitter glue and gems