Sunday, 1 May 2011

I Believe In Fairies

Happy Sunday all! I hope you're having a nice weekend & enjoyed THE WEDDING on Friday!
Don't they make such a lovely couple!
Now on to business!! LOL
Today sees the beginning of a new Challenge over at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #119 is Swirls & Pearls

We're sponsored this week by the fantastic Crafty Ribbons!

They are offering this lovely bundle of Bursting Blooms Ribbons as their prize!

The DT were asked to use one of Debbie's Fab Fairy Chloe images this week!

I chose this one!
 The images available on both The Crafty Pad Designs & Cardmaking Downloads
there are some great matching circle & ticket sentiments too!

I followed the sketch from Truly Scrumptious Challenge 56  as the basis for my card

The papers I have used were a freebie from Joanne Barsby last May & they provide my swirls!
I added some self Adhesive pearls & some little butterflies punched from the papers using my Martha Stewart punch & some white satin ribbon from my stash!

I coloured the fairy with promarkers & resisted the urge to colour the mushroom red & white!
I'm not sure that you should use glitter with pearls but her wings just cried out for a bit of sparkle!
I used a quickie glue pen & diamond sparkles for this!
I did the same to the edge of the image & the sentiment which were both cut out using Scallop Circles Nestabillities on my Big Shot!

I'm not sure you can make them out but I used a corner die to cut out ornate corners with the darker pink paper & stuck to the outside corners of the panels

This card is for my nieces birthday who, as I type, is in hospital having her second baby boy!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Truly Scrumptious Challenge 56 A Sketch (Wed)
Fairy Knoll Challenge 47 Birthdays
Rainbow Ladies Challenge Take a Town City or Country Break (Country, woodland)
Crafts 4 Eternity Anything Goes
Fashionista Friday Things With Wings
Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes JFF
Miami Doodles Let's Go Girly
Phindy's Place Glitter Glamour & Glitz
Stamp Something Something With Wings
Little Miss Muffet Die Cuts & Punches


  1. I love this Dawn! Do hope all is well with your niece too! Hugs, Ali x

  2. Beautiful card Dawn, love the layout and the papers are fab. Best of luck for your niece. Thanks for joining us for the Ellephantastic challenge this month.
    Elle DT

  3. This is so pretty and I love your layout. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jenny x

  4. Ah this is so sweet. Love the colours. Thanks for playing on Ellephantastic this month, Hazelxoxo

  5. Gorgeous card Dawn, beautiful delicate colours and that image is fab! Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge and good luck
    Claire xx

  6. Gorgeous Gorgeous card!! Love this layout! I’m so glad you were able to join us this week at Phindy’s Place!
    Ps) If you haven’t already done so you’re welcome to come join in my “no strings attached” blog candy (with multiple winners )You’ll find it at the top of my sidebar and its open til May 13th. Hope you can play!

  7. What a pretty card, love that background! Thanks for joining in at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

  8. Such a pretty card Dawn. Love the colours and the image. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

  9. Really cute card! I like butterflies!
    Thank you for playing with Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Hope to see you again.
    With best wishes,

  10. Mmm a trip to fairyland I would love that. Super card thanks so much Love Cynthia x

  11. Dawn that is sooooo pretty, love all the sparkle.Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  12. Love the layout and that cut background with the use of reverse papers. Thanks for joining in with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jen x

  13. Such a pretty little card, love the image. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

  14. Dawn your neice is going to love this image, and the pink is a great color and I could see the die cut work just fine, thanks for joining us at the Stamping with the Dragon challenge, and good luck!

  15. Beautiful card. I love the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

  16. So pretty, love all the sparkle. Thanks for playing along at Phindy's Place this week!

  17. This is a gorgeous card. Love the colour combo and image. Thanks for joining in this weeks Fairy Knoll Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

  18. Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

  19. I believe! :D

    Beautiful card Dawn. Everything is so made for this card, and those backing papers are just gorgeous!

    Pleased all went well for your neice, how lucky is she, 2 cards in the space of week :D xxxxx

  20. Gorgeous card! The papers are fabulous and I just love the diecut corners! Thanks so much for joining us at Fairy Knoll this week. Smiles ~ Brandi

  21. beautiful! the ornate corners are fabulous! a lovely birthday card! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  22. Beuatiful, girly card. Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.


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Dawn xx