Thursday 28 April 2011

Whoopsi Daisy challenge 'Fairy Magic'

Hi all, I've actually got the good, the bad & the ugly to tell you today! so lets go in that order...The good (well the great) is that I will be now working on the Whoopsi Daisy design team - yey!!! I'm excited in particular to be on this design team as the images are out of this world. I honestly just can't believe I'd never heard of them before as they really are amazing & right up my street. They are well drawn, pretty, cute charming digi stamps with a ream of different sheets to choose from. I'm really fussy over my images & whilst I would probably have accepted just about any ofer to be on a DT at the mo! - I certainly would not work with images I didn't like or consider up to standard. I love all the famous, well known stamp companies that I often feature on my cards & don't often deal with other peoples. Only the best will do for me & trust me - these images are some of the best I've seen. At only 99p a sheet they are a total bargain & I stongly recommend you give them a check out. Why not head on over there now with this link: Whoopsi Daisy. Don't forget to call back here & tell me what you think!

So now for the bad - I should have posted this on Sunday when the challenge went live - so a massive heart felt appology to Linnie & all the Whoopsi Daisy girls - I'm so so sorry, which brings me onto the ugly. Theres been an outstanding issue in my personal life for the past 3 years which has really taken its toll on me & my family. I don't want to go into details but it been a really difficult time & it all came to a close this week, so my heads been a little all over the place in the lead up to it - hence forgetting to do this post. Now its not all doom & gloom as I am now able to put it all behind me & get on with our lives without any more worry. 

Now onto my card... I LOVE fairy images so this weeks 'Fairy Magic' challenge was defo one for me! - if you've not allready come from there then why not head on over now & check out the rest of the DT for some inspiration here: Whoopsi Daisy 'Fairy Magic' challenge. For my card I used sheet 199...

...How good is this image, simple, cute but elegent & very efective & charming. I think she looks great in these muted colours & Distress Inks are always good for that, check below for colours used...

Distress Inks:
Skin: Tattered Rose
Hair streak 1: Old Paper with touch of Pumice Stone
streak 2: Pumice Stone with touch of Frayed Burlap
streak 3: Victorian Velvet with touch of Pumice Stone
Pony tail is a light mix of streaks 1 & 2
Dress: Mulled Lavender
Wings: Pumice Stone & Frayed Burlap
Tights stripe 1: Spun Sugar & Victorian Velvet
Tights stripe 2, petals & stem: Bundled Sage & Shabby Shutters

Wings: Irridescant chunky flower glitter.


...The fabulous flowers are one fo my all time fave buys from Wild Orchid Crafts - they are so pretty & give the card such a professional feel. The lovely soft mulberry paper adds texture, the shapes are fab especially the larger blue flower - I just love how the petals twist! - Then theres the colours that porceline blue & the lilac is just stunning & compliment the papers perfectly. The collection is Lilac House by Fancy Pants - its a recent purchase & I've done some great little makes with it & I really LOVE it with this image!!!


...The puch is double loop from the punch around the page range by Martha Stewart. The other punches are a hobby craft large tag punch that I've folded iver & made tabs with then secured with a brad - I'm not always  a massive fan of punch art, but I do love to find ways of using my punches that they were not necessarily primerily made for & this one makes great little tabs. The large pin has been covered in nail varnish - which is a great way of makijng your existing pins match different colour schemes. Then I've made a little jewellry tag by chopping down a larger tag & tied with twine around the pin.

I'd like to enter into the following challenges...
Sarah Hurley - Butterflys/Things with wings
Charisma Cardz - April Showers May brings Flowers


  1. oh this is one,gorgeous card hun,just adore it such super detail hugs cheryl xxxx

  2. Your card is gorgeous the image is so cute, the flowers are fab just love all the detail you've added. Lynne xx

  3. Wonderful card and gorgeous details! glad that you can now look forward to the future and things are looking a bit brighter for you..


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