Saturday, 9 July 2011

Winter Fairy

There are quite a few Challenges for 'Christmas in July' and 'Things with Wings' so what better than a Christmas Fairy ... so here goes - my first Christmas Card of the year! I bought the Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine a couple of weeks ago which came with 'Fairies of the Season' Stamps by Sarah Williams. I thought I'd try out the lovely Winter Fairy.

I wanted to do the card with an ice blue theme but then realised I don't have many Christmas Design Papers! Searched the internet and found some Free Snowflake Paper. I have tinted it blue/grey with Photo Software to go with my theme, then distressed and Stickled the edges. 

The Ice Blue card is Papermania and  I embossed a strip for across the middle and used it for backing and mounts which are nesties. The sentiment was made on computer. 

I have dusted edges of image and sentiment with 'Faded Denim' Distress Ink. The flower is made with some gorgeous organza ribbon from Bunny Zoe's. I won a £10 Voucher for their store when I was drawn random winner at Sweet Stampin' Challenge. So big Thank You to both!!!

To make the flower, I just cut a piece of wired organza ribbon about 14cm long. I then used some Star Dust Stickle on each edge to seal it and stop it from fraying. When dry, find the edge of the wire at each end of top edge and gather the ribbon inwards as tight as you can. Then tie the wire securely and trim off ends. Et Voila! you can tweak and arrange the flower how you like and put something in centre.

I used in centre an Artemio Button from stash. Pearls and 'Christmas Stocking' Charm are from Bunny Zoes.

Face and Skin: Almond and Blush
Hair: Copic E25
Dress, Stockings, Boots: Pastel Blue and Blender Pen
Fur Trim and Pom Poms: Fun Flock and Kars Glitter

Sorry that my close-up of Winter Fairy doesn't have lovely frame that I usually do. My iPhoto Software has been very naughty and stolen all my photos and become corrupted and I haven't sorted it out yet!! Managed to find and save my photos but program won't work! Groan! Just what I need at the moment!! 

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:-

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Challenge 13 - 'Fairies' (ends 9th July 2011) 
Craft your Passion - Challenge 65 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 10th July 2011) 
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes' (Optional extra Buttons) (ends 11th July 2011) 
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 56 - 'Christmas in July' (ends 11th July 2011) 
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge 60 - 'Things with Wings' (ends 12th July 2011) 
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge 106 - 'Christmas in July' (ends 13th July 2011)  
Winter Wonderland - 'Red and Green Must Not be Seen' (ends 14th July 2011)
Craft Us Crazy - Challenge 12 - 'Christmas in July and/or Distressed Vintage' (ends 20th July 2011) 
Stampin' 4 the Weekend - Challenge 12 - 'Wings and Things' (ends 21st July 2011)  
By the Cute & Girly - 'Things with Wings' (until end July)

Thank you for visiting my blog and for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate each and every one of them! Also a big Welcome to my New Followers!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!
Take care
Love Sue xxx


chrissy xx said...

Honest lol. I've not been here waiting for your card......But, It is Gorgeous! Love your colours and this cute image. Great distressing Sue LOve it.
Glad to see you have made a start of your Christmas Cards he!he!


What a beautiful Christmas card Sue - love the Winter theme, the pretty image, and the combination of Nestie shapes. Thanks for sharing the "how to" on the gorgeous ribbon flower too. A perfect card for our challenge at MAWTT this week - hope to see you again next time - hugs, Sylvia xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh fabulous wintry card .. gorgeous papers and love the sparkle on the "fur" trim
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say-Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
Lisa x

Fleur said...

An awesome Christmas card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and love the colour choice, thank you for joining us this week at the Winter Wonderland. I have candy if your interested.
Hugs Kate xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is one stunning first xmas card the image,colors and detail are just amazing hugs cheryl xxxxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is one stunning first xmas card the image,colors and detail are just amazing hugs cheryl xxxxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is one stunning first xmas card the image,colors and detail are just amazing hugs cheryl xxxxx

Cheryl said...

Oh Wow Sue this is gorgeous, love all your details, all the best in the challenges.
Hugs Cheryl

DesignerDiva said...

Love your little winter fairy Sue and yourribbon flower is GORGEOUS! I feel lazy for not making my own flowers now lol! Genius that you put her inside a 'frosty' shape nestie and the colours are perfect for that same reason.
Lovin your new summer blog design too, I think when our busy season is over I'll have a 'blogover'

Hope your having a lovely weekend

Hugs Laurie xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue this is so gorgeous! Love the organza ribbon and i saw the stamps on the mag but decided not to buy it, i regret now!
Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion this week.
I hope you win!
All the best.
Hugs xx

coops said...

stunning card sue.i love the image, so gorgeous and your colours and flower are fab ;D

xx coops xx

Teresa said...

Hi Sue, Wow! What a fab Christms card! I adore that image and flower that you made, very inegenious! Such great attention to details and love tht little charm too. Hugs, Teresa x

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Sue,
Love the frosty look of this card and the self made flower. Cute image as well! Well done to you for getting started on your Christmas cards. I've only made one so far and I'm starting to freak out; my husband thinks I'm mad LOL, but I'm working on another one at the moment.

Have a great Sunday,

Barbara said...

Wow, the winter/ice fairy is upon is. She looks unusually determined! Fabulous card.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and the soft blue colour scheme is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at winter wonderland this week. Hugs, Denise x

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Was für ein herrliches Motiv und deine Gestaltung dazu ist fantastisch, ich bin begeistert. I love your card,it's great.

Einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

angeleef said...

This is such a pretty card! I love all the placements of your embellies and the big flower with button. Okay, I just love all of your card :)
** Evi **

Jill said...

gorgeous card love the ribbon flower thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Gunn (Merete) said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Georgeous image and the flower is so fab.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

lisbeth said...

this is a beatiful card. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Truly S this week

Sally said...

Lovely colours on your card and sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
Hugs Sally xx

Hannapanna said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna

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