Saturday, 6 December 2014

Sweet Stampin' - Things With Wings

Hey lovely crafting pals. It's that time again, a new challenge has started over at Sweet Stampin' and this week we have the ever popular 'Things With Wings' theme. We are sponsored this week by the wonderful crew at Stamp & Create who are offering the winner a very generous $20 to spend in their store.


It's no secret I have quite a lot of fairies in my stamp collection. I do love these wee creatures. So when I was thinking about what to make for my Swedish pal whose birthday is today, I knew it had to be Sugar Nellie (my fav's, no surprise there!). This wee fairy, sitting looking so wistful and thoughtful on her toadstool, I thought was perfect, because my pal is so much on my mind right now. The last few years before we left London, we had a little ritual that I would go to Sweden and spend her birthday with her. So the last couple of birthdays, has had me longing for Sweden, the snow, my pal's company and a glass of glögg!

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Those of you who know me, know I have a little thang for Sugar Nellie stamps, especially their fairies drawn by Marina Fedotova. Oh my, her images are just the cutest, most wistful, enchanting characters and Sugar Nellie has had a long line of these gorgeous images in their catalogue. I have to confess, I've never actually inked this fairy up before. Despite having her in my collection for quite a number of years! Naughty me. I just needed to get around to putting some cling foam on and I was set. I do think she's come up really well. I should have used a light grey around the image, to make her 'pop' off the page better. But I forgot to, in my haste to finish the card.

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I've coloured this gorgeous gal with my Promarkers and a couple of Flexmarkers too. I do love to use a 'close palette' in my colouring, so some of my shadowing gets a bit lost. I'll have to get more adventurous. I've liberally covered her wings in Stickles after shading them. The gorgeous fennel like bloom is a Memory Box die. I don't use this often and really think I should more, as it's fab. I cut 3 different colours and tied them with twine. Simple but perfect for this card I think.

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The sentiment is a Magnolia stamp and I've used it lots this year. It's just perfect for so many occasions. I used an MFT fishtail stax die to cut out the sentiment and inked all the edges of the papers with Tea Dye Distress Ink.

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Come on over and check out what my awesomely talented teamies have been up to on the Sweet Stampin' blog and join in our fun challenge. Things With Wings is a favourite challenge theme of mine, so let's see how many of you love it too! Thanks for popping in today, and I'll see you all again soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Scribble & Scrap: #32 ~ Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps: #129 ~ Anything Goes
The Sugar Bowl: Anything 'Sugar Nellie' Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #86 ~ Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge: #78 ~ Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty: Anything 'Not Christmas' Goes
Sentimental Sundays: #235 ~ Lots of Layers (Layered blooms, layered & stitched paper)
As You Like It Challenge: #42 ~ Favourite Song/Film & Why (This wee fairy makes me think of my favourite kids film - Return to Neverland. Her face reminds me of the lead character, who is 'Wendy's daughter from Peter Pan. It's a really sweet sequel to the original Peter Pan and has a beautiful song in it too. My children love it.)

Update: This card won 'Top 3' in the 'As You Like It' challenge.

19 comments:

jonim52 said...

Adorable image and card! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is really super gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

Tracey T said...

What a gorgeous card and such fabulous colours. Love the die cut flower arrangement too. Hope you've got better weather in Auckland than here in Scotland - it's freezing! xx

Chris said...

It's a beautiful card for your lovely friend. The fairy is adorable, the colours are gorgeous and the sentiment goes perfectly with the image.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Chris
x

coops said...

so stunning wendy.gorgeous sweet image and i love your details and beautiful colouring ;D

xx coops xx

Debs said...

So gorgeous Wendy - beautifully coloured image and fabulous sparkle.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Rachael Evans said...

So pretty - I love the colours you've used and she is just too perfect! Thank you for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

Debbie said...

Lovely card and sentiment. Beautifully coloured. Thanks for entering the Scribble and Scrap challenge.

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Wends. Love the image and the colours and it makes a change from looking at Christmas cards (I really must make mine soon....)

Susan xx

Cass said...

Stunning card Wendy.I do love my Sugar Nellie stamps too,especially the fairies xx

E.T. (Erum) said...

This is so sweet! Lovely colours!
Thank you for sharing this us at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck!

Juls said...

Beautiful, love the autumnal colours & the beautiful sparkly wings :-) xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolutely wonderful card from the sweet fairy, gorgeous colours, great use of the Chloe stem die and the banner sentiment. Love it. With my DT hat on thanks for playing in the sugar bowl x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card and such lovely earthy colours, the image is so sweet.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Super cute. love the sparkle and the fabulous die cuts. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Shanna Shands said...

I really love this image she is so sweet. Great glitter on the wings too. Thanks so much for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

Alison Barlow said...

I love this fairy and the colours you have used are stunning. What a fab sentiment for your friend in Sweden - she will just love this card.
Alison xx

Ela G said...

Hi,
thanks for visiting my blog today. I came to answer your question about the sentiment. It's from Newton's Nook Designs (http://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com/), the stamp set is called Newton's Curious Christmas.

By the way, I LOVE your coloring and the fairy wings are adoreable.
Hugs from the other side of the world
Ela

nnalorac said...

Adorable card and love your song choice and reason. Thanks for sharing over at AYLI. Carol xx

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