No Stamps Allowed!

We have a new challenge starting today at Dream Valley Challenges. It's an interesting one too, the challenge theme is 'no stamps allowed'. I can't wait to see how you interpret that one. I've interpreted it to mean, no hand coloured rubber or digi stamps and have chosen to go for a pre-coloured decoupage sheet, which I've cut and layered to make my card.


I have a thing for Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies. I've loved them ever since I was introduced to them by the mum of one of my lil' patients in England. Cicely's imagery is enchanting and wistful. So when I came across her range in decoupage form in one of my favourite UK craft magazines a few years ago, I just knew I had to have them. They are already inked and ready to be layered up. This little cutie, the Rose Fairy, is one of my favourite images of Cicely's along with the Candytuft Fairy. If you've not discovered these beautiful images before, there's a world of enchantment awaiting you! I made this card for one of my Aunts who grows Heritage Roses in Northland, New Zealand and like me, has a real soft spot for the Flower Fairies of Cicely Mary Barker.


I kept the embellishments to a minimum as I really wanted the beautiful decoupage image to be the feature. I added all the decoupage layers to the base image using my Pinflair gel glue. I don't know what I'd do without this glue, it's brilliant! I then added the image to a card base, that I had embossed with spots and swirls using my Texture Boutique embossing machine. I finished the card with a very simple strip of pink card and a pretty burgundy pink organza ribbon, which I've tied using Jak Heath's double bow tutorial. I have it permanently loaded on my computer, as I use it so often! Thanks Jak, for this wonderful tutorial.


I hope you like what you've seen today. Pop on over to the Dream Valley Challenge to see what my talented teamies have also been up to. We are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Stamps this challenge, so why not come and join us in the challenge! I'd so love to see what you come up with. See you again soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries: 
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl Challenge: Add Ribbons
Loves Rubberstamps: #119 ~ Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays: #187 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges: #26 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: #35 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #73 ~ Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge: #127 ~ It's Summertime!
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: #193 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers & More Challenge: #122 ~ Make an Impression
613 Avenue Create: #88 ~ Anything Goes with Optional Colour Challenge


La Famille B said…
Oh so sweet card !!
Thanks for joining us at #Partytimetuesdays
Kisses from france
Dawn T said…
Delightful Wendy. The images are so sweeg a nd olf fashioned. I'm sure I have some in my stash as well.
Marcy said…
Gorgeous card and that image is so pretty! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)
Isobel said…
Great card thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart and good luck x
Lisa said…
Truly stunning card Wendy! Thank you for joining the challenge at Papertake Weekly this week :)
Paper Panda said…
Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week!
Mandy x (PPCC DT)
coops said…
so gorgeous wendy.stunning design and i love the pretty flower fairy :D

xx coops xx
Wendy Fraser said…
So pretty, I love the Flower Fairies too, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx
Lin said…
Such a pretty design, and the embossed background is perfect for our challenge.

Thanks for sharing

Crafty Cardmakers and More
Ginger said…
Beautiful Card! You did a great job with the challenge! I love the embossing, it makes it look so elegant!

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