Sugar Nellie Fairy Love

I have a card to share with you today, that I made for a wee friend of my son's. Zac went to her birthday party recently. They had great fun watching the latest installment of Kung Fu Panda. So Zac was full of those stories when he came home. She's a wee pal he made at Playcentre not long after we arrived back in the country and although they're at different schools now, we keep in touch. She's had a love for dress ups, fairies and all things girly and gorgeous since she was very small. So when thinking of which image I should use on her card, I naturally went to my Sugar Nellie fairies. I LOVE Sugar Nellie fairies and sadly hardly have time to colour them up these days as I tend to focus on my DT creations being a busy mama. So given the opportunity to work with an image of my choice, my Sugar Nellie folder is the first I reach for. This sweetie is called 'The Story Teller'. You can find her of course at the home of all things Sugar Nellie ~ Funky Kits.

I used a gorgeous First Edition 8x8 paper from the Summer Breeze collection. I diecut the pretty shape with my Go Create Frilly #10 die. It's still my favourite. I diecut a second layer using a paper given to me by a crafty pal, and sadly I don't know which company this is from. But it had sweet little bunnies on the reverse of the paper. I chose green to mat the image, as I wanted to highlight that gorgeous wee grasshopper. I just love the sweet scene here as the pretty fairy and her grasshopper friend chat. I think this stamp is utterly enchanting and it may just be my favourite from the 'Return to Fairy Glen' release back in June 2013. I can't believe they're nearly 3 years old, they're timeless and beautiful. All the fairies are so gorgeous, I don't know I can actually say she's my favourite. So just between you and me. ;)

I coloured the image with my Promarkers and a couple of Flexmarkers. The above pic gives a better view of the sparkles I've added too. Some green Wink of Stella to the grasshopper's wings and antennae and I dotted gold Wink of Stella in the centre of the wee fairy's flowers. I added a few strokes of gold in her hair too, to add a touch of sparkle. I've used Glitter Magic to add a touch of shimmery sparkle to her wings.

There's another DT call on at Sugar Nellie at the moment. So I'm going to throw my hat in the ring again and see what happens. There's so much outstanding talent out there in blogland, that when the DT call comes around, I'm nervous to even try! But I love Sugar Nellies, and it would be a dream to get to work with these stamps as part of their amazing DT. So I'm putting on my big girl pants, finding some courage (after some encouragement from a dear blogland pal) and entering again.

I took this last pic in my car, with the card resting on the car seat. The light was hitting it just right as I was setting off to drop Zac to the party. So I'll leave you with that last pic and will have all my fingers and toes crossed that this time around, I might have a shot in the DT call. Have an awesome week. Catch you all again soon. Remember to join in my candy too when you visit. It's a goodie. Just go to the pinned post on the homepage of my blog. Have an awesome week. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz: Ribbon & Bling
Creative Inspirations: #246 ~ Pretty Projects
Cute Card Thursday: #416 ~ Lace or Ribbon
Creatalicious Challenge: #86 ~ Add A Charm 
Allsorts Challenge: #354 ~ Spring Is In The Air
The Ribbon Girl: Spring/Easter or Anything Goes
The Sugar Bowl: #134 ~ Anything 'Sugar Nellie' Goes
Live & Love Crafts: #45 ~ Signs of Spring (blossoms in her hair)
Passion For Promarkers: #336 ~ Cute Critters (hope my sweet grasshopper qualifies)

Update: A lovely surprise to find I made the Top 5 at Passion For Promarkers. Thanks ladies. I loved making this card and was super chuffed to see it up on the blog in the Top 5. Totally made my day. :)

A delightful surprise this morning to find I've won the Creatalicious Challenge prize. Thank you ladies, what a treat! x

I've also been named in the Top 5 at the Allsorts 'Spring' Challenge. What a gorgeous surprise, thank you ladies! :)


Elaine Stark said…
A delightful card. Lovely papers and image. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine
One of my fave images and shaped card too. Love the colours. Good luck with the DT call, would love you have you join us. Ladtly popping on my DT hat thanks for playing in the sugar bowl x
Pat said…
Gorgeous card Wends, love the sweet image and your shaped card with the fabulous bow.

Pat xx
Absolutely gorgeous, beautiful shape and papers and adorable image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week and good luck with your DT application, Jac x
Andrea, said…
Beautiful card, love the shape and the soft colours. Thank you for joining in this weeks CCT challenge
Chris said…
It's gorgeous Wends! Adorable image, beautiful colouring and such a pretty design. Good luck with the DT call, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Sarah said…
Such a perfect card for a little girl Wendy. Love the design and the gorgeous papers compliment her perfectly xx
Annette said…
Beautiful image Wends, and gorgeous colouring. ps - can you email me as somehow I've lost your email address. I've got something to send you. :0)
Mia Scott said…
This card is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining in with the ‘Use A Charm’ challenge at Creatalicious Challenges. Mia – DT Member xx
What a gorgeous card Wendy - and yes, you go girl and try out for the DT. Love your work!!
aka Kiwime
aussie aNNie said…
Wendy this is sooooo gorgeous, love this image which I have but also love your shape and
Jackie C said…
Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.
coldwaters2 said…
Gorgeous card Wends love that image she is a little cutie, the colours, papers and card shape are beautiful
lorraine x
The Crafty Den said…
Gorgeous shaped card Wendy. I love your cute image and pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for Andie's 'cute critters' challenge. Hugs, Denise x
Mandy said…
Gorgeous card Wendy! The image is adorable and so beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx
Marilyn said…
This is beautiful Wendy. I love those little fairies.
Good luck with the DT call, it's a lovely team to be on.
Andie's Space said…
Hi Wendy,
This is totally gorgeous. Such a lovely image & your card design is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
Andie xx
Alison said…
This is absolutely gorgeous, Wends. I love the shape and the soft pretty pink teamed with that lovely olive green. I love all the Sugar Nellie fairies and this one lend itself to so many fantastic colour combos.
Alison xx
Melanie said…
A gorgeous card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "add a charm” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

Kat W said…
*sigh* This is soooo beautiful :-) You have coloured that fab image to perfection with the touches of sparkle and that shaped base is my all time fave.
Enchanting, magical...I am struggling to say how much I love this card hun!

Oh, and it totally qualifies for our 'pretty projects' challenge at Creative Inspirations ;-) Thanks for sharing it with us!

Big hugs, Kat xx
Mervi said…
Sweet and lovely spring card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m
Tracy said…
Such a sweet card, and an adorable image. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
Karen said…
Sweet Wends, I am so grateful to be visiting you tonight... not only for your amazing talent, but because of your dear little self! You know what? My heart flutters when I see Sugar Nellie images.. yet I have none! I need to remedy this when I return to coloring soon. This cutie pie exudes pure joy and happiness, doesn't she? You've colored her so beautifully and I love your card design. (That is my favorite base die, too!) The glittery wings and papers are perfectly magical and the sentiment is stunning. The wee recipient surely will treasure this for years to come. You are so thoughtful! :o) Your card is gorgeous and I wish you all the best in the DT call. They would be blessed to have you!

Also, I cannot thank you enough for the lovely comments you have left me. It has been a tough stretch and when your comments came through to my email, you delivered sweet sunshine to my heart! Thank you for taking the time to visit.. and even leaving me love on my Wee Lullaby card! That card is so special to me thanks to Sylvia's love for it and now with your beautiful comment on it, the entire post is delightful. :o) Always know you are appreciated, my friend!

Hugs and blessings,
Kath said…
A lovely cute card, such pretty colours and beautiful image.
Kath x

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