Sugar Nellie Challenge ~ #139

Hello my lovely blogging pals. It's time for a new challenge over on the Sugar Nellie challenge blog. I hope you've all caught up with our shift to our new challenge 'home' on the Sugar Nellie blog. We no longer have a separate site for the challenge, but you just need to click the icon on the right hand side of the Sugar Nellie blog to find your way quickly to our challenge post. Drink in some fantastic inspiration from the 'beyond talented' Sugar Nellie Design Team while you're there. But right now, come and check out what I and the rest of the Sugar Nellie Challenge Design Team have been up to. 

The gorgeous image I've used for this challenge is called Elf Made Magic and is one of the retiring digis Funky Kits is currently offering on special. These are disappearing soon, forever. So be in quick and don't miss out on these enchanting images. There are loads that are perfect for Christmas too. So pop on over to the Funky Kits store to see what gorgeous images Karen is retiring very soon. There are three pages, so be sure to scroll through them all. 

I've coloured this sweet Christmas fairy in traditional Christmas colours using my Promarkers. I've liberally sprinkled Glitter Magic on her wings and Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels on the fluffy bits of her costume and the snow. I've also used Wink of Stella on the bells and star and several other little areas of her clothing. So in reality she's pretty sparkly. Shame it's so hard to capture the true sparkle on film. But you do see a bit of sparkle above.

I created a Pyramid or Teepee Fold card for my base. I have actually glued this on all three sides as I've no intention of collapsing it, but for posting, you can use little magnets or velcro dots and leave one side unsecured, so that it opens out to write your message inside. I'm going to have this wee set as part of my Christmas decorations this year, so didn't need it to be flat for any reason. I made a smaller one with a Christmas sentiment, so the two will stand together. I think with their 'tree like' appearance, it's a really cute idea for Christmas cards and this retiring image was such a perfect fit for this make. I'll be making more of these for sure, it was so easy! Just google Pyramid or Teepee Fold for tutorials and ideas.

The larger Teepee Fold card I made using 3 different coordinating designer papers and a smaller version which I added a Christmas sentiment to. The sentiment die was a free magazine cover gift. Come on over to the Sugar Nellie Challenge and join in the fun with your own Sugar Nellie creation and do head over to Funky Kits too and check out those retiring stamps. They'll be gone very soon and won't be back again as the license has expired. They're on offer at a steal of a price too! I'll be back again with another crafty adventure, in the meantime, check out what my talented teamies did with some of their favourite Sugar Nellie images. See you soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Mod Squad: Christmas In July
Little Red Wagon: #352 ~ Christmas In July
I Love Promarkers: #314 ~ Christmas In July
Fairytale Challenge: #147 ~ Christmas In July
The Ribbon Girl: July ~ Any Image Challenge
Passion For Promarkers: #356 ~ Christmas In July
Simons Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #82 ~ Christmas In July
Allsorts Challenge: #373 ~ Anything But A Card (Christmas Decoration)
4 Crafty Chicks: #309 ~ Favourite Company/Stamp/Designer. This is easy for me. I'm a HUGE Sugar Nellie fan. I have been for years, and so imagine my joy and elation when I was asked to join the Design Team! I LOVE Sugar Nellie images. Funky Kits is of course the 'home' of Sugar Nellie, so they are my favourite store for all things Sugar Nellie. (Marina Fedotova is my favourite artist and she is responsible for a lot of the enchanting Sugar Nellie fairies, including this one I've used on my Christmas project.) But I love all the Sugar Nellie designs. Karen has a great eye for enchanting, sweet images that are greatly loved by many in the crafting community.

Update: I made the Top 3 at the Mod Squad Challenge. Thank you so much ladies! Such a treat to see my wee card up in the Top 3 xoxo


Lucy Patrick said…
What a gorgeous card Wendy, the image is so sweet and I love the shape of the card. XOX Lucy
Valerija said…
This is amazing. Love the shape of your card and super cute image.
Valerija xx
Gorgeous sweet image, fab make x
Chris said…
How sweet and gorgeous is this!!? It makes a fabulous card but I really like the idea of using it as a Christmas decoration! The image is so pretty and so beautifully coloured, great shape and fab papers. The smaller card is lovely too...they will look amazing displayed together!
Pat said…
What a sweet little fairy Wends, so beautifully coloured and lovely design of card.

Pat xx
Fikreta said…
love this super sweet image!
Wendy said…
These look fabulous Wends, love that super sweet fairy, coloured so beautifully and wonderful sparkle.
Wendy xx
Wends this is amazing - love your perfect colouring, and with all the sparkle it must look stunning IRL. The smaller one next to it will look wonderful as decorations
Tamie said…
Your design and colors are super cool. I love how you used the kit and your favorite company on your card. I love sugar nellies images to wish I had more (which I only have 1 hee hee). Thank you so very much for sharing your super cute adorable inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge.

Tamie DT
Beautiful image the shape and colours....Joolsx
Kat W said…
I can see some of the sparkle on your gorgeous fairy but I bet she's even more fabulous IRL! That's a great fancy fold design; I've seen it before but never had a go myself, and having the 2 different sized versions as Christmas decorations is such a brilliant idea :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx
Judith said…
So cute Wends, Ijust love this image and so beuatifully coloured. it's so long since I've seen a tipi card, very cute indeed! hugs Judith x
Tina Z. said…
absolutely lovely and what a shape, wow!
creationsnz said…
super image and it goes so well on this fancy fold.
Hazel (Didos) said…
Love the Design of this card its brilliant and so unusual. Thanks for playing along again with my theme this week on Passion for Promarkers, Hazel xx
Joyce Erb said…
Your coloring looks amazing and love the unique shape. Thanks for joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge
coops said…
Wow so stunning Wendy.Fabulous shape and I love your colouring and gorgeous sweet images, thanks too for the advice regarding salt foot baths for my hubby, they have really helped, <3
Thanks so much for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx
Unknown said…
Awesome card! Love that image (I have to check out that site) and I will definitely google the how to on a pyramid card! Thank you for joining us this week at LRW.
The Crafty Den said…
Another wonderful card Wendy. I love the cute image and your colouring is perfect. Fantastic card shape too. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
Mandy said…
Gorgeous card Wndy! The image is adorable and the shape is fab.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx
Sarah said…
....and more amazingness!! Loving the shape of these beauties Wendy xx
Katrina Bufton said…
Stunning make and gorgeous colouring. Love the teepee shape and thanks for the tip about using magnets.
Katrina x

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