Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Just Believe... in Welcome Christmas fairies?

Today's card is all about glitter and fairies - not my usual thing at all! But the 'Something Shiny' challenge at Less is More has been triggering ideas, and the new challenge at Make My Monday is to make a card which includes fairies or anything dreamlike, so I thought I'd combine them. Come and see what I came up with:


I couldn't get a decent photo to save my life despite the weather being bright, but I hope you get the idea with this. The plant image and sentiment were stamped onto a panel before attaching to the card front which had been scored with a double frame. After that, a halo of glitter and three gems were added, along with...


... this little chap! Now, you may be thinking you haven't seen him in the catalogue, but I bet you have. He was just in disguise as a sledger boy in the Welcome Christmas set!


Yes, he's the one on the right and I've often thought that his scarf could easily be extended into wings. I stamped him in Sahara Sand and then coloured him with markers, giving him a tunic with a belt and some pixie boots, and glittered his wings for that extra magical look.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Just Believe
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush
Card stockWhisper White
Other: Markers, Basic Rhinestones, Heat and Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, heat tool, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Making today's card brought a whole lot of memories flooding back for me: When my daughter was very small she was given a book that opened out into a pop up castle. She was fascinated by the little card soldiers that went with it and that started me drawing, colouring and cutting out little figures for her to play with. When I mentioned this to my daughter she disappeared upstairs and returned with a boxful of the little characters - she has kept them! They were never made to last of course and there are limbs missing but here's one that remained intact - I remember he was called Blueberry Buttons!

Thank you for joining me on my magical mystery tour today! I'll be much more sensible tomorrow (or maybe not!)

Hugs,





47 comments:

  1. How fun, Vicky! I love painting these silhouette stamps. In fact I find I can rarely leave them in the silhouette state! He makes a fine fairy.

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  2. A fabulous card. The use of rhinestones for dewdrops is lovely. What a great sentiment

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  3. Super card, Vicky. Love how you used those stamps, the sentiment and addition of rhinestones x

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  4. Very sweet....I almost missed him. Reminds me of a little Borrower....I just reread all those books, favorites from my childhood!

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  5. Your fairy is so, so clever, Vicky. I love your story about making little characters for your daughter. What a precious memory, and so sweet that she still has them. Ann Y.

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  6. What a really clever way of adapting a stamped image Vicky. Isn't it annoying when your camera won't do the real thing justice! It looks lovely on screen, but I bet it is stunning in real life. Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x

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  7. Fabulous card Vicky, I love Bluberry Buttons! no wonder your daughter saved it!
    suzi b xx

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  8. Great card Vicky and love the idea of the little fairy...so sweet

    Anne

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  9. Lovely card Vicky. How did you cut that little fairy out so well? He is wonderful :)

    Amazing what children keep, those little drawings obviously mean a llot to your daughter.

    Have a lovely Tuesday x

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  10. Wow, you're sooooo clever!

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  11. You did have me guessing where you had found a fairy! Very clever to use the silhouette and the sentiment from Just Believe fits perfectly. x

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  12. this is just fabulous Vicky, love the way you "dressed up" the little boy

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  13. You are clever coming up with that little chap and turning him into a fairy, well done. Helen (Sydney)

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  14. Hi vicky
    Another fabulous card....... Love it ... You reallyare amazing .....with your ideas
    Hugs sylvie xxxxx

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  15. You never cease to amaze me with your imaginative use of stamps. Fantastic xxx

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  16. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me Vicky! Love this card it reminds me of the Borrowers:)
    Val x

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  17. I love all your cards. Especially this one

    x

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  18. This is sooooo fab Vicky! Love it - the sledging boy now fairy was inspired idea! Great card. x

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  19. Hi Vickey... this is so beautiful!I love the way you framed the centre panel.
    I really appreciate your visit and your comments just made me feel so good! Thanks!!!

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  21. This is lovely Vicky - just love the tiny fairy! Thanks for joining in with us again at MMM - Jacqueline xx

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  22. Hi Vicky thank you so much for your lovely comments whilst I was away .
    What fabulous creations you have been making, since my last visit .
    I love the way you see different ways to use each tool and stamp, this card is fab, as are all the others on this page ( love the delicious daughter card its fab !!)
    Well done its so nice to be back and able to visit
    Hugs Elaine

    Well done Hugs Elaine

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  23. It's a beautiful card, but hearing about your creative repurposing of the stamp is so cool. I love it when we can make our stamps do double duty. Just brilliant.

    cheers, rachel

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  24. Well how clever is that! I can totally see the "wings" in the scarf now you've made them but I never would have got that from the sledger image. Totally genius!
    Tara
    x

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  25. Exactly what I thought - that you had used a non Stampin' Up image - and where would you get a boy fairy? So clever! I love the scale of him against that grass - perfect fairy card!

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  26. gorgeous card Vicky! I love stamps that can be used in more than one way. Love your little Blueberry Buttons too - gorgeous hugs Karen x

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  27. Hi Vicky, I have missed so much so I'm going to travel back in time now...ready for a full inbox????
    Today's card is just brilliant, I WAS wondering where the little fairy came from!!
    You're such a clever girl to make him from the sledging boy :0)
    Hannah was all into fairies when she was younger, she used to leave letters for them in the garden and I wrote the replies :0)
    Jenny x

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  28. My mum has my pop up books in her Ottoman too....and I am 44 (a little older than your daughter) so your post brought back some lovely memories for me....I knew I would adore your card before I clicked on your name...thank you for sharing with us at MMM. Suzanne :)

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  29. What a fun and fab card

    Kathyk

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  30. A lovely card Vicky and a clever improvisation to make the little fairy boy too.
    Your fairy character looks great as well and if you can draw like that maybe you should be stamp designing.
    Thanks for joining in with this weeks MMM challenge too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  31. This is fab, Vicky! I love the way you have modified the little man...amazing job! Kx

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  32. Hello Vicky

    Your card is brilliant - I love it. You are so amazing with your ideas.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  33. You are SO clever in your utilisation of stamps!
    Unbelievable... but fab!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  34. oh this is just wonderful, gorgeous image and so pretty
    Hugs Kate xx

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  35. Absolutely AMAZING use of your stamps, Vicky! LOVE your little fairy boy--thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

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  36. Another clever idea Vicky! Love his little clothes too :) A brilliant card! Sarah xx

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  37. What a gorgeous card and made with my all-time favourite set of stamps!

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  38. Lovely card! So clever and imaginative !
    chris
    x

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  39. Brilliant card Vicky, and such a clever trick with the fairy :)

    I hear you also did another clever thing on my behalf this week - thanks so much for sorting things out Vicky! Di xx

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  40. Lovely card design~ love the little lad's attire wonderful idea:)

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  41. I love the card design with the embossed lines, and what you did with the image is fabulous, very creative indeed!

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  42. Missus once again you have blown me away with your creativity !!! Amazing card and just adore how you have utilised the stamp. Love the embossed square frame really draws the eye in. How lovely of your daughter to have saved these beauties she must have loved them so much to still have them after all of these years.

    Marie

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  43. Gorgeous card and love the fairy! Xxx

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  44. Fairy clever Vicky! Magic!

    Gill x

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  45. Love this! You're right about the scarf, looks great as a set of wings. Very clever. xx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x