Away With The Fairies!

A friend of mine has asked me to make 2 cards, one for each of her grandchildren.  She tells me they're into fairies, which is so not my favourite thing!  But this is what I've made for the first one:

I actually really enjoyed making this in the end.  My friend said I could use lace, too, which I missed off in the end, preferring this dotty SU! ribbon instead.  The dsp is by October Afternoon and the green is Old Olive.  Here is a close up of the fairy:
There's quite a mix of suppliers contributing to this card.  I've coloured the fairy with SU! markers in various pinks, Old Olive and I've used Promarkers for her skin and wings.  I was tempted to put some glitter on, but it never looks as good as I'd like so I decided not to this time.  I don't think it would fit in with the vintage look of the card.  The stamp, incidentally, was a freebie ages ago, which you may well also own.  They are actually a Christmas set, but I very rarely get them out.  The little roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Still love these.
I decided to do some research and look for the best stamped image I could muster for my second fairy card, which I'll show you as soon as I can.
Hope you're all okay, enjoying the sunshine and the Olympics, and that you have a great weekend.
Back soon I hope, thanks for looking in today.
Jane xx


  1. OOOPs, just catching up again. Lovely cards all of them.

    I do love how you mix and use colors in very creative and original ways. Your pretty fairy is a prime example as she looks to be truly a creature of nature.

  2. hiya- many thanks for your all I have to do is get Bruce thinking about extended trot...and hope the extension doesn't cover the fences, the lane, the field at the end...!!!
    Hope everything is going well for you

  3. Well it's good to go outside your comfort zone I think and this is very effective! Vicky x

  4. You might not like fairies but this is great. I think the colours are lovely together and the patterned paper is gorgeous!

  5. How delicate and beautifully colored! Beautiful card!


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