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September 14, 2009

Have a fairy nice day

I had better post this now or I'll have missed Creative Card Crew's deadline for Linda's 'Fairy nice day' challenge. Still have lots of time for Flutterby Wednesday on Danni's blog who also has the theme of fairies or butterflies along with pink as it's her favourite colour.
I got the sketch from
Mojo Monday and Cupcake Crafts are asking us to make cards with curls and swirls - phew!

As you can see it's a bit different to my usual thing, I had someone in mind when I made this and she's not so into all the cutesy and bright stuff I normally do! The fairy stamp was a freebie with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine (I think), shaded with ProMarkers and highlighted with Glamour Dust.

The gorgeous patterned paper is off a Bearly Mine CD I won on a Stamptacular challenge, it's packed full of papers and such a fab prize. The flower was also a freebie that arrived in a parcel with some stamps, it had a huge yellow centre which I removed and replaced with a pearl brad.

My swirls are embossed on the two strips and sanded back to show the white core.

The pink pearls are actually hot fix gems but can I find my Bejeweller? No so I used a brush, glossy accents and I think I stuck my fingers together more than I stuck these down!

Hope you like it



  1. Hi Victoria, I love the simplicity of your card as it lets the gorgeous image shine through. The pearls around the image are stunning (and worth sticking your fingers together for). Great papers and love the embossed panels. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

  2. Absolutely fantastic Victoria. Wow - she looks so pretty in pink too. Of course I adore the papers (big smile) and the pearls look so gorgeous. Hope your fingers are unstuck now!
    Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  3. What a great card! Love the pearls!

  4. This is gorgeous! You certainly put a lot of work into it, and it shows! :)

  5. This is so pretty!! Wonderful, wonderful job! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  6. Wow you work fast! These last three cards are all gorgeous, super designs and lovely detailing. This fairy card is charming with the soft pinks and delicate embellishments (I saw that stamp for sale with the magazine recently, now I'm wishing I'd bought it!)
    Crafty By Bee blog

  7. Nah I don´t like it Victoria cos I LOVE it, you know me and fairies ! Absolutely stunning creation sweetie. Your image is so pretty and coloured to perfection and those pearls are an awesome accent.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew and Flutter By Wednesday, good luck.
    Nicola -x-

  8. hi victoria

    where do u find all this time to craft, even though it is ur job as well!!!!! Life interferes wayyyyyyyyyy to much at the minute for me!! beautiful card, lovely layout and i also have the freebie stamp, thanks for the inspiration for using it!!!

    anne :)

  9. Wow Victoria this card is absolutely stunning and so prettily embellished! I love what you have done with the pearls, you must have the patience of a saint to glue this little lot down! Absolutely beautiful card and thank you so much for joining us at CCC this week :) Donna x

  10. fairy gorgeous Victoria lol (soz couldnt resist)...gorgeous pretty glitzy card
    Mina xxx

  11. Wow Victoria this is such a pretty card the image is so lovely and what fab papers and detail. Thanks for taking part in the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
    Paula xxxx

  12. The sticky fingers were so worth it! I love the pearls around the image...they are a gorgeous touch!! Bravo! Thanks for playing the flutter by challenge with us this week!!

  13. This is so adorable! What great paper and those pearls are perfect! Very, very nice!

  14. Your work is fabulous Victoria! Love how you altered the flower to make it work, a truly beautiful card!

  15. Gorjus card Victoria. Love the pretty papers and taht image is soooo beautiful.

    Love Karen x

  16. gorgeous!! Love the pearl detail and her sparkly wings!!

  17. This is so pretty Victoria. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  18. Beautiful! Love those pearls (hot gems??) and the fairy's sparkly wings! :>

  19. WOW! I can't believe you stuck all that bling down by hand! My three gems were enough for me! LOVELY card! LOVE the glitter dust and the background paper!

  20. This is really gorgeous, i love the colours that you have chosen, a beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Cupcake, hugs Pops x

  21. Lovely card! The pearls surrounding the image are such a nice touch :)


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