Sunday, 25 November 2012

A Sparkly Fairy

Good morning friends,

I'm really sorry - this post is coming out slightly later than it should be. Hubby and I saw the Human League last night, and it was only as we were driving over to Bournemouth that I remembered that I hadn't written my post up. The band were totally brilliant though, and by the end of the evening virtually everyone in the hall was on their feet bopping around ... my feet are rather sore this morning as I usually wear 'flats' and last night went out in heels!!!

Anyway, it being Sunday morning, it's time for a new challenge at The Crafty Pad and Pauline has set the challenge for Team A this week. Our theme for you is Add Some Glitter.

You'll love this week's sponsor. It's the fabby team from Joanna Sheen who are offering this week's lucky winner a £10 voucher to their online store ... having recently won a voucher which I've just spent, I can vouch for the fact that there are loads of goodies there to tempt a girl!!!

Debbie (our lovely Crafty Pad boss) has let the DT loose in the store again, and here is the card I've made for you this week using one of Debbie's gorgeous images, and the matching sentiment:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - is Centura Pearl in Ivory, which I have cut, scored and folded to make a circular side stepper card.
  • Design Papers - is one of the recent goodies from the Winter Club at Create with TLC. This one is called December Snows Paper 7 in this gorgeous red/pink colour combination.
  • Image - this beautiful fairy is called  Fairy Chloe on Daisies by Debbie at The Crafty Pad. I've  taken a slight liberty and tried to give Chloe and her daisies a bit of a Christmas look and to do this I used my Spectrum Noir pens in the following colours:
    • Dress - BP1, BP2
    • Wings - PP1, PP3, PP4 and some white glitter to give a sparkly highlight
    • Hair - GB3, GB4, GB5
    • Tiara - White Glitter
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, FS6, GB2
    • Shoes - BP2, BP6
    • Flowers - CR8, CR10, EB7, GB10 and that White Glitter again!
    • Leaves - CG2, CG4
  • Sentiment - is also by Debbie at The Crafty Pad and goes perfectly with Fairy Chloe. It is called Fairy Bling Happy Birthday Circle and I have distressed the edge using a Papermania pigment ink cube in a hot pink shade (I've just discovered The Range, as I joined a friend for lunch there last week!). This, of course, had to be blinged up ... so I set to work with my pot of white glitter again!

The weather looks a bit better now, so I'm going to try and get a clear close-up view of my card for you ... I'll post back later.

In the meantime, do hop over to The Crafty Pad and see the gorgeous creations by the rest of Team A. Then come back and show us your creations to which you've Added some Glitter! You've got until 8pm (GMT) on Saturday 1st December 2012 to link your cards up.

With the help of the girls at Feline Playful (thanks girls!) I would like to enter the following challenge:

Hope you have a great weekend and if you're doing "stir up Sunday" hope it goes well for you ... our Christmas Cake was made a couple of weekends ago, so I'm ahead on that one this year!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. sounds like you had a good night! love the side stepper card, very effective!
    Kim x

  2. such a pretty card helen and get you dancing the night away to the human league! I loved them when I was growing up - talking of heels = does phil still wear them? Hugs rachel xx

  3. Beautiful card! I love the shape.

  4. Beautiful card, love the shape and the colouring of the lovely fairy!

  5. love the shape of this!
    debbi x

  6. Fabulous creation and thank you for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this week. look forward to seeing you join in again real soon.
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  7. Helen, I love your card! The colours are soooo funky!
    Great work!
    Dawn xx

  8. Fabulous fold card, Great layout and lovely details!

    Thanks for joining us at Come And Get Challenges!

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    ((¸¸.•´ ..•´ Shell~Alaska♥

  9. Lovely style of card, Great to see you at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Samantha :0)


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Helen x